Continues Professional Development

The Importance of Continues Professional Development


Fredrick Baafour Badu-Kusi

6/19/20162 min read

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is crucial for individuals in various fields to stay relevant and enhance their skills. It allows professionals to expand their knowledge base, keep up with the latest industry trends, and develop new competencies. CPD provides opportunities to network with peers, learn from experts, and exchange ideas, fostering a culture of continuous learning.

Moreover, it enables professionals to adapt to evolving technologies, regulations, and best practices, ensuring their expertise remains up-to-date. By engaging in CPD activities, individuals can demonstrate their commitment to professional growth and development, enhancing their career prospects and employability.

CPD is not just a requirement for many professions; it is an investment in personal and professional advancement, enabling individuals to thrive in their chosen field.

What makes a professional is not merely an academic excellence; but in the possession of the relevant virtues related to the professional’s area of expertise.

Your traditional academic background or qualification is important to secure you a place in the job market, but your relevance and sustainability in this dynamic and cosmopolitan world, requires a personal mindset to develop your skills and embrace the changes that presents itself on a day to day basis.

It is said that when preparation meets opportunity, success is inevitable, as a professional in any field of business, it is very important to have a (CDP) plan or else you’ll be lagging behind your colleagues. “For he who fails to plan plans to fail.”

The same can be said of professionals with many years’ experience and wants to continue to be competent in their profession as an individual and to their company at large.

CDP is an ongoing process and continues throughout ones career. The pace of change is probably faster than it’s ever been –therefore, never stop learning because life never stop teaching.

The world’s industries are forever evolving and creating exciting opportunities.

Embracing a CPD will ensure that your capabilities are kept in pace with the current standards of others in the same field and as well maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a professional service to your customers, clients and the benefit you company at large.

CPD will enable you as an individual to regularly pay attention to the important areas of development and take appropriate action to reduce any shortfalls in knowledge and remain competitive.

A personal empowerment of learning brings with it an increase in confidence and resulting abilities.

Self-awareness is a great tool to combating resistance. When you feel resistance to taking action, stop in your tracks and Try to understand the ‘why’ behind it.

Always let your talents do the talking. Never your tantrums

The Importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)