Thing 23: What have you learned and where do you want to go from here?

You’ve made it; this is the final Thing!

Thank you all for following the programme and congratulations for getting sticking with it to Thing 23 – we know it’s been a busy term. A short evaluation of the programme is coming soon, but feel free to leave comments on this post if you have any immediate feelings (of relief, most likely!).

We’ll soon be posting details about how we’ll award certificates to those who have completed the programme (yes, you get a certificate!). Keep an eye on the blog.
The Task and blog post:

  1. For this last thing, we would like you to reflect on the programme in general and on what you want to do next. What did you enjoy? What do you think you will use in future? What would you like to explore further?
  2. Keep blogging and let us know how you get on!

Further exploration
Many organizations include some kind of Personal Development Plans (PDP) or specific goals as part of their staff review/appraisal processes. The idea with these is that you identify some sort of development need, think about how you could fill that gap, and set yourself a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Limited) objective to help you do it. The CPD23 programme has put together a quick template that can be used for this, but feel free to tweak it to suit yourself or use one of the many other templates available online.

Identify some gaps in your experience – perhaps by thinking about a job or position you would like to be in, or by conducting a skills audit. Think about how you can fill those gaps and put together a Personal Development Plan to do that. You don’t have to put this on your blog unless you feel comfortable doing that.

3 thoughts on “Thing 23: What have you learned and where do you want to go from here?

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    • Hi Lisa – yes indeed! We won’t be taking it down any time soon, so please work away at whatever pace you find most convenient.


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