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Professional Development Programs for Facilitators

Professional development programs for facilitators have been criticized for various reasons; for example, one time workshops, educational trends, lack of relevance, short-lived program, and no follow-up. What are the pitfalls of professional development programs? Present improvement strategies in the form of a best practices outline to support quality professional development.

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Professional development is one of the most important benefits for educational facilitators.
Educators can have generalists or be specialists in their area of practice. Each of these models is
important as education supports new regulations and trends in education. Evidence-based practice is a
trend that education uses to support new research and changes in practice.

The role of professional development can be meaningful only if it serves a purpose that is based
on goals of the organization. ...

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A discussion on the need for strategies and goals for facilitators for professional development