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Reaching The Summit - Professional Development Market Trend

 

 

Continuing education is on the rise, and one indicator can be found in the amount of money employers are spending to sharpen the minds and skills of their workers.

The National Human Resources Association reports that American businesses spend in excess of $2 billion a year on employee education.

And according to a 2005 state-of-the-industry report by the American Society for Training and Development, the average annual training expenditure per employee increased to $955 from $820 in 2003. (Up 16%)

Employees are also receiving more hours of formal instruction. That training increased to 32 hours of learning per employee in 2004 from 26 hours in 2003. (Up 23%)

Why the huge investments in time and money?

The University Continuing Education Association in Washington, D.C. says employers are also concerned about the first wave of baby boomers – the 77 million Americans  who will be eligible for retirement.

This is a very educated population, and employers are concerned about replacing this talent source.

 

The demands on your leaders continue to increase. The bar is going up … what are your plans to deal with these challenges?

Cognition Network's service is directed at proactively equipping leadership teams for the challenges they face by challenging each other to keep raising the bar, increasing the level of trust and transparency, encouraging fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas and innovative solutions, demonstrating a bias for strategic change, reawakening creativity, developing a shared sense of urgency, enhancing the team’s level of cohesion and collaboration along with creating a forum for validating decisions.

Your leadership team will show demonstrable progress in their leadership and professional development.

Members create and execute development plans that support organizational objectives and address their needs for soft, technical & business skills utilizing a library of development planning and execution resources.

Cognition Network’s delivery model overcomes the weaknesses of traditional approaches creating accountability to the executive sponsor, other workgroup members and to the members themselves. Accelerated leadership development takes place through use of advanced problem solving and issue management methods.

How is your professional development plan working for you?

Cognition Network would like to provide you with an opportunity to further your development. The featured book summary for this market trend article is The Enthusiastic Employee by By David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind and Michael Irwin Meltzer

 

 
   

Cognition Network provides high performance facilitation of Professional & Leadership Development through accountability workgroups