Personal Development Planning:How to Set Goals & Achieve Them Successfully

Wednesday, 20 October 2021
18:00 BST
Free for Members - £25 for Non-Members
Our monthly personal development plan (PDP) drop-in session has been designed to support you to achieve your professional and life goals.

About this event

What is a PDP?

A Personal Development Plan (PDP) is an essential tool to help you target future personal growth. It is a structured framework you can use to:

  • Become aware of skills you have
  • Identify and develop skills you need
  • Work out what you want to achieve and how to achieve it

If you are new to the Rising Network and have recently joined as a member, we recommend you attend the next upcoming PDP drop-in session where you can access advice and support on goal setting for the next 12 months ahead. Each session will be facilitated by a Chapter Lead who is trained and/or has experience in coaching people plus it’s a great way to get to know others in the network as soon as you join!

Learn how you can create a maximum return for your membership with the Rising Network and set personal growth goals to ensure you set yourself up for success. Through these drop-in sessions, you will have monthly access to peer to peer support and our Chapter Lead community, where you will be encouraged to share your learnings with others.

If you are an existing member, we advise you to attend these monthly drop-in sessions as a way to stay motivated and to be accountable, get the answers to any questions or challenges you may have, and to help to stay on track to achieve your goals.

This session is a confidential session designed to help you achieve your career and life goals.

The Rising Network uses the power of community to empower you to reach your true potential and to create a life you love. We recommend you put this “Me time” in your diary as a way to stay engaged and to set yourself up for success. What you put in, you get out!

Attend upcoming events, training, and sessions to get the most out of your membership.

PDP sessions are for paying subscribers, upgrade your membership today to access your own downloadable personal development plan and to attend this session which is strictly for members only.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in setting personal and professional goals and working towards achieving them.


18:00 – Welcome by the Rising Network

18.05 – Talk: Setting yourself up for success

18:25 – Q&A and open discussion

18:50 – Your next steps

19:00 – Event close

How to book:

The event will take place on Wednesday 20th October 18:00 – 19:00 BST and registration will close 1 hour before the event starts so book before to secure your place.

Price: Free for members, £25 for non-members and Digital subscribers.

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Invest in yourself and join for as little as £25 per month:

• Free to attend and member discounted events and courses: Online and face to face

• Access on demand video learning and catch up videos of events

• Build your network

• Develop your leadership skills

• Access mentoring and peer to peer support

• Pick up tools to achieve balance and wellbeing

• Have fun in a supportive learning environment

• Be part of a network of women who want to see you succeed

• Unleash your true potential

• Plus more!

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About the Chapter Lead host: Carmen Campos, MSc, Project Manager, Sartorius

Carmen joined Sartorius Stedim Biotech (formerly TAP Biosystems) in 2014. In her current role, she manages a programme of product development projects and lifecycle activities of an automated technology for Life Science Research and Biopharmaceutical applications. Prior to that, Carmen has led a wide range of multinational engineering projects in Renewable Energy, Sustainability and Manufacturing sectors. She is also a passionate STEM ambassador who enjoys promoting science and engineering amongst young women.

About Chapter Lead facilitating this session: Vicky Grant, People & Culture Lead, Interim HR Business Partner, Domino Printing Sciences

Vicky studies Business Studies at Liverpool University and has gained a Masters in Personnel & Development alongside her CIPD accreditation at Liverpool John Moores University. She has worked in Human Resources for over 17 years gaining experience in a number of sectors such as Retail, Leisure, Transport & Logistics and now Manufacturing and is passionate about Human Resources and is particularly interested in culture change and transformation in the workplace. Domino is now a member of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and has started reaching out to similar organisations to find new and innovative ways to attract more women into STEM roles.

About the Rising Network: We use the power of community to empower women to realise their true potential, and to achieve balance and happiness. We promote good health, gender equality, and access to lifelong learning opportunities through our engaging and creative events, courses, networking, mentoring, peer-to-peer support, and programmes. We want communities to lead our mission and through our Committees and Chapter Lead community, we do just that. We support them behind the scenes. They accelerate progress towards a more gender-equal world by addressing the barriers that keep women from reaching their potential and thriving in their homes, economies, and societies. Learn more and join our social mission here:


18:00 - Welcome by the Rising Network

18.05 - Talk: Setting yourself up for success

18:25 - Q&A and open discussion

18:50 - Your next steps

19:00 - Event close