Purpose of Professional Development

  1. "Encourages growth and development of individuals.
  2. Assists people in responding to practical work problems.
  3. Prepares people for current and future work opportunities.
  4. Assists organizations to achieve desired results and adapt to change.
  5. Provides opportunities to examine community and societal issues, foster change for the common good, and promote a civil society."*

* Caffarella, R., and Ratclifee Daffron, S. (2013). Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide (Third Edition). San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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