Ayoa’s Career Development Plan template allows you to plan your professional goals by assessing where you want to go, what skills you need and what actions you’ll take to get there.
Whatever your professional aspirations, it’s important to assess your current situation, decide what you want to achieve, and plan how you’ll get there. Our Career Development Plan template encourages you to consider each of these viewpoints so that you can follow an effective action plan to achieve your career goals.
This template can be used by any individuals who are looking to develop in their career. Team managers and human resources personnel may also wish to hand out this template to their employees for completion.
To access the template, sign up to Ayoa. Once you've signed up, navigate to the homepage to create a new whiteboard, mind map or task board and choose this template from the library.
Start with your current role and responsibilities. Using the sticky notes and lists provided in the template, outline your current situation including your job title, an overview of your main responsibilities, and anything you’re doing to contribute towards your professional development.
What are your career goals? Describe where you see yourself in 12 months, and then in five years. This may include promotions to new roles, training targets, or other career aspirations.
What skills are you missing which you will need to acquire in order to achieve your career goals? You may also wish to include relevant training courses or qualifications in this section.
What actions are you going to take to address your skill gaps? Ideally, you should have at least one action per skill. In this section, you may also wish to include other required actions that will help you get to where you want to go, such as researching possible career paths or updating your resume.
Now that you have your development plan in place, it’s time to get to work. Don’t forget to revisit your plan periodically to check your progress and make any necessary changes as you develop.