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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
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
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
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
Christina Williams, William Hanson & Andy Friedman (2012)

This book pulls together PARN knowledge on entry to the professions, focussing 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
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

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
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Andrew Friedman (August 2011)

Published by Routledge – 280 pages / Hardback

Providing the first comprehensive study of the subject of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this innovative book is required reading for CPD professionals and researchers.

Starting with a discussion on what CPD is, Andy analyzes how professional bodies govern CPD, what support they provide to individual professionals and how they measure or evaluate what... Details
Andrew Friedman (August 2011)

Published by Routledge – 280 pages / Hardback

Providing the first comprehensive study of the subject of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), this innovative book is required reading for CPD professionals and researchers.

Starting with a discussion on what CPD is, Andy analyzes how professional bodies govern CPD, what support they provide to individual professionals and how they measure or evaluate what... Details
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
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
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
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
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
Rob Denny & 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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