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Staff Development Definitions

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

“Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance their career.”
--  WebCE

“Professional development refers to the process of identifying goals and learning new skills to help you grow and succeed at work.”
--  University of California, San Francisco