Designing Your Own Personal and Professional Training Plan

© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.

Description

This framework can be used to design a personal and/or professional training plan. Learners should modify the framework to suit their own nature and needs.

Preparation for Training and Development

Preparation for Training and Development
-Basic Terms
-Reasons and Benefits
-Basics to Know About Adult Learning
-Basic Requirements of Learners
Ways to View Training and Development
-Informal/Formal & Self-/Other-Directed Methods
-Self-Directed Learning in the Workplace
-Various Ideas for Learning Activities
Self-Assessments (numerous self-assessments)
Changing Your Behavior
Learner's Basic Requirements for Effective Learning
Learning Style Inventory
Mindpower
Student Skills, includes:
- Reading Skills
- Tips for Studying More Effectively
- Tips to Do Better On Tests

(As an aside, after reviewing the above link Informal/Formal and Self-/Other-Directed, readers will recognize that this framework produces training that is formal, unsystematic and can be self-directed or other-directed.)

If You're in Training to Improve Performance in Your Current Job ...

Will your new learning be used to improve performance in your current job? If so, it will help greatly if your supervisor is aware of and supports your plans. See
Basic Requirements of Supervisors to Support Training and Development

Also see
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Framework to Design

a Personal and Professional Training Plan

This framework can be used to design a personal and/or professional training plan. Learners should modify the framework to suit their own nature and needs.

Name:
Approval (if applicable):

Overall Training Goals

Training to fill a "performance gap" (eg, as identified during the performance management process)?

Training to fill a "growth gap" (eg, to be promoted or fill another open position in the organization)?

Other(s)?

Learning Objectives

(As much as possible, objectives should be specified to the extent that others can clearly detect if the objectives have been achieved or not.)
What knowledge, skills and/or abilities do you want to attain?
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How Were These Objectives Selected?

Performance Review?
Self-assessment?
Job Description?
Organizational goals?
Other(s)?

Learning Activities/Strategies/Methods

How you will attain each objective? (For a list of a wide variety of learning activities, see
Various Ideas for Learning Activities)
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Documentation of Learning

What tangible results will be produced from your learning activities? (For a list of ideas, see Some Tangible Results that Can Be Used to "Document" Learning)
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Evaluation of Learning

What Will Be Evaluated?

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Who Will Evaluate It?

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How Will They Evaluate It?

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Time Frame

This plan will be started on the following date:

The plan will be implemented by the following date:

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For the Category of Personal Development:

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