CPD Opportunities in Scotland

Supporting members

The needs of our Scottish members are extremely important to us, and we value hearing your voices so we can tailor our provision accordingly. Scotland is distinctive in terms of its career service arrangements, its education, employment and training systems, its devolved public policy, and its geography. We understand it is crucial that CDI recognises this and meets the distinctive needs of Scottish members. Leading on this is Pete Robertson, the CDI Project Associate (Scotland) p.robertson@napier.ac.uk based in Edinburgh. 

Career Matters

We are keen to see a good representation of articles reflecting practice in Scotland within the Career Matters magazine.  If you have an idea for an article, then please contact:  editor@thecdi.net. This quarterly publication includes a regular update from Scotland.

News by email

To ensure that you are kept informed about the CDI and news within Scotland, we provide a fortnightly email for Scottish members and welcome your feedback on it. If you have suggested items to include please send them to p.robertson@napier.ac.uk

Members' Meetings

Scottish members will have an opportunity to meet online on a quarterly basis.  These will be twilight meetings.  The format for these meetings will typically include a guest speaker, discussion, and a CDI update. Future prospective members may attend a meeting. 

Social media

CDI Scotland maintains a Linked In group, exclusive to Scottish members.  There is also a private Facebook group ‘Career Development in Scotland’ which is open to Scottish based practitioners whether or not they are members.  This is to raise awareness of the Institute’s CPD offer. 



Drawing on feedback from members we have grouped training needs for Scottish members into four main areas:

  • Professional issues in the Scottish context
  • Labour market knowledge
  • Equality issues (including the needs of specific client groups)
  • Guidance and counselling skills

Cross cutting themes within these four heading include the impacts of COVID 19 (eg. on employment, on mental health, and on our online working practices). 

Free webinars and a monthly CPD newsletter are part of your membership benefits package. To book your place and receive the joining link simply fill in the standard booking form which can be found in the events section of the website.

Please see our list of webinars with dates and times and book through the website. As always, we always welcome suggestions for new webinars from individual and organisational members and are working on new webinars for the coming period. 


Promoting the Sector in Scotland

The CDI seeks to maintain a dialogue with key policymakers in Scotland with a view to promoting the career development sector, to influence policy decisions, and to advocate for the interests of its members.