An individual development plan (IDP) is a way to assist individuals in career and personal development. Its primary purpose is to help you reach short and long-term career goals, as well as improve current job performance. It should be looked at like a partnership between the individual and the career coach. It involves preparation and continuous feedback.
Individual development planning gives you the opportunity to:
- Establish your development requirements to increase your capability in your current role, and
- Establish development activities to support you in achieving your career goals.
“We spend more time planning for a weekend away or an overseas holiday than we do planning for a career that will last most of our life.”
I've been working with Mark for about 3 months. He is a patient leader who guides and facilitates to achieve purpose. I love his style and will keep working with him as long as I can.