A commitment to CPD is an integral part of being a professional.
CPD is described as ‘the systematic maintenance and improvement of knowledge, skills, and competence throughout a professional’s working life.’
Keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in today’s fast-changing world of work is vitally important, yet some people find it more challenging to plan and systematically improve their own skills than to set up systems for continuous improvement in the workplace.
In a broad sense, professional development may include formal types of vocational education, typically post-secondary or polytechnical training leading to qualification or credential required to obtain or retain employment. Professional development may also come in the form of pre-service or in-service professional development programs. These programs may be formal, or informal, group or individualized. Individuals may pursue professional development independently, or programs may be offered by human resource departments. Professional development on the job may develop or enhance process skills, sometimes referred to as leadership skills, as well as task skills. Some examples for process skills are ‘effectiveness skills’, ‘team functioning skills’, and ‘systems thinking skills’
Professional development opportunities can range from a single workshop to a semester-long academic course, to services offered by a medley of different professional development providers and varying widely with respect to the philosophy, content, and format of the learning experiences. Some examples of approaches to professional development include:
Case Study Method – a case method is a teaching approach that consists in presenting the students with a case, putting them in the role of a decision maker facing a problem
- Consultation – to assist an individual or group of individuals to clarify and address immediate concerns by following a systematic problem-solving process.
- Coaching – to enhance a person’s competencies in a specific skill area by providing a process of observation, reflection, and action.
- Communities of Practice – to improve professional practice by engaging in shared inquiry and learning with people who have a common goal
- Lesson Study – to solve practical dilemmas related to intervention or instruction through participation with other professionals in systematically examining practice
- Mentoring – to promote an individual’s awareness and refinement of his or her own professional development by providing and recommending structured opportunities for reflection and observation
- Reflective Supervision – to support, develop, and ultimately evaluate the performance of employees through a process of inquiry that encourages their understanding and articulation of the rationale for their own practices
- Technical Assistance – to assist individuals and their organization to improve by offering resources and information, supporting networking and change efforts
So now you’ve come this far. As a training company, DeLever Ltd provides rated by candidates as best they have attended. We have helped many companies, mentors, assessors, HR, training managers keep their CPD on track.
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