Development Plans & SWOT Analysis

Many employers undertake personal development plans with their employees. You can see and download a template HERE.

Personal Development Plans need to be SMART

S = Specific Goal
M = Measurable
A = Achievable
R = Realistic
T = Time Bound


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Simply put a SWOT Analysis is a personal audit and can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person.

  • Strengths: characteristics that give an individual or project have as an advantage over others.
  • Weaknesses: characteristics that place the individual or project at an disadvantage relative to others
  • Opportunities: elements that the project or individual could exploit to its advantage
  • Threats: elements that could cause trouble or be problematic for the individual or project