Scope: Continuing professional development (CPD) is a major issue for all the engineering institutions, as well as other professional bodies. The IET alone currently has over 6,000 members registered for CPD.
This book is designed to enable readers to take a personal responsibility for developing their own skills, competence and career continually. As well as covering approaches to development and learning, the author considers the roles of support products, institutions, managers and training coaches, and uses many practical real-life case studies. In addition to individuals, this book will be invaluable for employers and managers, plus those providing CPD materials and facilities, throughout engineering and other professions.
"Lorriman really knows his subject and fortunately has decided to share his knowledge. Full of practical advice on how to tackle CPD." IEE Review, 1999
"...this is probably the first full length book on the subject. It covers just about every aspect of CPD and then some...The information is presented in a clear and straightforward manner and is easy to assimilate,...Anybody who wishes to become an expert on CPD will find this book an excellent introduction." Malcolm Sillars, BCS Professional Director, The Computer Bulletin, January 1998
Practising engineers and other professionals (at all levels); managers; CPD providers.
1. What is continuing professional development?; 2. Getting it all into context managing your CPD; 3. The responsibility of the individual; 4. How to identify your key competencies; 5. Designing and using personal development plans; 6. Creating the right learning opportunities; 7. How to use mentoring and coaching as part of your CPD; 8. How to make the best use of software for CPD; 9. How to make the best use of distance and open learning; 10. The role of universities and other providers; 11. The role of the professional institutions; 12. The international dimension; References; Index.