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Development conversation

A development interview focuses on the growth and development of an employee within the organization. The purpose is to discuss career goals, identify development opportunities, and create a plan to achieve these goals. This conversation not only looks at the employee's current performance, but also at their ambitions and future plans. It is an opportunity to discuss what skills and knowledge the employee wants to develop and what training or education can help with this.

The conversation can also be about possible career paths within the organization and how the employee can prepare for them. Effective preparation is essential for a successful development interview. The employee should think about their long-term goals and what steps they want to take to achieve them. The manager must gather information about available development opportunities and consider how the employee fits into these.

This conversation can have a major impact on the employee's satisfaction and commitment, because it shows that the organization is investing in their growth and future. By having regular development conversations, organizations can foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

What do you need to discuss?


  • Vraag de medewerker om na te denken over hun carrièredoelen

  • Verzamel informatie over mogelijke ontwikkelingspaden binnen de organisatie

  • Stel een lijst met vragen op om de ambities van de medewerker te verkennen


  • Bespreek de lange termijn carrièredoelen van de medewerker

  • Identificeer de benodigde vaardigheden en ervaring

  • Stel een ontwikkelingsplan op

  • Bespreek mogelijke opleidingen en trainingen


  • Vat de besproken carrièredoelen en plannen samen

  • Documenteer het ontwikkelingsplan

  • Plan regelmatige voortgangsbesprekingen

Do not forget:

  • Loopbaanontwikkelingsformulier

  • Opleidings- en trainingsmogelijkheden

  • Notitieblok of digitale notitietool

How do you follow up on this conversation?

  • Zorg ervoor dat de medewerker duidelijke doelen en een ontwikkelingsplan heeft.

  • Volg regelmatig op om de voortgang te monitoren en aan te passen indien nodig.

  • Bied ondersteuning en middelen om de ontwikkelingsdoelen te bereiken.

  • Moedig de medewerker aan en geef erkenning voor behaalde mijlpalen.

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