Professional Development

Below are resources to help improve your understand of professional development and why it's important. 

Professional Development Resources

Why is lifelong learning important?

Dan Hoffman, CEO of M5 Networks, discusses why lifelong learning is important and the role it has played for him, his company, and his employees. Click the video above to learn more. 

Why Continuing Education Is Important

In this short clip from CBS, Regina Lewis discusses how continuing education is an investment for your future. Hear why you need to stay up on the latest trends in order stay relevant in your position, and why even those who aren't currently employed should consider continuing education. 

Effective Leadership

Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ... (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.)

Why is professonal development important?

Published on Jan 27, 2014

In this Q&A video, Paul Juniper, Director of Queen's IRC, discusses why it's important to upgrade your skills if you're looking for a new job, or if you want to remain valuable in your current position. The further away you are from your formal education, the more important training and continuous learning and development becomes to your career.