Professional development is the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development and experience that one gains during their development. In the fire service, professional development is a critical element of being a leader and being a professional. When we step up to accep the responsibility of leadership, we also accept an obligation to continuing our training, education, learning, personal experience and growth as we work to improve our effectiveness.
Professional development is an excellent tool for meeting that obligation. As fire service organizations we must strive to provide continued guidance to our most valued resource, our personnel, through a carefully crafted professional development plan that meets the specifics of the organization.
If you want to learn more...join me on Thursday April 21 at 1:30pm in room 206/207 at FDIC.