Do you remember to log your Continuing Professional Development?

01 June 2017

In response to a recent CIPP poll, just 9% said they always remember to log their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We ran a quick poll through May which asked if you always remember to log your CPD. Or is it just sometimes, or never at all, or maybe it just isn’t required within your role?

We received 428 results in total, with the following results:

  • 9% always log their CPD

  • 9% don’t need to log CPD for their role. 

  • 53% sometimes log their CPD

  • 29% never log their CPD.

As with any of our poll results, we have to bear in mind that it is only a snapshot in time, from a certain number of people, from unknown industries as the poll is in an unrestricted area of our website. However the results are certainly an indication that recording CPD is not a routine discipline for most.

What is CPD?

CPD is any form of learning or development that benefits you in your professional environment.

For CIPP membership, examples include:

  • Calls into the CIPP’s Advisory Service
  • On the job learning
  • Reading News On Line, Professional in Payroll, Pensions and Reward and other publications
  • Attending national forums/conferences/training courses
  • Any form of networking where you may have learned something new.

Attending training courses and/or events CPD is not just completing a qualification; it is the part that comes after that. Achieving a qualification is a great way of demonstrating knowledge and skills at a given point in time. CPD is demonstrating that you have maintained and developed that knowledge and skill set and should be achieved through setting learning objectives and development goals, whatever stage of your career.

Why is CPD important?

Things are changing all of the time. Through logging your CPD with the CIPP, and therefore using the letters associated with membership after your name, you are demonstrating your commitment to keeping up to date and compliant with constantly changing legislation. You are also showing your employer, or future employers, that you are open to change and willing to learn new processes or ways of doing things which may improve operational efficiencies.

Read more about the importance of logging your CPD

Our latest quick poll asks how confident you are about your calculations, processes and record keeping to ensure your compliance in paying the minimum wage. Please do take a moment to participate. Our poll is situated to the right of all of our news items on the CIPP website.