Lesson 4: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. The concept is not limited to self-help but includes formal and informal activities for developing others in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, life coach or mentor. When personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organizations.
Personal development can also include developing other people. This may take place through roles such as those of a teacher or mentor, either through a personal competency, such as the skill of certain managers in developing the potential of
employees or a professional service, such as providing training, assessment or coaching.