Supporting career development practitioners enhance their professional practice through continuous professional development (CPD). This book explores CPD through the examination of a range of models and assesses the strengths, benefits and contributions to practice.
The career development sector is continually evolving in line with changes in society, technology and the needs of clients. Maintaining and developing the skills and knowledge to practise effectively in any part of the sector is a cornerstone of professional practice. Yet in straitened times, the funding and time to undertake Continuous Professional Development can be difficult to find.
This unique handbook contextualises CPD for the sector, examines why it is important and to whom, offers practical insights on practitioner research and reflective practice and then provides a wealth of information on the many ways in which CPD can be undertaken by both those who are employed and self-employed.
With many practical activities, reflection points and case studies throughout, readers will be able to identify their own needs and develop CPD solutions that will support them in developing skills and knowledge to further enhance their own practice.
For practitioners who want to own and direct their professional development, this is a must-read guide.
Published: 14 October 2016
Length: 240 pages
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 cm
About the authors
Claire Johnson - Claire Johnson is Head of Professional Development and Standards at the Career Development Institute, UK. Claire is responsible for the UK Register of Career Development Professionals, accredited qualifications, strengthening professional and ethical standards across the sector and the CPD Resources Area.
Siobhan Neary - Siobhan Neary is Acting Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby, UK. She has a background in the guidance sector which encompasses more than twenty years working as a practitioner, trainer, manager and lecturer.