CALS Wellness Committee tip: Career development

At the beginning of the year we shared the 7 dimensions of wellness. One of the dimensions is Career/Academic. This dimension focuses on planning your future goals. A few things to consider when you think about this dimension are:

  1. Setting and meeting academic and career goals in a healthy way
  2. Challenging yourself to new life experiences
  3. Having supportive peers who share similar goals

One model that can help guide professional development is the 70-20-10 model. This model outlines that employee growth comes from 70% on-the-job experience, 20%, interactions with others, and 10% from formal professional development.  More information about professional development can be found at this link:

Employees, managers, and the UW–Madison all have a part in helping to develop your career. You can find more information here:

For your own employee development, you can:

  1. Engage in career growth
  2. Initiate career conversations with your manager
  3. Set career goals
  4. Create your own professional development plan

To learn more about each of these areas, go to this link:

As we head into 2020 and a new performance review period, now is a good time to think about your development goals.  Best of luck in 2020 with your career development from the CALS Wellness Committee!