Individual Development Plan

During your first year, please implement your own individual development plan (IDP). IDPs will be reviewed at CMP Advisory Committee meetings and adjusted according to trainees needs.

IDPs will be implemented through a three-steps process:

Step 1: Register through the "myIDP" site. This is an interactive, Web-based career planning tool based on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s (FASEB’s) Individual Development Plan for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows: FASEB Individual Development Plan: http://www.faseb.org/Policy-and-Government-Affairs/Science-Policy-Issues/Training-and-Career-Opportunities-for-Scientists/Individual-Development-Plan.aspx

We believe that myIDP will help trainers to identify the career goals that are right for them and develop a step-by-step plan to reach those goals. The IDP will be the product of a thoughtful analysis of the background, interests and needs of each student. IDPs will include a mentoring plan that assesses the needs and goals of each student, description of short- and long-term career objectives, and outlining of professional development activities needed to reach them. An IDP should be viewed as a dynamic document that is periodically reviewed and updated throughout an individual’s training.

Step 2: IDP is incorporated into the Advisory Committee review forms and will be discussed at your committee meetings as a dynamic document (reviewed frequently).

Step 3: The Professional Development Committee listed below will help facilitate career plan development. The Professional Development Committee will organize a career path panel as part of our annual Research Day event and collect resources for further professional development opportunities available through campus resources.
Bo Liu, PhD Chair
Donna Peters, PhD
Zsuzsanna Fabry, PhD
Student PhD: Jose Molina
Ex officio: Joanne Thornton
There are excellent professional development resources located at the following Graduate School site as well: http://grad.wisc.edu/pd/