Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance

Continuing Professional Development

The first Symposium on Continuing Professional Development supported by the ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance took place in May 2000 at Pembroke College, and involved over fifty invited participants from varied research and practitioner communities.

This event aimed to cross disciplinary boundaries, to explore overlaps and shared concerns, and to learn from the research evidence, from other discourses, and from what is happening in terms of CPD in different occupations.

Speakers from the Engineering Council, the Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal College of Nursing and the universities of Oxford and Warwick gave presentations. This volume reproduces, with minor revisions, five working papers which were circulated at the symposium. It concludes with a commentary on key issues which emerged during the discussions of these papers.

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