1. Identify the basics of individual development plans.
2. Explore the best use of the plans.
3. Decide who in your agency could start using the plan when you get back.
Annual performance appraisals are a thing of the past, yet are still alive and well in most agencies. We also spend thousands of dollars on professional development each year. The goal of both of these exercises is to help employees get to the next level of their development, while they take the agency to the next level too. Individual development plans can be simple documents that help teams identify strengths, areas to grow, connections to training and lead career growth. These help with succession planning at all levels of the agency. If turnover and performance is an area for improvement in your organization, this is a session for you.