Individual L&D plan with goal-completion criteria, timelines, check-points, assessment method  

Learning and Development

Learning & Development along with leadership and goals forms the overall reference against which the performance management system should be desigend. An organization giving equal emphasis on all the three factors will accelerate its journey towards building long-term human capital


Individual L&D plan with goal-completion criteria, timelines, check-points, assessment method


Effective learning & development activities require the same amount of rigor and diligence as the mainstream goals do. Accordingly, L&D activities need to have completion criteria, time-lines, check-points and pre-defined assessment methods. This is apart from them being included in the Goal Sheet in the first place.

Learning & Development Management plan is developed with same set of rigor and ‘Smartness' (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound goals), as one develops the Goal sheet. It will contain L&D goal, timelines, completion & success criteria, any interim checkpoints and deficiencies. Apart from enabling an employee to pursue L&D tasks effectively, it also enables better L&D review, helps organization to assess the benefits & effectiveness of L&D undertaken by the employee and ensures the required support from the organization, peers and managers. Completion-criteria typically includes how the learning and development has resulted in the job performance in terms of both Goals and leadership competencies. These completion criteria are time-bound. The check-points can be the usual quarterly assessment or at higher frequency should the situation/employee so warrant. Assessment method will be determined by the completion criteria. HR is the critical enabler here ensuring that the execution of the same happens consistently.