Continuing Professional Development or CPD is a structured and purposeful way to maintain and improve your knowledge, skills, and professional qualities.
This June, the Society is marking a month of CPD-related activity for professional geographers by introducing the many different types of CPD, sharing a range of career resources, and highlighting the benefits of undertaking CPD as part of your career – whether you are early in your career journey or at a later stage.
During the month we will focus on five main themes and go into depth about how building a CPD portfolio can help you develop your practice, boost your confidence, and grow your networks. You can also browse the full range of our resources here.
What is CPD and what are its benefits
An introduction to Continuing Professional Development
The benefits of engaging in CPD
Types of CPD
Choosing the right mix of CPD
Creating a professional development plan using a self-assessment checklist
Curriculum and professional support and advice for you and your school’s geography department
CPD resources for teachers
CPD throughout your career
Developing your career using the CPD cycle
Keeping a record of CPD using a sample CPD template
Reflecting and evaluating on CPD
Reflective practice maximises the benefits of professional development
Writing reflectively about your professional practice
Chartered Geographer and Framework of competencies
Using the Framework of competencies to structure career development
Keeping your career moving
Developing your career
You are probably doing more CPD than you realise
Pathways to accreditation
Using professional engagement to have an impact in your career
Mentoring and coaching to support career success
Geography Subject Knowledge Programme for trainee/early career geography teachers
Want to get more involved? If you’re starting out in your career, consider joining us as an Associate Fellow, or browse our upcoming CPD events for teachers and professionals and sign up to participate:
9 June: Professional insights: an introduction to planning and reflecting on your CPD journey for Fellows and Associate Fellows and early career geographers.
16 June: History and geography curricula at GCSE and A Level: embedding equality, diversity and inclusion for geography teachers.
20 June: Fieldwork for Early Career Teachers for teachers in the first stages of their career.
30 June: Making an application for Chartered Geographer - introductory webinar for anyone interested in the journey to Chartership.
Benedict Allen’s expedition created headlines worldwide when he disappeared. In this talk, he considers the Papuan perspective - and what it really means to be an ‘explorer’ today.
9 May 2022
The newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series, Geomorphology and the Carbon Cycle, is now available to order online.
14 March 2022
Members of the Migrants on the margins team will be presenting their research in a session at this year’s Annual International Conference.
19 August 2019
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