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 ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œSmartness' (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.