The IDF (Individual Development Framework) is a framework of goal categories that will provide students with guidance on areas to focus on when creating their IDP (Individual Development Plan). 

Individual Development Framework (IDF)

A plan needs a framework

Created and adopted by a variety of units that offer services to graduate students, the McGill IDF (Individual Development Framework) is a framework of goal categories that will provide students with guidance on areas to focus on when creating their IDP.

To learn more about how the IDF was created, please go to: https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/idp/idf

The IDF Themes

The 21 categories are organized into 7 themes and together form a tapestry of areas that when understood holistically can help you to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Each theme represents categories in which you could choose to develop your goals. For the myPath toolkit, we have added a theme for Academic Milestones.

Click here for a 1 page printable PDF of the Individual Development Framework.

 

Lead Projects

  • Finances & Funding
  • Ethical & Professional Conduct
  • Project & Time Management

Work With Others

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Global & Local Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal

Communicate Ideas

  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching
  • Writing

Solve Problems

  • Analytical & Critical Reasoning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & Creativity

Expand Your Expertise

  • Subject Knowledge
  • Tools & Technology

Be Well

  • Healthy Living
  • Resilience
  • Self-Knowledge

Plan Your Career

  • Career Knowledge
  • Applying & Interviewing
  • Networking & Job Search

Academic Milestones

  • Courses, Internships, & Languages
  • Exams & Committees
  • Presentations & Papers