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 question I repeatedly hear is this: Do I really need a professional development plan? What if I don’t have any big career aspirations? Or, what if I already know what I need to do…why should I bother writing it down?[Read more…] about Do I Really Need a Professional Development Plan?
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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 development goals and activities. In this article, you’re going to learn exactly what should be included in a PDP document and the simple 10-step process I use to write a PDP.
This process is outlined in more detail in the Build Your Professional Development Plan workbook. There you will also find a variety of exercises and templates to guide you through each step.[Read more…] about How to Write a Professional Development Plan
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.
Ready to jump right in? Grab the Build Your Professional Development Plan workbook here.[Read more…] about Professional Development Plan Basics: The Purpose and Benefits of a PDP