Professional Development should be a priority in all environments and it should be a mandate for everyone to include this in their growth plans each year….including those in leadership positions.
The article below targets Education Leaders; however, it can apply to all sectors. Professional Development should be alive and not just seen as a one off. Leaders need to model professional growth and demonstrate real leadership by practicing what and where they place value in their workplace.
CEO’s and upper management need to invest in their frontline leadership if they wish to see positive growth with their organizations. If your employer does not invest in your Professional Development, or if internal leaders do not take advantage of Pro-D opportunities then it may be time to reavaluate priorities and accountability.