A recent meeting with a leader of a large professional institute was salutary. “The problem is” she said, “people just don’t take their development seriously.” “One of our older members said to me: ‘I’m not going to complete my CPD. I’m playing the game, seeing who flinches first’”. Employers will concur: senior, experienced people often […]
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The oldest trophy in international sport – and arguably the most spectacular race in sailing history – was won yesterday by OracleTeamUSA after an astonishing come-back against Emirates Team New Zealand. As an aeronautical engineer with an interest in speedsailing since the 1980s, I am fascinated by the technical details of these 50mph hydrofoil yachts. […]
A Ci team has returned, buzzing, from Berlin where they ran a career workshop for senior executives. Workers evidently need help planning late-career impact in their organisations, as well as ‘what next?’ At the same time, organisations are twitchy since they have no clue how long people will stay. The result is blocked careers, not […]
% Y / N – ‘millennials’ (UK) 80 / 11 – Scientific Research 74 / 12 – Childcare 68 / 06 – Floristry/Gardening 72 / 14 – Teaching 72 / 15 – IT/Data/Telecoms 70 / 17 – Engineering 67 / 17 – Medical & Dentistry 67 / 18 – Nursing 67 / 19 – Marketing/Comms […]
You may want to do Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or encourage it amongst your team, but are frustrated because your organisation won’t allow time or give financial support. Perhaps your employer thinks CPD enables professionals to further their own careers but doesn’t benefit the organisation. When organisations cut training budgets, CPD is usually a victim. […]