This course will give participants a comprehensive understanding of
what CPD is and the range of issues that arise when managing CPD
policies and programmes for a professional body.
With a focus on how CPD is organised in the professional bodies sector and how it impacts on members and other stakeholders, this course is designed to help participants raise the credibility of their professional body through CPD.
The course focuses on 4
to CPD: Benchmarking your approach to CPD
- Critical issues: Dealing with members
- Measurement and Audit: Inputs vs Outputs
- CPD and
relations: Employers & HEIs
Delivery & Materials
The day will combine
a mix of interactive sessions, video case studies, presentations and time for
individual reflection. Start time is 9:30am and end time 5:00pm with tea,
coffee and lunch provided.
Course is delivered
by Prof Andy Friedman, CEO at PARN and Tina Williams, Head of Research at
The course text is CPD: Lifelong Learning of Millions by Friedman (2011) and a copy of this book
will be supplied. In addition, you will receive a Training Folder full of
supplementary information to support your learning on this topic, along with
copies of course slides and case studies.
Who is the course aimed at?
- CPD staff
- Senior staff
- Gain an
overall perspective on continuing professional development policies and
the range of CPD approaches taken in different sectors of the professions
future directions in CPD particularly in terms of rising levels of compulsion
in compliance and moves towards outputs and outcomes for clients/patients
the complex opportunities and threats raised by CPD and audit and sanctions for
non-compliance for professional body relations with members
the possibilities for new relations with CPD content providers and the
implications of these relations for provision of education and training for
members in general
how your CPD requirements can be related to employer staff development and
“The course provided up-to-date and thought-provoking
thinking regarding CPD
and is helping to inform new developments within our
- Christina Docchar, Project Manager – Supervision, CPD & Registers
Regulatory Policy Department
British Association for
Counselling & Psychotherapy
"A very worthwhile event – I now have a much clearer vision
of how to
implement a CPD process that is appropriate for our members."
- Alison Peck, Education Lead - Professional Development and Recognition
Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators
Book online below...