To succeed in the 21st century workplace, every person needs to have a growth mindset due to the exceptionally fast pace of change. Continuing professional development (CPD) provides an avenue for the worker to remain relevant by increasing their level of competencies to new challenges and changes happening in the workplace.
A well-developed CPD programme helps you, your organization, your profession and the clients or customers who do business with you. It ensures that you keep up to date with changes in regulations, standards and new policies that govern your business. It allows you to improve your knowledge and skills in communicating with people who interact with you. It will also provide you opportunities to influence and play a leading role in your organization. If you are looking to advance professionally in your career, it is critical that you continue to always look out for such programmes that will help you grow and develop, both as a person and a professional. In the prophetic words of Charles Darwin: “it is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”