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Why Staff Development Matters
Why staff development matters
What is Staff Development?

Staff development matters. But what exactly do we mean by that? Here are some definitions:

Continuing professional development (CPD) consists of reflective activity designed to improve an individual's attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills. It supports individual needs and improves professional practice. (http://www.tda.gov.uk/cpd)

Continuing professional development: ongoing training and education throughout a career to improve the skills and knowledge used to perform a job or succession of jobs. (http://www.bnet.com/cpd BNET Business Dictionary, 2009)

CPD is a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth. The focus of CPD is firmly on results - the benefits that professional development can bring you ...

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