12 Easy and Low Cost Ways to Undertake CPD

If you are a professional, continuing professional development is not just desirable but an essential part of your membership.  After all would you like to have an out of date surgeon perform your operation, gas fitter install your central heating or mechanic service your car? 


When people think of CPD they often get stuck in the old way of thinking of attending a course. Truth is there are huge range of options which are low or no cost, such as:


  1. Subscribing to podcasts
  2. Signing up for newsletter updates
  3. Subscribing to a professional journal
  4. Listening to audio CD programmes
  5. Attending teleseminars
  6. Participating in webinars
  7. Signing up for free or low cost e-courses
  8. Attending professional association local events
  9. Reading books which you buy or borrow from the library
  10. Taking on additional responsibilities at work
  11. Shadowing a more senior member of the organisation
  12. Taking a secondment


At the end of the day, even if you have little or no budget available there are still many CPD opportunities available to you.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps highly rated professionals become great leaders and managers.  For more information click here 

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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