Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Managing Self and Others report and reflective blog. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full...

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Assignment Brief



As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Managing Self and Others report and reflective blog. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments.



Learning Outcomes:



After completing the module, you should be able to:



1. Evaluate concepts associated with career development strategies.



2. Assess the development of a lifelong learning approach and skills development taken by yourself and others.



3. Evaluate and apply a range of strategies that lead to ‘high performance’ people.



4. Apply such strategies to working as an individual or as part of a team.



5. Reflect on your personal performance to demonstrate learning and self- improvement.



Lifelong Learning: Manage employability, utilising the skills of personal development and planning in different contexts to contribute to society and the workplace.



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Guidance



Your assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the module name, the submission deadline and the exact word count of your submitted document; the appendices if relevant; and a reference list in AU Harvard system(s). You should address all the elements of the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteria set out below in assessing your work.



You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.



Maximum word count: 4000 words



Please refer to the full word count policy which can be found in the Student Policies



section here: Arden University | Regulatory Framework Please note the following:



Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.



The word count includes everything in the main body of the assessment (including in text citations and references). The word count excludes numerical data in tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, reference list and appendices. ALL other printed words ARE included in the word count.



Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a 10-percentage point deduction.



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Assignment Task



Consider the content and theory that you have learnt in the Module - Managing Self and



Others and apply this to answer the following questions: Question 1 - Career Development and Lifelong Learning



a. Create your own individual PDP that shows evidence of your development achieved in the past 12 months and applies your planned development for the next 12 months.



To achieve this, you must demonstrate how you manage yourself. This should include how you manage stress, positive thinking and assertiveness to produce your own career development plans. You should create plans for goal setting, a personal skills audit and a personal SWOT. From this, you can then create your PDP.



Within your PDP include examples and evidence that demonstrate advanced learning methods, learning resources, learning timescales, expected outcomes and any necessary communications that may support your learning and development. Please read Lesson 3 Career Development, Future Planning and Reflective Practice for information on how to complete your skills audit, SWOT and PDP.



(800 words) (20 marks)



(LO5)



b. Produce an illustrated report that assesses how strategies for skills development and lifelong learning may enable career development for you and your team colleagues.



To achieve this, evaluate concepts associated with career development strategies in order to consider how the skills and career development of employees through integrated personal development planning may support employee motivation and, ultimately, employee retention and progression.



(1200 words) (30 marks) (LOs 1 & 2)



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Question 2 - High Performance Individuals and Teams



a. Create your own blog to produce a concise summary to answer the following:



How may high performance people be developed by effective performance management?



To achieve this, you must undertake a series of postings and exchanges using either the ilearn Discussion Forum (with students) or your own blog site (with work colleagues) using examples from your workplace or previous experience. It will be important to engage with other students or colleagues from as early as week 2 of this module to promote collaborative learning and gain different perspectives.



The blog content should be pasted into an appendix and referred to in your summary.



Please see your Tutors weekly posting + Live Chats for additional guidance for this task.



(1000 words) (25 marks) (LOs 3 & 4)



b. Produce an illustrated report that evaluates how high-performance strategies enable you to reflect on how you may work effectively as part of a team.



To achieve this, consider how strategies intended to develop high performance may enable you to meet your personal development needs when working with individuals (individual differences, perceptions and attitudes, learning, development and motivation communication skills) and, in doing so, help create high performing teams.



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(1000 words) (25 marks)



(LOs 3, 4 & 5)



(Total Marks: 100) (Total words: 4000) (LOs 1 - 5)













Formative Feedback



You have the opportunity to submit your DRAFT outline / plan for question 1 and 2 to



receive formative feedback.



The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you develop your skills as an independent learner.



If you are a distance learning student, you should submit your work, by email, to your tutor, no later than 2 weeks before the actual submission deadline. If you are a blended learning student, your tutor will give you a deadline for formative feedback and further details.



Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date or the date specified by your tutor - if a blended learning student.



Referencing Guidance



You MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system(s).



Follow this link to find the referencing guides for your subject: Arden Library



Submission Guidance



Assignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.



Your assessment can be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file, or, as multiple files.



If you chose to submit multiple files, you must name each document as the question/part you are answering along with your student number ie Q1 Section A STUXXXX. If you wish to overwrite your submission or one of your submissions, you must ensure that your new submission is named exactly the same as the previous in order for the system to overwrite it.



You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sources used are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence of academic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is available on the A-Z key information on iLearn.
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Answer To: Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a...

Deblina answered on Dec 03 2022
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Table of Contents
Personal Development Plan    3
Career Plan    3
SWOT Analysis    4
Career Goals    6
Strategies for Development    6
High Performance Individual & Teams    9
Reflection    11
References    14
Personal Development Plan
This personal development plan proposes self-analysis and a personal reflection with the honest appraisal of my strength and weaknesses that are relevant to the development of my career and other career objectives and goals. This also enables me to evaluate the value of leadership and management training that I have received and have effectively considered these two words are cohesive future leadership development. Presently I am pursuing my graduation and would like to serve in a data analyst company to striving a career as a data scientist. This is a graduate program and is effectively
focusing on learning different skills that are relevant for organization management along with the prospects and the technical skills that are required in terms of serving as the data analysis.
I have also been working in a telecommunication company. The experience that I have received in this particular company will extremely help me in the future and this will encourage my managerial leadership and management development program which will be quite important in the letter prospects of my career. It is also relevant to contemplate that the present employer is supportive and reasonably flexible in making allowances and for the additional time off work to complete all my relevant studies and training modules. Once I get a proper qualification from the institution in which I am presently studying I will be offered more responsibility as conveyed by the employer. This particular section is relevant for developing my development plan that will effectively consider the goals that I am going to set forward in terms of my career development opportunities. This will also contemplate the SWOT analysis of my courier and my prospects for growth. This section will also be effective in terms of the personal skills audit and the objectives which are relevant for the growth of the career.
Career Plan
    Month
    Action Plan
    January 2021
    Got admission into college
    February 2021
    Pursuing the young managers course
    March 2021
    Pursuing the training of machine learning
    April 2021
    Got the job in the telecommunication company
    May 2021
    Learning communication skills
    June 2021
    Learning new software
    July 2021
    Working in the company & studying
    August 2021
    Working in the company & studying
    September 2021
    Exams
    October 2021
    Learning new software
    November 2021
    Learning new software
    December 2021
    Learning communication skills
    January 2022
    Pursuing the data management course
    February 2022
    Working in the company & studying
    March 2022
    Exams
    April 2022
    Learning communication skills
    May 2022
    Learning new software
    June 2022
    Working in the company & studying
    July 2022
    Exams
    August 2022
    Learning new software
    September 2022
    Practicing communication skill
    October 2022
    Working in the company & studying
    November 2022
    Developing communication skills
    December 2022
    Exams
SWOT Analysis
    Strength
My Personal Administration for working as well as pursuing graduation is good enough and these are effective in terms of acquiring basic skills and detailed knowledge that is very sound that will effectively help in my level of training as a data analyst. I also have confidence in myself that I will be successful in terms of getting experience while working in a telecommunication company and pursuing graduation simultaneously. All though it is very much hectic I can cope with the freshers of the learning as well as my work. Even though I feel that I suffer from sleep deprivation yet I think this hard work is very much important to get to the position which I want. I was assessed to be composed during the practical work and provided a clear direction and got good grades in that particular work.
    Weakness
Although it is difficult to maintain a work life balance and maintain my physical fitness standard during my academic studies as a result which I have lost in terms of physical fitness. Working and getting an education at the same time provides very little time to give me enough for exercise and other element prospects that are relevant to physical fitness. I always need more time in planning a task only before briefing it to my colleagues or before starting a particular program for the programs in the training session in the classes. My understanding of the estimate planning process is still superficial in places and requires more detail. To build my confidence in comment more experiences of team management in different scenarios.
    Opportunities
Having the opportunity to walk in a company as well as carry on my education is one of the most important aspects that I have acquired. This was effective because I demonstrated the ability that high has to provide a clear direction and manage my every aspect in order to get into the position that I want. I also have experience that I do have the capability of managing other people around me and try to complete a specific task in terms of pressure.
Demonstrate to my employer that I have had both structured management and leadership training in my organization and also focus on acquiring more relevant aspects for the field of data analysis. I would also like to highlight that I have been exposed to a more structured approach in terms of analysing a problem that will assist me in providing a clear solution and help me how to value the quality of work to the company.
This will also effectively provide space for revival in a hectic business environment to achieve a better work-life balance and allow me to be refreshed and more focused at work. I also call upon support from the managers to give me guidance on personal development.
    Threats
The major threats that I have been pursuing are the work-life balance and the aspects of keeping up my good physical fitness which is one of the most important aspects that I face. Financial aspects are another important aspect that I do have a concern with for retrieving my future development for the career of a data analyst.
Career Goals
Short Term Goals
Complete the graduation in the data analysis course and statistical analysis within the two-year time frame in order to become eligible for engagement in complex business project activities that requires an effective data analysis approach.
Medium Term Goals
Be given the responsibility for leading and managing a small team in the company in which I am presently working or in another company if I do get up better opportunity in support of a challenging business project. Engaging in a supporting function of a cross-functional project team will give me significant experience and exposure.
Long Term Goals
Gaining promotion to middle management and gaining the support of work colleagues and senior managers. For managing a large team of direct reports and a number of teams. Work towards being a senior data analyst.
Strategies for Development
Greater depth of knowledge of leading in the business external activities that are related to data analysis and data science. Completing the machine learning courses and the training and the young manager's development program that will effectively be important in terms of pursuing a career in management as well as contemplating the prospects of data management. I would also like to effectively get to know my department as a team and rebuild their confidence and trust in me. I would also like to identify the key training opportunities in the data science and business forecast events and effectively focus on my work and the graduation course to develop a sound understanding of the work culture as well as the theoretical perspective that are relevant to the data analysis background. I also like to learn from the observation what will be effective in the work environment and the company presently where I am working. This will also provide me the effective consideration for widening my understanding of leadership and data management which will effectively help me to comply with a senior manager position in communication or the data science industry.
Along with these prospects, it is also important to enhance my physical fitness and this can be done by allocating specific timings during the week for the fitness training and improving the overall fitness level which will be...
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