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Module overview

Module overview
Aims and learning outcomes

Aims
The module is designed for practising managers to enable them to:
 take control of their direction
 have and pursue life and career goals
 obtain maximum benefit for self and organisation from the learning
opportunity
 reflect upon their own learning, performance and achievement and plan for
their personal, educational and career development
 support the assessment of behavioural learning outcomes as stated in the
programme and subject module specifications

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module it is expected that programme members should be able
to:
 reflect on their own self-awareness and their use of psychometric and
related instruments
 develop a review and planning process
 state and revise goals
 link the different parts of the programme and maintain a clear overview of
their studies
 record experiences and achievements, reflecting critically, and maintain a
record with appropriate evidence on what has been learned and how it has
been applied
 review strengths and weaknesses
 give and receive feedback
 implement an action plan
 maintain and develop an extended network of contacts

Module structure
The Personal Development module comprises two sequentially related parts, which
are further subdivided into sections, as shown in Figure 1.

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Personal Development

Figure 1 Module structure

Part 1 Stage 1 PD
This provides an introduction to the Personal Development module, covers the
topics of self-awareness and development plans, and introduces the resource
available in Building Competence.

Part 2 Stage 2 PD
Building career is the main topic covered in this part.

Module textbook, key resources and further resources


The textbook for this module is as follows.

Key resource
Pedler, M, Burgoyne, J & Boydell, T (2007) A Manager’s Guide to Self-Development.
McGraw-Hill (textbook provided)

Key resources for the module are detailed throughout the study guide; they are
available via the Learning Resource Centre.
Further resources are listed at the end of each section of the study guide; they are
listed in the Learning Resource Centre but they are not generally provided.

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