Ten is Zen: Counting 10 days of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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27 May 2022 09:30-11:30  Book your place

Researchers across the world are typically encouraged to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) activities alongside their own research. For example, one of the key obligations within the principles of the 2019 Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers ('Researcher Development Concordat') is to enable researchers to pursue 10 or more days of CPD each year. 

So, what constitutes 10 days of CPD? How can we create a culture of ownership around CPD in which researchers everywhere take responsibility for tailoring their 10 days to suit their goals and needs? How can engagement with (at least) 10 days of CPD be maximised for the benefit of researchers and their careers?

A deeper discussion is needed to help institutions in achieving this goal. In this workshop we will share and learn from different perspectives and experiences around what qualifies as CPD for researchers, and how it can be championed amongst different competing priorities for both researchers and the sector as a whole.

Speakers at the event:

  • Karolinska Institutet Drs. Raquel Tavares and Vladimir Pabón-Martínez
  • NIHR Dr. Caroline Magee
  • Queen Mary's University, London Dr. Anna Price
  • University of Exeter Drs. Chris Wood and Clive Betts
  • University of Liverpool Dr. Saneeya Qureshi

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