Professional Development is a core part of being an effective and productive professional in your field. It can help you to stay connected to new ideas, emerging trends and important movements in your sector or industry.
Every professional field will experience change and disruption over time. This can be at a company, industry or even global level, and can reshape your working situation. Personal elements can also impact your professional situation such as your available time and physical location.
Professional Development is the regular pursuit of developmental activities that can equip you with the insight, information and skills to help you navigate change in your career.
The Horizon Professional Development Award is designed to help students develop the skills and habits that will help them become and stay professionally relevant. No matter what you study at Flinders, the Horizon Award can give you a starting point to begin planning and achieving your first professional development experiences.
Some of the core professional skill development areas are:
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Emotional Intelligence
- Critical Thinking and Complex Problem Solving
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Innovation and Creative Thinking
- Adaptability & Flexibility