In today’s competitive world you have to be a step ahead of the rest of your colleagues. What’s the best way to accomplish that? Continuing education seminars give you an advantage. What better way to get the proper knowledge you need to advance your career than to attend an educational seminar.
Continuing Your Education
Whether you’re an accountant, electrician, plumber or judge you can further your career with seminars, webinars, and programs. Never stop learning because you can only utilize and teach what you understand. In May of this year, Ted speaker Rebekah Barnett spoke on thriving with the knowledge you have. The more you know the more powerful you become.
Where Do I Start?
Do your research online first. If the educational provider you’re interested in is in your local area, visit them in person. Make sure you come with a complete list of all the questions you want to be answered such as:
- What are their hours of operation?
- What sets them apart from their competitors?
- What will you need?
- Will I need a W-9 Form?
- What advice can they give you pertaining to your goals?
What About Webinars?
There might be certain situations where your availability might hinder you from attending seminars. Don’t let that stunt your growth. The people in this situation are best suited for webinars.
What Will I Need To Be An Participant Of A Webinar?
It all depends on the provider you choose, but typically their platform will have a custom interface you log in to get access to course material. They will inform you of the technical specifications you’ll need to meet in order to be able to participate such as:
- Operating System Requirements
- Web Browser
- Internet Connection Speed
- Hardware & Software Requirement
They will provide you with live streaming and pre-recorded webinars for your education. You may have a test upon completion of a webinar, so make sure you pay attention and take plenty of notes.
What About Do It Yourself Studies?
This really is for certain people. This sounds easy but is actually harder because it all relies on you. If you don’t have the drive or discipline you can find yourself falling behind and/or losing interest.
Why is Attending A Seminar In Person A Must?
There is a big difference in learning in person than learning via the web. If you’ve ever attended a professional sporting event you know it’s much more of an exhilarating atmosphere than watching it from your couch on your TV screen. When you learn in person you have more interest. There is a higher level of excitement for what you’re doing.
The Most Important Factor Of Attending A Seminar
In an online article found on TechCrunch, written on Oct 30, 2016, entitled, “In a knowledge economy corporate learning is necessary to survive”, Karl Mehta made clear the importance of networking in the corporate sector.
Knowledge is infinite and you could always know more and do better. You’re cheating yourself if you have never attended a seminar and you want to get ahead in your career.