Postsecondary institutions should require their staff to participate in professional development (PD) in order to spark fresh new ideas that will promote growth and positive change, writes Aaron Basko. Basko writes that as Omicron declines, people will need PD more than ever to give them the opportunity to produce their best work. Basko recommends that institutions support employee learning initiatives, request that employees participate in a certain number of PD hours each year, and make PD a part of yearly review conversations. The author also encourages institutions to emphasize that PD is important for personal and institutional growth and to provide funding for some or all PD costs. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Subscription) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.