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Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop (Navigating your Future Series)

Navigating Your Future is a lunch seminar series focused on professional and academic topics for graduate and postdoctoral scholars. 

Learn how to conceptualize, draft, and act on your own Individual Development Plan (IDP). Please note that the workshop will require some preparatory work before the 22nd, and some wrap-up work afterwards. 

Individual Development Plan Workshop

Why IDPs? As a graduate student or post-doc, it can be daunting to think about how you'll achieve your professional goals over the next 1 to 3 years, let alone figuring out what those goals are. Individual development plans are designed to help you do just that: state your goals, assess what you need to do to reach them, and brainstorm on how you might achieve them.

What will the workshop cover? In this workshop, you will create a robust IDP draft and an action plan to facilitate conversations with your advisor or supervisor about career goals, current and desired skills, and development opportunities. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. You'll begin by considering your current skills and career aspirations. Then, along with your peers, you will consider key features of effective plans. Workshop participants will also discuss ways to have the most productive mentee-mentor conversations about their IDP.

Contact Alyssa Lopez at Please RSVP here.

Next event in this series is: Managing Dual Careers: Dual Career Search Panel, March 16, 2016

423 ILR King-Shaw Conference Center
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