Wondering where to spend your corporate training dollars in 2015? Don’t have corporate support and/or corporate dollars to spend on training? Take charge of your professional development today and set aside personal dollars for training to grow your career.
Seeking and embracing opportunities for education and training is critical and necessary to being in the “driver’s seat” of your career. Do not stay focused on the here and now. You must plan for your future ahead. Neglecting professional development is a choice and will only keep your career in “park” or even move it into “reverse.”
While growing up in my hometown of Chico, CA, there were two unwritten rules in my home set by each parent—play sports and play the piano. The hard work involved in participating in sports and learning to play the piano required deliberate practice, discipline, and training. Through those deliberate practice activities I unlocked gifts that I didn’t know that I had. Each of us can discover new and exciting talents and opportunities through deliberate action.
In an effort to help you discover administrative professional conferences, I want to make finding those resources easy. Why? Because I care! I care about your success as an administrative professional. It may be hard to believe that someone (a stranger if you’ve never met me) would want to commit personal resources and time to provide a FREE resource, “A Great Day’s Work,” to share information to help you drive your career success.
I have identified several administrative professional conferences offered throughout 2015. Administrative professionals should talk with their employer and family members to explore a budget that would allow them the opportunity to enhance current skills, improve weaknesses, learn new career skills, stay in touch with industry trends, expand professional networks, and more. Executives and managers should talk with their administrative support staff and encourage professional development. Making a commitment and investment towards professional development and training can definitely improve overall employee performance and employee satisfaction.
I hope our paths will cross this year as we travel and register for conferences to gain confidence, knowledge, and grow our professional networks. I would love to meet you in person!