Empower Your Future: The Transformative Benefits of Professional Development

Published by Amber Needham
Professional Development

Empower Your Future: The Transformative Benefits of Professional Development

Professional Development refers to the process of improving your professional skills and knowledge to achieve your goals, through training courses and accreditation.  With 74% of workers saying that a lack of employee development opportunities is preventing them from reaching their full potential (ClearCompany,2021) it is clear the benefits that ensuring professional development is undertaken will have a hugely positive impact on both the employee and the business. Prioritising professional development involves putting in a level of effort in addition to your current roles and responsibilities which shows your employer the extra dedication you are willing to undergo to better your skillset.

7 Benefits to Completing Professional Development

1: To keep up-to-date on Industry trends

As professional development courses are continuously updating and evolving to suit the changes within each industry, attending one of these courses is an important way to keep well-informed on trends and updates. By learning what is predicted for your sector and what competitors are doing it helps return to your business with fresh ideas.

  2: Make meaningful contributions in work

By taking part in a training course, it will mean you will have additional knowledge from your learnings that you can contribute to your place of work. Being able to add valuable insight into meetings is a bonus that will happen from undertaking these courses.

3: Increases employability through accreditation

Having completed a professional development course massively boosts future employability with many credible certifications to be gained.  For the courses that are accredited this is a clear stamp of approval which will enhance your CV and catch the eye of a Hiring Manager.

4: Helps to avoid skill gaps by building skillsets

If there are areas in which you feel your skillset is lacking, choosing a course that will help boost these will be beneficial in closing them gaps and further enhancing your employability.

5: Reflect on current processes

The process of undergoing professional development allows you to see both strengths and weaknesses in your current approach to work and your organisation. The courses also provide you with the knowledge to tackle these issues and improve them, which is something crucial to bring back with you.

6: Network with likeminded professionals

Many courses will help you stay connected with professionals whom can offer advise and support following the course. They are great opportunities to network and discuss professional development between others in similar situations who can help you along the way.


7: Earn more money

Gaining the skills from professional development will lead to increase employability and therefore potential for pay increases.

Here at Salford Professional Development, we are committed to delivering excellent training courses to further your professional skills, with accredited and non-accredited training options to over 9,000 clients each year across the public and private sectors. Our Coaching and Mentoring course is perfect for those who want to enhance their skills and capabilities through effective coaching and mentoring culture cultivation, whilst increasing the communication skills, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills of management teams to help deliver organisational objectives.

We offer a range of courses in Leadership and Management, Marketing, Healthcare, IT, Directors and more. For the full list of courses click here - https://www.salford.ac.uk/spd/course 

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