Enhancing Your Career Success
The Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) is designed to provide you with a new standard of excellence in personal and interpersonal awareness, as well as communication effectiveness. It introduces a set of tools and experiences throughout the MBA programme that will give you opportunities to enhance your short-term and long-term career success.
The programme runs alongside the course of study. It starts before the student arrives on campus and continues throughout the MBA programme. It consists of personal and interpersonal assessment tools, communication awareness, leadership-skills development, as well as professional and peer-based feedback on existing experiential learning opportunities, such as simulations, role plays and group exercises. Grounded in adult learning theory, it follows the Learning Cycle of engaging in, reflecting on, concluding and planning for an experience.
Personal and Professional Identity Narrative (PPIN)
One-to-One Coaching (Optional)
Self-Directed Developmental Exercises
Psychometrics: 360, personality tests
Integration with existing course content, cases and exercises
Integration across Career Development Centre sessions and coaching
The PLDP also runs in parallel with career coaching provided by INSEAD’s Career Development Centre (CDC). The career coaching helps you articulate your career goals based on your value system and desires whereas the PLDP coaching gives you an opportunity to reflect on and explore your effectiveness in leading your own development and leading others. These complimentary approaches at times cover similar ground while working towards distinct aspects of helping you to be the best and most effective version of yourself.
“The PLDP coach helped us challenge our working norms in the team, express our feelings and think how we can make our study group a safe environment to learn and speak up.”
“The PLDP helped me to better understand myself and shed light on some of my unconscious "unknown knowns", underlying triggers of my behavioral patterns. With the support of my coach, I could define a future path towards my personal development.”
"When you advance in your career, soft skills become more important than hard skills, and during PLDP you get the chance of reflecting on yourself and learn how you could strengthen some of your soft skills.”
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