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ERIC Number: EJ854002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Professional Development in Tough Financial Times
Gandel, Paul B.; Golden, Cynthia
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n1 p45-48 2004
The authors asked a diverse cross-section of their colleagues how they were addressing professional development in tight economic times, when they are all being asked to work more effectively across organizational boundaries. While the survey was informal and not scientific, the authors found that many organizations have maintained strong professional development activities despite budgetary pressures. This article suggests ideas for creating low-cost, high-pay-off professional development opportunities. These ideas demonstrate that it is possible to have an ambitious organization-wide professional development program even in tight financial times. Each idea can involve large numbers of staff and, when done right, can build strong communication links across organizational barriers. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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