Managing your CPD as a professional engineer.
Are you making the most of your abilities and experience?
This practical guide, designed specifically for engineers and technical professionals, will help you to realise much more of your potential through considered and structured CPD. It will help you to analyse where you wish to take your career, based on the clear identification and ongoing development of your competencies and skills. It explains how to base your CPD not just on courses but also on capturing your day-to-day learning. Details of personal development planning software and other useful resources are given, including how to use the internet and distance learning in your CPD. The role of the professional institutions, and the importance of coaching and mentoring are also discussed.
Through a very readable text, with many practical diagrams and real-life case studies, you will develop a clear understanding of what CPD is and, more importantly, what it could do for you.
- Chapter 2: Getting it all into context - managing your CPD
- Chapter 3: The responsibility of the individual
- Chapter 4: How to identify your key competencies
- Chapter 5: Designing and using personal development plans
- Chapter 6: Creating the right learning opportunities
- Chapter 7: How to use mentoring and coaching as part of your CPD
- Chapter 8: How to make the best use of software for CPD
- Chapter 9: How to make the best use of distance and open learning
- Chapter 10: The role of the universities and other providers
- Chapter 11: The role of the professional institutions
- Chapter 12: The international dimension
John Lorriman is the managing director of Ichiban Consultants and a director of Knowledge Associates. He is a past chairman of the IET's Professional Development Committee and was a founder member of the IET's Training Committee. He is also an executive committee member of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education. He wrote the Engineering Council's 'CPD - the practical guide to good practice', and went on to edit their successful CPD Link newsletter. He has worked in many countries as a consultant public speaker.