STEP 5: Write the Development Plan

The steps in creating a development process—obtaining support and clarity of purpose, aligning the behaviors to be developed with that purpose, providing the target population with feedback against a standard, defining and supporting the role of the manager in the process—all lead to the next step, helping each individual who is a part of the process create a viable plan for acting on the feedback. In this section we will describe the elements of an effective plan for individual development; the roles played by the human resources professional, the manager, and the participant in writing and executing these plans; and the organizational context that nourishes and supports development.

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