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1 CPD: The X factor in your career Caroline Tolond Advice and Guidance Services Manager, RSC

2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) The RSCs definition:... the responsibility of individuals for the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills to ensure continuing competence as a professional throughout their career

3 What does it mean in practice? It isn't a fixed process… Its about: Setting yourself objectives for development. Charting your progress towards achieving them. Reflecting on outcomes and results, rather than 'time spent' or 'things done'.

4 Isnt that what I do at my appraisal each year?

5 Appraisal vs. CPD Appraisals: driven by your employers requirements CPD: driven by your personal motivations and career plans

6 Over to you: What do you think is CPD?

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8 CPD Anything that helps you to meet your development objectives could count as CPD, both in and out of work.

9 CPD Anything that helps you to meet your development objectives could count as CPD, both in and out of work

10 Whats in it for you? Professional requirement Ensuring career mobility

11 Reviewing CPD Once a year… Review your learning Set your development objectives Reflecting on the past and planning for the future should make your development more methodical and easier to measure.

12 How can you record it? Write things down in detail Or Record insights and learning points in diaries along the way Records and logs are useful tools for planning and reflection.

13 Where do you want to be? Current role 2013 Work-life balance Changes in the job market Location

14 Next steps… What do you need to do? What barriers may you face? How can you overcome them?

15 Career paths are not always linear...

16 Where can you go for help? Use your Careers Service! Josie Grindulis Career Development Manager - Research Staff or tel

17 Contact details Caroline Tolond For more information see:


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