The Individual Development Plan (IDP) Template

Your toolkit for personalized growth in your organization—effortlessly map out the strengths, areas for improvement, and specific skill enhancements your people need. Craft tailored action plans, set performance metrics, and keep track of progress—all in one place.

What’s inside?

  • An 'Employee profile' sheet to record details of the individual (name, designation, department, key responsibilities) and the review cycle
  • A 'Strengths and Development Area' sheet to record the individuals strengths and areas for improvement, as well as special remarks and past performance feedback
  • A 'Skill and Development Analysis' sheet to record current responsibilities, competencies, skill rating, and comments, as well as development goals
  • An 'Action Plan and Feedback' sheet to formulate a development plan with actions, performance metrics, and completion periods

Who is this meant for?

  • HR administrators looking to streamline the performance evaluation process for all employees and maintain a centralized database of employee evaluations and development plans
  • Talent Management Specialists looking to assist in talent retention and growth within the organization by tailoring individual development plans to align with the company's talent strategy
  • Learning and Development Specialists looking to identify and address areas for improvement and growth and create personalized development plans for employees to enhance their skills and competencies.

How to use:

  • Train managers and team leaders for effective use of the Individual Development Plan.
  • Implement the template and obtain honest, unbiased feedback from managers.
  • Assess the performance of teams across departments and collaborate with managers to develop IDPs for optimum performance.

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