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 ...