CAPD was founded in 1989 by CEO Alan Margolis and is the largest
independent, non-profit personal and professional development
organisation in the UK. Its goal is to promote best practice and raise
the awareness, standards and professionalism of training and learning
development across UK & Europe while providing value added benefits
to its members.
CAPD members come from a wide range of companies/organisations such as The Office of Fair Trading, Government Office London, Reuters, The Guide Association, Friends Provident, British Bankers’ Association, The Valuation Office, BMW, Consumer Focus, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, The Arts, Government departments, Finance, Insurance, Automotive Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Media, Property Management, Energy suppliers, Training & Management Consultants, County Councils, Airlines, Travel, The NHS and many wonderful and various Charities to types of people e.g. Team Leaders, Trainers, Training / Personnel Directors.The Corporate Association for Professional Development™ ©
CAPD MEMBERSHIP AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The CAPD membership comprises of specially invited individuals, representing over 350+ organisations, who are involved in people and organisational development and who wish to promote both their professional and personal development. CAPD members cover all sectors and ranges of interests including human resource development, management, consultancy, research and education. Members include Training and Personnel Directors, HR Consultants, L&D specialists, Team Leaders and others interested in increasing their skills and knowledge.
BENEFITS OF CAPD MEMBERSHIP
Being in contact with and shaping leading edge thinking and practice because CAPD places an emphasis upon the experimental as well as what is known to work. CAPD events offer a wide variety of opportunities for discussion and discovery learning to take place. CAPD members abide by professional codes of conduct and respect the confidentiality of all supporting members organisations.
DEVELOPING YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
The range of activities offered within CAPD, by members for members, enables members to extend the depth and range of their own skills. Professional and personal development comes through initiating, organising or participating and transferring these skills into the workplace.
EXTENDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
CAPD bring together people from many differing organisations, consultancy and education. Networking is encouraged at all CAPD events, large or small, local, regional, national and international, through CAPD seminars, meetings, workshops and presentations by leading guest presenters/speakers
CAPD events initiate and disseminate ideas that challenge the status quo, build innovatory links between disciplines and relate theory and practice