Continuous Professional Development
“Building your knowledge throughout your career”
CPD is defined as 'any process or activity that provides added value to the capability of the professional, through the increase in knowledge, skills and personal qualities necessary for the appropriate execution of professional and technical duties, often termed competence.' *
(*Professional Associations Research Network.)
In a nutshell, this means any learning activities which update your existing skills and professional competence. CPD requirements ought to be identified on the basis of the individual needs, within the wider context of both team and organisation needs.