Continuing Professional Development: A Practical Approach

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IET, 1997 - Business & Economics - 227 pages
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Continuing professional development (CPD) is a major issue for all the engineering institutions, as well as other professional bodies. This book is designed to enable readers to take a personal responsibility for developing their own skills, competence and career continually.
 

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Contents

Getting it all into contextmanaging your CPD
8
The responsibility of the individual
16
How to identify your key competencies
35
Designing and using personal development plans
53
Creating the right learning opportunities
80
How to use mentoring and coaching as part of your CPD
98
How to make the best use of software for CPD
120
How to make the best use of distance and open learning
142
The role of the universities and other providers
156
The role of the professional institutions
173
The international dimension
199
References
216
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John Lorriman is a management consultant specializing in people development issues.