Thought Leadership series with Brightwave – Transforming CPD

by | Sep 23, 2009 | Articles

Brightwave are a leading provider of engaging e-learning and have been an active supporter and invaluable contributor via our Community of Excellence to the Towards Maturity project since our inception, primarily by providing employer-based success stories. 

As we do with all our valued contributors and key industry leaders, we asked Brightwave to make further contributions that would stimulate debate and provide highly relevant content for the many organisations and public bodies that constantly access the Towards Maturity website. Consequently we are pleased to introduce a further ‘Thought Leadership’ series with Brightwave which will draw on the many articles, blogs and white papers that they develop.
In this first ‘Thought Leadership’ article, (first published in Training Journal Magazine – June 2009), Lars Hyland (Director of Learning Services) investigates how continuous professional development is being transformed by digital connectivity and challenges how we assess competence and performance in the workplace.
Lars observces that the worst recession since the Second World War is having a profound effect on the workplace. Jobs are, being lost in almost every sector, some being hit harder than others. Nearly half of the UK workforce plans a career change, by choice or otherwise. So, having relevant, marketable skills and experience is more important than ever and a priority for those wanting to stay in work or search for new work.
This article also examines:
  • Personal brand challenges professional qualification as a sign of quality
  • Impact of informal learning on CPD
  • CPD in real time: ubiquitous performance support
  • Measures that matter
  • Looking forward
Move aside CPD – UPS is on its way!
If you enjoy reading this article then you might also be interested in further white papers from the Digital Learning Company on The Changing World of Work – Implications for Learning & Development and Infinity Learning into how traditional career paths are disappearing and the role that learning technologies can play in adopting a new approach.

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