Click on the Activity map to see examples of each Activity, or view the related Desired Business Outcomes, Challenges, Behaviours and Resources for each Activity by selecting it from the list on the right-hand side of the page.

The Map is best viewed in IE8 or above.

How to use the Map to build up a Personal Development Plan

The map is an effective tool for CR Practitioners to better understand their role, challenges they face and the solutions to those challenges and to build a personal development plan.

The following documents will help you make the most of the map when constructing a personal development plan.  We recommend downloading them before you start.

Step 1: Identify Activities relevant to you

Use the Map to view various activities that CR practitioners are involved in.  Each Activity may take up to 20 minutes to look at in detail, so to keep the exercise manageable, we recommend using the Activity Area Prioritisation Tool to identify your top five Activities and then focus on them.  This could mean picking Activities that are currently part of your role, or ones that you would like to develop in future.

Click on each Activity that interests you in turn.

Step 2: Identify the Business Outcomes you are working towards

A list of Desired Business Outcomes heads each Activity page.  Although not exhaustive, these capture the key insights that practitioners shared during development of the map.  Click on each Outcome you are interested in achieving.

Add your Desired Business Outcomes to row two of your Personal Development Planning Tool.

Step 3: Identify your Challenges

Each Desired Business Outcome links to an associated set of Challenges.  Identify any that are similar to those that you face and bear these in mind during the rest of the exercise.

Add your Challenges to row three of your Personal Development Planning Tool

Step 4: Browse Knowledge and Behaviours for ways to meet your Challenges

Click on a Behaviour to see details of observable and specific Behaviours identified by practitioners as ones they have used to successfully tackle challenges. This summary of the common approaches that practitioners identified as pivotal to their success are intended as suggestions rather than a prescriptive list from which the most relevant should be picked.

Add your gaps in Knowledge and Behaviours to rows 4 and 5 of your Personal Development Planning Tool

Step 5: Identify Resources to help address Challenges

A list of Resources is also given under each Desired Business Objectives.  Use this to identify some of the resources available to improve your Knowledge and Understanding and develop desired Behaviours.

Add Resources to rows six and seven of your Personal Development Planning Tool as appropriate.

Step 6: Construct your personal development plan

If you have not done so already, use all of the relevant Knowledge, Behaviours and Resources identified in these steps, to inform/ construct a personal development plan.

Return to Step one and repeat as required.