10 Management and Business Skills Everyone Should Learn To Be More Productive

10 Management Skills Everyone Should Learn To Be More Productive

Business leaders measure productivity by the quality and quantity of output over input. Management seems to have a big part in a business. They decide, implement actions, and take the control. The professional skills and roles of managers are important to be adapted and put into practice not only by business people but all people who want to do and be more everyday.

1. Prioritize tasks

Lining up your daily tasks can be one of the effective ways to be productive. Focus on what is important by asking what are the things needed to be done first or by measuring the value of each task needed to be accomplished. It is essential to assess the things needed first to finish the right job at the right time.

2. Manage time properly

Get an early start. Doing things now instead of later is the ultimate secret that business people use to get more done, providing a schedule and record to help them track their activities and progress during the day. They reward themselves with a break that is short enough to avoid wasting time but long enough to refresh and clear their minds.

3. Know when to say ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no’

“I nourish myself by saying “no” when I mean no, and “yes” when I mean yes. I know what I want.”

What keeps people from saying ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ (when they mean ‘no’) is the fear of losing opportunities. In some cases, there are people that don’t want to be rude to others and make others feel rejected, so they take the responsibility. But, it is all up to you. Come to think of it, everyone has their own desires and priorities in life. There is nothing wrong with saying ‘no’ to the things you don’t want and you are no longer interested in doing, as long as saying it will do no harm to others.

4. Begin with the end in mind

Business people have a clear picture of the goals they desire to achieve or to have at the end of the day, week, month or even year. It helps them focus more on important concerns. It also involves the idea of “believing in yourself” that you can do it. Efficient and timely strategies can lead to successfully achieving the goal. Nothing happens in waiting for things to come your way, so the most important step is to make it happen.

5. Keep on learning and finding new ways

Knowledge can be found everywhere. It is not only something people can get in school, but is also acquired through their personal experiences. Productive business people look for hobbies that will encourage their learning everyday. They explore. They are open to new great things that could help them grow mentally, physically, and emotionally.

6. Allocate resources efficiently

In business terms, resource allocation is the proper assignment and management of scarce resources to effectively support an organization’s goals. Management knows how to maximize their time (to get duties done before the deadline) and power (to create and accomplish more productive things everyday). They learn to value what they have today and create wise actions out of it, because not all things will be present at all times.

7. Use the right tools to stay productive

Productive tools can improve the level of productivity and maximize efficiency while working. Mobile phones, although not objectively stated, are obviously essential when dealing with your team, for example, in group projects, since it can bridge the gaps of communication with the members. With the rise of technology, productivity applications on mobile devices are highly useful and powerful and helps business people keep track of daily agendas and increase their productivity level.

8. Live for today

“Work smarter, not harder.”

Productive business people normally dwell on things they have yet to achieve, but they always have breaks intended to appreciate life and to focus in the ‘now.’ They avoid worrying about things regarding the future that can ruin the day.

9. Deal with the unexpected

Unexpected events can come anywhere, at any time, to anyone. Business people prepare for the worst. They learn to keep everything in mind to deliver a quick and meaningful response.

10. Get organized

Like beauty, organization comes from within. It has to start within oneself before other people can actually see it. Organized people know how to keep everything in its proper place. They carry a journal and love to make lists. They are busy categorizing so everything will fall into place.

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Your Mistakes Don’t Define You, They Teach You

Sometimes, I even amaze myself at how many things I can screw up in a short amount of time.

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Just the other day, a friend pointed out I had inadvertently plagiarized his work on my blog. He was beyond gracious about it, but I was mortified.

Less than a week before that infraction, I realized I had, once again unintentionally, blown off someone I respected through an email mishap that made me look like a royal jerk.

And not quite a month ago, I miscommunicated with another friend, inviting him to come speak at an event I was hosting, only to realize he came a week early due to an unclear text message.

Now, you might see these as completely understandable misunderstandings and oversights. And you would be right. But one after another makes me want to throw in the towel. Little mistakes like these add up, running into each other like dominos, making me feel like a total amateur.

Am I the only one who experiences this?

You have a good week and before you can get a big head about yourself, something goes terrible wrong and reminds you of how perfectly imperfect you are? I think these times, as difficult as they can be, are essential to our growth.

No stranger to stupid

I am no stranger to stupid mistakes. I wrote the book on messing things up, royally (okay, not really, but that book would sell like crazy).

If you were somehow misled by the veneer of a well-designed website, let me set the record straight for you: I don’t have my stuff figured out.

I am often late to meetings, disappointing the ones I love, and regretting dumb things I say. I wish it weren’t this way, but no matter how hard I try, I sometimes just can’t get it right. As my sister likes to say, “Sometimes, I suck at life.”

Don’t get me wrong, though. This isn’t a pity party. I am not resigned to my mistakes; I believe I can grow. This is just me being real and an invitation into the truth.

Because, I think, sometimes we all suck at life.

We all fall short, we all betray our consciences and let down those who matter most to us. And these things are not okay. But they are also not the end of the story.

Our struggles don’t define us. But they can help us grow.

Our struggles don’t define us. But they can help us grow.

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The lessons of failure

When I have a week or even a month like the one I had lately, I’m reminded of a few things:

  • Failure means I’m still alive. When I die and go to heaven, things will be perfect. Until then, I will be surrounded by imperfect, especially my own. The good news in this is that it means I’m not dead.
  • Failure means there’s room to grow. I don’t know about you, but I hate the feeling like I’ve stagnated or plateaued. And I love the exhilaration of learning a new skill or growing at something.
  • Failure means I’m human. We don’t like talking about our failures very much, but I believe it’s the one thing we have in common with everyone. Remembering this, even sharing my struggles, is a great way to connect with my humanity (and with others who can relate).

I think we sometimes misunderstand failure. We think our mistakes either don’t matter or we believe that they define us. Neither of these is true.

The truth is with every shortcoming, we can learn something. We can grow. We can become more of the people we were born to be, instead of merely the shadow of a true self. And along the way, may we encounter the grace that keeps us going.

So that’s where I’ll leave this. Sometimes, I suck at life. I screw up relationships and miss deadlines and fail to keep it together. If you resonate with this, if you want to join this chorus of imperfection, I invite you to do so below in the comments.

Who knows? Maybe in sharing your struggle, you’ll give someone else permission to do the same.

How have you recently fallen short lately? Share in the comments.


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055: Losing Your Life to Find It: Interview with Eric Bryant [Podcast]

We graduate college entitled to a career getting paid for our passions. Reality requires a bit more humility than most of us are willing to offer.

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Discovering our calling is an exercise in understanding where our skills and passions intersect with a significant need. Long-term success is found by first identifying a need and searching for the solution rather than crafting a solution and imposing it on others. No one likes to be told they have a problem.

In this episode of The Portfolio Life, author and speaker, Eric Bryant, and I talk about the relationship between community and calling, a counterintuitive approach to discover a dream, and the best way to create a better future.

Listen in as we dive into the dying art of apprenticeship, the blinding effect of self-obsession, and fostering the freedom to try.

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A calling is not a singular event

When we see someone on TV, pick up a New York Times best-seller, or hear the latest chart-topping song, it’s easy to think these successes happened overnight. Nothing is further from the truth. Achieving greatness is the result of tenacious focus and hard work over time.

The same rules apply to your calling. A true calling isn’t discovered in a single moment of inspiration, but rather is developed along the journey through grit, self-awareness, and humility. A sense of significant is the result of serving others with your craft, however that is manifested.

One thing Eric said during our conversation has stuck with me. He explained that pride is the enemy of purpose and will cloud the quest to find a calling. According to Eric, pride is manifested in two ways:

  1. We think too highly of ourselves
  2. We think too lowly of ourselves

The key concept in this hyperbole is we are thinking of ourselves in both cases. A calling is an exercise in learning from others and looking for signs in the world around us to provide direction and opportunities to serve within our natural bent.

Eric advises those chasing a dream to volunteer at an organization they want to align with and work themselves into a paying job. Historically, this was called an apprenticeship. People worked for free under the supervision of a master (or journeyman) until they gained the required skill and built a reputation worth paying for.

While not everyone has the freedom to risk so much, anyone can pursue their passion on the side and discover their calling in the process. A calling takes everything you’ve done up to a certain point and turns into preparation.

Show highlights

In this episode, Eric and I discuss:

  • What it feels like to find your calling
  • A key element to discovering your life’s work many overlook
  • The historic practice to determine what you were made to do
  • How community plays a significant role in providing clarity
  • The relationship between self-obsession and self-awareness
  • Why pride is hyperbolic when we think of ourselves
  • What viewpoint makes everything look like failure
  • A mindset shift we can practice to create more opportunities
  • Three ways to fail to set yourself up for success
  • Why understanding a need comes first
  • How to build something new while staying faithful to the old
  • The counterintuitive method to finding your dream
  • Which great leaders were willing to work with people who might let them down

Quotes and Takeaways

  • “Our callings aren’t simply answered, but developed through trial and error.”
  • Self-obsession does not lead to self-awareness
  • “We come to some sense of calling through the context of community.”
  • “Everything looks like failure in the middle.”
  • “Too often we let circumstances dictate what decisions we make.”
  • Serial starts can rob you of long-term success
  • Volunteer where you want to work and hustle so hard they hire you.
  • It’s okay to find an idea, chase it, and fail.
  • “The reason we are born is to not give up.”
  • “Fail early, fail often, and fail inexpensively.”
  • If you want to get paid to do what you love you have to show the world that you’re worth it.
  • Serve someone else’s dream until you find yours.

Resources

  • Eric’s blog
  • A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created to Be by Dr. Eric Michael Bryant
  • The Art of Work

Are you living a fruitful life? Have you developed your calling? Share in the comments


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How to Learn a New Skill and Get Paid for It in 48 Hours

Last weekend, I posted a public challenge to stop dreaming about one of your big ideas and take action — to “potty-train” your passion in 48 hours. I chose something I had been thinking of doing for years.

The beans before the roast.

I always wanted to learn to roast coffee beans.

Hundreds of people responded with all kinds of crazy projects, including mastering the art of calligraphy, learning how to edit video, and even writing a book. So of course, I had to get into the game.

My challenge was to apply what I teach in the Art of Work course and to take a passion and go pro with it. So I decided to learn how to roast coffee and try to sell a bag before Monday afternoon.

The rules (which were suggested by my friend Bryan Harris who had completed a similar challenge and talked me into it in the first place) were:

  • You can’t use your existing platform. “You have to do it like a regular Joe,” he said.
  • Bootstrap the whole thing. Everything had to be free or really cheap so anyone could easily replicate the process.
  • You have to make a sale. “Can’t I just give it away?” I asked. “You’re teaching people to go pro, right? Pros get paid.” Fine, I said.

So I posted on this blog, announcing the challenge, and that’s when I got really nervous. But since I teach this sort of thing in my new course, I figured I had to give it a shot.

Step 1: Learn a new skill

First thing I did was message my friend Marissa who had moved to Raleigh and gotten involved with a coffee company to tell her what I was doing.

“You have to connect with Joe!” she told me.

Ten minutes later, I was texting with Joe, the owner of Raleigh Coffee Company, asking him about how I could sell coffee online in 48 hours. I thought he’d laugh at me, but instead he said, “I love this idea.”

Joe wasn’t shy to tell me my beans weren’t very good and offered to send me some better ones. He also recommended getting a good story and “hipster” brand.

I was eating some goat cheese at the time and looked at the label.

Spanish cheese

Spanish cheese

“How about Tipsy Goat?” I said.

“That’s perfect.”

That’s how Tipsy Goat Coffee Roasters was born (before I even had roasted a single bean of coffee).

Step 2: Practice the skill

I had never roasted coffee before. So I began Googling. A few sources popped up, and I clicked one. After watching a five-minute video on YouTube, I thought, “That looks pretty easy. I could probably do that.”

I made plans to roast the green coffee beans that had been sitting in my cupboard for over a year. I had bought them 15 months ago during a trip Africa and had been waiting for the perfect moment to roast them, which never came.

Pre-roasted green beans.

Pre-roasted green beans.

That night, I followed step-by-step online instructions to roast the beans, using a skillet. The end result was what looked like a medium roast.

These are my beans.

Yay! I didn’t set the house on fire.

The next morning, my wife came downstairs and said, “Why does it smell like pee down here?”

After brewing a cup of coffee made from my freshly-roasted beans, I had to admit she had a point. You win some, you lose some. But at least I had a product.

Step 3: Create a brand

Somewhere around midnight, after the beans were roasted, I realized something. Why was I, a writer, trying to launch a coffee company? Wouldn’t it make more sense to start a coffee blog?

Exactly.

So I did just that, using Bluehost to register and host the domain for $ 11 total. And just like that, CoffeeSnobber.com was born.

My new blog!

My new blog!

In minutes, I had a WordPress blog online. I created a logo using WordSwag, wrote a post for the blog, set up Twitter and Facebook handles, and called it a night.

Step 4: Find early adopters

I had my beans roasted, some social media accounts set up, and a new website. Now, I just needed people to show up.

The next morning, I texted a few friends, telling them about my new hobby and asked if they were interested in hearing more about it. Those that said yes were added to a new email list on Mailchimp.

Then, I searched #coffee on Twitter and followed and engaged with several people who came up. Then I messaged a few Facebook friends, sending them a link to the blog, telling them I was working on a new project.

By the afternoon, I had an email list of about 10 people.

Step 5: Build a community

Now, I needed to grow. So how would I, a new coffee roaster, attract the attention I needed to make a sale in the next 24 hours? I put myself in the shoes of my audience: What would I want?

Free coffee, of course.

Coffee

Someone say free coffee?

That evening, I texted my new friend Joe and asked if he’d be willing to donate some coffee for a giveaway I was doing. He was all in. I couldn’t believe this guy.

And thus, the Win a Year’s Worth of Free Coffee contest was born.

I sent the link to my small list of friends, posted it to my small but surprisingly growing social media accounts (both were in the two digits), and went to bed.

Step 6: Make the sale

That next morning, I checked Mailchimp to see I had over 70 email subscribers on my list. Apparently, people like contests. 😉

Whoa!

Whoa!

So I set up an online store using Square (they have a free 30-day trial period), created a product for my one bag of coffee, and poured the beans into a bag I got for free from the local coffee shop. I now had a packaged product.

Tipsy Goat Coffee!

Tipsy Goat Coffee!

Then I sent an email to my list, telling people about the new blog and what I hoped to do with it and told them if they wanted to support me, they could buy a bag of coffee.

And here’s the crazy part: one of them actually did.

I made a sale!

I met a local friend for lunch and hand-delivered the bag myself, thanking him for helping make this crazy experiment a success.

Lessons learned

So what did I learn from all this? Several lessons:

  1. Starting is hard, but not impossible. I was surprised at how challenging it was to start from scratch. Without using any of my existing resources, I had to get creative.
  2. You have more resources available than you realize. The green beans in my cupboard. The free bag at the local coffee shop. The phone call with Joe. All free.
  3. Don’t underestimate the power of local connections. Sometimes with the Internet, we overlook the importance of people we interact with on a regular basis. But if you want to launch a passion project, why wouldn’t you include your closest friends and family?

Resources used

Like I said, I limited myself to pretty much what was already available to me and what I could drum up:

  • Green coffee beans from Africa (Free — I bought them for $ 5 over a year ago)
  • Logo design via WordSwag (Free)
  • Web hosting and WordPress install via Bluehost ($ 11)
  • Twenty-fifteen WordPress theme (Free)
  • Old flying pan in our house (Free, worth less than $ 20)
  • Email marketing by Mailchimp (Free)
  • Coffee for giveaway from Raleigh Coffee Company (Free)
  • Bag for coffee from local coffee shop (Free)
  • Online store via Square (Free 30-day trial)

Winners of the contest

As I mentioned in the original post, I would be awarding three winners to the highest level of my new Art of Work course. They are:

  • Justin Dye who wrote a 4500-word outline for his new book and rolled out a social media campaign for his new business. Watch his video summary here.
  • Pamela Hodges who put off yard work to create a series of watercolor prints to sell online. These were so amazing I bought one myself.
  • Ashley Espinoza who learned how to shoot and edit a video over the weekend and used it to grow her ministry’s email list.

The bottom line is this: When you put your mind to something, you can accomplish a lot more than you realize.

If you’d like to join hundreds of other people who are chasing their passions and let me personally coach you through the process, check out my new course:

  • The Art of Work Course
  • The Art of Work Writer’s Track

When was the last time you did something you didn’t think you could do? Share in the comments.


Goins, Writer

The Bad News About Turning Pro as a Writer

People often ask me what it takes to turn pro as a writer, and I’m happy to tell them. Because that’s the easy part. But the truth is that isn’t what they need.

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Last week, I hosted a webinar and was amazed at the feedback I received. Lots of people told me how, as a result of the live training, they committed to pursuing their calling as a writer. One attendee, Bruce, tweeted: “Guys, fantastic. I’ve been to a few writer webinars. This one? Seriously, the best.”

Wow! I love hearing that. As someone who seeks to add value to the lives of others, I get a huge boost of energy from comments like that. It shows people are enjoying my content, which is always great to hear. But honestly, that’s not enough.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the affirmation. But just because people know what to do doesn’t mean they’ll do it. You have to take what you learn and put it into action. Otherwise the information is worthless. Another webinar attendee, Jaina, said it best:

Thanks so much for all the encouragement — time to go write & make it real!

She’s right. What we need is not more information. We need to take what we know and make it real.

So here’s the bad news…

Pursuing your calling, especially as a writer, is not an easy process.

In fact, it can be one of the scariest, hardest, and most frustrating things you’ll ever do. When I first got started, I often felt lonely and depressed. Even now, I’m not immune to the discouragement of critics and the sting of failure.

This is hard. That’s the bad news. But in the midst of the difficulty, there’s something satisfying to hold on to. Though it can be difficult to chase a dream, the good news is: it’s worth it.

The process can be hard and even sometimes scary, but I don’t regret making the decision two years ago to quit my job and go full-time. Because I would rather do hard things that matter than easy things that don’t.

I would rather do hard things that matter than easy things that don’t.

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When you’re up an hour late and up again two hours early the next morning to meet a deadline, you remember this is the good stuff. The striving, the pushing, the journey. That’s what you signed up for. That’s what you should expect.

What it really takes to turn pro

Maybe you’re like me. Maybe you had a crazy idea once of wanting to chase a dream and wondered if there was any way to actually make a living off it. And maybe like most people, you didn’t do anything with it.

Why is that? Because, like most people, you probably weren’t taught how. Your parents didn’t teach you, your friends aren’t doing it, and school didn’t prepare you.

What’s worse, the stories of those who are doing their dreams seem too unrealistic to follow. It can feel like you have to have some sort of superpower to do what you’re meant to do. But that’s not true. Finding your calling is really just about paying attention to your life and taking action.

For the next few days, I’m opening registration for a new coaching program called The Art of Work Course, which will teach a practical process for figuring out exactly what your dream is and how to go pro with it — the smart way.

Learn More About The Art of Work Course

This course includes video teaching, group discussions, and live coaching from me. And just for the next few days, I’m bundling it with some of my best resources for writers, artists, and entrepreneurs.

If you want to pursue your dream but don’t know the next steps, this is for you. (I’m also offering a more basic, non-writer track here if your dream isn’t to become a writer.)

I’ve never bundled these courses before and likely never will again. This is only available for the next week or so, which includes the early bird pricing which goes away Thursday, April 30.

Here’s the thing…

Whether you join the program or not, here’s what I don’t want you to miss: Finding your calling is a difficult process, but one you don’t have the luxury of missing.

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You can continue to wonder “what if?” You can keep saying “some day.” You can even hold out for your “big break.” But chances are slim that those strategies will lead to success. Or you can choose to grow.

You can invest in yourself, counting the cost and doing the work even when it’s hard. You can choose to make your own breaks, finding opportunities where none seemed to exist, and learn what you need along the way.

As Jaina said, it’s time to make it real. I submit that such a decision begins with you. It’s something you can do today, regardless of circumstance.

I once asked best-selling author Steven Pressfield, “When does a writer become a writer?” He said: “When you say you are.” The same is true for you. I’d love to help you take the steps that follow.

Learn More About The Art of Work Course

What’s holding you back from turning pro? Share in the comments.


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The Secret to Doing Brave Things

Earlier this week I hosted a webinar, and during that training, I asked people what was the main thing holding them back from pursuing their dreams.

Good Fear

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Do you know what they said?

I’ll give you a hint. It was a four letter word beginning with the letter F. No. Not that f-word. Sheesh. Get your mind out of the gutter. It was a much worse one: fear.

That’s what holds us back from living the lives we’re meant to live. That’s what prevents us from finally going pro with our dreams. You probably knew that, though.

But did you know that not all fear is bad?

It’s true. Some fear is actually good. It helps you get to where you want to go in life. So how do you tell the good fear from the bad?

How I faced fear without overcoming it

Here’s how it works: Good fear leads to action. Bad fear leads to complacency.

Good fear — like the fear of never doing your dream or making a difference with your life — makes you move.

Bad fear — like the fear of messing up or getting rejected — forces you to stay stuck.

For years, people have been asking me to share my process of how I chased my dream and became a full-time writer. It’s something I’ve helped many others do, as well, but for some reason still felt unqualified to teach.

Who was I to tell people how to live their lives? What right did I have to tell people to chase their dreams?

But every time, I did, there was fruit. People would tell me, “that’s amazing!” Or, “thank you so much!” Or, “this changed my life!” I couldn’t believe it. But then again, we are often the ones most oblivious to our greatest contributions

So after waiting for the right time, I finally realized that time was never going to come. I was never going to be ready. I was never going to not feel afraid.

So finally, I just did it. And here’s my secret: I was afraid every step of the way.

What’re you afraid of… really?

We are all waiting, I think, to not feel afraid before we attempt great things. But that’s not the way it works.

When you’re afraid of what people might say or of totally bombing it, that’s when you play it safe. That’s when you fail.

The secret to doing brave things, then, isn’t to not fear. That’s a myth. We’re all shaking in our boots when we attempt great things. The secret is to do it afraid. [Tweet that]

So when I opened a new course to help people beat fear, find their passion, and start doing it for a living, it’s no surprise some said they were afraid to take the next step. That’s normal.

The question, though, is what kind of fear is it? The kind that will leave you stuck? Or the kind that could set you free?

That’s a question you’ll have to answer for yourself.

Let’s face fear together

Recently, I launched a brand-new course about what it takes to turn pro as a writer — based on the concepts in my best-selling book, The Art of Work.

Honestly, this was something I was afraid to do. It felt risky and audacious. Again, the voices of accusation came, and I started to feel like an impostor.

But finally the fear of failure just wasn’t enough to not try. What I realized was I was more afraid of not doing it than trying and failing.

That’s the difference between good fear and bad fear. So I recognized it for what it was, counted the cost, and pulled the trigger. I think we all have the power to do this. You can do it, too.

To learn more about this, check out the webinar I mentioned earlier. In the replay below, I share everything I’ve learned in the past severals years of becoming a full-time writer (and how you can make a similar transition):

The 4 Keys to Finding Your Calling as a Writer

That replay will only be available for the next few days, so be sure to carve out some time and listen to it before I take it down. And remember that brave people don’t wait to feel brave. They do it afraid.

Was there ever a time when you felt afraid and did it anyway? Share in the comments.


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Attributes and Procedure of Getting CPD Accreditation Status

The term Common Professional Development (CPD) is a well organized approach to acquiring the pre determined specialized education, knowledge, practical training practice for pursuing a certain profession that is mandatory in many countries including the UK. CPD requisites can pertain to several professions such as medical, judicial, research and fellowship programs, logistics and transport etc. as per the regulations in an institution or governmental laws. For instance, according to the CPD rules in practice in England and Wales, a legal executive or solicitor executing full time legal practice in the country (working 32 hours or more in a week), needs to complete at least 16 hours of CPD every year that will earn them 16 CPD points.

Obtaining CPD Accreditation

There are several authorized organizations that offer CPD accreditation programs. Before you proceed to acquire your accreditation it is mandatory to complete your CPD program with minimum attendance fulfillment, participation in several activities as a registered college/university candidate etc. Completing this formality will bestow the recognition of an accredited CPD provider status. More or less the following procedures are adopted by all major organizations that offer independent CPD accreditation to a professional.

Application: The first step is to register and apply for an independent CPD provider accreditation status. While applying the candidate will have to submit proof of attending the CPD program, details, of participation in activities, hours completed etc.

Review: The institute awarding accreditation will take about a month of time to review the certificates and credential submitted to verify the authenticity of the documents before processing the application to the final stage where the accreditation awarded to the CPD provider.

Accreditation Awarding and Conditions: The final stage is the accreditation awarding when the candidate is assigned a particular date when he will receive the status of accredited independent CPD provider and gain the privilege of promoting himself in the professional domain to set a milestone in his career. He will then have the facility to approach potential clients or join any institute as an accredited member. To ensure that the accreditation remains valid for lifetime, keep updating it as and when there are any changes in the terms and conditions introduced in the regulations of the particular profession.

  • Gain better client prospects as an established accredited professional
  • Beat the competitors in the professional world and get exposure to premium career opportunities
  • Explore the new job opportunities for which you meet the criteria of accreditation requirements
  • Build a network of clientele with whom you can keep pursuing your profession with peak high progress

The CPD obligations are formulated in accordance with requirement of the essential and advanced skills and education to pursue any said profession with complete accuracy. Many organizations have strict codes for CPD fulfillment of the all the recruits. However the independent professionals not yet associated with any organization or enterprise, in their own interest can opt for taking CPD to ease out their way to getting hired and setting firm foot in the professional world.

Apprenticeships are also another route you can go down and with Gordan Franks Birmingham apprenticeships it is easier than ever before.