07 October 2009
Location: London

IntroductionIn this workshop Mike Laycock and Liz Shrives will explore the issues and theories ofContinuing Professional Development, the emergence of CPD schemes and frameworksand the reality of implementing CPD in higher education institutions. Drawing on thecontributors to their recent SEDA Paper 123 ‘Embedding CPD in Higher Education’ theyaddress major challenges and questions such as: what is CPD in the context of highereducation? How can it be recorded and recognised? How can staff (not just academic staff)be encouraged to participate and value it? How can universities and university managementwork with their staff to use CPD for mutual benefit?Aims and outcomes of the workshopThe workshop will adopt an interactive approach which will draw on the experience of theparticipants together with sharing the contributions of other practitioners. This will providean opportunity to:

  • Examine some of the debates surrounding CPD in HE
  • Explore the principal factors involved in establishing a successful CPD framework
  • Encourage participants to identify practices which will might help embed CPD in
  • their own institutions
  • Identify and discuss ideas for practice which can enhance the CPD experience for
  • staff.

Mike LaycockMike is a consultant working in the field of educational development. From 1971-2007 hewas employed by the University of East London and its predecessor institutions. He hasspoken at national and international conferences, published widely, carried out muchconsultancy for UK HEIs. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) andmember of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) where he has been amember of the national executive and the SEDA Advisory Group. He has been, and still is,an external examiner for a range of universities and colleges.Liz ShrivesAs a consultant to the HE sector Liz specialises in learning and teaching development,enhancement and educational/professional development policy. She has workedextensively at national and international levels with her most recent work being in thedevelopment, implementation and accreditation of professional development schemes andembedding the UK Professional Standards for Teaching. Liz is currently Co-Chair of the Staffand Educational Development Association, a Consultant Advisor with the UK HigherEducation Academy and a Consultant Educational Advisor for a UK NHS DeaneryThe cost of the workshop is £95.00 and will include a copy of SEDA Paper 123 and lunch.