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What is Employee Development Planning?

Employee development is defined broadly as the development of skills and abilities needed to serve customers most effectively and to improve work processes. Training is a way to enhance the ability to deliver service, to maintain a flexible and continually educated workforce, to provide employees opportunities for growth and development, and improve overall performance.

Development may occur in many ways including

  • on‐the‐job training or training within the unit,
  • reading and personal study,
  • practicing learned skills,
  • peer mentoring,
  • serving on a cross‐functional team,
  • serving as a team facilitator,
  • attending classes, or pursuing a degree or certification.

The Employee Development Planning program offers employees in Financial Management and F2 Administration the opportunity to design their own development plan with the support of the organization