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: Implementation of Individual Development Plan


Directions for Documenting Your Plan:

Continue documenting the plan by completing this log. With the exception of “Reflection on the Monitoring Process that has a higher word count, in 100-150 words each, respond to the following prompts.

Mentee Name:

Identify Selected Activities and Rationale (connection to behavior or skill goal)


Activities to Meet Long-Term Goals


Documentation of Applied Activities (Provide notes from mentoring session experience here that will serve to inform your reflection)


Reflection on the Monitoring Process (250-500 words)


Have you set a timeframe to implement the two chosen activities with your mentee? Be sure to prioritize this conversation so you are both clear on the plan and the time expectations.

Do you plan to coach or mentor? Be to provide a rationale for your decision.


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: IDP _ Proposed Activities and Techniques


Shane Goodreau

Mentee Name:

Activities to Meet Short-Term Goals

1. To support Brandon’s demonstration of growth in self-awareness and understanding of how his actions and decisions can affect others and the organization, Branden will write 12 journals over a 12-week period. The first three journals will address the decisions and resulting actions Brandon took that ended with his UN professional behavior and how those actions affected himself, his teammates, and the organization. The following nine journals will address an ethical or behavioral decision that Brandon is faced with each week, what influenced his decision, and how that decision impacts his organization.

2. To support the three confidence boosting opportunities, Brandon will provide a

presentation to different work sections. His presentation will be focused on what he learned as a result of his self-reflection through his first three journals. During his presentation he will work to speak with confidence and sincerity.

3. To support Brandon’s goal of improving his positive influence across his organization, Brandon has determined to do the following activities: First, Brandon will organize a community outreach event focused on providing for the needs of others. Second, he will select and read a weekly article on positive inspirational leadership. He will then send a weekly email to his organization summarizing the leadership topic and providing relevant reflection and understanding. This initial email campaign is intended to provide an avenue with which Brandon can offer positive influence across his organization outside of a formal leadership position.

Activities to Meet Long-Term Goals

1. Brandon has lacked a balance of loyalty and as such, needs to find balance between himself and his coworkers. To support this goal, Brandon will develop a calendar of events by prioritizing mandatory and voluntary vents that are critical to developing relationships, through which he will develop a workforce balance.

2. To support Brandon’s goal to create a positive environment and foster pride within his unit and team, he will seek out a formal leadership position that contributes directly to influence unit pride and culture. Through this position he will have direct influence over activities and policies that will be conducive to unit culture and pride.

3. With the inevitability of younger coworkers making similar mistakes he has elected to identify a younger coworker and mentor them through the same process. This activity is planned to take place within the next year while the newly found skill set is still fresh in his mind.

Coaching Techniques (to support the predetermined activities)

1. Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (CBC), Kathrine Minzlaff (2019) will be my go to coaching technique “To facilitate goal attainment, CBC adopts a dual systems approach where both behavioral and psychological interventions are considered crucial and instrumental in achieving coaching goals (Neenan, 2008)” (Minzlaff, 2019, p. 21). Being mindful that people can have behaviors that are counterproductive, coaches should move to psychological intervention of CBC within the Integrative Coaching Model (Minzlaff, 2019). These techniques will be utilized to aid Brandon in productive thoughts and behaviors and stay on track with his goals.

2. I will be Combining Cognitive Behavioral Coaching and Gestalt principles in coaching due to their ability to emerge together. Dr. Jamie Morin (2016) submits that the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) definition of coaching and Gestalt principles emerge nicely together.

Mentoring Techniques (to support the predetermined activities)

1. Initially I will employ mindful mentoring, while conducting knee cap to knee cap mentoring. “Mindfulness is described as ‘awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally’ (Foundation for a Mindful Society, 2015, para. 3)” (Trube, 2017, p. 160). In this relationship, mentees should “practice mindfulness by observing their own experiences rather than being dominated by them (Groom, 2009, p. 95)” (Trube, 2017, p. 161). By using mindful techniques, I hope to achieve open and honest dialogue addressing approaches, values, insights and understanding.

2. The secondary mentoring technique that I will employ is e-mentoring. As our shifts do not always line up, so this will allow mentorship to be conducted. I also anticipate that there may be times that we will not be able to meet face-to-face. Due to these circumstances, he will email his journals to me so that I will be able to review them and provide feedback.

Additionally, I will be moving to a new position, which will require that we continue this mentor/mentee relationship using e-mentoring systems. Ragins and Kram (2007) mention the three types of e-mentoring “CMC-only, CMC-primary, and CMC-supplemental” (p.300). I anticipate using CMC-supplemental in the beginning stages of this relationship, and then I anticipate moving to CMC-only as I move to my new position.

Summary of Differences Between Coaching and Mentoring Techniques

Coaching is more performance based and utilized to enhance one’s ability to perform on the job. To stimulate them to open up their mind and inspire them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Mentoring is more of a trusted adviser, someone who is senior within the company or has a better knowledge base that can mold a new employee and put them on the pathway to success.


-Minzlaff, K. A. (2018). Organisational coaching: integrating motivational interviewing and mindfulness with cognitive behavioural coaching. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 12(1), 15–28. doi: 10.1080/17521882.2018.1478437

-Morin, P. J. (2016). Reflections on Coaching: The Application of Gestalt Principles and Positive Psychology to Transition Coaching. Gestalt Review, 20(3), 279. doi:


– Trube, B. (2017). Mindfulness Practices in Mentoring and Teaching. Childhood Education, 93(2), 159–167. doi: 10.1080/00094056.2017.1300495

Ragins, B. R., & Kram, K. E. (2007). The handbook of mentoring at work theory, research, and practice. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

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Directions for this assignment

Assessment Description

In the templated assignments for Topics 1-3, you completed a majority of what will comprise the “Individual Development Plan” for your mentee. At this point, you will select two activities to implement with your mentee based on the list of proposed activities identified in the Topic 3 “Proposed Activities and Techniques” assignment submission.

The purpose of this assignment is to select and implement two activities to use with your mentee, document your use of them with your mentee, and then reflect on the mentee’s progress. For this assignment, review the “IDP – Implementation of the Individual Development Plan” template, complete it, and submit it as directed.  This template covers the following sections:

Selection of Activities

The two activities can be related to the same discipline or you can try and introduce separate activities that work on separate areas of growth. For example, if your mentee is working on listening skills, you can have the mentee create a written description of personal experiences with listening over the past few weeks. This would allow you to use techniques to redirect the mentee’s listening behavior during certain experiences. In addition, you could task the mentee with the opportunity to engage in a listening activity with another coworker or friend. This scenario could utilize some of the techniques you provided based on results from the first activity.

Documentation of Applied Activities

You need to evaluate your current mentoring experience and apply activities that will benefit your learning experience and your mentee’s mentoring experience. Include an evaluation of strategic activities they can employ in their current climate of learning and development within their organization.

You will have the next 2 weeks to complete this portion of your assignment. The activity can be a written requirement, physical requirement, or an activity that initiates a behavioral change over a predetermined timeframe. As your mentee is working through the activity, monitor the progress and utilize any coaching or mentoring techniques necessary to guide your mentee to be successful.

You must spend a minimum of 3 hours monitoring and working with your mentee for each activity. If you are in a location that prevents conducting the activity face-to-face, please use technology or additional resources to ensure you are providing a positive coaching and mentoring experience for your mentee.

Reflection on Progress and Meeting Long-Term Goals

Complete a 250–500-word reflection on the information you have obtained through the monitoring process. Be sure to identify your selected activities and include your rationale for selecting them based on the mentee’s behavioral and/or skill goals. Address any circumstances that required flexibility or adaptability. Determine how the activities will also meet the mentee’s long-term goals. This could consist of a performance indicator chart along with a brief explanation of the current status in the coaching/mentoring process.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

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