Last updated: 21 Nov 2016

Professional Development Plan Template

Published: 4/11/2017

A professional development plan template can be a useful tool for setting down goals, tracking progress towards them, and recording the results. We are offering the findcourses professional development plan template as a supplement to your course search.

L&D Conferences in the United States

Published: 4/6/2017

This list of L&D conferences includes events taking place all year throughout the country. Attending one or several of these events will allow you to meet industry experts in person and get up to date on the latest research and trends. You will also meet and share information with industry peers.

Highly Reviewed Finance Courses in New York City

Published: 3/2/2017

We are often asked for course recommendations by our users. When there are many courses available that on the surface will suit their requirements, we look at reviews from people who have formerly taken the course to help them find the best one possible. Check out this list of finance courses in New York City that have been highly reviewed by our users!

Microsoft Equivalent to CCNA

Published: 2/1/2017

One of the best ways for IT professionals to legitimize their professional expertise is through certification. As two of the best-known names in the IT industry, certification through Microsoft or Cisco is a great choice. Cisco's CCNA certification is a great catch all, but what is the Microsoft equivalent? Learn about different Microsoft certifications and how you can get one with the help of this article.

10 Tips for Reducing Your Business' Impact on the Environment

Published: 1/18/2017

Whether you are looking for ways to completely reshape the way your company runs or just a few simple steps to get the ball rolling, it's never too early or too late to start implementing processes to reduce your business' footprint on the environment. Here are ten easy and attainable tips that you can introduce into your workplace culture today!

Electronic Recycling Certifications - R2 vs. e-Stewards

Published: 1/5/2017

Nowadays, many people are making more of a conscious efforts to consume and utilize products and services that make much less of an impact on the environment. Becoming a certified electronics recycler means your organization is dedicated to reducing your negative impact on both the environment and human health. Read about how to become a Certified Electronics Recycler through R2 or e-Stewards certification programs.

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Why Aren't Employees Engaged in Professional Development?

Published: 12/9/2016

Many companies are working hard to set up learning and development programs. Yet, in some cases there is a disconnect. Learning and development programs are in place, but employees are not engaging with these opportunities. We have come up with four common reasons that employees might not be engaging with the development opportunities their workplaces are providing.

The Basics of Professional Development Tax Write Off

Published: 12/7/2016

Learning doesn’t end once you get a job. With increasing competition and ever-changing industries, it is critical for professionals to continue learning and developing their knowledge and skill set. That’s where professional training courses (such as those here on come in to play. But did you know that as a professional, you can (in some cases) write off tax for work-related professional development? Here we outline some of the basics about which professional development opportunities are actually tax deductible.

Including Professional Development In Your Personal Mission Statement

Published: 12/6/2016

Whether you work for a large international financial organization with hundreds of employees or a one-person wedding planning business, keeping yourself trained and at the top of your game is of vital importance in a world rife with competition and ever-changing best practices. Take a look at these tips on how you can build professional development into your personal mission statement in order to get the most out of your career.

Alycia Angle on Elliott Masie's Learning 2016 Conference

Published: 11/29/2016

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Alycia Angle.Alycia was a member of the prestigious 30 under 30 Program at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2016 Conference.Learning 2016 was co-hosted by The Masie Learning Consortium and The Association of Talent Development (ATD) and marked the 26th year of this conference for professionals within workplace learning.

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ADDIE vs. SAM - Which Learning Methodology is Better?

Published: 11/25/2016

The battle of ADDIE vs. SAM began when Micheal W. Allen outlined the SAM model in his book Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences in 2012. We at Findcourses decided to do some research of our own on these two methodologies for creating learning materials. Let us take a look at what exactly these two models are.

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10 Highly Reviewed Professional Development Courses in Canada

Published: 11/10/2016

Based in Canada and looking for training? Professional development courses are an efficient solution to keeping up with industry trends and developing a wide range of professional skills, whether general or more specialized. Employers appreciate those with additional training certifications, it shows that you are invested in both your own personal development and that of the organization. Take a look at these 10 highly reviewed courses available in Canada!

10 Highly Reviewed U.S. Professional Development Courses

Published: 11/9/2016

Whether you’re an accountant, a marketing coordinator, a civil engineer or a human resource manager, keeping your skills exercised and staying on top of industry trends is essential for offering the best service you can as a professional in your field. Here are 10 highly reviewed professional development courses available in the U.S. that we think you should check out to further your skills and your career!

Signs You've Chosen a Bad Training Company

Published: 6/29/2016

It's easy to find a training company but it can be hard to choose the right one. At we are in constant communication with training providers as well as participants on training courses. When you contact a training provider, here are five red flags that should make you reconsider your choice.

How People Accidentally Seem Incompetent at Work

Published: 6/28/2016

Bad habits at the workplace can erode your personal brand and lead to fewer responsibilities at work, and even dismissal. Gain the approval of your supervisor and colleagues by avoiding these pitfalls that make competent professionals sound incompetent.

Taking a Professional Development Course to Boost Your Career

Published: 6/28/2016

Professional development courses can benefit your career in several key ways. Learn how professional training can help you excel in your current role and open up pathways to new positions with this article listing key career benefits to staying current with your learning and development.

World’s Largest Corporate Training Course and Provider Search Launches

Published: 5/23/2016 and Launch Combined Search Portal for Learning and Development Professionals May 23, 2016 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time STOCKHOLM & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE) and today have released the world’s largest searchable database of corporate training providers and courses.
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Do I have the right 'learning type' for online education?

Published: 9/29/2015

Learning online is a popular choice for professionals these days - Before taking the plunge and beginning an online degree program, there are various personal factors that adult learners need to consider. These include intrapersonal and interpersonal factors which students should assess.   

Too much Facebook?

Published: 9/15/2015

In modern society, people are becoming increasingly invested in the era of connected devices as one checks the social media in the morning as society did with newspapers 10 years ago. With people of all ages jumping on the bandwagon of incorporating the use of social media in their day to day lives, the amount of content being generated is monumental. As a consequence to this, recent studies have introduced a concept known as social media fatigue which results from the participants being inundated with the copious amount of information they intake, also commonly known as information overload.

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The Developing Brain in a Multitasking World

Published: 9/14/2015

For some time now, multitasking has become a topic that people are increasingly trying to understand. Several studies and researches have been conducted to further understand how these brain networks work. There are centers in the brain called the attention networks which serve as the fundamental bases for switching attention between different jobs. Effective multitasking can be very difficult in times when both the tasks at hand require the same resources from the executive attention network.