Why are Professional Trainings Important?Muhammad Zeeshan Ali, PMP, PMI-ACP
“Continuous Improvement”, in terms of product and resources’ performance, is one of the most prolific concepts that has gathered a lot of attention recently. The simple reason is that the professionals in such domains are gradually increasing with every passing day. With ever growing competition, the professionals need to be consistently upgrading themselves, in order to stay in the competition. Experience comes with time but other way to upgrade and grow in stature is through professional training.
The professional training can be for soft skills or some other technical skills, Each type of training has its own importance and benefits. No matter which training you attend, the most noticeable benefit is the building of basic level knowledge, such as terminologies, processes and practices related to the respective topic. Many times, it happens that the professional is already practicing some process or practices but he/she is not aware of how they are related to industry standards. These training provide an opportunity for the attendees to realize not only what things they were doing wrong but also what things were being conducted the right way. This understanding helps in building confidence and provides a vision to perform even better.
The professional training also provides the attendees to learn from the experience of other experts. Without this learning, they might miss out in some dimensions and they might have to face the same thing, themselves, through a hard way. Also these training provides the professionals with an opportunity to discuss different relevant points and explore some new dimensions.
Since mostly good training these days has some part of activity, this activity part makes the overall training experience much more fun based and an opportunity to interact in a much more informal environment. This casual environment is very helpful in personal growth. Such activity based training provides real time scenarios and the attendees are able to develop their knowledge by being able to relate the daily life common activities with the standard processes and practices. Such learning has proven much more productive and effective. They also help in building memories that are more lasting as compared to a non-activity based training.
The role play and interaction in these activities provides the attendees with a chance to feel the actual situation, to a certain extent, and being able to make decisions real time and learn without taking the actual risk or pressure.
Above all, the training provides attendees with an opportunity to claim the training hours (PDUs) in case they are looking to appear for a certification or for the renewal activity, as well as preparing for the professional certification exam itself.