A Guide to Planning and Goal Setting as an IDOL Academy Student

A Guide to Planning and Goal Setting as an IDOL Academy Student

You are looking for a career in instructional design. You look for ways to break into this industry. You look for ways to establish credibility as an instructional designer, and you come across IDOL Courses Academy. You take the leap of faith and enroll. You log into IDOL Courses that first day and you see the format of the #DoItMessy challenge. 

For those of you new to IDOL Courses Academy, #DoItMessy is the first section of the academy. It is a 14-step program in which you dedicate one day to a particular asset of your portfolio. You can choose to complete the program in exactly 14 days to correspond with the number of steps, or you can pace it in a way that works for your schedule. This can be completed at a slow or accelerated rate. The way you choose to pace your #DoItMessy experience, or any of your IDOL courses is up to you. Remember, there is no such thing as behind in the academy!

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The First Career Performance Plan

“It’s like I’ve landed on the moon and you’re asking where I want to go next,” I said to my manager. It was the first month into my first remote ID role, and she wanted to know my career goals. Several cohorts later, I now have hired mentees reaching out to ask me for help with the same thing. “How the heck am I supposed to develop my annual goals or write a professional development plan!? I know what I want to do. But no idea how to make it ‘corporate enough.’” For all those on the Moon, here’s what I have figured out so far (plus some resources).

That First Career Performance Plan 

“It’s like I’ve landed on the moon and you’re asking where I want to go next,” I said to my manager. It was the first month into my first remote ID role, and she wanted to know my career goals. “Truthfully, I have so much healing to do. I want this first year to be all about renewing my relationship with...

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