The PDC Messenger is e-published eight times a year on months our flagship The PDC Post does not appear. Like The Post, The Messenger provides useful information empowering professionals to advance their careers.
WordPress Training Offers an Easy Entrée to Valuable Web Skills
For many professionals eager to enhance their value in the workplace – either in their current job or during a job search – having some skills in posting material on the Internet can be essential. With a little training, it’s fairly easy these days to build and maintain a basic website using a “content […]
The PDC at Midyear– Taking Stock, Looking Ahead
Interested in growing professionally, and doing it without going into massive debt? It can be done right here in the Boston area where, since 2010, the Professional Development Collaborative has offered hundreds of affordable professional growth courses. PDC’s course offerings highlight the organization’s mission: to provide the personal and professional development required for 21st century […]
The ‘Skills Gap’ May Be Illusory, but the Need for Lifelong Learning Is Real
The “skills gap” has long been mentioned as a significant feature of the U.S. economy. A September 2014 survey by Business Roundtable showed that 52 percent of member CEOs considered a skills shortage to be “problematic” or “very problematic.” The conventional wisdom was that employers could not find employees to meet their needs in terms […]
A Proactive Approach to Better Business Management
Bob Gonet’s approach to proactive management builds the relationship between manager and employees through goal setting and one-on one-meetings. An executive coach and corporate trainer for I-empower-U, Gonet has a track record of increasing leadership effectiveness, sales and productivity through his coaching of over 3,000 professionals from CEOs to VPs to middle managers. In […]
Why Professional Development?
This may seem like a rhetorical question. Isn’t the answer obvious? Don’t we all need to grow our professional skills? Who among us wants to become a technological dinosaur, unable to find work and earn a living? Sceptics might ask, Where’s the payoff? Are there any guarantees that expensive college, graduate or certificate courses […]