Supervisors should approve an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for each employee under his or her supervision.

An IDP should focus on both short-term performance goals and the longer-term needs of the employee and the organization. Activities should reflect the full range of learning opportunities such as, but not limited to, shadow assignments, professional coaching, structured on-the-job training, formal classroom training, and e-learning.

A well-thought out IDPs provides information on mandatory training, essential competencies, legal requirements, career development and professional growth. It allows the employee and supervisor to focus limited resources in the area of greatest need. Each employee should do a self assessment of their individual competencies and then develop the substance of the IDP in preparation for a discussion with their supervisor.

Training Resources

DOI Learn Online Training System

DOI Learn is the Department of the Interior online training portal that allows you to take required online training, enroll in elective online and instructor-led courses and submit external training requests (SF-182s.) DOI Learn is available 24 hours a day and can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection.

The Skillsoft Course Library

BIA employees now have access to the Skillsoft library of more than 1,100 high-quality online training courses in many areas.

  • Information Technology
  • Microsoft Applications, Including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Budget & Financial Management
  • Leadership/Supervisory Skills
  • Project Management
  • HR Development
  • Acquisition Management

The Skillsoft course library is a great resource for employee development. The easiest way to browse Skillsoft courses is to click the "Course Catalog" icon in DOI Learn, open the "By Category" tab then select the "Skillsoft" category. Click here to log-in to DOI Learn and jump straight to the Course Catalog Category view.

DOI University

DOIU is the department-wide training organization that delivers training at three main learning centers (Albuquerque, Denver, and Washington) and at remote locations to geographically-dispersed employees. DOIU courses are listed in an online catalog and cover a broad range of topics. Click here to browse the DOIU course catalog.

Other Government Training Resources Forms and Guidance for Senior Executives