It’s our great pleasure to launch our Committed to Professional Development scheme and we’d like to encourage you to take part. The scheme, comprising our Committed to Professional Development badge and a CPD Manifesto, has been put in place to help you showcase your commitment to the highest standards and dedication to CPD in the translation profession.
You can access the scheme by downloading the badge, placing it on your website, social media profiles and other documents and linking it back to the CPD Manifesto.
Plus, of course, you need to stand by what the Manifesto says as well. In order to fulfill it, we encourage you to start keeping an updated CPD plan. If you don’t have one of your own, use ours.
There are several benefits of belonging to the Committed to Professional Development scheme:
- Endorsing professional development among translators
- Elevating your positioning with respect to your clients
- Showing to clients that true professionals engage in CPD
- Motivating yourself to engage in CPD
- Having a point of reference for all your CPD efforts
Does that sound right? Here’s the code you need to copy and paste to place the badge on your website (you can install it yourself or send it to your webmaster):
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Here’s the badge and the CPD Manifesto. Are you in?
I believe in the highest standards of professional conduct in my translation or interpreting business.
I am committed to a process of life-long learning in my chosen profession.
I comply with the generally accepted rules of professional conduct.
I plan my CPD on an annual basis and take responsibility for maintaining my learning objectives and career goals.
I keep a record of the CPD I undertake and am happy to provide details to my clients.
I think about each course, workshop, and presentation that I attend and assess its value within my CPD plan.
I reflect on the opportunities that the course, workshop or presentation in question has opened up to me.
Each year I review and reflect upon the CPD I have undertaken during the year, and build on what I have learned to plan my next learning objectives.
I incorporate the knowledge I gain from my CPD activities into my work and ensure that my clients benefit from my enhanced expertise.
I strive to enhance my own standards through consistent CPD.
I believe that my commitment to CPD is beneficial to my clients because they know that I am a committed professional who is constantly maintaining and enhancing expertise.