Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

Staying current professionally is no longer an option. Individuals who strive for growth in their personal lives and professional lives must commit to the concept of lifelong learning. In an ever-changing market and world, it’s more important than ever to stay competitive and up to date. Lifelong learning enables professionals to prepare for emerging trends and provides direction for career opportunities and advancement. On a personal level, lifelong learning has major impacts too. Learning provides new challenges and has been proven to increase productivity and motivation. It also can expand both social and networking opportunities whether you are a working professional, looking for a career change or retired. The time you take to learn anything, whether it’s becoming licensed in a new field, completing required regulatory compliance training, or learning a new skill will benefit you in some way. There’s no downside to lifelong learning.

Take the first step to achieving the career and life you desire. Download the eBook, “How to use lifelong learning for a lifetime of success,” to get inspired to begin your professional or personal learning journey! The eBook includes:

– Research, statistics and articles on continued learning for career and personal development
– Personal lifelong learning stories and insight from OnCourse Learning thought leaders and some of the company’s partners
– Cost-effective, time-saving tips to make learning a regular routine

Inspiring insights from OnCourse Learning thought leaders and partners:

Find the time to learn something new
Robert Watters, Vice President of eLearning, OnCourse Learning

“Lifelong learning does not have to be formal or cost money. Even in today’s busy world, you can always find the time to learn something new. Focus learning in small time increments. Stay current through reading articles, books and professional journals. Leverage work opportunities such as lunch-and-learns and make the most of mandated work-related training. Take advantage of free webcasts and webinars. Engage in conversation with other lifelong learners through a social network or a collaborative environment. There is no right or wrong way. Don’t make excuses. There are always nuggets of information you can learn if you open your eyes and ears.”

Lifelong learning can help you lead the charge
Julie Hakman, President of AmericanChecked Inc, an OnCourse Learning Financial Services partner
“Life itself is a constant learning curve. Each new challenge provides unique insights, which is especially true in business and in one’s career. Lifelong learning, continuing to absorb knowledge and displaying best practices within an industry or position, is of the utmost importance. We are at a time when speed and technology is everything. If you’re not keeping up with trends — and putting them into practice — you’ll find yourself playing catch-up and missing out on opportunities instead of leading the charge. A person’s mindset is the key. If they enjoy their work, then keeping up with training related to the work won’t feel like a chore. Their mindset can set the tone for how they approach any task.”

What lifelong learners have in common
Brett Shively, Executive Vice President and General Manager, OnCourse Learning Financial Services
“I have worked with people from various industries. Whether individuals are learning basic skill sets, completing continuing education requirements or pursuing an online degree, lifelong learners have one thing in common. They desire to be better at what they do and broaden their horizons by exposure to new and interesting things.” Read more in Brett Shively’s full interview.

Learning can be a daily occurrence
Becky Tongish, Senior Vice President, Kansas Bankers Association
“While people often automatically think of lifelong learning in terms of formal training in a classroom to obtain a degree or by taking an online course, it can also be thought of as something that takes place on an ongoing basis. Lifelong learning can be a daily occurrence. We can learn from interactions with others and from the observations of the world around us. Not only does continual learning have profound benefits for career and professional development, it also is good for a person’s social life and health. Studies show exercising the brain on a regular basis can offset cognitive decline. As a result, learning something new every day can help us live longer and more productive lives.”

Helping people get started and succeed in their chosen professions is our passion. It’s embedded in the foundation of everything we do. We’ve taken some of the best research, statistics and articles available on the benefits of lifelong learning and put them in an easy-to-digest e-book. Download “How to use lifelong learning for a lifetime of success,” to get started or continue your learning journey.

About the author

Nicole Marino

Director of Product Marketing, Financial Services at OnCourse Learning

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