This is the first article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans.
As a career coach, I spend a lot of time helping my clients create plans for professional growth. One of the most important tools we use is known as a Professional Development Plan or PDP. Many professionals have heard this term before but few know what it’s really all about. In this two-part series, you’ll get an in-depth look at PDPs—what they are, how they work, and how they can help support your career success. This first article in the series covers the basics; the next article will provide an overview of the process for creating your own professional development plan.
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