With access to so many different professional development resources today, it is not a question of if there is something available, but what is the best resource, given certain goals. As time edges up as one of our most precious resources, narrowing down available opportunities to those that will provide the most benefit is important. You want to make sure that the time, energy and effort you put into developing your skillset aligns with your overall goals (and fits within your available resources).
Based on what you want to accomplish, you may need to immerse yourself in content, relying on experts. You may benefit most from connecting with peers to gather other perspectives and ideas. Or you may benefit from reviewing articles or watching videos to deepen your knowledge.
Clearly the first step is to identify what it is you want to accomplish. From there, you can look for resources most likely to provide the best support. This will narrow down your list of options and you can put together a plan to help you meet your goals.
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