Professional Practice: Personal Development Plan and Continuous Professional Development
To adequately prepare for their future job path, professionals should build a personal development plan that includes self-analysis, introspection, and the assessment of strengths and weaknesses. The process provides vital information for understanding the existing skills and knowledge of the profession and locating potential future development areas. Additionally, planning establishes a path that directs future growth and progress (Cottrell, 2015). Professional development is crucial for chartered members to meet the demands of their professions and the high standards of practice. Even if they feel prepared for trial, individuals should first do a self-analysis and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to determine their current knowledge level as they develop plans for their future professional advancement.
Brief Date Learning Period Reference to PDP 1 Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Radiation Protection Course April 2011 Five Years 2.2 Activity for Continuous Professional Development
One year’s worth of s1 and s2 activities for CPD development for the October 2019 postgraduate course in environmental management, Table 1.
I’ve learned risk management skills that I can apply to an environmental group. I’ve just finished a five-year undergraduate program in nuclear engineering (Radiation Protection). I now have the knowledge required to work in a context that manages radiation protection risk. My postgraduate course in environmental management has begun. I have the degree and experience needed to start working. But I aim to learn more about the two professions as I become ready to work in the challenging risk management environment.
2.3 Personal Development Plan: A lifelong process that permits ongoing skill and experience improvement, the personal development plan brings value to the future workplace. To reach the objective, I must evaluate my current level of knowledge and skill as well as my strengths and weaknesses.