Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan

Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan

December 3, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
685-725 Commonwealth Avenue, CAS 235

Registration | Pre-session assignments

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are a customized roadmap for your professional training. Setting goals and reviewing them regularly with your mentor will enable you to make the most of your graduate or postdoctoral experience at Boston University.

This workshop will teach you how to create an outline of your Individual Development Plan (IDP) and help you develop an action plan to facilitate professional development conversations with your mentor.

In this workshop, you will…

      • develop an appreciation for why individuals should use an IDP
      • analyze your professional skills and career aspirations
      • distinguish complete and effective IDPs from incomplete and less effective IDPs
      • identify the skills you want to learn in the next six months and at least one professional development opportunity to help you succeed
      • establish characteristics of a productive mentor-mentee conversation and develop a plan for your conversation with your mentor