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Individual Development Plan (IDP) Checklist for Staff

Published: 30 June 2014

ID: G00339443

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


Development plans offer employees the opportunity to identify the strengths and development areas that merit their and their managers' attention. Not all development plans are created equal, however. A good development plan focuses on the development of a few skills, balances the need to develop both strengths and development areas tied to performance objectives, has concrete action steps, and sets gradual, realistic, and achievable success measures. This Individual Development Plan (IDP) checklist ensures information security staff make the most out of their IDPs by ensuring they create plans that build the competencies and expertise they need to improve their current performance and to reach career goals.

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