Professional development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement. Professional development encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance. Those who engage in professional development share a common purpose of enhancing their ability to do their work. At the heart of professional development is the individual's interest in lifelong learning and increasing their own skills and knowledge. Some common Professional Development objectives include:
- Career Development
- Career Change
- Skills Development
- Staff development
How Can EthoScape Help?
Ethos is the Greek word for character, thus EthoScape is the layout or qualities of one's character. At EthoScape we refer to our programs and processes as "EthoScaping", or the process of building upon one's character to achieve desired outcomes. At EthoScape our program incorporates a personal development plan with professional skill building and mentoring. The process is an experience of self-learning, introspection and analysis, a "journey" of character of sorts.
Register today to learn what the benefits of EthoScape's professional development program can provide.