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Reflect and Plan Your Career

Developing your career at Northwestern and beyond 

You want to grow, and we want you to grow. But how can you take charge of your career growth and learning?  What opportunities are available?  What skills, knowledge, abilities and experiences will help you advance? Included here are resources for reflection and development planning for your use and for use in discussion with your manager. 

Online assessments 

What’s next? 

Planning for development 

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) process helps you create a roadmap for development. This process includes identifying unique strengths, clarifying professional development goals, and developing a plan of action for realizing your goals. Explore the resources provided to learn more about the Individual Development Plan process and get started on developing your own Individual Development Plan. 

Individual Development Plan Guide 

Individual Development Plan Sample

Individual Development Plan Template


Growing at Northwestern 

Northwestern encourages career growth for our staff.  Search current opportunities.