Individual Development Plan


To keep up with the demands of today’s workplace, every employee should have an opportunity to develop professionally or grow in their jobs. Taking time to discuss each individual staff member’s professional needs or aspirations for growth, at least once a year, is the basis of the Individual Development Plan (IDP) process.


IDP is recognized as a vital component of successful, 21st century businesses. Undoubtedly, outlining a set of goals, objectives and activities to help employees improve their performance has a direct and positive impact on the overall goals of the organisation. IDP is a tool to assist employees in career and personal development. Creating and maintaining an IDP is a critical first step in taking ownership to build a successful career.


Individual development planning also benefits the organization by aligning employee Assessment and Trainingefforts with its mission, goals, and objectives. When using an IDP, supervisors develop a better understanding of their employees' professional goals, strengths, and development needs resulting in more realistic staff and development plans. Employees take personal responsibility and accountability for their career development, acquiring or enhancing the skills they need to stay current in required skills.


Following are some of the reasons for IDP:

  • Leverage strengths

  • Close the gap between expectation and delivery

  • Develop transferable skills

  • Lack of Interpersonal skills

  • Technical Job-specific skills

  • Lack of Motivation.


Following are the key elements that will be covered:

  • Employee profile 

  • Career goals 

  • Development objectives 

  • Training and development opportunities 

  • Signatures of supervisor and employee signature and date


How do we go about developing an IDP?

The IDP process requires communication and interaction between the supervisor and employee.

It involves five phases:

  1. Pre-Planning 

  2. Employee/Supervisor Meeting 

  3. Prepare IDP 

  4. Implement Plan 

  5. Evaluate Outcomes


Benefits of IDP:

  • Provide an administrative mechanism for identifying and tracking development needs and plans

  • Assist in planning for the agency's Assessment and Training requirements

  • Align employee Assessment and Training efforts with its mission, goals, and objectives

  • Increase and/or expand skills and knowledge

  • Reach one’s potential

  • Support the achievement of career goals

  • Leverage strengths

  • Address gaps in knowledge or skills needed in the job

  • Improve performance

  • Develop holistically through on-the-job development, self-learning, and training



Depending upon the assessment required.


Who is eligible for this program?

Be it a student, housewife, fresher/experienced individual this program will not only shape up one’s personality but also his/her career.


Learning Formats

Option One: Tailored In-house Training (Suitable for small Groups of Staff)


Our Approach: A comprehensive Three Level approach enables us to identify your requirements, and then carefully tailor course topics and post-training reinforcement support tools to suit your needs.


Length: Tailored to your needs – half-day, full-day, or two-day courses.


Locations/Availability: Delivered at your premises or a venue of your choice (where appropriate). Training is available seven days a week, and there is no additional charge for weekend training.

Group Size: Flexible.