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5 Reasons Employees Need Professional Development Workshops

April 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 136

Employees should never stop learning. Unfortunately, this is what some people do after they get a new job. They believe that all of their chances to learn were presented to them in college, and they assume that they can now just work with the knowledge that they have. This is not the case, which is why employees in most industries need to attend professional development workshops. The five reasons below will show what they can get out of these workshops.

1. The first reason is that they can learn more about their specific industry. When they were in school, they probably studied a more general subject. For instance, they may have studied basic engineering, but now they have a job creating beams for overpass bridges. They can learn about this specifically in a way that they could not in school, when they could not anticipate what their job would be after graduation.

2. The second reason is that they can learn about changes in technology. This is something that they should do every few years at the very least. Computer technology is specific is changing almost daily. They need to find out about it so that they can implement these developments into how they work.

3. Employees also need to consider discovering new skills that can be used in the workplace that they will not have learned in school, such as networking skills or interpersonal skills. A school just teaches the basic knowledge that is required, but it does not teach them how to live and thrive in a workplace environment. They need to learn to communicate with coworkers and supervisors.

4. Beyond that, they can also find out what others have been doing in the same industry, and this can give them new ideas and concepts that they can use in their own corner of the profession. It is always good to adopt or at least consider the successful techniques that others have implemented to grow as an individual.

5. Finally, they should attend the workshops in order to keep an open mind. Professionals need to make sure that they do not fall into the rut of thinking that they know everything that there is to know about the industry. This will inhibit their growth and development. If they see that there is more knowledge to be had, they will be open to new thoughts and ideas.

When employees attend these professional development workshops, they will take away a set of valuable lessons. They will learn things that they would never get in college or in the workplace. This will make them more complete workers who are better equipped to succeed.

Author writes about a variety of topics. If you would like more information about professional development workshops, visit http://www.regent.edu/pce.

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