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Professional Development

What is professional development?

Professional development is seen as the training, education, and experience that an individual needs to get better at their job. It may include experiential learning, on-the-job training, reading books or articles about educational topics of interest to the professional conferences presenting at a conference continuing education courses taken through an institution of higher-level (college) coursework outside one’s field participation in online communities.

The idea of professional development has been around for over 100 years with formalized training programs beginning in the 1920s. Professional Development helps individuals keep up-to-date on new trends or developments within a profession by taking courses offered through various organizations including universities, colleges, trade associations, and other community resources such as libraries.

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