It's a great question and one that I looked forward to every month when I did my Level 5 CIPD Qualification in Learning and Development with DPG. Each workshop, our facilitator Jo would always make sure we have some time to share the CPD we'd been up to. 'What CPD have you been doing?' was the question that led the discussion. What I did like is that there was no pressure to contribute or mention anything if you didn't feel like you had anything to add. It was a great time to listen and learn from the activities others were doing for their CPD. It gave you some ideas on what you could also do yourself. However, as the programme progressed, it was more likely the case that each time this question came up, everyone had something to share each time.
CPD doesn't have to be an onerous, formal process. It happens all around us, each day, in a variety of ways. CPD is just about spending some time reflecting on what you've picked up and how you might use it. In some cases, there's a need to jot it down too.
As we welcome more to our community who are kicking off their Autumn programmes with us, I thought I'd share this video of tips. And if there's any CPD you'd like to share with us here as a wider community of practice, I'd love to see your comments below. If you're on Twitter, you can also come along and join me on a #LOVECPD discussion on there too.
Thanks and welcome.