Personal Development Plan

A development plan is a key component of a performance management plan because it guides performance improvement. Create a short-term development plan (1–2 years) and a long-term development plan (3–5 years) for yourself.(basic info is attached) In your plan, address these items:

  • Development objectives,
  • How skills will be acquired,
  • A timeline for acquisition, and
  • Standards and measures for assessing improvement.

Keep the following in mind:

  • You are writing your own development plan. First, complete an assessment of your professional needs and/or deficiencies and career plans (e.g., complete MBA degree) and then write the plan. Assume you are submitting the development plan to your faculty member, the manager.
  • With the exception of a cover page, no citations or references are required for this assignment. This should be an assessment of your professional needs/deficiencies and career plans.
  • Your plan should be organized in a clearly labeled table with appropriate headings.
  • For examples of templates for development plans please see: