Scottish Fire Service collaborates on IPDS: the collaborative approach for the implementation of the Integrated Personal Development System (IPDS) in Scotland reached a particularly notable point in late June of this year, reports the Director of Fire Service Training for Scotland.(IPDS)

As Director of Training employed by the Scottish Executive with the responsibility for the management of Scotland's Central Training Fund, I established early on in my contracted period strong links with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA). This has led to a series of very practical achievements in the implementation of the IPDS but most significantly, the development of one browser based Internet accessible personal development record (PDR) system, to be used by the whole of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

At an IPDS Seminar back in November 2003, I highlighted four key areas from the Scottish Learning and Development Strategy that I had set as objectives for myself. …

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