What are Good Considerations for a Professional Development Guide?
The following video is an example of an overview of a professional development guide for an organization (CPD). There are numerous variables that come to play within professional development and a solid guide for the workplace will be flexible and future-based.
In this specific video, you’ll get some ideas for a professional development guide for managers. Here you can see that those participating in CPD involves participating in or attending organize activities such as courses, sweatshops, seminars, conferences, and specialist panels in groups. It also includes training courses provided by employer and includes activities that involves sharing knowledge such as reading books or articles, and includes activities you perform yourself all within a small group of colleagues
Approaches to Professional Development to Consider
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In a broad sense, professional development may include formal types of vocational education, typically post-secondary or poly-technical training leading to qualification or credential required to obtain or retain employment. Professional development may also come in the form of pre-service or in-service professional development programs. These programs may be formal, or informal, group or individualized. Individuals may pursue professional development independently, or programs may be offered by human resource departments. Professional development on the job may develop or enhance process skills, sometimes referred to as leadership skills, as well as task skills. Some examples for process skills are ‘effectiveness skills’, ‘team functioning skills’, and ‘systems thinking skills’.
Professional development opportunities can range from a single workshop to a semester-long academic course, to services offered by a medley of different professional development providers and varying widely with respect to the philosophy, content, and format of the learning experiences. Some examples of approaches to professional development include:
- Case Study Method – The case method is a teaching approach that consists in presenting the students with a case, putting them in the role of a decision maker facing a problem (Hammond 1976) – see alsoCase method.
- Consultation – to assist an individual or group of individuals to clarify and address immediate concerns by following a systematic problem-solving process.
- Coaching – to enhance a person’s competencies in a specific skill area by providing a process of observation, reflection, and action.
- Communities of Practice – to improve professional practice by engaging in shared inquiry and learning with people who have a common goal
- Lesson Study – to solve practical dilemmas related to intervention or instruction through participation with other professionals in systematically examining practice
- Mentoring – to promote an individual’s awareness and refinement of his or her own professional development by providing and recommending structured opportunities for reflection and observation
- Reflective Supervision – to support, develop, and ultimately evaluate the performance of employees through a process of inquiry that encourages their understanding and articulation of the rationale for their own practices
- Technical Assistance – to assist individuals and their organization to improve by offering resources and information, supporting networking and change efforts
Professional development is a broad term, encompassing a range of people, interests and approaches. Those who engage in professional development share a common purpose of enhancing their ability to do their work. At the heart of professional development is the individual’s interest in lifelong learning and increasing their own skills and knowledge.
We hope you have found this post to be interesting and relevant to the creation of your professional development guide.