b'FEEAWTSURED ARTICLENMake professional development a habitLive as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma GandhiG iven that we serve the education sector, it shouldWe must never become too busy sawing to take time to not come as a surprise that so many of oursharpen the saw. Dr. Stephen R. Covemembers engage in opportunities to grow and learn new skills. If you have ever taken the free personality assessment from the VIA Institute on Character, chancesThe way Educate Plus approaches training and are that you have Love of Learning listed as one of yourdevelopment has changed rapidly over the last few years. greatest strengths.With the professional world moving at a faster pace than ever before, we are committed to ensuring the successful planning and implementation of activities that give Love of learning, a desire to learn just for learningsour members the opportunity to learn and apply new sake, is a strength that teachers would like to see in theirknowledge and skills in order to remain relevant in their students. Parents want to encourage it in their childrenprofession. and we, as an organisation, try to foster it in our members. With the postponement of the International Conference At Educate Plus we believe that learning is a lifelongto 2022, we are constantly looking for ways to provide process. We understand that professional developmentmembers and partners valuable networking and helps our members continue to not only be competent inprofessional development opportunities. Our goal is to their roles but also excel in them. The fact that you are aprovide members at all levels with ways to sharpen their member of Educate Plus adds value to your resume andskills and knowledge beyond Advancement, and to feel institution, as it is an indication of your commitment tomore fulfilled both personally and professionally.the Advancement industry. However, the benefit is not just in joining, but also in actively participating and taking advantage of the many learning opportunities on offer. Watch out for the Leadership series being made available from October onwards. Educate Plus events.Sharpening the tools in your toolboxWe are all born learners and have an innate curiosity to figure out how the world works. As babies we are rarely bored, and we are always on the lookout to discover something new and interesting!Unfortunately, as we grow older, we end up being too busy to seek opportunities to think about things in new and different ways. We are so preoccupied, jumping from one task or project to another that we barely have time to reflect on the past and plan on the future. Ana Gozalo Philanthropy, Engagement & StewardshipScotch College AdelaideEducate Plus Board member - Training portfolio6 6 FACE 2 FACE MAGAZINE'