As L&D professionals, it’s easy for us to focus so much of our attention on other people’s development that we neglect our own. But just like the people whose learning we nurture, we need a continuous, strategic plan to develop our skills and...
There are a variety of paths people take to enter and advance in the training profession. The paths learning leaders take throughout their careers can offer insights for newer — and more experienced — professionals.
Whatever your path to training management, you are a critical part of a high-performing training organization. Remember to continue your focus on professional development to maintain your skill set and value.
Build your learning tribe. Seek to be around people who are smarter than you. Social learning is one of the best ways to stay on top of your game. Take advantage of every interaction with other workplace learning professionals.
Be a lifelong learner (demonstrate and live your passion for learning). Be a model for others, and plan dedicated time to grow your knowledge and gain new L&D skills.
Having sound wisdom from someone who has walked in your shoes and who can offer fresh, experienced perspective is key to aligning your career goals with your passion. For this reason, I choose to be that person for others.
As a training professional, you spend much of your time focused on the career development of others. But what does your own career path look like? What are your prospects as a training professional, and how are training roles evolving? Read on to find out.
Although my daily routine has changed from being in a room full of energized and hungry students and athletes, my routine today is similar when you consider that it involves teaching, mentoring, coaching and leading “big kids”!
Keep in mind that it’s called a career path, not a career destination. We are always growing and changing, and it’s powerful to understand that we are in control of the direction we take today to set ourselves up for success tomorrow.