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Manager Professional Development Program

Cal State San Marcos

Student Affairs Professional Development Plan Assessment Tools and Process

In order to assist each member of the Student Affairs team in developing a productive Professional Development Plan, each member of the Division will be asked to conduct their own Professional Development Plan Assessment.  This process will be slightly different for staff members and for managers.

MPP/Managers Competency Assessment Process:

  1. MPPs will fill out a Professional Development Plan Self-Assessment - Managers.
  2. MPPs will also ask their supervisor, their direct reports, and a sampling of their peers to fill out a Professional Development Plan Peer Assessment. The number of peers selected is at the discretion of the MPP, and should include individuals who they feel have familiarity with their ability, skill, and knowledge in some of the competency areas being assessed. It is not necessary for the peers to be familiar their competency in all areas, as they are given the option to not provide a rating in areas with which they have no opinion.
  3. The aggregated results of the peer assessments will be provided to the MPP in a manner that does not identify individual respondents. The MPP should review results from the Self-Assessment and Peer Assessments with their supervisor and use the results to create a Professional Development Plan.  The Cal State San Marcos Professional Development Plan Form can be used for this purpose, or a new form can be created.
  4. Once the employee and their supervisor have met to discuss the data contained in all of the Professional Development Assessment Tools, the employee and their supervisor should prioritize the areas to be developed in the current fiscal year, next year, etc.  The employee and their supervisor can also look at the menu of Professional Development opportunities available via the Student Affairs Professional Development Program and decide what workshops and seminars to target to achieve the desired learning outcomes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alan Brian at 760-750-3311 |