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How to Develop a Culture of Constant Professional Development?

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell. Professional development is one such temptation that enables project teams to re-evaluate their activities and promotes out-of-the-box thinking. It helps in improving resilience and agility on the ground.

In this article at project Management Tips, Elizabeth Harrin shares how constant development can leave a lasting impression on the stakeholders and role of a project manager in scaling the team.

What’s the Need?

Constant professional development is an act of continuous learning and development of professional skills. It is essential as it helps in shaping career and can bring in new opportunities. It helps in demonstrating competence to the current or future employers. Carrying out professional development activities can help the team grow their confidence, and make them self-reflective, thereby leading to better outcomes.

Activities That Counts

The professional associations specify the development activities as attending seminars or conferences, presenting at events, mentoring, volunteering for professional bodies, listening to industry podcasts or reading journals, attending formal training, etc.

The author suggests using on-premise tools like Primavera Reader or talking to different department employees to broaden your knowledge. You can hone your skills using online tutorials or work shadowing.

Seeking Manager’s Guidance

Being influential in their career, senior managers can help you achieve your goals. If you are good at your work and professionally perform it the way your manager taught it, your company will benefit with it. Active support of your managers through secondments method will help you extend the time for additional learning. In fact, formal training will help in saving the cost. Click on the following link to read the original article: http://pmtips.net/blog-new/how-to-do-continuous-professional-development

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