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Elaborate and introduce the fundamental personal and professional development theories in relation to the company you have chosen.

Post Date: 28 - Jan - 2020

Assignment brief

Unit number and title

Unit 02: Professional Development for Strategic Managers


Pearson BTEC Level 7 Award, Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (QCF)


Start date

16thFebruary 2019


8thMarch 2019


Dr Gary Tan


Assignment title

Professional Development Plan for Strategic Managers

Purpose of this assignment

This unit will assess the capabilities of the student to formulate a personal and professional development to gain continuous managerial skills improvement. This assessment will utilize a development plan model(i.e., self evaluation and managerial skills synthesis) to meet the requirements and expectations of each learning outcomes of the course.


You are the Human Resource Director of any organization of your choice that is looking to enhance their competitiveness in an industry that has become not only highly saturated but also demanding with regards to demands for superior service quality. The senior management team has ascertained that the growth of the company has been stunted, thus the management has begun looking into the internal variables specifically professional skills, leadership, emotional intelligence development etc. You have been tasked to come out with a report detailing the:-

1.1 Use appropriate methods to evaluate personal skills required to achieve organizational’sstrategic goals

1.2 Apply techniques to assess the professional skills required to support the strategic goals of the organisation

2.1 Develop a skills audit plan to evaluate the strategic skills needed to meet current and future leadership requirements

2.2 Apply appropriate techniques to identify preferred learning style

3.1 Construct a personal development plan that meets leadership development requirements identified in the skills audit

3.2 Use suitable methods to assess the outcomes of a personal development plan against personal work objectives

3.3 Evaluate the impact of own learning against the achievement of strategic goals

Assignment Requirements

Assignments should be  approximately 3000 words  in length using fonts Times New Roman or Arial, 12 as font size and 1 ½ spacing.

The work must be referenced using the `American Psychological Association (APA)’ format. The references in the main body of the text and the reference list do not count towards the word limit. The format of the assignment should follow post-graduate standards. A likely report structure would be:

Introduction (LO1)

-          Describe the field and industry of your company operation

-          Elaborate and introduce the fundamental personal and professional development theories in relation to the company you have chosen.

-          Connecting the personal and professional development theories with company strategic goals using Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes.



-          LO2: Assessing individual skills and competencies against organizational and personal objectives.

-          LO2: Discuss personal learning styles and evaluate personal learning style preferences.

Conclusions (LO3)

-          With reference to LO3, you are required to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) and stress the importance of having a plan (i.e., to provide a systematic or structured approach to decisions about what is needed to learn and how to plan to learn it).At the same time, it also more importantly you are required to synthesize on the control and monitoring process to ensure the PDP you have suggested will be successful in the short and long term.


General guidance about assessment evidence

American Psychological Association (APA) format of referencing.Please ensure that your work is paraphrased and at par with the requiremernts and expectations of Level 7 academic writing quality.

Evidence checklist

Summary of evidence required by student

Evidence presented


Task 1:  A reportdemonstrating your capacity to assess personal and professional skills required to achieve strategic goals.


Task 2: A report to show your ability to conduct a skills audit to identify learning style.


Task 3: A report to synthesize evidence of your capability to implement, monitor and control a personal development plan.


Individual report (100%)

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