Competence Development and Skill Enhancement Plans
Carefully prepared competence development plans (CDP) can help a driver avoid SPADs and other types of incidents. Such plans help to understand and identify what needs to change and how the change can be achieved. This article outlines how to make sure the development planning process fully supports your drivers and adds value.
Some companies have moved away from the established term ‘competence development plans’ (CDPs), opting instead to adopt the term ‘personal safety plan’ (PSP) or ‘skill enhancement plan’ (SEP). This is in recognition of a possible stigma around the phrase ‘competence development’ and the need for the driver to own the process. This article uses the accepted CDP term and emphasises that the focus should be on skill enhancement and driver involvement throughout.