In a recent episode of the NPR podcast The Hidden Brain, host Shankar Vedantam asks: “What happens when people put themselves in contact with difference?” The answers might surprise you.
Forty-one percent of Generation Z have an “entrepreneurial spirit” and are looking to start their own businesses, according to Online Schools Center. Fifty-six percent plan to circumvent an expensive post-secondary education in favour of landing in the work force sooner.
The term professional development describes a range of activities, from workplace training, to attending seminars or webinars, to completing a full-length college or university program.
Which kind you need depends on your current situation and your longer-term goals. Do you need to solve an immediate problem? Do you want a better job? Or are you thinking about changing careers?
Below, we look at four kinds of professional development and how each might help you advance your education, job, or career goals.
Are you curious about other cultures? How do you learn about what other cultures value? Hofstede Insights’ interactive Compare Countries tool is a fascinating way to begin to improve your cultural competence.
Here’s how to use this tool:
Is professional development one of your goals for 2019? Are you struggling to find the time to fit in learning?
Let’s be honest: adults are busy people. With jobs, families, and an avalanche of commitments, it can be hard to fit in learning. And yet, learning can help you to keep your edge at work.