INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Personal and professional development is necessary for an individual to sustain in such a competitive environment (Benefield and Joseph, 2010). In the first part report will focus on several approaches to self managed learning and benefits of self managed learning for an individual. Along with this, report will focus on own developmental needs and the activities required to achieve them effectively and efficiently.
TASK 1: Self managed Learning can Enhance Lifelong Learning
1.1 Self Managed Learning
Self managed learning refers to a method through which an individual can improve its own skills with or without the help of others (Cottrell, 2010). This method will allow me as a marketing manager in retail industry to learn about thoughts and insights of myself and with the help of self managed learning I can review my past performance and on that basis can take charge on my future learning. There are several approaches using which I can improve self managed learning that are as follows:
Seminars and Conferences – Attending seminars and conferences always help an individual because it allows me to increase my knowledge by listening to several other people. Apart from that, it gives me confidence to express my views in front of large number of people and develops presentation skills which are valuable while working in a retail organization.
Engaging in learning process – As a marketing manager I always try to learn something new which assists me to share innovative views in working. I can also influence my colleagues to learn new things so that they can perform effectively and ef