Unit 9 Assignment: Your Personal Development Plan
In this Assignment, in order to better understand the development planning process (Figure 9.1), you
will apply the development planning process to yourself. The development plan presented in Figure
9.2 is based on an application of the development planning process to General Mills.
Remember, the development planning process proceeds sequentially from “self-assessment” to
“reality check” to “goal setting” to “action planning” (Figure 9.1).
Worksheet: Use the Unit 9 Worksheet available in Course Documents.
Complete your own development plan based on Figure 9.2 using the below Rubric.
Answers contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling,
grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at
your instructor’s discretion.
Review the grading Rubric below before beginning this Assignment.
UNIT 9 WORKSHEET (Note the length requirement of 900 words)
Current Job Title (single sentence)
Competencies (minimum of one paragraph for each of the following)
Areas for Improvement
Development Goals (Reality Check-Identify what needs are realistic to develop) AND (minimum of one paragraph for each of the following)
Next Assignments (Goal Setting-Identify goal and method to determine goal progress) AND (minimum of one paragraph for each of the following)
Identify potential next assignments
Identify the timing
Training and Development Needs (Action Planning-Identify steps and timetable to reach goal).Note the Table 9.1 comparison between training and development. AND (minimum of one paragraph for each of the following)
Describe current training activities
Describe future development activities