Personal development plan (PDP) in practice and technology of introducing mentoring in organizations



The article details the methods and practices of introducing mentoring in the organization. The definition and distinction of such concepts as “mentoring”, “mentoring”, “coaching” is given. The approaches to the introduction of mentoring as a system and mentoring as an element of the company’s corporate culture have been worked out and described. The article presents detailed step-by-step method for creating and implementing personal development plans (PDPs) and mentor plans as key practical elements for the implementation of mentoring. Also, there is depicted vividly the main mistakes, pitfalls and ways to avoid them in the implementation of similar projects. This article should be interesting for practicing psychologists, HR, organizational development and internal communications specialists, as well as managers of different levels.

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Keywords: mentoring, coaching, mentoring system, mentoring culture, mentor, PDP, personal development plan, mentoring implementation, mentoring best practice, motivation, mentoring in Russia, organizational development

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Bukharina A.Y. Personal development plan (PDP) in practice and technology of introducing mentoring in organizations. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2018. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 162–176. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2018090111. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alina Y. Bukharina, post graduate student, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, managing partner of the Association of independent experts in the field of training and development, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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