About the Development Journey
The U-M Development Journey connects learners with developmental opportunities. This format puts guidance for professional and career development in the hands of the individual, not just with supervisors.
The Development Journey is a continuous professional development cycle. The length of the cycle is determined by the individual and the goals set.
Once you have gone through all of the steps for your current goals, start again and set new development goals.
There is also a Manager's Companion Guide that helps managers and supervisors to support their team members as they participate in the Development Journey.
The following video provides more information about the Development Journey:
- Assess By Level
- Identify Areas of Development
- Select Resources
- Create Development Plan
- Implement the Plan
- Periodically Check In
Step One: Assess By Level
Step Two: Identify Areas of Development
Review Michigan Expectations Model
Identify 1-2 areas of focus
Step Three: Select Resources
Browse and select resources from your customized assessment report
Resource: Courses and resources available from Organizational Learning and LinkedIn Learning
Resource: On-the-Job Learning Activities
Resource: Mentoring and Networking Opportunities
Resource: Peer Mentoring Toolkit (.docx)
Step Four: Create Development Plan
Create Individual Development Plan (IDP) for staff (.pdf)
Create Individual Development Plan (IDP) for faculty (.pdf)
Step Five: Implement the Plan
Carry out learning as outlined in IDP
Step Six: Periodically Check In
Schedule quarterly checkups with mentor, peer, or supervisor
Step Seven: Recalibrate-Reassess
Adjust as needed based on environmental conditions and experience