The New Frontier of Professional Development: How COVID-19 has shifted the way associations are conducting professional development
- Covid-19 has provided significant challenges to the PD industry. As an industry that relies heavily on in person events such as conferences and certification exams, going virtual has pushed PD professionals to think critically and quickly.
- Associations with certification exams are now finding creative ways to proctor exams virtually, such as using test takers’ laptop cameras and microphones to monitor the environment they are in.
- Covid-19, while devastating and challenging for a multitude of reasons, has opened opportunities in professional development. Many newly virtual programs can be accessed by people all over the world, often at a more affordable price. These programs are also becoming more flexible, allowing participants to learn at their own pace.