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.
Publisher: Trotman Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"A thought-provoking book for the experienced practitioner and an absolute essential for the reading list for anyone training to join the career development profession." -- Erica Rowell, Director of RGG Associates for Career Development Training, UK
"An important book for all those who care about their own practice and the standards of practice in this profession." -- Anne Chant, Assistant Director of the Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
"A must-read for people who care about their CPD" -- Jan Ellis, CDI Chief Executive