After completing a process that has resulted in a CPD plan for the next 12 months, I thought I’d share some of the lessons learnt.
Be clear about overall goals before you start and don’t forget what’s important.
Revisit these goals at the end of the process, they may need to be changed
Consider both personal and professional development
Keep a journal to log learning on an on-going basis and review this to enable double loop learning
When completing self assessment activities, select useful tools & techniques. It’s easy to overdo self assessment and lose focus.
Feedback from others following self assessment is invaluable in identifying areas for improvement
Don’t forget your strengths, Keep balance in the process
Value both planned and emergent learning opportunities
Value reflection. It’s an essential part of the process.