"Being “proactive” or “taking charge” of your own learning isn’t just about engaging in formal professional development activities though, or even participating in a few MOOCs (massive open online courses) or watching some inspirational videos from time to time, it’s also about recognizing that most of your real learning takes place continuously – and frequently unintentionally – in many other ways e.g.
• in your daily dealings with your colleagues, customers, clients or friends
• by being active in the fast moving flow of ideas and new resources being exchanged in your professional networks
• by keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry or profession through a constant stream of industry news"
Comments: Jane Hart has said it before, and many others with her. Still, it can't do no harm to reiterate the message in a world in which professional development by many still is equated with training (adopting the familiar school model), and in which life long learning is seen primarily as a responsibility of employers, obviating need to support individuals so they take charge themselves . (peter sloep, @pbsloep)
Via Peter B. Sloep