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Focus on YOUR PD Lately?

Posted by Ellen on December 7, 2010

ASTD has designated this as Employee Learning Week, “an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.”

Great idea!

We focus a lot on providing the BEST learning our association members can get — they deserve it from us, don’t you think?

If only we were as generous with our own professional development!

In light of Employee Learning Week — call it Staff Professional Development Week if you want — give yourself the gift of learning.

  • Scope out a new blog or Twitterfeed to follow
  • Invest in a new book (how about aLearning: A Trail Guide to Association eLearning? Just click the links on the left for more info)
  • Find a conference or education event that will fill a gap for you
  • Subscribe to a new magazine
  • Search YouTube for relevant videos on a topic you want to learn more about
  • Register for an online course (or view the aLearning tutorials for FREE — click the “aLearning Fundamentals” tag on the left to see the choices)
  • Post a question on LinkedIn or another professional social networking site or search for another topic you want to explore

The possibilities are endless!!

Feed your mind.

You can’t nourish your members educationally if your own head is empty!

2 Responses to “Focus on YOUR PD Lately?”

  1. Thanks for highlighting “Employee Learning Week.” Our business is built on doing nothing other than helping people who are employees succeed.

    Is anyone compiling a list of efforts from the results of the awareness campaign? That would be a cool blog post–all the items in one long list that were done to acknowledge employee learners.

    Keep carrying the flame!

    Let me know how I can help…

    David Koehn
    Director of Product Strategy
    Saba People Learning
    t: @davidkoehn

  2. Ellen said

    Thanks for stopping by aLearning, David! I took a look at the ASTD site to see if they’ve posted anything that would answer your question, but I didn’t see any updates. It does appear that they included a way for people to send e-mails about what they’ve done for ELW… so maybe something will show up in the future.

    What did you do for your own learning that week, David!?

    Oh, wait — don’t tell me! You discovered the aLearning blog 😉

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