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The Book of Road-Tested Activities by Elaine Biech

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Chapter 10

Professional Development: Skills for the Workplace

As a trainer, most of what you do likely falls in the professional development category. This chapter focuses on those activities that help your participants learn skills that enhance their work every day and ultimately lead to career advancement.

It is your job to construct intellectually challenging and innovative learning experiences in a safe, supporting, and inclusive environment. Often the skills required don’t fit tidily into a specific workshop topic. For example, you may not be teaching a stress management course, but that doesn’t mean your learners don’t need to know how to overcome the stress of learning new skills or taking on additional responsibility in their jobs.

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