So what is ‘professional reading’ anyway?

… and why is it important to me?

As a professional working with birds of prey you will already be in the habit of reading articles and magazines etc about birds of prey, falconry, raptor health and nutrition, legislation, training and many other topics. But did you realize that this also helps meet your licencing or professional CPD (continuing professional development) obligations as well?

Read on and we’ll explain how ‘professional reading’ can make your life easier.

What is ‘professional reading?

Professional reading plays a crucial role in continuing professional development (CPD) for individuals in various fields. It refers to the act of actively engaging with written materials related to one’s profession, including books, research articles, industry publications, and other relevant sources. Here are some key reasons why professional reading is relevant to you:

  1. Keeping up with industry trends: Industries and professions are constantly evolving. Professional reading helps individuals stay updated on the latest trends, innovations, research, and best practices within their field. By being aware of current developments, professionals can adapt their knowledge and skills accordingly.
  2. Enhancing knowledge and expertise: Reading professional literature provides opportunities to expand one’s knowledge base and deepen understanding in specific areas of interest. It allows professionals to explore new theories, research findings, methodologies, and insights that can enhance their expertise and professional competence.
  3. Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills: Engaging with professional reading materials encourages critical thinking, analysis, and reflection. It helps professionals develop a deeper understanding of complex issues, evaluate different perspectives, and enhance their problem-solving abilities. This can lead to improved decision-making and more effective strategies in their professional practice.
  4. Continuous growth and personal development: Reading as part of CPD is a lifelong learning process that contributes to personal and professional growth. It demonstrates a commitment to ongoing improvement, self-motivation, and self-directed learning. It also fosters a sense of intellectual curiosity and a desire for continuous learning and improvement.

Finally, and most importantly..

Most professionals working with birds of prey are either obliged by law (AAL and Zoo Licencing in the UK), or required by their professional body or employer to undertake regular personal development and to record these activities.

Find out how the IRBPP is simplifying the process for you here…

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