This month our topic is reflection as it is key to our learning and as we are more than half way through the year it is a good opportunity to stop and think about where we are, where we want to be and how we are going to get there. We are always encouraging reflection as it is a key skill that needs to be planned and a structured approach to benefit from fully.
The Leap Team have had one of those spontaneous, lateral thinking sessions. This time we were thinking about things that are good for you and what they have in common. For whatever reason, onions sprung to mind. Continuing professional development is similar to this humble yet versatile vegetable in many interesting and unusual ways.
You may have fallen into the trap of believing that after several years of working in the legal sector, entering the classroom is not worth it. Alternatively, you may have only joined the ranks of the 100,000s working in the legal sector nationally, in the past few months and are acutely aware of the need to differentiate yourself as well as to continually learn.
It’s National Volunteering Month and here at Leap Like a Salmon, we want to talk about why it’s such a great idea to volunteer. Yes, there’s the age old, ‘it looks great on your CV’, however, volunteering opens up so much more than that! Take a look at 10 ways it will benefit you.