Listed below are a range of development options which can be considered when deciding how to meet a development need.
Learning style preferences also have a bearing on the most appropriate development activity to meet your needs and the development needs of your team.
Financial implications are clearly a factor too when determining development activities, however, not all development solutions need be costly. Managers and individuals need to be creative when considering development options available to them. Also, being clear about how you will measure the success of any development activity is also key to identifying the right option.
Download the Planning your Personal and Professional Development Guide for more information on the Pros and Cons of each type of opportunity.
If your new development requires financial support or cover from your department, look at the Professional Development Agreement.
- Work shadowing
- Action learning
- Delegated tasks and projects
- Reading assignments
- Job deputisation or secondment
- External training courses and seminars
- Open/distance learning
- Evening classes
- Committee positions
- Internal training courses
- Digital Skills Self Assessment tool
- Attending internal briefings and presentations
- Benchmarking visits
- Project work
- Accredited/professional qualifications
- Conference attendance