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.”

In similar fashion, contemporary thinker and author, C. JoyBell C. has this to say about continuous learning and its relationship to living: “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open.” Living, learning, growing and change are all synonymous with what it means to be human.

As much as we need to pay attention to our professional development, we need to also create time for our personal on-going learning and growth. Lifelong and ‘lifewide’ learning moves us from just acquiring knowledge and acquiring special skills to learning for personal development and releasing and realizing our creative potential (UNESCO Education Strategy, 2014 – 2021). It will help us live more productive, meaningful and satisfying lives as human persons.

HELP University is proud to announce the introduction of both Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Personal Learning and Development (CPLD) courses in a range of disciplines that will help you fill the competency gaps in your work as well as finding new and creative aspects of your life. These courses range from topics in law, language development and information and communication technology to philosophy, music, culinary, creative and visual arts. They are run by trainers who not only have the necessary academic credentials but a wealth of experience that will make the CPD and CPLD sessions a worthwhile investment in your journey of growth and change. These trainers come not only from HELP but are also practitioners in industry and the arts. They will use their knowledge, experience and ability to offer solutions to issues and problems that you might have in your respective fields. They will also be able to facilitate greater insight into our innate talent and find ways to help us enjoy life a little.

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