The Role of Continuing Professional Development Siobhan Neary-Booth Co-Director International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. Aim. To look at the challenges faced by the IAG workforce in training and continuous professional development (CPD). Defining CPD.
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International Centre for Guidance Studies,
University of Derby
To look at the challenges faced by the IAG workforce in training and continuous professional development (CPD).
Continuing Professional Development is the conscious updating of professional knowledge and the improvement of personal competence throughout your working life....a commitment to being professional, keeping up to date and continuously seeking to improve. It is the key to optimising your career opportunities, both today and for the future.
Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, 2000
“Staff providing information, advice and guidance service are appropriately qualified, work to relevant professional standards and received continuing professional development”
Evidence based practice and guidance
Reading - Journals
Professional Associations- ICG, ACEG
Support from Connexions DerbyshireCPD Activities?
‘This aspect of guidance is very much under-researched.’
McCarthy (2001, p.7)
4 levels of professional knowledge
‘…those who do qualify and engage in professional practice, the realisation dawns that qualifying is not the point of arrival, but the point of departure'…the knowledge base on which our practice is founded is not static, but dynamic. It is not fixed, it is relentlessly evolving'.
International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)
University of Derby,
Tel: 01332 591267
Fax: 01332 597726erby.ac.uk