A picture of a gift drawn on a chalkboard
December 6th 2018

In this frenzied time of gift purchasing and giving, it’s important to remember that some of our favorite things to give and receive aren’t actually “things”. They may be memories of special times spent together.  If you have run out of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’ve gathered great suggestions below – some of which don’t even cost a dime!

Young professional female in an office setting
November 14th 2018

Career development is an ongoing process that forms an individual’s work identity. It begins when, as a child, you notice that grownups have many different jobs; policemen, doctors, retail workers, teachers, etc. and continues as you grow and discover other types of occupations through observation, exploration or education.

Laptop with the word "save" on the screen
October 3rd 2018

At Ed4Training, a division of Ed4Online, we believe that everything you learn changes you in ways that you would never expect. Lifelong learning is an absolute must in this era of constant change and disruption. It’s from this love for learning that we are giving away 1 MILLION FREE professional development course programs!

The number 5
September 19th 2018

If you or members of your team excel in the hard, technical skills but lack more of the soft, interpersonal skills, remember this - soft skills can be taught. Online training and development programs are an excellent solution to closing the soft skills gap in your organization. Read more to discover five of the most in-demand soft skills as well as online courses designed to help learners who’d like to improve their abilities in these areas.

Happy woman with arms outstretched
September 12th 2018

It’s been said that adults make about 35,000 decisions a day; from the trivial to the more important – from whether to have that dessert to whether to accept that new job – that’s a lot of decisions! Most of the decisions we make each day don’t require much thought at all. In fact, several decisions we make either unconsciously or very quickly out of habit. But are the quick decisions made from habit what’s best for us? Have we become so complacent in some areas of our lives that we don’t even realize we have a choice anymore?

Professional businessman drawing out a mind map
August 15th 2018

There are various tools you can use to help you with mind mapping or you can simply use a pen and paper. In this article, we’ll discuss more about mind mapping so you know what it is and how to use it.

Green shoot growing from a pile of rocks
June 20th 2018

An essential component of career growth can be found in one's commitment to continuous learning, also known as professional training and development. If you want to grow in your career, it’s necessary to not only stay current in your field, but have a plan to exceed employer expectations and continuously upskill in order to remain relevant.

Woman holding light bulb
June 6th 2018

Remaining teachable should be at the top of your personal and professional development goals. What does it mean to remain “teachable”? It means fostering, maintaining and pursuing the desire to listen and learn. By listening and learning, you will grow. Being teachable is not something that you’re born with, it’s not a matter of competence, it is more a matter of attitude. It’s being open to learning, and relearning, throughout your life.

Customer Service Image: Quality, Support, Reliable, Help, Friendly, Care
April 4th 2018

A few events happened in my personal life recently that made me re-examine the sales process. The first event centered around my son leasing his first condominium. The saleswoman showed them the unit, got them to the point of signing, and then stopped communicating with them altogether as her part was done. A better sales approach would have been to take a moment and realize that these were young kids, nervous about their first official rental, and then walking them through the entire process right down to the key transfer.

Man taking control of his time
March 7th 2018

Time. We all have 168 hours a week. How we allocate that time is just as different and unique as we are as individuals. However, there are many of us who wish for “just a few more hours in the day” to get things done. Say, for example, you need to take courses to upskill, or to fulfill continuing education requirements. You may wonder, where am I going to find time to do that?

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