Identifying needs and planning development with HBOS

The following is a short extract from the HBOS Personal Development Plan documentation which is reproduced with permission from HBOS. The complete documentation can be found at http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/courses/other/performance/pdpindex.html HBOS plc is a banking group, it is the holding company for Halifax and Bank of Scotland.

 

Before taking time to consider and evaluate your learning and development needs for your next module / semester / year consider the HBOS example below. What are the main features? What can you adopt or adapt this for your own planning? What is transferable to University life? How does this fit with your plans for academic work / sport / part time and vacation work?

Use the lower grid to plan 4 / 6 objectives. For every 2 academic related items choose 1 from your non-academic activities. The HBOS example is quite detailed, make sure your planning has a similar depth.


GROUP TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

 

 

DEVELOPMENT NEED/

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

COMPETENCY BEING ADDRESSED

ACTION

 

RESULTS EXPECTED

(i.e. what will success look like)

SUPPORT REQUIRED TO FULFIL ACTION

ACTION REVIEW DATE

 

To develop new technical skills and awareness.

Developing Self

 

 

Microsoft Project course and Business Project Management course

Attend RBIT Educational Sessions

To become a proficient user of Microsoft Project and understand the concepts and key issues involved in successful Project management.

Understand the latest HBOS working methods and best practices

Course approved via cost centre 2560 and support from placement area

June 30th

Develop all aspects of communication:

Verbal

Written

Listening

Body Language

Communication

Vary style of verbal communication when addressing people from my team, people from the business and when using the telephone.

Use E-Mail appropriately i.e. Short, sharp messages.

Use appropriate language in documentation.

Demonstrate good listening skills.

Use positive body language to demonstrate energy and enthusiasm.

Ensure that other people's contributions are appreciated.

Get feedback from team members and the business on how they rate my various styles of communication and react positively to any suggestions for improvement

Feedback from other Rapids 360 feedback

 

Listen to and acknowledge other people's contributions and discuss their relevance.

Be responsible for keeping the intranet up to date, managing the use of two resources to achieve this goal

To work within a team

To be given tasks to complete by a specific time and keeping in touch with people who rely on my work.

 

Monthly

Take on more responsibility

Responsibility

Chair team meetings and raise profile amongst Rapid peer group

Feedback will suggest that I am an invaluable resource to the team, setting the pace rather than following it.

Opportunity to chair meetings and autonomy to control project work

Monthly

 

To make best use of time available and prioritise tasks accordingly

Time Management

Commit to take an organised approach to time management, including a weekly document showing projected time allocation for the forthcoming week and previous weeks effort compared to actual. This will be e-mailed to my line manager by COB Friday

The quality of my performance will improve, due to better prioritisation and optimum use of time.

Input and guidance from line manager

Monthly

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT NEED/

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

COMPETENCY BEING ADDRESSED

ACTION

 

RESULTS EXPECTED

(i.e. what will success look like)

SUPPORT REQUIRED TO FULFIL ACTION

ACTION REVIEW DATE