University of Wisconsin–Madison

Make Professional Development Your New Year’s Resolution

The New Year always brings with it a sense of change and possibility, of growth and renewal. In that spirit, many of us resolve to make changes in our personal and professional lives over the course of the year, whether to exercise more, drop a bad habit, or even adjust our work-life balance. What can happen, however, is that we try to commit to overly-broad goals and end up frustrated with our lack of progress. But not this year!

This New Year, the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development encourages you to make a concrete resolution that directly impacts your performance and relevance in the workplace. Rather than a vague commitment to learn more, think about the specific types of learning that can help you build and advance your career in the direction you want it to go.

With the right choice of learning opportunities, you can enjoy a new year filled with challenging new ideas that inspire you and spark your next big career move. Do that, and at this time next year you’ll be able to look back at what you’ve been able to accomplish, and you will be even more excited about continuing your journey next year!

Reasons for Professional Development

Consider personal professional development this new year to:

  • Refresh your skills
  • Keep up with industry trends
  • Network with peers
  • Create a path for career development
  • Embrace your leadership potential

How to go about Professional Development

Given the benefits professional development provides, we encourage you to make a New Year’s resolution to pursue professional development that helps you reach your personal and professional goals. The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison can help you keep that resolution through our variety of programs and formats featuring these highly-recommended components:

  1. Focused opportunities across several different formats covering in-demand topics
  2. Interactive and hands-on sessions that provide opportunities for reflection and personal growth
  3. Self-directed learning focusing on specific outcomes/objectives
  4. Opportunities to build a strong professional network with world-class faculty and industry leaders

Perhaps you are responsible for a group of scientists who would benefit from customized training. If you are ready to commit to valuable and enlightening professional development this year, we can help you keep your New Year’s promise to yourself and your team members. Check out the Applied Drug Development Certificate and the Land O’ Lakes Conference series to find your path.  You can also check out all our current learning opportunities