Course Description

This course is designed to enable you to take responsibility for your learning and development needs to meet personal and professional skills to support the strategic direction of an organisation. You can achieve this through analysing your current skills and preparing and implementing a personal development plan.

This course highlights the importance of seeking feedback from others to improve performance by continuously reviewing your learning needs. These skills will equip you for demanding responsibilities and career progression in the future.

You will conduct a skills audit to help evaluate the strategic skills needed to meet current and future leadership requirements and then use this to identify preferred learning style. This will also inform the structure of a personal development plan.

Who Should Attend

This intensive: Professional Development training course is beneficial for:

Senior managers, supervisors and operations managers who are looking to initiate or develop personal and/or organizational staff development plan.

Learning Outcome

By completing this comprehensive training series delegates will be able to evaluate the skills and resources needed to develop and implement their ILP (Individual Learning Plans).

  1. Be able to assess personal and professional skills required to achieve strategic goals.
  2. Be able to conduct a skills audit to identify learning style.
  3. Be able to implement a personal development plan

Day One

Morning session

Personal Skills

  • Time Management Skills
  • The 80:20 Rule
  • SMART objectives
  • Timewasters

Effective Delegation

  • Work Planning Process

Afternoon session

  • Stress Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Effective communication
  • Delivering Effective Presentations

Day Two

Morning session

Professional Skills

  • Employee counselling
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Leadership styles
  • Multi-tasking
  • Continuing self-development

Afternoon session

Achieving Strategic goals

  • Setting objectives for life and career planning
  • Five Principles of Goal Setting
  • Developing Individual Learning Plans
  • Improving flexibility and adaptability
  • Identify own strengths and limitations
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes

Day Three

Morning session

Skills Audit

  • A Typical Skills Audit
  • Personal Profiling
  • Psychometric, Ability, Attainment, Aptitude Testing
  • Personal SWOT Analysis
  • Competence Standards
  • Feedback, Interaction, and Discussion.
  • 360 Degree Feedback

Afternoon session


  • Conducting skill audit

Day Four

Morning session

Personal Development Plan

  • Learning and Development Needs
  • Preferred Learning Styles
  • Strategy for developing a plan
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Afternoon session


  • Developing Individual Learning Plans