Create a development plan for yourself

A woman works out a plan. Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Development Plan Overview

VPTL, the Teaching Commons and many other resources on campus are here to provide you with the resources you need to best prepare for your immediate teaching needs and future career. Thoughtful and reflective teaching will help you build self-presentation and interpersonal skills, as well as the intellectual skills needed to understand something well enough to explain, clarify, and apply it.

These skills will serve you well in any professional endeavorWhether you pursue a traditional academic career or head off into industry, you will find that the skills and practice you gain by teaching will help to make you more successful at each step in your career.

To help you on that path, we have created this navigation tool so that you can might be able to more easily sort through the different options available to you depending upon what specific skills you are trying to target and what level of development you are at. 

Start Your Plan

As you look through the options, jot down ideas and mapping out a possible  Development Plan using  this worksheet to help organize the  workshops/activities of interest at each stage in your graduate careerNot sure where to start?  Check out an example in this version with the first column filled in.

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