This November marks the launch of the CPD Futures research project, a joint collaboration between the CPD Research Project, supported by the Kingston University Business School, and the Tomorrow Project.
CPD Futures will build on the first phase of the CPD Research Project and draw on the Tomorrow Project's expertise in analysing emerging social trends.
About the CPD Futures Research Project
The main aim of the project is to explore new and better ways of undertaking CPD, and will ask the questions:
- How might CPD be used as a lever for innovation, such as 'problem solving' everyday work challenges and issues?
- How can CPD operate as an alternative form of career advancement (e.g. through a career ladder or career spider)?
- What might the future of CPD, and general professional development, look like?
To explore these, and other questions, the researchers will be undertaking a variety of 'CPD conversations' with the five main stakeholders in the CPD environment:
- Individual Professionals
- Professional Bodies
- Training Providers
The conversations will include focus groups, consultations and online pilots. The research is due to run throughout 2013, and will produce a variety of online and offline outputs from the findings.
About the research leaders
Amanda is a Visiting Fellow at Kingston University Business School, who has led the CPD Research Project, based at Kingston University since 2010. In addition to her academic work, she has advised over 100 organisations in providing CPD activities and schemes.
Dr. Michael Moynagh
Dr Moynagh is a founder and director of the Tomorrow Project, Michael is based within Oxford University and has vast expertise in analysing social and workplace trends.
If you or your organisation would like to participate in the research, please contact Amanda via email or visit the CPD Futures website:
E: [email protected]