CPD obligations are common to most professions. Many professions define CPD as a structured approach to learning to help ensure competence to practice, taking in knowledge, skills and practical experience.
That leaders in organisations are paid to lead others making them effectively part of a Leadership a Profession. Troublingly also an entirely unregulated profession.
Could a leader feel a duty to complete regular leadership CPD as though they were maintaining a licence to practice? While followers do not pay their leaders, can they expect competence and a duty of care that would be regulated in a professional code?
Of the senior leaders profiled and who graduated prior to 2005 (EMBA or MBA), around 90% did not list further formal professional development since graduating. Of course not accurate, it does confirm that a market hardly exists in the supply of development opportunities.
The market research for the program suggested that the graduate senior leaders wanted at least something different and interesting. They wanted more than their MBA notes and more than what they can read in the business journals they receive regularly.
This is an invitation is to talk about leadership CPD for business school graduates. Almost the entire knowledge base of current Western Civilisation today is online. We have put some of it together. We invite you to chat about which parts you think might be valuable for your career.