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Adaptability: The Secret to Lifelong Learning [digital]
Hilary Lindsay (2014)

Adaptability: The Secret to Lifelong Learning explores what continuing professional development and lifelong learning mean in practice today for members of professions and their professional bodies.

Globalisation, demands for accountability and technological advances mean the world in which professionals work will never stand still. Meanwhile jobs for life have been consigned to the past and professional careers will tend to be more... Details
Analysing Ethical Codes of UK Professional Bodies [digital]
At the heart of this book is a model, which is intended to clarify the nature and strength of obligations ethical codes of conduct place on professionals, and to compare these aspects of obligations according to the beneficiaries of these obligations. It is used to help evaluate professional codes in terms of the clarity, relative emphasis, and appropriateness of particular statements within codes, and also in terms of the coverage of obligations and stakeholders in particular codes... Details
Analysing Member Services: A Strategic Perspective
Andrew Friedman and Jane Mason (2003)

This book considers the services provided by professional bodies in a broad context. It explores the responses of professional bodies to pressures for service development from market competition and the notion that professionals should somehow insure clients and employers against risks.

Based on a comprehensive survey of 340 websites of UK professional associations and membership organisations, this book provides a... Details
Becoming A Professional: New Ways of Entering the Professions [digital]
Christina Williams, William Hanson & Andy Friedman (2012)

This book pulls together PARN knowledge on entry to the professions, focusing in particular on ‘new’ ways of qualifying.

It is intended to support those concerned with entry standards and professional qualifications, as well as those tasked with the strategic consideration of recruitment and training of professionals into the future.

The content of this book is based on findings from two... Details
Continuing Professional Development: Evaluation of Good Practice

M Phillips, I Cruickshank & A Friedman (2002)

This book addresses the fundamental question: "What is good practice in CPD?"

It includes a detailed analysis of the CPD schemes of four professional bodies, covering the implementation process, definition, policy type, measurement, sanctions, incentives, monitoring, guidelines, support and outreach.

It identifies and analyses five criteria of good practice: clarity, consistency, reflection,... Details
CPD: Support and Compliance Challenges [digital]
Andy Friedman & Laura Tinner (2016)

Continuing professional development (CPD) continues to command the attention of the professional body sector. We can chart an intensification of effort closely linked to a move away from voluntary practice towards mandated CPD polices, as well as an increase in measuring CPD by outputs.

The shifting CPD landscape introduces associated challenges: how to adequately resource CPD audit; what to do with CPD non compliance;... Details
Critical Issues in CPD [digital]
Andrew Friedman (2002)

This is the fifth book in the ongoing series on the provision of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through UK Professional Bodies.

This book deals with problems and challenges for professionals and professional bodies that have concerned those designing, operating and receiving CPD programmes for some time now.

These are issues reflecting how CPD is defined, enforced, measured and assessed, and how it impacts on... Details
Distinguishing Australian Professional Bodies [digital]
Andy Friedman and Jane Mason (November 2007)

This is the first book to present a comprehensive picture of Australian professional bodies and their practices, and to compare them with professional bodies in other countries.

Approaches to member relations, governance, continuing professional development, operations and ethics from 49 Australian professional bodies are compared with 75 in Canada, 110 in the UK and 21 in Ireland.

There is much to be ... Details
Distinguishing Canadian Professional Bodies [digital]
Andrew Friedman and Christina Williams (November 2007)

This book is the fourth in the series on the professionalisation of professional associations and other related professional organisations such as regulatory bodies and learned societies.

In the series, we examine the proposition that professional bodies are becoming more strategic, more reflective, more structured, in short, more professional. Here we present the first study of professional bodies in... Details
Diversifying Income Streams [digital]
Rob Denny and Laura Tinner (2016)

Diversification of sources of income is an aspiration that many businesses strive to achieve. A strategy of diversification can help organisations weather financially difficult times by providing a range of different sources of revenue.

In many respects, the professional body sector is no different. Just as any private enterprise is vulnerable to economic downturn, changes in consumer preferences, or other unforeseen... Details
E-learning for Professionals [digital]
William Hanson & Christina Williams (2012)

Our book E-learning for Professionals continues a series of publications on PARN's research into the area of professional education and pulls together their knowledge on social networking and professionals’ use of online learning for CPD purposes.

PARN investigated professional bodies’ development and usage of e-learning, professionals’ views and experiences of e-learning, future trends, and patterns in... Details
Engaging & Retaining Your Members [digital]
Christina Williams (2013)

Engaging & Retaining Your Members is an investigation of how real professional bodies deal with real membership issues.

Today professional bodies are very focused on member recruitment, retention and engagement. Professional bodies think they could be doing better at member relations, at communicating the value of membership to potential members and persuading their current members that remaining a member is essential. They would... Details
Ethical Competence and Professional Associations [digital]
Andrew Friedman (2004)

This is the third book on professional ethics to be produced by PARN. Previous books focused on analysing professional codes of conduct. This book introduces the concept of ethical competence.

For professionals ethical competence is the ability to work at an occupation in a manner as defined by professional ethical codes of conduct. This generally involves knowing when to apply and when to forbear from applying knowledge, based on... Details
Financial Benchmarking Report for Professional Bodies 2016-17
Report launched in November 2018

The ninth edition of our Financial Benchmarking for Professional Bodies report is based on two years (2016-17) of financial and organisational data from over 400 professional bodies in the UK!

This report is an important tool for planning, evaluating and directing your organisation's financial activities now and in the future.

This report can help your professional body to identify significant differences between ... Details
Financial Benchmarking Report for Professional Bodies 2016-17: Non-Member PDF
Report launched in November 2018

The ninth edition of our Financial Benchmarking for Professional Bodies report is based on two years (2016-17) of financial and organisational data from over 400 professional bodies in the UK!

This report is an important tool for planning, evaluating and directing your organisation's financial activities now and in the future.

This report can help your professional body to identify significant differences... Details
Financial Benchmarking Report for Professional Bodies 2017-18: Non-Member PDF
Report launched in November 2019

The tenth edition of our Financial Benchmarking for Professional Bodies report is based on two years (2017-18) of financial and organisational data from over 500 professional bodies in the UK!

This report is an important tool for planning, evaluating and directing your organisation's financial activities now and in the future.

This report can help your professional body to identify significant differences... Details
Financial Benchmarking Report for Professional Bodies 2018-19: Non-Member PDF
Report launched in December 2020

The eleventh edition of our Financial Benchmarking for Professional Bodies report is based on two years (2018-19) of financial and organisational data from over 500 professional bodies in the UK!

This report is an important tool for planning, evaluating and directing your organisation's financial activities now and in the future.

This report can help your professional body to identify significant differences... Details
Financial Benchmarking Report for Professional Bodies 2019-2020: Non-Member PDF
Report launched in November 2021

The 12th edition of our Financial Benchmarking for Professional Bodies report is based on two years (2019-2020) of financial and organisational data from over 500 professional bodies in the UK!

This report is an important tool for planning, evaluating and directing your organisation's financial activities now and in the future.

This report can help your professional body to identify significant differences... Details
Going Global: Growing Your International Membership [digital]
William Hanson (2013)

Going Global: Growing Your International Membership is an investigation into how professional bodies can successfully transition from being national organisations into international ones, representing their professions globally.

The world has grown smaller. Companies and individuals alike are increasingly comfortable operating or living between nations. Globalisation has brought about a need for consistency and standardisation in the... Details
Governance of Professional Associations: Structure of Governing Body [digital]
Andrew Friedman, Mary Phillips and Ming Ming JD Chan (2002)

This is the first in a new series of PARN publications on governance of professional associations.

It presents an analysis of the issues facing governing bodies of professional associations.

It asks and responds to the following: What are the roles and responsibilities of governing bodies? How effective are the governance structures currently in place? What can be learnt from... Details
Governance of Professional Associations: The Players & Processes [digital]
Andrew Friedman and Mary Phillips (2003)

This is the second book in a series of PARN publications on the governance of Professional Associations.

The first discussed the challenges facing governing bodies, and in particular the need to balance effectiveness with representativity. The 'cupped hands' model was presented which offered a way of re-thinking the roles of Council and Executive Board.

This book addresses the following... Details
Governance of Professional Associations: Theory & Practice [digital]
Andy Friedman and Jane Mason (2003/06)

PARN’s third book in the series on the governance of professional associations builds on previous editions’ theories and concepts.

It provides a guide to common problems, pitfalls and pathways for professional associations seeking to facilitate appropriate changes to their governance arrangements. This edition is based on PARN’s experience of working with professional associations to review and advise on governance... Details
Managing Member Networks: Strategy, Volunteers & Funding [digital]
Christina Williams & Andy Friedman (2014)

Managing Member Networks: Strategy, Volunteers & Funding is a study of how a wide range of professional bodies are managing, financing and supporting their member networks with an insight into best practice and successful approaches.

The rise of social media does not seem to have diminished the importance of physical member networks offered by professional bodies such as regional branches or special interest... Details
Measuring and Communicating the Impact of CPD [pdf]
Published in autumn 2021, this report epitomises PARN's latest research project, which focused on measuring and communicating the impact of CPD, both on society and professionals.

Drawing from the results of a survey of the UK general public, we explore the value of CPD to society, paying particular attention to discerning the CPD impact on service users and effects on consumer confidence. A key question here is whether service users are more likely to hire an... Details
Member Experience: New Directions & Innovation at Professional Bodies [digital]
Robert Pitts & Karthika Nadarajah (2018)

Very few professional bodies have been able to clearly define exactly what they mean by member engagement.

As a result, corporate-wide agreement about its meaning is rarely found, despite a widespread belief that member engagement is central to professional body operations and activities.

No matter who we are, where we live or what we do with our lives, we are all members of an interconnected world... Details

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