According to, “Actively pursuing professional development ensures that knowledge and skills stay relevant and up-to-date . Also, it allows employees to be more aware of changing trends and directions in an industry.” We’ll look at some components that you can consider for your professional growth.

  1. Assessment
    There is an established standard of success to describe what an individual who is successful looks like.  There is a means of assessing where the individual is against this standard and continual assessment of progress that has been made.  What are the standards against which you assess performance and what measures will you use to assess the individual against these standards?
  2. Challenge
    It must be something that stretches people, pushes them out of their comfort zones, and requires them to think and act differently.
  3. Support
    We tend to think only of monetary support, but what are the environmental support mechanisms.  Who will provide guidance, feedback, and assistance as the individual tries out new skills, or takes on responsibilities that are beyond the scope of their current skill level? Is there a tolerance for risk taking and some failure?

There are many reasons to why professional development and/or continuing education programs may be beneficial. Taking professional development courses can help you prepare for career opportunities. You can put a certificate of completion and the skills you’ve learned on your resumé and LinkedIn profile relatively quickly. This can be extremely beneficial (or even required) for advancement in your current company or for a future job.

Ready to start your journey to professional growth, Brite Academy International is here with all the necessary courses and high profiled facilitators to ensure you attain your desired growth.

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