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Flint Water Crisis – How Risk Management could have helped

Risk Management Process and Flint Water Supply

Recent news about the Flint water crisis highlights the role of risk management in protecting human health and drinking water supplies. Public health, safety and well-being is a precious commodity. The development of safe public water supplies creates major benefits by improving living standards, quality of life, and protecting against disease and sickness. The successful Read more…

Is Online Learning The Future Of Continuing Education?

What defines our traditional education system? Sugata Mitra, the winner of the 2013 TED prize, believes that traditional education still relies on the Victorian educational model created 300 years ago. This model creates a human computer made up of people, which he dubs the “bureaucratic administrative machine.” The human capital is provided by another machine Read more…

Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects – Part 1 – Online Course

How-Development-Impacts-Stormwater-and-Groundwater-Management

Our online course ‘Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects (Part 1)’ will be useful to anyone who needs to manage and plan development projects and their effects on stormwater and groundwater management. It applies to practitioners across a range of skill sets. Part 1 – Describe the site and its receiving environment Whenever a development occurs, Read more…

Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects – Part 2 Online Course

Stormwater

This new online course ‘Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects (Part 2)’ is about the effects that development activities have on the water environment. If you plan, design or construct development projects this online course will help you understand their short and long-term effects. Part 2- Development activities and their effects on the water environment Whenever a Read more…

Why should I do a small personalized online course?

Massive online open courses have been launched with much fanfare and have been a significant disruptor to the education system, but SPOCS are now emerging from their shadow. Not a Star Trek derivative, but a small personalized online course. If you are serious about your professional development and lifelong learning – what are the benefits Read more…

Go in the Draw to win free Online Course on Finance

After the holiday season, it is difficult to resist the temptation to throw some online goodies your way to kick start the New Year. Don’t fret, Continuing Professional Development is here to keep the inspiration alive! Our first competition for 2014 sees us giving away our online course – Finance for Technical Professionals – Part Read more…

What is an Accountant?

What is an Accountant

To define: “What is an accountant?” we need to consider the matter on three levels. The first level is the practical one within the business workforce. Here the accountant is distinguished from the rest of the workforce as the one who looks after the money by counting and recording (accounting) for what is earned and Read more…

Free Online Courses from Continuing Professional Development

Free online courses from CPDfor professional development

Free Online Courses At Continuing Professional Development, we want our online learning business to have a positive social impact. We want that positive social impact to tie into our vision of shared knowledge through lifelong learning. And we want that impact to go beyond our immediate sale of online courses. So we asked: How can Read more…

What are Accounting Standards and why do they matter?

What are accounting standards?

What are accounting standards? In their widest context, you will encounter accounting standards at all levels of a business. They are likely to start with standards of reporting and presentation within a company to ensure that the information gathered about the company’s affairs meets the needs of the company and the information is consistent. At Read more…

New Online Finance Course for Technical Professionals

Online Finance Course

Are you a non-financial manager who wants training in finance and accounting concepts and principles, so that you can upskill and take a more advanced role in management, leadership or governance of organizations? Our new online course on Finance for Technical Professionals-Part 1 will help you achieve those goals. Developed for technical professionals such as Read more…

How Understanding Finance Helps Your Engineering Career.

Finance and Engineering

The relationship between Finance and Engineering is a simple one. Engineering costs money and finance provides it. It is easy for an engineer to become focused on the technical detail of their profession, particularly when a project is technically sexy or is large or innovative. In these circumstances it is easy for an engineer to Read more…