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Chapter 7. Building Your Career > Assessing Personal Lifestyle Factors and Lear...

Assessing Personal Lifestyle Factors and Learning Options

Personal and Work Factors

Making a decision to pursue further professional education or training involves more than just taking into account various learning approaches with their specific features. Personal lifestyle factors, particularly family priorities and responsibilities, affect all major career moves and professional pursuits, including continued professional growth activities—especially those that require a good amount of your time or money. Certain elements of your work lifestyle also will have to be factored into your decision making. At the end of this section, we’re going to suggest that you complete Practical Exercises 4 to identify the personal and work lifestyle issues that have bearing on your learning options.

Going to conferences is a wonderful way to stay on top of developments in the field. I also pore over professional journals for tips and techniques.

—Liz Stagg, project manager, Training and Multimedia Solutions Group, and manager of instructional design, Teledyne Brown Engineering



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