We all hear these words all the time but not many people know what actually counts when in comes to improving your skill set. CPD is the technical term used to describe any learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. For example,
- Formal education. For example, going on formal courses or carrying out research. (Green Labyrinth have some great online courses that could be beneficial here 😉 https://greenlabyrinth.co.uk/e-learning/)
- Work-based learning. This could be reflecting on experiences at work, considering feedback from service users or being a member of a committee.
- Professional activity. For instance, being involved in a professional body or giving a presentation at a conference.
- Self-directed learning. E.g., reading articles or books.
Some other things that are great for CPD include:
- Lecturing or teaching.
- Being an examiner.
- Being a tutor.
- Involvement in a professional body, specialist-interest group or other groups.
- Maintaining or developing specialist skills (for example, musical skills)
- Giving presentations at conferences.
- Organising clubs or other specialist groups.
- Anything proactive that gets you learning can improve your CPD!
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