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CPD made clear
CPD made clear Catherine Daly Membership Development Officer (Ireland)
What is CPD Continuing Professional Development (CPD) helps you create a structured career path, as well as safeguarding your professional status. - It’s about improving your skills, knowledge and expertise by carrying out development activities. - After carrying out these activities, you reflect on what you’ve gained or achieved. - While CPD is open to all categories of IOSH Membership, Technical Members, Graduate Members, Chartered Members and Chartered Fellows are bound by the IOSH Code of Conduct to carry out CPD. - A Development Plan will be requested by the Membership team when upgrading from Affiliate membership & evidence that you have commenced a CPD record
What is CPD Value of CPD to Members - Helps to highlight gaps in your knowledge, skills and experience. - Builds confidence and credibility - you can track your learning and progress. - Creates a professional impression at appraisals and job interviews. - Helps you maximise your earning potential. - Shows your employer that you are maintaining your skills. - CPD actually improves your professional competence and adds to the achievement of your personal career objectives.
What is CPD Benefits of CPD to organisations - Maximises staff potential by linking learning to actions and theory to practice. - Helps HR professionals to set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound objectives. - Promotes better staff morale and motivates the workforce. - Portrays a positive image/brand to other organisations. - Helps employees focus on individual achievements throughout the year. - IOSH Blueprint is a framework for assessing and improving competency levels in occupational safety and health. By helping you and your employer understand current skills, it can identify significant gaps and the knowledge and training needed to achieve your goals.
Recording your CPD Development plan The Development plan should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. - How to maintain a successful CPD record It should include an overview of the following: - Duties and responsibilities (Job description). - Use the Blueprint tool to help you identify the gaps in your knowledge and skills - Clear objectives for the next 6 -12 months. - Personal development (your strengths, weakness and areas for improvement)
Recording your CPD Activity – Reflection statements To help you write your reflection statement you simply answer the following questions: How to maintain a successful CPD record - What was the activity you completed? - Why did you decide to carry out this activity? - What did you gain from completing the activity? - How will you use or apply the knowledge you gain?
CPD reflective view Guidance on reflecting Use the following prompts to create a comprehensive reflection piece for your CPD. Describe your experience objectively. · What did you do? · Who were you working with and/or for? · Why did you do it? · What did you learn? · What did others do? What actions did you/others take? Examine your experience in relation to the following four areas of reflection: • • Improving your knowledge. What new things did you learn and what are you going to do with it in the work context? Learning new skills. What skills have you learned that will alter or improve the way in which you work? Gaining a new insight. What insight has this given you in relation to the wider business context and how might this improve the way in which you perform? Gaining new motivation to learn other things. Has this learning opportunity given you the motivation to take your learning further in other ways?
CPD Myth busting - Does not operate in cycles - Points/credits are not currently a part of the CPD assessment process criteria - CPD activities are not counted in hours - CPD does not have to be all health and safety related - You do not need to spend money on completing qualifications or courses to complete your CPD
CPD Have a structured approach to your CPD “I don’t have enough time to complete my CPD” is the most common reason given by members for not completing their CPD. Some pointers that may help; - Use a CPD planner Record your activities Divide your working year into quarters Set aside 40 minutes at the end of each quarter Review - record - reflect
CPD made clear What the live demonstration will cover - How to add a Development plan. - How to add an activity. - How to allocate an activity to section B, C or D. - How to cancel activities. - How to finish and complete an activity.