Presentation on theme: "CPD: The X factor in your career Caroline Tolond Advice and Guidance Services Manager, RSC."— Presentation transcript:
CPD: The X factor in your career Caroline Tolond Advice and Guidance Services Manager, RSC
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
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'.
CPD Anything that helps you to meet your development objectives could count as CPD, both in and out of work.
CPD Anything that helps you to meet your development objectives could count as CPD, both in and out of work
Whats in it for you? Professional requirement Ensuring career mobility
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.
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.
Where do you want to be? Current role 2013 Work-life balance Changes in the job market Location
Next steps… What do you need to do? What barriers may you face? How can you overcome them?