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Staff Development Definitions

These two definitions of what comprises staff development are both concise and useful:

“Process of improving and increasing capabilities of staff through access to education and training opportunities in the workplace, through outside organization, or through watching others perform the job. Professional development helps build and maintain morale of staff members, and is thought to attract higher quality staff to an organization. Also called staff development.”
--  Business Dictionary

“Professional development is active participation in conferences, training sessions, seminars, and programs. It is the key to developing your personal and professional self.”
--  Vision Source