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Continuing Professional Development

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Author: David MegginsonVivien Whitaker

Publisher: Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

Publish Date: 22 Jan 2007

ISBN-13: 9781843981664

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English



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.
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About the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

ONE: Exploring Continuing Professional Development;

01: Clarifying Continuing Professional Development;
02: Understanding Continuing Professional Development;

TWO: Engaging in Continuing Professional Development;

03: Identifying Development Needs;
04: Prioritising Needs and Selecting Appropriate Activities;
05: Undertaking Development Activities;
06: Recording and Evaluating Development;
07: Organisational Contribution to CPD;

THREE: Consolidating Your CPD Achievements;

08: Celebrating Success;
09: Networking Your Future;
10: Empowering Career Creativity
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