By Tracey Fairweather, Deputy Head - National Training Portfolio

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Professional Development

17 Dec 2019

It is becoming increasingly evident that the modern career is evolving into a journey of continuous learning.  A single qualification is not ‘all you need’ to progress.

Make professional development a high priority, now and in the new year. Let it be that practical solution that brings you the best returns with minimal risks. Whether you are an employee or an employer, here are three reasons why you should invest in professional development in 2020:

  1. Demonstrates your will to improve.

    Taking the initiative to undertake ongoing professional development showcases your ability to recognise and act upon your limitations. It is also a quality that will always be looked upon favourably in the workplace.  If you are confused about where to start, skills like change management, emotional intelligence and strategic thinking are transferrable to a variety of careers.

    Explore our professional workshops to view the most in-demand skills in today's market.

  2. Path to building long-term relationships.

    Face-to-face learning is a great way to build your professional network. At CIT Solutions, our courses and workshops are specifically designed to allow opportunities to make connections.  Our group activities and/or social learning events enable learners to find out more about their peers; often leading to new partnerships, collaborations or job offers!

  3. You are in sync with the latest trends

    Modern workplaces are evolving faster than ever before and this is unlikely to change.  It is important that you move along with this trend. If you stand still, the currency of your skills and knowledge becomes out-dated. Embrace and prepare for the workplace environment in 2020 and beyond. Don’t allow yourself to be left behind while the world advances and dives into exciting domains.

    Professional development is an investment that will keep your capability relevant and up-to-date with the latest workplace trends in and outside Australia. This new year, let it be your new priority.

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