|5. ROLE OF THE EMPLOYER
The employer has a role to play in professional development, and Permit to Practice holders have an obligation to ensure that professionals in their employ maintain and improve their skills. Every employer of professionals is encouraged to support the continuing professional development efforts of members. Members are encouraged to discuss their programs and plans with their employers or mentors. Through discussion and mutual agreement, the employer and professional can decide on professional development requirements and the type and level of employer support. Employer support will result in an employee with an ongoing interest in lifelong learning who, in turn, provides increased value and commitment to the company.
Among other things, employer support can include
It is important to note that even though the employer has a role to play in defining requirements, the primary responsibility for a continuing professional development program and maintaining competence rests with the individual professional. Members of the Association should be aware that APEGGA can only encourage employers to support the continuing professional development program. Some companies have existing corporate training or professional development programs that would enable members to meet these requirements.
[ INTRODUCTION ]...[MEMBER STATUS]...[THE PROGRAM]
[KEEPING RECORDS & REPORTING]...[ROLE OF THE EMPLOYER]
[AUDITING OF PROGRAMS]...[APPENDICES: 1, 2, 3]...[WORKSHEETS AND EXAMPLES]