About this course

Proficiency Area: Managing.

Staff Professional Development is an organization's ability to effectively provide professional development and to support staff in the process of putting what they learn into practice.

In the first lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • What professional development is, and is not.

  • The benefits of professional development to your nonprofit, to you as an employee, and to you as a growing professional.

  • The types of development opportunities to seek to support your current role and your long-term plan.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • What you can expect in this lesson

    • Before we begin...

    • Start Your Workbook

  • 2

    What is Professional Development?

    • What is staff professional development?

    • Why does professional development matter?

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Check Out Workbook

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