- network with other professionals in your field;
- stay up to date with the latest developments in your field
- discover best practices
- be aware of new laws, policies, jobs, etc
So in essence, professional development not only gets you away from your job site, but it allows you to become more knowledgeable and marketable in your field. You are also able to disseminate the information to your fellow co-workers or staff members so as to keep the information going and relevant. So employers need to ensure they are allowing and encouraging their employees to partake in professional development activities.
That is all for now....