PV005: Goals, Action Steps, Timeline: Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)
In the first column, list your near-term goals. They should be specific and clear. Action steps should be specific, such as gathering materials, interviewing specific people, visiting specific places to observe, etc. Add resources, such as written materials you will read, websites you will explore, funding needed to attend events, etc. Finally, think about how long it will take to reach your goal. This is your timeline and helps you meet your goal. Put a day, month, and year next to each goal and/or strategy showing when you expect to complete it or check in on your progress; this is the status.
After completing the IPDP, choose two action steps from your plan to implement. Provide evidence to demonstrate that you completed the action step and attach it as an appendix to your IPDP. Examples of evidence might include such items as a certificate of attendance from a professional conference, interview notes, and/or photographs.