the sessions at The OGP Summit are CPD certified. But what does this mean and
how does it benefit you?
What is CPD?
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
is the term used to describe the commitment to lifelong learning. Employers and institutions across industries
are increasingly adopting a more structured approach to learning in order to
retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge in the organisation to
maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage.
Why is CPD accreditation important?
CPD accreditation is important because it
ensures that courses provided adhere to the highest educational standards and
international benchmarks of quality and learning.
How does it work?
There is no fixed approach to CPD and
different professional institutes and associations will have their own
interpretation of courses and requirements.
The majority set an annual target, which is defined by the accrual of
CPD hours through attending training, seminars, workshops and conferences. These CPD hours are then converted to points,
units or credits. It is up to the
individual to keep track of their hours, ensure their CPD records are
up-to-date and that the courses meet the requirements of their professional
body or association.
How does CPD benefit me?
CPD benefits individuals by fostering a
culture of continuous personal improvement, skills development and knowledge
sharing. It helps to ensure that
individuals are kept informed, up-skilled and proficient to change in practice.
CPD-certified training, seminars, workshops and conferences are also a
significant benefit to those constricted by time, resource and budget as they
can offer an affordable, time-efficient opportunity to develop skills and