How are you investing in yourself? How are you preparing for the future and sharpening your skills?
As January comes to a close I find myself reviewing one of my New Years Resolutions. Simply stated, I intend to continue to invest in my professional development and make a concerted effort to learn or refine my skills throughout the year. As a Certified Professional Facilitator I look to attend as many workshops and seminars as I can sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network or the International Association of Facilitators. As a trainer / professional speaker I try to attend as many meetings with Toastmasters International as I can — this year looking specifically for topics on Leadership, Team-Building, and competitive speaking. As as a graphic facilitator, I’m making a point to attend the “Draw & Discover” art classes sponsored by the Luce Foundation at the Smithsonian Museums.