5 Professional Development Tips To Help You Maximise Your Career

Professional development is all about seeking opportunities to help maximise your career. Here are 5 tips to get you started.


1. Have a vision for your career

Understanding where you want your career to go will help you focus on areas of professional development. Think about what drives you, your ideal position, and what you need to achieve (certifications, for example) to get there.


2. Focus on learning

You’re never too old to learn. Tom Clancy said it best: “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die”. Commit to expanding your mind by setting a learning goal. For example, dedicate yourself to one learning opportunity a month. Setting this goal will keep you focused. Get some ideas about the ways in which you can fulfill your goal below.

 3. Attend events

Commit yourself to an event which focuses on an area you’re interested in learning more about. Networking events are a great way to connect with other like-minded individuals and learn from their experiences. Alternatively, signing up for a course or workshop can provide you with some more technical knowledge you may be seeking.

 4. Don’t limit yourself

There are unlimited ways you can contribute to your own professional development. The main theme is gaining knowledge and experience. You can do this by absorbing information from your favourite podcast, volunteering, networking and so much more.

 5. Talk to your boss.

Part of having goals is being able to communicate them. Speaking with your boss or manager about your professional goals is a great way to set them into motion. If your manager understanding how your success will be his or her success, they will be able to aid you. For example, signing up for a CIET workshop will provide you with important information, making you a valuable employee to your organisation. By completing a workshop, your manager now has a valuable asset on his or her team.



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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




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Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!


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