Active learning, Personal Development and Adventurous Training - so much more from your CPD!
CPD Actif are CPD facilitators, but with a difference……we combine three special elements to make our CPD uniquely effective: Active Learning, Personal Development, and Adventurous Training.
“Our Unique Combination Of Active Learning, Personal Development And Adventurous Training Gets You So Much More From Your CPD!”
What Is Active Learning?
Active Learning is an educational technique that gets you out of the lecture theatre! In small groups, and with the help of
pics. The resulting knowledge is integrated into the group’s existing experience and converted into a usable plan for practice. Does it work? Bonwell and Eison (1991) concluded:- “comparable to lectures for achieving content mastery but superior for developing thinking and application skills”.
And What Is Personal Development?
Defined by Aristotle as “the practice of virtues that lead to human flourishing”. Or more recently: “personal development improves awareness and identity, develops talents and potential, builds human capital and facilitates employability, it enhances quality of life and contributes to the realisation of dreams and aspirations” Aubrey (2010). The sessions, activities and social side alone achieve this but we offer cultural extras such as cookery demonstrations, wine tasting, and a lesson in digital photography or even painting!
And What On Earth Is Adventurous Training?
The British Army define this as: “engaging in challenging outdoor adventurous activities in order to develop leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, moral and physical courage and other personal attributes and skills that are vital to the delivery of operational capability”. Don’t panic! – you don’t have to do it!…. but it remains a recommended part of personal development. Our courses are set in the Alps so the stage is set; snow sports, climbing, white water rafting, kayaking, cycling, mountaineering or paragliding – you choose!
We don’t just facilitate the enhancement of professional skill sets, we create social and cultural environments, and physical and mental challenges to take mind and body a few steps further.
“most professionals are sufficiently informed; what is needed is the skill and confidence to express one’s ability and communicate it to others, sometimes under fire!”
The company is based in Hexham in the North-East of England but our courses usually take place elsewhere – our main training center is in the French Alps.
Why Do We Do It?
You have to do CPD whether you like it or not!; it’s an inevitable cost of both time and money so you want it to be effective, compliant, enjoyable and of course good value for money. We believe, however, that traditional CPD does not equip the modern day professional with enough coaching for the hard yards, the long haul, call it what you like….life! So that’s why we do it.
To find out more visit CPD Actif’s own website or visit search for upcoming course dates here and book online today to reserve your place!