I have been encouraged by a colleague to keep current by to obtaining a professional designation and participating in professional development training programs that are related to my career. I have not participated in any learning opportunities for many years, due to my time and budget constraints. Also, this is not required by my manager or agency, so I haven’t really made the effort to do so. My colleague warned me that in this unstable and knowledge-based economy it is critical that I keep my skills, experiences and education relevant and up-to-date.
Is there such a situation as having a professional expiry date?