A LinkedIn study found that the top challenge holding professionals back from learning is that they're too busy. So, if your professional development has been put on hold during a busy period at work, a slow day or week is the perfect time to focus on developing your skills.
If your team doesn't have upcoming training sessions scheduled, take your professional development into your own hands. You might have a list of relevant articles started that you haven't gotten around to reading. Or maybe you signed up for a webinar focused on your industry but couldn't attend the live recording. Take the time on a slow day to read these articles, watch informative webinars, and focus on other professional development initiatives, such as working on a certification in your area of focus.