If you have arrived from my article that explained the innovation of this employee development plan example, it explains how to set up and build out this plan.
If you have arrived from other sources, please refer to the article first, for a complete understanding of the benefits of a performance-oriented development plan.
The Fillable PDF allows you to customize a development plan for individual employees, by department, in three easy steps.
This EDP works for most any business or industry as a career development plan and professional development plan.
I use a sales dept as an example to demonstrate how to fill out and set up the plan, but it is appropriate for any industry, including:
Enter name, dept, quarter, and period
To better prioritize proficiencies, separate them into three Modules:
You will typically have several categories within each module.
For example in sales, you may have 4 categories of job requirements: generating sales revenue, appointment setting skills, closing skills, and demo presentation skills.
For each category, enter the proficiencies to rate, rank, and prioritize.
Job role proficiencies example
Soft Skills proficiencies example
Each listed job proficiency is rated for proficiency of 1 to 10 and ranked by how urgent needs to improve 1 to 10 by employee, then by manager/employer.
Manager then goes through and rates and ranks them as well, ranking the 3 or 4 most critical and urgent proficiencies for this quarter.
Employee and manager discuss if needed, then agree on development goals in the areas that are most crucial to focus on this quarter.
Manager has final say on the final list of 3 to 5 which proficiencies employee is to focus on.
Manager then writes specific aspect of proficiency for employee to work on.
Rate proficiency and rank by need to improve, then agree on specific development goals
Manager summary sheet: Maintaining proficiency mindfulness with employee
Manager will write out a summary sheet of the 4 to 5 specific improvements to be worked on in order to:
This daily review maintains a sense of mindfulness and kaizen improvement awareness of employee.
Use this simple 3 step employee development process, and through the continual development process of kaizen, you build ninja employee performance over time.
Note: These employee development plan examples are excerpted from the Employee Development Plan Template Kit.
These free templates do not include instructions and templates for the Quarterly summary, Daily goals summary, Manager Review, and Rewards & Awards templates.
The complete Employee Development Plan Template Kit does. It includes:
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