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Professional development

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Professional development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, attending conferences, and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. [1]

32 relations: Academic degree, American Academy of Financial Management, Apprenticeship, Arete, Career, Case method, Chartered (professional), Community of practice, Continuing education, Continuing legal education, Continuing medical education, Core competency, Credential, Induction training, Informal learning, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Institution of Structural Engineers, International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, Licensure, Mentorship, Organizational dissent, Profession, Professional association, ProQuest, Reflective practice, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Skill, SWOT analysis, Training and development, University of Management and Technology (United States), Vocational education.

Academic degree

An academic degree is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, normally at a college or university.

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American Academy of Financial Management

The American Academy of Financial Management was a US-based board of standards, certifying body, and accreditation council focused on the finance sector and management professionals.

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An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading).

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Arete (Greek: ἀρετή), in its basic sense, means "excellence of any kind".

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A career is an individual's metaphorical "journey" through learning, work and other aspects of life.

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Case method

The case method is a teaching approach that uses decision-forcing cases to put students in the role of people who were faced with difficult decisions at some point in the past.

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Chartered (professional)

A Chartered professional is a person who has gained a specific level of skill or competence in a particular field of work, which has been recognised by the award of a formal credential by a relevant professional organization.

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Community of practice

A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a craft or a profession.

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Continuing education

Continuing education (similar to further education in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is an all-encompassing term within a broad list of post-secondary learning activities and programs.

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Continuing legal education

Continuing legal education (CLE), also known as mandatory or minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) or, in some jurisdictions outside the United States, as continuing professional development, consists of professional education for attorneys that takes place after their initial admission to the bar.

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Continuing medical education

Continuing medical education (CME) refers to a specific form of continuing education (CE) that helps those in the medical field maintain competence and learn about new and developing areas of their field.

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Core competency

A core competency is a concept in management theory introduced by C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel.

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Examples of credentials include academic diplomas, academic degrees, certifications, security clearances, identification documents, badges, passwords, user names, keys, powers of attorney, and so on.

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Induction training

In human resource development, induction training is a form of introduction for new employees in order to enable them to do their work in a new profession or job role within an organisation.

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Informal learning

Informal learning is any learning that is not formal learning or non-formal learning, such as self-directed learning or learning from experience.

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Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the UK's chartered professional body for mathematicians and one of the UK's learned societies for mathematics (the other main one being the London Mathematical Society).

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Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a British organisation for health and safety professionals.

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Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers is a professional body for structural engineering based in the United Kingdom.

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International Institute of Risk & Safety Management

The International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) is a professional membership body for safety practitioners worldwide.

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Licensure means a restricted practice or a restriction on the use of an occupational title, requiring a license.

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Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.

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Organizational dissent

Organizational dissent is the "expression of disagreement or contradictory opinions about organizational practices and policies".

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A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain.

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Professional association

A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) is usually a nonprofit organization seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession and the public interest.

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ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based global information-content and technology company, founded in 1938 as University Microfilms by Eugene B. Power.

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Reflective practice

Reflective practice is the ability to reflect on one's actions so as to engage in a process of continuous learning.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property, construction, and infrastructure sectors worldwide.

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A skill is the ability to carry out a task with determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.

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SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis (or SWOT matrix) is a strategic planning technique used to help a person or organization identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats related to business competition or project planning.

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Training and development

Human resource management regards training and development as a function concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the job performance of individuals and groups in organizational settings.

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University of Management and Technology (United States)

The University of Management and Technology (UMT), located in Arlington, Virginia, United States, is an accredited institution of higher education offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and professional development programs.

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Vocational education

Vocational education is education that prepares people to work in various jobs, such as a trade, a craft, or as a technician.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_development

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