I’m passionate about learning. I taught English in Japan. I worked in a junior high in the United States. I studied all things T&D through the UW Extension. And, I created corporate training materials for many years. So, it’s no surprise that I’m passionate about the benefits of a Professional Development Plan (PDP)
In this recent post published in O.C. Tanner’s ‘a’ magazine, I share three ways to win with a PDP:
The first quarter of the calendar year has passed, and that means we’re approaching mid-year reviews. If you—or your employees—don’t have a development plan in place, now is the time!
I admit that I’m a bit of a training and development fanatic. Not only have I spent more than a decade developing training content for learners, I’m also always focused on ways I can develop my skills. While some people dread the idea of drafting a professional development plan, it’s something I look forward to doing at least once a year—here’s why:
Development plans require collaboration. That familiar saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know” was never truer than in the case of development plans. Whether you’re a manager or an employee, don’t attempt a professional development plan without asking for advice and input from people you trust.
Read more here.