With back to school on our brains we’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of being a student and sharpening our skills. We work in an ever-evolving industry. The “Key to Success”? To keep educating yourself. So, what’s on the CCG Syllabus this Fall? Required reading for IT professionals, training options, and charting your own career development. We’ve done the homework for you and have found 3 great resources to get you geared up. 

Back to School with CCG: Continuing Education Resources

Key acronym for Success is “Keep Educating Yourself”

Required Reading:

You may have heard about the “5 Hour Rule”. (If not, learn about it here.) We’re using it as our inspiration for life-long learning and continued professional development. We love this list compiled by Hope Reese for TechRepublic: 10 Books on Cybersecurity that all IT Leaders Should Read.

Course Catalog:

Here is a great resource for exploring the many training options for IT professionals: Best Training Options for IT Pros 2017.

Assignments:

Chart your own path to success by creating a long range career development plan following CIO Dashboard‘s roadmap: Diamond’s CIO Learning and Development Model.

Extra Credit:

And for those of you responsible for developing others and your IT team, a reminder about why development plans are so important: The Strategic Importance of Talent.

 

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. – Denis Waitley