Alternatives to Traditional Personal and Professional Development

Alternatives to Traditional Personal and Professional Development 

These are exciting times in our lives. There are so many options for those of us who are trying to enhance our personal and professional skills these days that sitting in a traditional classroom where someone talks at you is not really an option any longer.

Alternatives to Traditional Personal and Professional Development Training by The Creative Trainer – Robert W. Lucas, Awarding Winning Author

With the advent of webinars and other online training, social media, and learner-centric programs available, all you have to do is search the Internet to get started in transition much of your existing learning content from the classroom to electronic format.

If you are looking for opportunities to gain fresh perspectives, knowledge, and skills on the use of technology or blended learning (a combination of standup/classroom training and electronic format), check out organizations like ASTD (http://www.astd.og).

You can also get training from colleges at iPad U on your iPad, free Microsoft software training ( and non-conventional experiential learning sessions related to writer development and train-the-trainer courses aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship ( Whatever your needs or interests, you can probably find it through your computer.

Learn This Blogger – Robert W. Lucas

Robert W. Lucas is an internationally-known author and learning and performance expert. He specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. Furthermore, he has four decades of experience in human resources development, management, and customer service in a variety of organizational environments. Robert Lucas was the 1995 and 2011 President of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Robert W. Lucas has lived, traveled, and worked in 28 different countries and geographic areas. During the past 40 years, Bob has shared his knowledge with workplace professionals from hundreds of organizations, such as Webster University, AAA, Orange County Clerk of Courts, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Martin Marietta, all U.S. military branches, and Wachovia Bank. In addition, Bob has provided consulting and training services to numerous major organizations on a variety of workplace learning topics. To contact Bob visit his website at or his blog