Career development is a valuable opportunity for individuals to identify their career goals and create a road map to achieve them. This infographic follows a path of decisions to consider when creating an individualized professional development plan. A well-designed plan should consider an individual's aspirations, motivations, and preferred learning styles. Effective professional development plans encompass the overall career path in addition to their current job responsibilities.
1 Head Start Act 2007 Sec. 648A(f) requires individualized professional development plans with Head Start staff.
2 Staff qualifications and competencies requirements, 45 CFR §1302.91, outlines specific standards that Head Start program staff must meet.
3 Head Start Staff Qualifications briefs can help to determine how employees meet position educational requirements.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Audience: Directors and Managers
Last Updated: September 29, 2023