professional development

Professional Development Courses

Professional Development is the foundation of GoldSRD. Our course catalog contains over 170 full-day courses on People-Centric (“soft”) Skills, Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance and Information Technology. To view our course catalog in booklet form, please click here. To view a summary of courses, length, NASBA classification and delivery method, please click here.

For a copy of our professional development course library, please email your request to

GoldSRD works with professional associations, public/private companies, and local/federal government agencies. We also host seminars that are open to the general public.

Public training courses are subject to our event cancellation and refund policy.

Organizations can either utilize off the shelf course material or have it customized to meet specific needs. For a preview of our training methods and attendee feedback, please see our video previews here.

Our Current Course Offerings

» Please see links to all course summaries under Course Offerings on the right scroll of all our website

Here are some statistics on the importance of investing in your people:

U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics found that companies with fewer than 100 employees gave only 12 minutes of manager training every six months. Organizations with 100 – 500 employees provided just 6 minutes. Source:HR Professionals Magazine

As many as one in tree people leave their organization within the first year, either voluntarily or involuntarily. 22% of staff turnover happens within the first 6 weeks of employment. Also, according to Gallup’s 2014 research only 13 percent of all employees are “highly engaged,” and 26 percent are “actively disengaged.” Source: PwC.

PwC estimates that the cost of losing an employee in the first year can be up to three times the person’s salary. Source: PwC

Seven out of ten respondents in a 2015 survey said that job-related training and development opportunities directly influence in their decision to stay with a company. Source: CED Magazine.

A 24X7 Learning survey revealed that only 12% of learners say they apply the skills from the training they receive to their job. Source: A report by 24×7 Learning: “Workplace Learning – 2015”. September 2015

One out of every three employees say that uninspiring content is a barrier to their learning. Source: Train Like a Champion Info graphic.

Given the statistics above, what is the total loss to a business from ineffective training? It’s staggering: $13.5m per year, per 1,000 employees. Source: Grovo.

We can help you combat the negative affects of a lack of employee engagement! For more information on our professional development practice and on-site corporate training, please contact

GoldSRD d/b/a GoldCal LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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