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Year 7 personal development

Posted by on July 26, 2016 – 10:53 am

Year 7 personal development

The main goal of our Personal Development Program is to introduce Middle School students to new experiences and enable them to gain some competency in what could become a life-long involvement. The variety of activities evolves regularly, but can include archery, aviation, fencing, photography, yoga, surfing, a range of community service activities and our popular . The attached PDF file for Semester 2 2013 activities is an example of the type and cost of activities in the Personal Development Program for Years 7 & 8. Students in Year 7…

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Creating an Individual personal development plan

Posted by on July 17, 2016 – 10:10 am

Creating an Individual personal development plan

Where do you want to go in your career? What training or learning do you need to get there? Your Individual Development Plan (IDP) can help you develop your skills, further your office’s mission, and allow you to achieve your career goals. Despite many agencies requiring them, IDPs are often done quickly and poorly without much thought or follow-through. However, when an IDP is used properly, it can act as a blueprint and take your career to new heights. In our on-demand training we will help you learn how to: Create a powerful and purposeful IDP…

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Top Ten books on personal development

Posted by on June 17, 2016 – 08:52 am

Top Ten books on personal development

After my previous post on the 10 best self development books of 2010 I’ve had a few people ask me what my my top self development books of all time are, so today I thought I’d take a stab at answering that. The following books are the ones that have stand the test of time for me, and me alone. What I mean by that is that I am fully aware that books like The 7 Habits, Flow and Think And Grow Rich were/are classics, and indeed, I enjoyed all of them. However, I happen to think that there are now better, more accessible books out there, and as such…

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Career and personal development

Posted by on June 2, 2016 – 08:22 am

Career and personal development

Here at the Royal Society of Chemistry we know how difficult it can be to choose your career path. We offer a range of resources to help you find out about different careers in the chemical sciences and how to apply for further study. There is also advice on how to write CVs and information on interviews and assessment centres, and you can find contact details at the bottom of the page should you wish to contact us directly. Please note some of this information is only available to members. Information and support for developing your skills The…

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Goals for personal development at work

Posted by on May 30, 2016 – 08:08 am

Goals for personal development at work

I help a lot of leaders create individual development plans using some variation of this process. This time of year (January) is always especially busy. Although every leader I work with is unique, it seems like the development goals end up being somewhat common from year to year. To help you get a head start on your 2010 leadership development plan, here’s a list of development goals that may apply to you too. I’d recommend picking no more than one and really working at it for at least 6 months. Do not attempt to work on all 12, just because there…

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Personal development plan for middle managers

Posted by on May 9, 2016 – 05:48 am

Personal development plan for middle managers

Almost every company has them. They may number six or 6, and they all share the same job category — middle managers. They are often referred to as the “glue” that holds companies together, bridging the gap between the top management team and lower level workers. They implement strategy and organizational changes, keeping workers engaged during both good and bad economic cycles. However, middle managers also can be a challenging group of employees to develop and retain. According to a 2007 Accenture survey of middle managers around the world, 20%…

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Free online personal development Classes

Posted by on May 6, 2016 – 05:32 am

Free online personal development Classes

“The child who has gone to a preschool can study in primary school with more ease than a child who joins a primary school directly.” Unfortunately, “preschool fees range from 50, to 150, Shillings (US$ 20-60) per term of three months. Most parents cannot afford this, so many of them wait until their children are of age to start primary school.” These quotes from Ugandan villages illustrate how parents value investments in young children, but often cannot afford them. The same is true for healthcare and nutrition. Early years are essential for…

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