The more you know, the more you realise how much you don’t know! As a professional driver trainer, or indeed a writer and editor, there’s always more to learn. Over the last few years, I’ve taken many courses, including ones in social media and SEO, both of which are now an essential part of my job, even though they barely existed when I began my career.
Professions are always evolving, as technology improves and the world changes, so it’s important that we as professionals keep up. Continuing professional development is vital to ensure we’re doing the best job we can.
This issue delves deeper into the topic of CPD. Our CEO Carly Brookfield discusses why professional development is so important (see page 19). James Whalen’s training article on page 42 gives examples of how you can incorporate CPD into your everyday lessons. And Karen Bransgrove becomes a learner again, by taking a flying lesson (see page 52)!
Our DIA conference features a range of CPD workshops, and this year we’re hosting three to make it as easy as possible for you to get to one near you. We’ll be in Bristol, Nottingham and Cardington. See page 26 for more information.