Planning effective Continuing Professional Development programmes for teachers – key principles

Watch a recording of our previous webinar for an exploration of the essential underlying principles of planning professional development for teachers.

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Who is this webinar for?

Please note the content of this webinar is not aimed at teachers, and is specifically for teacher educators who have a role in supporting the professional development of English language teachers.

What is this webinar about?

It is important for teachers to have opportunities for professional development, but what can we do to make these opportunities as effective as possible? In this webinar, ELT teacher development specialist Simon Borg draws on his academic and practical experience to discuss a number of principles that guide the design, delivery and evaluation of effective CPD programmes. 

By the end of the webinar, our audience of teacher educators should have gained knowledge and practical advice on how these principles can be applied in their work.


Recorded on Tuesday 12 September 2023 12.00 - 13.00 (UK time). See what time this is in your location.

About the speaker

Simon Borg has been involved in language teaching and teacher education for thirty-five years. Academically, he is internationally recognised for his research on language teacher education and development. As an educational consultant, he specialises in the design, implementation and evaluation of professional development programmes and policies and has completed assignments for educational organisations in over twenty-five countries. Details of his work (and his blog) are available at https://simon–

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Submitted by Bellal on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 12:41

Good evening,
I just wanted to point out that I attended today's webinar (Planning effective Continuing Professional Development programmes for teachers – key principles), completed the feedback survey and didn't get the link to download my certificate. How can do that?

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 13:49

In reply to by Bellal

Hi Bellal

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