Join our Working Group to develop CPD scheme for teaching staff

Following consultation with members, the Council of the Chartered ABS has given the go-ahead to develop a CPD scheme for business school teaching staff. We are inviting nominations to join the Working Group which will support the development of the scheme. This is a hugely exciting project with great potential to make a considerable impact on business and management education.

The Working Group will help us to develop the CPD scheme in line with the needs of member business schools and teaching staff. The Group will feed into and help develop aspects of the project and act as a sounding board for the Chartered ABS team on key stages of the project.

The group will focus on four strands of work:

  • Professional standards underpinning the CPD
  • CPD outputs and evidence
  • Code of conduct
  • Programme content for Chartered ABS provision

For background, a copy of last year’s consultation can be found here. The response from members was highly positive and we would like to develop an evidence-based CPD scheme which builds on model 2 of the consultation.

It is anticipated that the Working Group will be active for approximately 6 months, but that its influence and importance in that time will be significant. We expect the group to meet 3 times and that members may be asked to work in small groups between meetings. The meetings are provisionally scheduled for October, December and February. Expenses for attending meetings should be covered by members' institutions.

We welcome nominations from business school staff who have a responsibility for learning and teaching, and with something to contribute on professional development in teaching. Knowledge of, and an interest in, pedagogy and professional skills development with HE are essential. This may include those with managerial responsibility (Associate Deans and Directors of Learning & Teaching), front line teaching responsibility (Lecturers), and professional development responsibility (Learning & Development Managers). We hope that the group will be representative of the full range of business schools.

This is an open call for self-nomination. Applicants should provide a short CV, a short letter describing what knowledge and experience you can offer, and a letter of support from your dean/head of school. Applicants must be from a UK school within the Chartered ABS membership.

Please submit applications by 31 August 2018 to