What is Continuous Professional Development and why is it important?
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (UK) refers to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as the ‘systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills’.
As with all professionals, translators and interpreters can achieve higher level of skills and efficiency quickly with the help of CPD. Learning should not stop once a formal qualification is obtained: keeping up-to-date with the latest developments and techniques, improving knowledge of the chosen specialist areas are the key to being a successful professional.
In 2013, Lingvajet conducted research among a sample of translators. An overwhelming 87% of respondents believed that they would benefit from CPD training and should undertake it regularly throughout their career.
What are the benefits to the client?
- Higher workplace performance and efficiency
- Improve staff skills and fill the ‘gaps’
- Improve morale and motivation
- Improve staff retention
At Lingvajet our emphasis is always on developing the practical skills, on integrating and consolidating the academic knowledge and practical experience to achieve a significant improvement in the overall professional performance.