Staying ahead of the curve

“Lifelong learning expands the mind and comes in a variety of modes,” says Nuala McGuinn, director of the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway.

“It can include a short or long-term course offering certification in a structured format, or a non-formal course which requires a few hours of your time delivered online, in the workplace or wherever it suits your learning needs.”

The key outcome is that you have learned something new, you have broaden your thinking about a particular topic and enhanced your skills in some way.

Employees who undertake some form of professional development report higher levels of job satisfaction, which is good news for employers as this leads to greater staff retention.

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