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Personal Development Planning

When you consider what it will take to allow you to meet your new objectives, you can gain support, learning and development in a number of ways;

  • 70% job relation experiences i.e. hands on experience such as observing, shadowing, short secondments
  • 20% interactions with others i.e. coaching, social learning mentoring, collaborative learning
  • 10% formal educational events

Please record developments needed directly onto ESR as well as within the Values Based Appraisal Recording Booklet

The Career Conversation Framework

Staff who fall into the purple areas should be exposed to leadership development opportunities to reach their next goal / potential.  You may be offered additional projects or stretch goals to allow a greater challenge and will need to consider your specific development gaps to allow further progression.
Staff who fall into the blue areas are doing a good job and have potential to do more. They may be clearly meeting both behaviour and performance and behaviour objectives or be focusing too much on one or the other.  Either way, it’s important to remember without you the NHS would not continue to deliver and remind you how to turn your energy into great results.
For staff in green areas, it’s about acknowledging that you need targeted support to reach your potential in your current role, whether you are new to post and need development or you just need support to utilise your skills and reach your potential.


Job related Experiences

Hands-on experience is the most beneficial for staff because it enables them to discover and refine their job-related skills, make decisions, address challenges and interact with influential people such as managers and mentors within work settings. They also learn from their mistakes and receive immediate feedback on their performance.  You might want to consider new projects or stretch goals to learn more in this way.

Learning from others

This includes a variety of activities such as social learning, coaching, mentoring, collaborative learning and other methods of interaction with peers. Encouragement and feedback are prime benefits of this valuable learning approach.

Formal Training

Skills development programmes are available here. If you require access to these documents from home or do not have access to a computer please contact the LED Department for more information email LED or tel: 02921 847834 [ext 47834]

For examples of Personal Development Planning, please contact LED to see our VBA Case Studies.

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