Professional development budgets are pretty common in large organizations.
Whether you sign up for workshops, attend conferences, or take an online course, those costs are often accounted for ahead of time, and people are encouraged to take part.
But if you work for a smaller organization, are the boss, or a solopreneur, the professional development budgets are often zilch, zero, nada, none.
So you need to get creative on how you’ll keep up with the latest industry trends and continue to hone your skills.
Your Professional Development Journey
At Spin Sucks, I consider my team pretty darn lucky.
They get to have all of the training we provide the communications industry for free.
They can take all of the courses, attend all of the group coaching, get instant reviews of their homework, and, best of all, have access to our coaches, their content, and their brains. It’s professional development on steroids for them.
I’ve experienced all levels of professional development throughout my career—from watching my boss read every morning and use that knowledge to help our clients through one-on-one coaching with some of the best business coaches out there.
And there are many ways to approach it.
That’s what we talk about in this episode of the Spin Sucks podcast.
The Spin Sucks Podcast on Professional Development
In this show you’ll learn:
- The benefits of professional development for your career
- What happens if you don’t invest in PD
- Why you should allocate a portion of of your non-work time to learning
- Your options for continuing your professional education through reading and other self-learning tasks
- About the professional development options offered by the Spin Sucks team
What’s Your Take?
My six-year-old loves learning. I’m constantly peppered with “Did you know…” questions throughout the day, every day.
We probably should all look to children and their curiosity about the world as a model for our continuing education and PD.
How do you plan your professional development? Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner?
Share your stories in the comments.