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The IAM and the Open University

Academic journal article Manager

The IAM and the Open University

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The Open University

In today's changing business environment your continuing professional development (CPD) is ever more important and necessary. It helps you further your career and re-assures the public, customers and clients that you, as a practicing professional, are committed to keeping up to date with the skills needed to do your job well.

As a member of a Professional Body you are expected to undertake annual CPD in some form to maintain and update your skills. You may need to provide evidence of the quality, relevance and, increasingly, application of your C PD to your work. But how on earth are you as a busy practicing professional going to fit in high quality CPD with the demands of your job? That's where The Open University (OU) comes in.

The Open University, and its Business School, cater to the continuing professional development needs of thousands of executives and professionals every year by offering flexible, accessible and value-for-money courses. Every one is based on our ability to blend learning delivery according to personal or organisational situations, rather than requiring regular classroom attendance. We work closely with employers, sector skills councils and professional bodies to design courses that match the needs of your sector.

The OU is ranked among the top five UK universities for the quality of its teaching and was rated highest of all UK institutions in the 2005 and 2006 student satisfaction surveys.


WIN! an OU CPD Course in our new competition

To celebrate the announcement of our partnership with the Open University, the IAM is offering a lucky reader the chance to win one of the CPD courses from the OU's new range of short supported web-based distance learning programmes. …

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