Glossary Term: Professional Development

Definition

​​Professional development is learning with the goal of earning or maintaining professional credentials. This includes academic degrees, formal coursework, attending conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice.

What is the importance of professional development?

The purpose of professional development is to give individuals the opportunity to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that can help them in their job and further their careers.

What is a professional development skill?

Professional development skills – also known as soft skills – support you in your everyday life at work. These will help you to build stronger relationships with colleagues, stand out to senior staff and become more of a rounded member of your team.

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