Professional development (PD) is a tool used to learn new skills or update existing ones and help professionals to achieve their career goals. Unfortunately,some people consider PD to be worthlessbecause it may notalways align with career goals. PD is never a substitute for mainstream tertiary studies and it is not a magic solution to all career aspirations. This is why it is important to make educated decisions about what PD to undertake and to be informed about the value that PD may or may not add. We must always consider the learning outcome of any chosen PD and balance this against our professional goals, budget and/or overall compliance requirements of the industry that we are working in.