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Title: Institute of Management Continuing Professional Development (IM-CPD)
Author: Favell, Ian K.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2731 2426
Awarding Body: Middlesex University
Current Institution: Middlesex University
Date of Award: 2001
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This report summarises the key activities of the IM-CPD project, and explores in a reflexive manner the investigative processes used in achieving an innovative output - the publication on the Internet of the "Smart Continuing Professional Development Scheme". The IM-CPD project is a portfolio project, comprising a number of discrete activities linked by this common outcome, and this report builds on this investigation and experience by a further exploration of what it means to be a portfolio worker in the context of management development (the context of this project). The report concludes by detailing the very wide audience and huge impact which this project will have on 1M Membership and the management community at large, and provides examples of the significant internal publications which are inherent features of the major project and its external publication. Finally, the report explores a metaphor which more closely characterises portfolio working than previously published models - portfolio working as a Lava Lamp. Key conclusions and recommendations are drawn together, many of which have already been actioned within the timeframe of this study, leading to further ongoing recommendations which include: A wider range of "recognitions" should be identified as reward for effective participation in the IM-CPD scheme • Greater attention should be paid to the actual Process of 1M meetings. • Greater attention should be paid to contractual issues when the 1M offers parcels of work. • Further exploration of Boundaries and Tensions in portfolio working should be undertaken, to lead to potential conference publication of portfolio working issues. • Personal review of the whole DProfprocess should be undertaken, to identify further personal learning which can enhance my professional work in designing and running management development programmes.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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