Blog & News

RSS

68% Of Workers Say This About Professional Development. What Do You Say?

Who Wants Free Coffee? – Innovative Educators will send a $10 Starbucks Gift Card to the first 50 people who complete our short survey (5 questions only – seriously only 5).

We value your input and we want to know what your training needs are, so please take a few minutes to complete our professional development survey!

 

Statistics:

Clearly, professional development is important, but just how important is it to employees?  Answers!

  • 68% of workers say training and development is the most important workplace policy.

  • 7 out of 10 people say that professional development opportunities affect their decision to stay at a company.

  • Companies that offer professional development opportunities have 34% higher retention rates.

Resources:


Tell us what you think: 

  • Why is professional development important to you? 

  • Do you consider blogs to be a form of professional development?

Comments 32
  • Erik Buchanan
    Erik Buchanan

    One hour formats are nice.

  • Marilu Piotrowski
    Marilu Piotrowski

    Lifelong learning is paramount professionally. Blogs can capitalize as an efficient resource to stimulate topics for further investigation and development.

  • Dorie Scofield
    Dorie Scofield

    Professional development keeps employees sharp in their fields of expertise by helping them to be knowledgeable of trends that make a difference.

  • Debbie Plagrmann
    Debbie Plagrmann

    PD is very important to the health of the employee and for the employee. It’s a format to stay current with topics amongst your competitors and a avenue to feel valued from your employer. One hour seminars can be helpful, and the key is to put new knowledge into practice.

  • SUSAN
    SUSAN

    Professional development aka “training on how to do your job”, is absolutely essential for retention and job satisfaction. Blogs are useful for short answers and perhaps such as a forum, but I’m not sure I would consider that PD.

  • Marty Evensvold
    Marty Evensvold

    Professional development reinvigorates me and renews my excitement towards the profession. I would consider blogs a form of professional development though I’ve personally ever done it.

  • Angelica Ceja
    Angelica Ceja

    Profesional Development is essential in my field (I’m in education) because it is crucial to be up-to-date on current trends and statistics within the educational counseling field. Blogs are helpful to provide current knowledge and learn about new skills and tools within in my field.

  • Edwina Rozelle
    Edwina Rozelle

    Professional development keeps you on point and increases new creative ideas, best practices, energized. I do not consider blogs to be prof dev, but it does have its place in keeping employees plugged in to important current content.

  • Christine
    Christine

    Teaching computer programming, continual professional development is a critical part of the job. You have to be able to keep up with the changes.

  • Diana Goldammer
    Diana Goldammer

    Federal involvement has made professional development mandatory.

  • John Ynami
    John Ynami

    As life long learners, we must continue to expand our knowledge base to help us become better mentors of the future generation of students.

  • Janet Groth
    Janet Groth

    Professional Development is an integral part of my work life. Without it, I would not be exposed to new technologies, methods, or ideas. The exchange of information is critical. Blogs are certainly a valuable platform to exchange information and share areas of success and failure with those experiencing comparable issues.

  • Tiffany Lynn
    Tiffany Lynn

    I do not consider blogs to be a formal form of professional development. However, they are useful and provide valuable information that may pose additional questions and responses to be added to the subject matter.

  • annie
    annie

    Can’t get enough! Keep the professional development coming our way please!

  • Rebecca Weier
    Rebecca Weier

    As educators we are learners. Professional development allows us to experience the joy of learning continuously.

  • Rebecca Weier
    Rebecca Weier

    As educators we are learners. Professional development allows us to experience the joy of learning continuously.

  • Samantha P
    Samantha P

    Profession development is important for two reasons. It helps the individual to grow and improve and to become better at their profession. Secondly, it’s an indicator or how much an employer values their staff if they are willing to invest in them.
    I haven’t ever blogged myself but reading blogs and generally engaging in social media discussions can be a useful form of development and great for finding contacts.

  • Michael
    Michael

    Professional development keeps us all updated on the latest findings, research, and techniques. This assists us in streamlining processes and providing a better experience for our students.

  • Tina
    Tina

    Professional development can be an effective way to introduce practical application of strategies that support the institution’s mission. It can also help to motivate team members, while allowing professional peers to learn from one another. While there is value in blogs, I do not consider them to necessarily be formal PD – yet, they can serve as a learning tool.

  • Margot
    Margot

    Blogs and other asynchronous trainings can be helpful for straightforward skill building or trainings. They lack the collaboration and often the ability to solve more advanced challenges, build teams, or establish relationships.

  • Leslie
    Leslie

    Blogs may be an informal source of information that is easily accessible to many and could be useful… I’ve never thought of them as a credible source for professional development, but it’s an interesting thought! I’d definitely be willing to check blogs out with that in mind.

  • Leslie
    Leslie

    Blogs may be an informal source of information that is easily accessible to many and could be useful… I’ve never thought of them as a credible source for professional development, but it’s an interesting thought! I’d definitely be willing to check blogs out with that in mind.

  • Margot Underwood
    Margot Underwood

    We have a Professional Development Advisory Team and we run in to big questions about which activities are training, and what are Professional Development. We also find that it is really different for faculty and staff.

  • Art Jackson
    Art Jackson

    Education depends on continuous improvement and PD is a important tool to realize this goal.

  • Leslie
    Leslie

    Professional development is one valuable way to upgrade one’s field of knowledge. Employees that take advantage of professional development opportunities may feel more valued by employers.

  • Denice Pardee
    Denice Pardee

    Professional Development is soooo important!!!

  • Jill Spearman
    Jill Spearman

    I feel it blogs can be a public forum of information, but not necessarily professional development. I feel that others opinions are important as we grow, and can open doors to new opportunities for those included.

  • Jill Spearman
    Jill Spearman

    Professional development is very valuable to each and every person at a business or company. Being able to stay up-to-date on current trends and statistics is imperative to those we serve.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy

    We should all want to be better.

  • Cindi Husk
    Cindi Husk

    I like the 1 hour formats!

  • Pat Suess
    Pat Suess

    I value professional development…lifelong education. I do not consider blogs to be PD, but they can be a platform for professional collaboration.

  • Haleigh Kaiser
    Haleigh Kaiser

    simple survey that is to the point

Leave a comment
Your Name:*
Email Address:*
Message: *
* Required Fields