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Embedding CPD in Higher Education

Woburn House, London
7 October 2009 10:00-16:00

In this workshop Mike Laycock and Liz Shrives will explore the issues and theories of Continuing Professional Development, the emergence of CPD schemes and frameworks and the reality of implementing CPD in higher education institutions. Drawing on the contributors to their recent SEDA Paper 123 ‘Embedding CPD in Higher Education’ they address major challenges and questions such as: what is CPD in the context of higher education? How can it be recorded and recognised? How can staff (not just academic staff) be encouraged to participate and value it? How can universities and university management work with their staff to use CPD for mutual benefit?

Aims and outcomes of the workshop

The workshop will adopt an interactive approach which will draw on the experience of the participants together with sharing the contributions of other practitioners. This will provide an opportunity to:

  • Examine some of the debates surrounding CPD in HE
  • Explore the principal factors involved in establishing a successful CPD framework
  • Encourage participants to identify practices which will might help embed CPD in their own institutions 
  • Identify and discuss ideas for practice which can enhance the CPD experience for staff.

The cost of the workshop is £95.00 and will include a copy of SEDA Paper 123 and lunch.

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020 7380 6767
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