Presidents Blog

Whatever the weather - Hillhead shines for the industry!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2018 2:59:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in IQ Member, membership, members, Skills Wheel, IQ Academy, CPD

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Once again we have reached that point in our calendar where all attention turns to Hillhead. In the summer the Peaks are beautiful, but seasoned Hillhead visitors will know you can expect anything from snow to gales to glorious sunshine. 

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Putting CPD at the heart of business strategy

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2018 2:58:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in CPD, skills, IQ Academy

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The term ‘Continuing Professional Development’, or acronym CPD, strikes fear into some and disdain in others. It can create an image of something that is time consuming and a burden. However, I believe that is because there are many common misconceptions around the core purpose of CPD, even what constitutes CPD.

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Recognising professionalism through lifelong learning

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2017 2:52:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in CPD, IQ Academy, lifelong learning, Skills Wheel

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We are all bombarded every day by new technology and new working practices. Without acknowledging it, each of us engages in daily personal development that enables us to keep our heads above the flood waters of modern-day life. That ever-increasing speed of change also interfaces with our work lives, whether we like it or not. It is the role of a professional body such as IQ to help us to be better-equipped employers and employees.

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