"No great man ever complains of want of opportunity."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lifelong Learning & Development (L&D) is the "lifelong, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. As such, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability.
The term recognises that learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom, but takes place throughout life and in a range of situations. During the last fifty years, constant scientific and technological innovation and change has had a profound effect on learning needs and styles. Learning can no longer be divided into a place and time to acquire knowledge (school) and a place and time to apply the knowledge acquired (the workplace). Instead, learning can be seen as something that takes place on an on-going basis from our daily interactions with others and with the world around us.
"Learning is a Lifelong Privilege. Pursue it with passion and zeal, and watch the wonder fill your world."
-Sanjiv Chopra, M.B.B.S., MACP
What is Continuing Education?
Continuing education (called further education in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is an all-encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. The term is used mainly in the United States and Canada. Recognized forms of post-secondary learning activities within the domain include: degree credit courses by non-traditional students, non-degree career training, workforce training, formal personal enrichment courses (both on-campus and online) self-directed learning (such as through Internet interest groups, clubs or personal research activities) and experiential learning as applied to problem solving.
Within the domain of Continuing Education, professional continuing education is a specific learning activity generally characterized by the issuance of a certificate or continuing education units (CEU) for the purpose of documenting attendance at a designated seminar or course of instruction.Licensing bodies in a number of fields impose continuing education requirements on members who hold licenses to practice within a particular profession. These requirements are intended to encourage professionals to expand their knowledge base and stay up-to-date on new developments. Depending on the field, these requirements may be satisfied through college coursework, extension courses or conferences, masterclasses, workshops and seminars attendance.
You can be assured that whenever Positivity Coaching organizes a masterclass, a workshop or a lecture which is delivered by internationally acclaimed professionals like Professor David Clutterbuck, Leni Wildflower or Paula King, these satisfy the higher standards that are followed by its Certificates that can specify the equivalent in Continuing Coaching Education Units.
What is a masterclass?
A masterclass is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline—usually music, but also painting, drama, any of the arts, or on any other occasion where skills are being developed.
So, CCE and CPD... what are they?
What is CCE?
CCE (Continuing Coaching Education) refers to training, writing, or research in advanced coaching skills directly related to ICF Core Competencies or the professional development of a coach. CCE is generally for coaches who already have a credential.
Resource Development is training, writing, or research outside of the ICF Core Competencies that contributes to the professional development of a coach. This includes what was formerly called Personal Development, Business Development, and Other Skills & Tools. Resource Development may be used along with Core Competencies to renew an ICF credential.
What is CPD?
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is quite simply a means of supporting people in the workplace to understand more about the environment in which they work, the job they do and how to do it better. It is an ongoing process throughout our working lives.
We live in a rapidly changing world where legislative, social and economic developments directly affect the environment in which we live and work, and where technological advances provide radically different ways of working. CPD opportunities* provide a means whereby we can keep abreast of these changes, broaden our skills and be more effective in our work.
CPD can be part of an individual’s personal ambition to be a better practitioner, enhance his/her career prospects or to simply feel more confident about their work and make it more personally fulfilling. It can be a step on the ladder to higher qualifications or enhanced job prospects or be required by professional bodies to maintain professional status. It can be part of meeting targets set by workforce performance management schemes or an opportunity for individuals to change their career paths.
In practical terms, you will need:
- CCEU's for your ICF credential renewal,
- CPD's for both your EMCC EIA (Individual Accreditation) and its renewal.
Positivity Coaching offers you these ...*opportunities to increase both your CCEU's and CPD's.
It's really up to you to decide how you are going to use it.
But even so, the below listed masterclasses experiences, is something that you will live with henceforth.
All Positivity Coaching development programmes are approved by ICF as Continuing Coaching Education (CCE). You can be assured when you sign up for one of our our Coaching development programmes that you are fully supported by a team of professionals who will provide you with a learning experience of the highest standard.
Positivity Coaching development programmes can also qualify for your EMCC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as with most coaching associations continuous development.
ICF requires that the programmes are pre-approved. EMCC follows a different procedure.
Positivity Coaching will be happy to accommodate you with a Certificate that will serve such a purpose, regardless of the association you will be applying to become accredited/credentialed.
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