UIC offers extensive professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees. Taking full advantage of these opportunities requires a desire to learn and to be challenged, a willingness to seek guidance, and a commitment to pursue your ambitions with enthusiasm and focus.
You can take charge of your own professional development by creating a structured plan that identifies the specific activities that will lead to the next stage of your career.
The Individual Development Plan (DOC) is a form you can use to help establish specific goals to achieve during the course of the year.
The plan encourages you to consider all aspects of your development by identifying 1) performance goals, 2) organizational goals, and 3) professional goals. This approach will help you target high-value learning opportunities while also establishing a measurable record of professional accomplishments.
Collaborate with your manager, both during the annual Employee Performance Review and over the course of the year, to identify meaningful objectives and share feedback on your progress. Utilize the Development Resources found on MyCareer and throughout the UIC campus to build your skills, increase your professional competencies, and move your career forward.