Do you remember to log your CPD (Continuing Professional Development)?

27 April 2017

Our latest poll asks if you always remember, or is it just sometimes, or never at all? Maybe you don’t need to log CPD for your role?

Please take a moment to answer our latest poll which is situated to the right of this news item, and every CIPP news item on our website.

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