We can probably all agree: Business abbreviations are the worst! The professional development world is full of abbreviations too, and they can be just as confusing. PIP and PDP are two common abbreviations that cause a lot of confusion. Here’s what you need to know.
The Problem with Employer Created Professional Development Plans
I am a big believer in taking ownership of your career. That’s why I recommend that everyone create their own PDP, even if your manager or employer has created one for you.
Do I Really Need a Professional Development Plan?
If you’ve been following my work for any period of time, you know that I’m a big fan of Professional Development Plans (also referred to as PDPs). I often create these plans in collaboration with my career coaching clients, and I frequently provide training workshops on this topic. However, one...
How to Write a Professional Development Plan
This is the second article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans. Read the first article here. In the first part of this series, you learned that a professional development plan (or PDP) is a written document used to focus, evaluate and prioritize professional...
Professional Development Plan Basics: The Purpose and Benefits of a PDP
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...
Your Professional Development Plan: 3 Surprising Truths
As a career coach, one of my main roles is to help my clients develop the professional skills and abilities required to achieve their goals. It’s a process that takes time and planning, but I love helping people figure out what needs to be done, how to get started and how to stay on track....
Do You Really Need a Career Plan?
In a recent Eat Your Career community poll, there was a resounding request for more information on career planning. As always, your wish is my command! One of the first questions I always hear around the topic of creating a career plan is this: “Do I really need one?” If you’ve been in the...
Creating Your Professional Development Plan: The 10-Step Process
Curious about how to create your own Professional Development Plan? Learn my 10-step system in this short video training session. Additional Resources: Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook
What Is a Professional Development Plan?
Have you ever wondered what a Professional Development Plan is or if you need one? Find out in this short video training session. Additional Resources: Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook