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The Institute of Professional Development

A Welcome from Our Institute Directors and

Co-Founders 

We are a group of enthusiastic academics, consultants and trainers who have assembled to promote professional development and flexible learning – and to conduct effective research that can demonstrate its real-world impact. We are passionate about the power of personal development, and we bring together a team with substantial experience and expertise that can help businesses, communities and individuals thrive.

We have the overarching aim of creating positive, strategic or operational interventions to solve real workplace issues and/or to support development plans for success.

The Institute has been developed to work with organisations who are passionate about the development of their people as a priority for ethical organisational and environmental continuous improvement. As such, we exist to encourage research, while developing and promoting innovative ways of assisting talent and people development.

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We foster a positive relationship between the requirements of successful practice and academic disciplines – and we are keen to work with other organisations who share our vision to achieve this.

If you have a project, course or piece of research in the field and would be keen to work with us, we would love to hear from you. And we would also we encourage you to contact us if there are issues in your workplace you think we could help with.

We will always be delighted to discuss and assist wherever we can.


Prof Ruth Ashford and Dr David Perrin

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Thought Leadership from Industry Experts

How Do We Develop a Growth Mindset? Some Insights from Self-Efficacy Theory
Growth mindset relates to the belief that change is possible. Individuals with a growth mindset tend to believe that our essential attributes, such as intelligence or athletic ability, are malleable, and can be developed through hard work and effective strategies, whereas a fixed mindset relates to the belief that these characteristics are fixed (Dweck & Leggett, 1988). It is a theory about ...
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Research Papers

Discover Dr. Garry Blair's expertise in Technology, Project, and Business Management. With a distinguished career at top universities and a role as a trusted reviewer and editorial board member, his research papers offer a gateway to groundbreaking insights. Click below for a deep dive into transformative knowledge!

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Our courses are delivered nationwide, both face to face and virtual depending on your requirements.


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Our In-House training offers a bespoke delivery, in a location of your choice. We also offer one-to-one executive coaching.


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Our Vision

To challenge traditional learning by enabling professionals to access inclusive, transformational and real-world training.

Our Mission

To create a positive and lasting impact, empowering professionals to do more, achieve more and be more.

Our Values

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Keep up to date with our upcoming events, Industry Insights and exciting announcements...

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Our courses are delivered nationwide, both face to face and virtual depending on your requirements.


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Our In-House training offers a bespoke delivery, in a location of your choice. We also offer one-to-one executive coaching.


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Our Vision

To challenge traditional learning by enabling professionals to access inclusive, transformational and real-world training.

Our Mission

To create a positive and lasting impact, empowering professionals to do more, achieve more and be more.

Our Values

Progressive

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Inclusive

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Accessible

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Focused Expertise

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Institute Insights

Realising the Potential of a Neurodiverse Workforce

Coaching and support can play a crucial role in enhancing the mental health and productivity of neurodiverse employees in the workplace while simultaneously promoting inclusivity and support for neurodiversity.

Together with depression and anxiety, burnout is a risk in both autism and ADHD

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Why organisations should invest in CPD.

Explore the rising recognition of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in diverse sectors.

Our Industry Snapshot uncovers different CPD forms, emphasises the undeniable benefits of formal engagement, and presents compelling research supporting CPD strategy development.

People engage with CPD, and learning in general, differently.

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Can Strategy Lower Sickness Absence Rates and Help Manage Long Term Health Conditions in the Workplace?

We have examined the scale of the problem, who it impacts most and key causes of employee absence.

This snapshot informs 6 evidence based recommendations for leaders to consider at policy level to improve wellbeing in their organisation. 

The moral and business cases for taking these steps is compelling. 

77% of professionals have experienced symptoms of burnout and emotional exhaustion, over the course of their career.

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Can an Evidence Based Talent Strategy Smash the Glass Ceiling?

A review of UK statistics indicates that the glass ceiling is still intact with an over reliance on subjective and intuitive decision making in relation to talent management.

This snapshot examines the case for using Development Centres in four key areas:

  • Employee self-awareness
  • Employee motivation
  • Underrepresented colleagues
  • Objective data on performance

The gender gap is to some extent related to how confidently individuals evaluate their own performance with the difference going deep into our culture.

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Psychometric Personality Testing. Does it Work?

The Impact of Psychometric Personality Testing on the Development of Leadership Skills: Perceptions of Senior Managers in a Corporate Environment

This study examines two questions:

  • To what extent does using a psychometric test instrument support or enhance leadership development?
  • Is the 5-factor model (as opposed the more commonly used alternatives) an effective tool to support leadership development?

Based on self-evaluation using the Big 5 model, the majority of participants have been able to formulate specific actions to enhance leadership practice

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Get Involved

Institute Insight - would you like to take part?

If your organisation would like to take part in our research activity, apply to submit your work to The Institute of Professional Development below. 

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Submit your own research

If you or your organisation would like to submit your own research, thought leadership, independent studies or content of this nature, please request below. 

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Services 

Staff Surveys 

Surveying your staff and employees is a great way to identify new opportunities and any obstacles that are in the way of you achieving effective organisational management. Want to find out more? Enquire below. 

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Development and Assessment Centres 

Our bespoke Development and Assessment Centres are a great way to meet your staff and organisational development needs. Want to find out more? Click the button below.

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Performance Consulting

The Institute offers a Performance Consultancy service where our experts conduct analysis, design training interventions, monitor intervention success, and make data-informed revisions to the interventions as needed to improve people, team and organisational performance.

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360 Services and Feedback

The Institute goes beyond staff surveys and feedback. We gather a wide range of enhanced data that informs us and also provides us with a comprehensive and well rounded view of individuals and organisations. Want to find out more? Click the button below.

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Psychometrics, Team Profiling and Benchmarking 

Want to know more about Psychometrics, Team Performance Profiling and Benchmarking? Want to find out more? Click the button below.

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Quality Assurance and Kite-Marking

Would you like to know more about The Institute's CPD Accreditation Services and how they can be of benefit to you or your organisation? Click the button below to find out more.

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The Senate

The Institute of Professional Development is made up of senate of academics such as; Professors, Doctors and leading experts in their respective fields. Click below to meet our senate.

 

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InPD

InPD was founded with the objective of challenging the traditional learning experience. Click below to find out more.

 

 

 

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About Us

Established in 2022, The Institute of Professional Development is the hub for research activities amongst our diverse alumni and associate network.

 

 

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