What are Professional Development Programs?
Business are often looking for ways to enhance their functionality and bring out the best in their most valuable asset, their people. To do this, companies and organizations often turn to a facilitator to help breath new life and ideas into the corporate culture, inspiring new thinking, strengthening relationships and encouraging individuals and teams to reach their full potential. Common goals for a professional development program include:
- increasing a sense of community and peer support.
- fostering a sense of company pride and loyalty.
- developing interpersonal skills that lead to better customer relations.
- developing teamworking skills that lead to improved functioning.
- reducing work-related stress and increasing a sense of well being.
- reducing burnout and employee turnover.
These can be placed into three categories:
- Collaborative Skills
- Stress Reduction
How Does DCM Support Professional Development?
DCM helps Presenters by providing:
- non-verbal forms of communication that serve to build relationships.
- accessible and fun activities that are open to virtually everyone.
- opportunities for self-expression and peer-to-peer collaboration.
- activities that are inclusive and non-competitive.
- a multitude of options for all types of groups.
- sound practices for getting the most out of a session.
What are some uses of DCM in Professional Development?
DCM training helps trainers create programs that meet the needs of their clients, whether the group is 5 or 500. The principles and values of the DCM approach align perfectly with Professional Development goals and objectives.
- Ice-Breakers and Energizers (short activities that energize and inspire)
- Team Building (collaborative activities that invite creativity and peer-support)
- Creative Recreation (musical events for letting off steam and reducing stress)
- Celebrations (activities that unite, uplift, and inspire)