Professional Development Reflections

Notes: I’ve been away from this blog for several months but I am hoping to get back into it from time to time.

I’ve been thinking about professional development lately and my views have changed in some ways. My understanding of professional development is now broader and more nuanced than before. For example, I think the professional development needs and interests of people vary depending on their organizational context and where they stand in their careers. I now also think of professional development in broader terms – improving one’s technical skills further, for example. One area where I am looking to develop my skills further is Excel and Access (e.g. I’m working on learning “Visual Basic for Applications” (VBA). Beyond that, I’m keenly working on developing my understanding of the financial industry. There is much more to learn but this is where I am focusing on these days.

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