The Professional Development Foundation was created as a network of practitioners and academics in 1975 to:
- Share effective practice
- Jointly research shared concerns
- Influence government or public agendas
- Develop quality standards for professional practice
- Generate leading edge understanding of issues affecting professional and organisational development
It operates through:
- Knowledge networks of people and organisations with shared interests
- Research forums and partnerships
- Global corporate and university exchanges
All research by the Professional Development Foundation is independent and is shared with participants and where appropriate, published. Participants are free to use the results of the research.
The Professional Development Foundation exists as a non-profit making trust and does not engage in commercial activity.
Its coat of arms above symbolically represents networking professionals together in shared continuous learning through enquiry.