Conference Week 5

CPD and Critical Analysis in the Workplace

The webinar will take place from 13:00-14:30 on Wed 30th June 2021 with Paddy Turner as host.

To attend this webinar you will need to register in advance. (Registrations open 23rd June 2021). On registration you will receive an automated confirmation with details of how to access the webinar on the day. Please contact the NADP office on if you do not receive the automated confirmation.

The webinar discussions for this week centre on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is the cornerstone of every  profession – it is recognised as an essential component in maintaining professional status and ensuring professional standards – in every nation…….why then is this the first activity to be targeted when budgets are reduced? Why are there such things as ‘barriers to CPD’ in our sector? Why does it appear to be rationed out with less CPD opportunities available to lower grades. What do we need to do/can we do to preserve the opportunities and establish it as an intractable, essential activity for practitioners? What happens in other countries in this regard? How successfully is CPD identified and the learning extracted from it?’

These points and many others will be addressed by Paddy and his panel of experienced practitioners during the webinar: Professor Nicola Martin, Fiona Kolontari, Alison Phillips, Christine Werrell and Amy Low

Please note: the views, information, or opinions expressed during the conference are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of NADP. 

Biographies of our host and presenters for week 5

Presentation Videos

For on-demand viewing – available from Monday 28th June 2021.

We are suggesting that these videos may provide thought-provoking CPD for you and/or your team.

Two videos on the language used about disability and impairment by Lynn Wilson and Vicky Mann & Holly Burkinshaw

Further resources for CPD

Our partners at the National Deaf Children’s Society have given us a link to the video they produced with the Education and Training Foundation. A one-hour presentation on Making webinars accessible for deaf learners to help staff in Further Education to understand the main barriers to accessing webinars for d/Deaf learners and how these can be overcome using tech solutions and adjustments to teaching. 

Sponsor’s Videos


Caption.Ed have sponsored NADP by providing captions for all live webinars at NADPViC2021. They were also the most accurate of the automatic captions that were used at NADPVC2020.