The Learning Plan -- a personalized proposal on what you want and how you might get there -- is the first piece of work that every student and staff member must complete at Big Picture, and continue to complete each learning cycle. It is the first physical (as opposed to structures like competencies) flagpost that what is going on here is different--that we care about what you care about. Based off Getting Things Done by David Allen, Learning Plans act as both productivity tool, genuine motivator, and social contract.
Advisors guide students to strong learning plans by, first and foremost, holding a learning plan meeting. This meeting is critical. Another worksheet, no matter how good our intentions, will likely elicit an inauthentic response. A sit down conversation about your hopes and interests and life, is very different.