Types of CPD
CPD comes in many different forms and combines different methods of learning, such as training courses, workshops, e-learning and self-directed learning, all designed to improve your skills and proficiency.
At ITI we differentiate between formal and self-directed CPD. Below are some examples of the types of CPD that ITI recommends.
- Courses, conferences and workshops organised by ITI, its ITI Networks
- Online tutorials, webinars and e-learning
- Conferences, lectures, webinars or workshops organised by other professional bodies in your area of specialisation, e.g. medical, legal or technical
- Courses organised by universities, including distance-learning courses
- Preparing for an MITI assessment
- Visits to specialist libraries, technical installations or client premises
- Reading specialist publications, such as the ITI Bulletin, learned journals and other literature in your specialist subject(s)
- Research work, e.g. MA thesis
- Preparing and delivering lectures, presentations, seminars or workshops
- Writing articles, dictionaries or website reviews
- Listening to radio/podcasts, or watching TV/films in your source language
- In-house training for staff translators
Contributing to the profession
This is also recognised as Continuing Professional Development and examples include:
- Committee work in ITI or one of its ITI Networks, or in another professional body
- Outreach work, such as talking to schools about careers in languages, etc.