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Continuing Professional Development

Learn how to organize and encourage CPD with this guide co-published with the CIPD.
EAN: 9781843981664
Edition: 2
Format: 234 x 155
176 pages

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About the book

To maximise enjoyment of work and life requires a continual response to the changing world in which we live. Are you living to work or working to live? What would you like to be doing? We need to look within at our latent skills and abilities and explore ways of building on our current talents and developing new aspects of ourselves. Continuing Professional Development explores the importance of continuing professional development (CPD) and the different methods that can be used to analyse development needs and create and implement a CPD plan. It provides practical guidance and a theoretical overview of CPD, including examples and case studies.

This fully updated 2nd edition of Continuing Professional Development includes increased coverage of the critical debate about issues in CPD, outlines how to organize and encourage CPD and provides guidance on how senior members of the profession can use and benefit from CPD. Activities and self-diagnostic tools, critical debates about issues and coverage of how to organize and encourage CPD all bring the topic to life for CIPD students undertaking the Professional Development Scheme as well as general readers seeking to encourage CPD in the workplace. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

About the authors

David Megginson is a professor of HRD at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is on both the membership and education committees of the CIPD and the CPD Working Group.

Vivien Whitaker is a lecturer, researcher and consultant at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

  • The chapters answer many of the questions we are asked during CPD workshops and will provide underpinning arguments and support for both staff and students to encourage a positive attitude to this development tool.
  • Tina Price, Course Leader MA Personnel and Development, Westminster Business School (about the 1st edition)

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