How to Keep Learning and Still Have a Life – Why Continuing Education is Important for Investment Professionals

There is an emerging mandate from both peers and companies for employees to sustain their learning activity. Whether it is self-directed or pushed by companies, the education needs to be both fun and doable or employees will be unmotivated to participate. At work, employees are expected to be perpetual students, to learn quickly, to grow and adapt, and to stretch. Although some organizations do provide avenues for coaching, mentoring, and networking, those things cannot replace structured learning. Continuing education needs to be seen by leadership as integral to employees’ jobs. Employers should provide positive support and challenges rather than expecting employees’ learning to be self-directed.

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