Thursday, 28 April 2011

How Does Your Professional Association Do It?

Professional bodies around the world approach professional development in different ways.

Professional development is also known as PD, continuing professional development, CPD, or lifelong learning, among other things. One thing all professional associations agree on its importance.

So we're curious: how does your professional association do it?
  • Does it measure learning outcomes, hours of activity, or points?
  • Is it voluntary or a requirement of membership?
  • Do you have to submit a logbook, chart or online form to track it?

We're delighted to work with our colleagues in the American Translators Association (ATA), the UK's Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and the Australian Institute of Translators and Interpreters (AUSIT) to help ensure their training reaches as wide an audience as possible.

You can see their online seminars listed on our events page. These events are often open to both non-members and members, so you can easily hear what some of the top specialists in your area have to say about the burning issues of the day.

If you know of another professional body that might like our help with online training, we'd love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment below or email us. With one foot in Europe and another in Asia-Pacific, we've got most timezones covered!


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Last year the Canadian trans association CTTIC ( posted a request for proposals for an online continuing education service. They may have found someone by now and just not updated their site, but I think it's worth reaching out to them. I know I'd be happy if we could combine eCPD webinars with a Canadian perspective!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion Katherine, we'll look into it!