Employee Development Planning Program

  • What in the world do you want to do next?
  • How are you going to get there?
  • What do you need to learn and how will you learn it?

The Employee Development Planning program offers employees the opportunity to work with their leaders to design their own development plan with the support of the organization.


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.

Statement of Importance

Having an organization where learning is essential and valued, where staff are continually educating themselves and taking advantage of opportunities provided to them, and where individuals are encouraged to reach their potential through a variety of learning opportunities is at the core of the employee development vision for the UW School of Nursing. Employee development provides the organization with the opportunity to enhance service delivery, to maintain an educated workforce, and to give employees the opportunity for growth and development.

The UW School of Nursing supports training and developing employees in job-related skills. The School of Nursing's employees are one of the organization's greatest assets, and helping them develop is crucial to the achievement of its goals.

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 or workgroup

  • serving as a team facilitator

  • attending classes, or pursuing a degree or certification