With a change in circumstances, over the last couple of years, most organisations have undervalued the importance of professional development. However, the positive impacts of professional development are endless and need to be acknowledged more. In this week’s Insights, we highlight the importance of Professional Development and the Impacts of Investing.
Professional development offers employees the chance to enhance their skill set and provides opportunities to learn from other participants in training sessions. Public professional development courses allow professionals to share experiences and learnings, allowing your employees to gain different perspectives and new ideas. The benefits of shared experiences and knowledge can lead to increased productivity and possibilities throughout your teams and the broader organisation.
As circumstances changes, more organisations are reducing expenditure by decreasing opportunities for professional development. However, instead of advertising vacant positions and waiting for the ideal employee to apply, you may want to consider utilising professional development to enhance the skillsets of your current employees. Make your organisation stand out by offering professional development opportunities and showing your employees that you’re invested in their career progression and are interested in having them long-term with the organisation.
The opportunity to develop skills and techniques in different ways and different environments is directly correlated to the enthusiasm and inspiration employees possess on their return to their day to day roles. This newfound enthusiasm can have a positive ripple effect on the rest of the team. If employees are excited about their work, typically, they will put in more extraordinary efforts and produce better results. Investing in professional development makes your employees feel valued, making them more likely to reach goals and achieve success.
Providing teams with professional development opportunities allows your employees the chance to build their confidence in their work. Whether it’s development to know how to manage time or emotions better or enhance their leadership or project management skills, employees will have more confidence to develop new initiatives when they’ve implemented their new skills within their day to day roles.
Use professional development and training opportunities to stay up to date with the latest technology, knowledge, and industry trends. With professional industries evolving constantly, organisations should utilise professional development for their employees to enhance knowledge and embrace new strategies, technology and more. Ensure your organisation is the leader of your industry by taking advantage of professional development opportunities for your staff.
Find out more about what professional development opportunities your organisation needs by speaking to a course specialist today! Or, check out our current offerings here and save $150 on our 2022 in-person course with the promotion code EB22, but act fast as this promotion ends on Friday, 26th November.