By attending continuing education classes is a second strategy that will enable

By attending continuing education classes is a second

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and to be able to learn more about ways they can apply those lessons to fit their client’s needs. By attending continuing education classes is a second strategy that will enable me to grow as a human services worker. The classes or workshops will surely help with learning new techniques and theories that are continually changing in the human services world. There are numerous organizations that do require their workers to maintain a certain amount of training hours each year to remain employed or to maintain their licenses. If a worker should want to further their education, you can go to a local college or just about anywhere. The workshops that the agency may have to offer you may be free within the company or may charge you a small fee. There are many opportunities that are online, a local college or library, and even seminars that you may have to travel to a trained professional speaker’s presentation. Some employers may pay for the classes or they may be free to you. Yet, there are others that are higher in cost, but it is well worth the investment of time and the money into your personal and professional growth. Being able to further your learning and research in your field is a valuable resource that will reap many benefits. Lastly, the third strategy that would be of good use is to collaborate with my fellow co- workers and having a person willing to be a mentor. Having a mentor will surely help the worker in gaining a hands-on experience. A mentor can give advice along with constructive criticism and to teach you the things that are not taught in a classroom type of setting. Collaborating with your co-workers is one way to build a team that you can truly rely on. You are being an active team player is crucial when issues do come up in a case you are working
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 5 on. Having co-workers who can be useful and helpful as far as everyone having different points of view on what might work best with a client or in a different set of circumstances. Working
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