April 22, 2024

Preparing for Tomorrow With Online Professional Development

Author: Ray Schroeder
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By Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed
We are entering the fourth industrial revolution, in which jobs and careers are changing at a dizzying pace. The impact in the working world is profound. Overall in the U.S., the average number of years that an employee stayed with an employer as of last year was 4.2. For most people in this emerging fourth industrial revolution, professional development is not an option; it is a necessity. But that doesn’t mean it should be chore. In fact Mary Shindler, senior program manager on the learning and development team at LinkedIn, says, “Data is showing that team members who engage in learning are found to be happier and feel more satisfied in their careers.”


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