The importance of continuing professional developmentWe are often asked to describe the importance of continuing professional development. Why is CPD important and why does it matter?
Continuing professional development is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout a professional's career.
The ultimate outcome of well planned continuing professional development is that it safeguards the public, the professional and the professional's career. Well crafted and delivered continuing professional development is important because it delivers benefits to the individual, their profession and the public.
Although voluntary in our profession, sometimes CPD is mandated by professional organisations or required by codes of conduct or codes of ethics. Either way, at it's core it is a personal responsibility of professionals to keep their knowledge and skills current so that they can deliver the high quality of service that safeguards the public and meets the expectations of customers and the requirements of their profession.
Continuing professional development should be engaging and fun too. Sometimes it's difficult to find a relevant course that fits in with your other obligations. Sometimes, as you walk out of a course or seminar it's hard to assess what you have actually learned. Have you absorbed the necessary skills and will you be able to apply them correctly in your work? Tri-Coaching courses for continuing professional development, written by professionals for professionals, often involving thoughtful interaction with your peers, go a long way towards resolving these issues.
Visit the website www.tri-coachingpartnership.com for more information about CPD courses that can genuinely benefit you as an ADI.
The Tri-Coaching Team