We look at why using Verto will help your team’s continuing professional development...

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What is continuing professional development?

Continuing professional development (CPD) is when people build on the knowledge and skills they have in relation to their job. These days advances in technology are constantly changing how we work, so the need to continuously upgrade our knowledge and skills is becoming more and more important. Actively engaging in CPD will help you stay effective in your role and keep you and your employer at the forefront of what you do.

Why is CPD important?

CPD will:

  • Give you an overview of your professional development to date
  • Highlight further development needs
  • Help you focus on your goals and direct your career
  • Provide examples and scenarios for a CV or interview
  • Demonstrate your professional standing to clients and employers

It will help both you and your employer stay on top of developments in best practice and maintain a professional advantage. Some professional bodies require that you actively participate in CPD as a condition of membership.

How Verto can help you and your team with your CPD 

You are likely to be participating in CPD without realising it. Because you can consider almost any relevant skills, knowledge and experience you gain, both formally and informally, as CPD. Crucially, the CPD process is a record not just of what you learn, but of what you learn and then apply. So CPD is more than just training.

As such, CPD is often self-directed and carried out on the job, rather than in a separate training event. It focusses on learning from experience, reflecting on what you’ve learnt and reviewing how you apply the learning in the future. And it’s here that Verto can play a vital role, for project managers, programme managers and anyone who is using it as part of their work on a project.

Verto is project management software built on accepted project management principles, including PRINCE2. So it makes it easy for you to:

  • Plan and manage the resources you need to deliver the project
  • Develop schedules and set milestones
  • Help stakeholders engage with the project
  • Communicate with everyone involved in the project
  • Accurately track and report on the project’s progress
  • Manage changes you may need to make to the project
  • Identify and manage risks the project faces

Verto encourages best practice

We designed Verto so it’s easy for anyone who’s using it to follow project management best practice. As Harpreet Riyat, Project and Resources Manager for the City of Wolverhampton Council, says, “Verto is very clear and easy to use. Everything is in front of you on one screen and it guides you through the whole process so it’s very easy to learn.”

So Verto will help you learn about project management best practice from experience. And as you continue to use it you can reflect on what you’ve learnt and apply it to your work in the future.

To find out more about how Verto can help you and your team with your continuing professional development please call us on 0118 334 6200 or sign up for our 30 day free trial today!