4 kinds of professional development: Which kind is right for you?

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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.