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02 Sep What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

In the third edition of our Professional Development Blog series, Kamal S. talks about the reasons why professionals must undergo continuing professional development programs.

Training and development are a sure way of enhancing and remaining effective in the work place, and, continuous professional development (CPD) is an essential element for this in a forever adapting work environment.

CPD merges various methodologies to learning. These can be e-learning programs, workshops, conferences, sharing techniques and many more. Although, there are no rigid or standard methods to CPD learning, the outcomes should be clear and applicable.

There are 3 different CPD learning types:

Structured/Active

This consists of interactive and participant-based study. It has a proactive approach and may include attending training courses, seminars, workshops or CPD certified events.

Reflective

As there is no participant-based learning, this type of learning comprises of podcasts, reading relevant news articles, case studies and industry-related information.

Self-Directed

This involves unaccompanied CPD activities undertaken. It covers online and print reading of articles, publications, industry journals and documents. This self-lead approach can also include research into relevant fields.

CPD certification helps formalize knowledge into a structured and recognized method of learning. On a formal note, CPD is a highly recognized and accepted accreditation. At Eton Institute, we have many of our professional development courses accredited to this level of excellence, so you can be ensured that we have reached the required CPD standards and benchmarks.

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