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Career and Professional Development Planner

The Career and Professional Development Planner (CPDP) has been prepared, therefore, to assist you plan for enhanced performance in your present job and for your future career development. It is an attempt to help you analyse your experience, synthesize your skills and knowledge, and realise your future expectations.

Your Development

When reviewing your development you might find it helpful to breakdown your knowledge and expertise as follows:

Technical/Scientific
Commercial/Financial
Personal/Professional
Engineering/science principles
Economics
Ethics and conduct
Systems/techniques
Law
Planning/problem solving
Materials/methods
Marketing
Written/verbal communication
Design/planning
Design/planning
Leadership/supervisory
Product/service
Management
Design/planning
Computer applications
Computer applications
Mentoring
    Keyboard skills

To assess your ‘standard achieved’ it is recommended that the following ‘hierarchy of understanding’ be used or adopted:

A-Application i.e. general understanding of an activity

K-Knowledge i.e. knowing how the activity is carried out; this being additional to general understanding

E-Experience i.e. of the relevant techniques and functions of the activity, so that the activity has been undertaken independently and is additional to an ‘appreciation’ and ‘knowledge’ of it.

B-Ability i.e. performing the function and instruction/supervising/managing others involved with it, thus also displaying ‘appreciation’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘experience’.

The above hierarchy can also be graded on a scale from 5 to 1 where 5 equals ‘fully achieved’ and 1 equals ‘not achieved’.

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Career to Date:
Previous Employment
Present Employment
Career Development Plan:
Current Strengths and Weaknesses
Future Objectives
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