Learning for Personal Development
Lifelong learning is a normal part of our lives and work. Along with the continued investment in personal development as a lifelong process, demand is increasing for new skills, knowledge, and activities and for self-taught study. Moreover, improvements in technology and e-Learning facilitates personal development at affordable prices. Some of the personal benefits from a lifelong learning philosophy include:
- Learning new skills and acquiring new knowledge
- Enhancing self-motivation and confidence
- Re-igniting personal interest and goals
- Enhancing self-awareness, resilience, and a sense of direction
- Improving focus and effectiveness
- Improving your health with research in nutrition and inherited medical conditions.
- Maintaining brain activity, to facilitate a fulfilling life and manage or offset the progress of some forms of dementia.
Engaging and dynamic education provides an excellent learning experience for individuals and offers an opportunity to invest in yourself—your greatest and most valuable assets. With time constraints and lags in measurable improvements, entrepreneurs, innovators, and achievers have demonstrated success in the ability to manage themselves in a variety of situations and this is a key outcome of personal development.
Learning for Professional Development
In an era of constant change and greater uncertainty; new knowledge and new businesses are emerging. Employers are looking for well-balanced people with transferable skills that complement the workplace’s dynamic environment. This includes demonstrating a ‘Lifelong Learning Philosophy’.
While continuous professional development is part of this, employees must demonstrate willingness to develop new knowledge and skills. Investing in training or new work opportunities through coaching or mentoring opportunities, can improve one’s value to your current or future employer, including adaptability to:
- Environmental changes
- Productive and creative improvements
- Knowledge requirements for advancement and promotion
Lifelong learning requires a positive attitude to learning both for personal and professional development, and with learning innovation it has become more accessible. Afterall, ignorance is a choice, based on acquiring and mastering the lifelong learning philosophy.
At Sentinel|9, we are committed to providing the latest industry-leading e-Learning, blended and lecture-room educational resources that are industry relevant and that meets the growing demand of the next generation of learners. Sentinel|9’s academic content and curriculum are developed with consultation from industry experts, professorial, doctoral, and a postdoctoral in-house team of academics, so learning is of the highest quality. Sentinel|9 high-quality education materials:
- incorporate the latest ideas and debates from the literature to design educational content and to enhance usability
- are suitable for postgraduate and undergraduate tertiary education, vocational education and training organisation as well as continued professional development
- can transform how individuals think about themselves, students will gain current knowledge, and the required skills to confidently analyse and synthesize information to make informed decisions and create innovative solutions to improve current business practices and be ready for success in any competitive field.
- can offer students a business education with the ability to grow in their overall business perspective, entrepreneurial skills and management proficiencies
- are designed for an optimal career and business impact; you will strengthen your knowledge of business theories and concepts while improving leadership, communication and team skills.
- Video| Jim Rohn | Self education will make you a fortune.
- Video| Brian Tracy |Develop the Habit of Lifelong Learning for Professional Development
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