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How to Create Your Professional Development Action Plan

Professional development is critical for success as a modern engineer. Here are some tips to help you create your own professional development action plan based around the skills most desired by employers.

6 Features of Effective Professional Development

Here are six characteristics that studies agree make for effective PD, what they really tell us, and what they don’t.

What Is the Whole-Person Approach to Training & Development?

The whole-person approach is a holistic method that accounts for an individual's life and their vision of self, and offers up the resources that person needs to make that vision real.

Employers Prioritize Professional Development For Staff Research Finds

Nearly all employers (97%) are planning to maintain or increase their spend on employee benefits over the next two years, new research from the CIPD and LCP reveals.

Can Online Professional Development Courses Teach Data-Driven Decision Making?

This guest post from MIT focuses on whether online professional development courses, like MIT xPRO’s Data Science program, are successful in teaching data-driven decision making.

A Model Approach to Professional Development

A 'let's do' approach to professional development is taking teachers out of their comfort zones to become designers of innovative learning experiences.

Teachers Thrive When Given Choice in Professional Development

While all teachers need professional development to thrive, they all have different needs, strengths, and backgrounds, requiring different input in their professional development

Professional Development for Ambitious Employees

Whether you’re starting your career or looking to get to the next level, in today’s professional workplace environment it’s often the employee’s responsibility to take the proper steps to advance their career.

How On-The-Job Training & Development Programmes Give Companies a Competitive Edge

The skill sets required for jobs are ever-changing and it is the responsibility of companies to plug the skill gap between education and employment.

Ways to Promote Professional Development in the Workplace

Attracting and keeping engaged and loyal employees is crucial to the success of a business.

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