Exploring Personal & Professional Development

Thriving at work and having good interactions with colleagues starts with a clear understanding of one’s goals, character and behavior. The following links provide tools to help discovering oneself.  

360 Degree Feedback Assessment

Collect feedback from people you interact with to provide a detailed report.

DISC Personality Assessment and DISC Assessment

A self-assessment that measures observable behavior. These helpful tools will expand self-awareness and appreciate and capitalize on differences within a team.


A website providing a toolkit of information to assist improving Essential Skills including expert interviews and bite-sized training.

Women’s Leadership Resource Library

In support of women leaders at the Yale School of Medicine, Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH, a member of the School of Medicine Committee on the Status of Women (SWIM), has been collaborating with Melissa Funaro, Clinical Research & Education Librarian from the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, on the Women’s Leadership Resource Library. The electronic library is designed to help women in medicine elevate leadership skills, through curated content on teamwork, mentoring, negotiation, time management, and more. We hope you find this useful in your growth as a leader and innovator in medicine.

Yale Individual Development Plan (IDP)

A program to identify your professional goals, determine what experiences, skills and behaviors are necessary to achieve those goals, and then create a plan of action to achieve your goals.

Staff Resource - https://your.yale.edu/sites/default/files/idp-guide-to-getting-started_0.pdf

Postdoc Resource - https://postdocs.yale.edu/career-services/idp

Article - Why You Need an Individual Development Plan

Yale Experiential Learning Opportunities