Professional Development

Assessment SHC 52 – Promote Professional Development
By Caroline Herbert 12/02/15
Within this assignment I am going to explore / consider what is Professional Development
What is continuing professional development?
Definition of Continuing Personal Development:
Personal Development is the conscious pursuit of personal growth by expanding self-awareness and knowledge and improving your own personal skills. As stated by – Mykro Thum -http://www.myrkothum.com/
In social care services and other professions it is an important part of a registered managers role, to enable them to be up to date with what is going on within the industry and to keep their skills current and reviewed regularly to support service users. We are required to undertake this as part of the our development and in line with required standards, i.e. Skills for Care/Skills for Heath Code of Conduct 2013, H&SC Act 2008 Essential Standards of Quality and Safety. This has now been superseded by H&SC Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3) from the Care Act. It also provides best practice for the service users giving credibility in the work that we do and the service we provide.
Also in a competitive market, you need to ensure that your service is offering users what they are looking for or something unique?

Below are ways that can help you to achieve CPD:
  * Be continuous throughout your working career and reviewed on a regular basis , by   keeping up to date with the changes within the profession
  * Building self-confidence and credibility
  * Achieve your career goals by focusing on your training and development
  * Cope positively with change by constantly updating your skill set.
  * Be more productive and efficient by reflecting on your learning and highlighting gaps in your knowledge and experience.
  * Always looking for ways to improve own performance and knowledge
Potential outcomes of CPD
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