CPD Opportunities in Scotland 2016

This is the CDI’s ‘Year of Professionalism’

Following the Chinese tradition each year we will identify a unique theme.

2017 is the Year of Advocating for the Career Development Profession.

In 2016 we organised a varied programme of professional development activities in Dundee, Paisley, Glasgow and Edinburgh. These included: Professionalism, Ethical Practice, Working in the Private Sector, Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework, Working Together to progress Equality and Careers of the Future.

Early Evening CPD Programme: 2017

 We are now seeking ideas for topics for 2017 for these free to attend events which start at 17.30 and finish 19.00 . Please email your ideas to

Joint CDI/AGCAS event, Wednesday 1 February at 5.15pm. SDS, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

Come along to our first Scottish CPD event of 2017. This is a joint event with the CDI and AGCAS and will be held on Wednesday 1 February at the SDS office, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. The event will be from 5.15-6.30pm. Barry McCulloch from the Small Businesses Federation will speak on Recruitment Processes and Employability Skills in Small Businesses”. He will also speak on “The Hidden Job Market”. There will be 15 minutes on each topic followed by Q&A and a chance to network with colleagues.

Training days and Conferences

These will be advertised here as and when they are arranged.


All CDI members can now  take part in any of our webinar sessions free of charge. All you need to do is identify your wish to take part by completing the standard booking form – see events section of the website.

All events can be booked and paid for online here; scroll down the list to make your choice.

Scottish Student Conference 2016

The Scottish Student Conference took place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at the Sighthill Campus of Edinburgh Napier University. Organised and presented by Peter Robertson from Edinburgh Napier University and Claire Johnson, CDI Professional Development Manager, the day was a huge success. We are delighted to make a range of resources available to download.

Keeping up to date

We will use this section of the website and linked pages to keep you updated on regional meetings, news of our growing networks in Scotland and CPD opportunities. Other sources of information include our Linkedin Group CDI Scotland (members only) and the fortnightly News by Email (members only).