The Denver Foundation provides a sample professional development plan as part of its Inclusiveness Project. The sample is a fill-in-the-blank form that can be customized for each individual case.
A personal development plan is an evaluation and goal-setting tool used by a manager to outline the skills needed to succeed in a position. The document also records the steps and goals the employee being evaluated needs to take to acquire the skills needed for success. To be most effective, this professional development evaluation tool should be used on an ongoing basis throughout the year as well as at the year's end, notes Duke Human Resources.