Find your CPD moment
What comes to mind when you think of continuing professional development (CPD)?
Do you see it as an burden placed on you by your employer – something you ignore until you must submit your CPD log; or is it an opportunity to take stock and think about your career goals and whether you have the necessary skills to achieve them?
The chances are that it is probably somewhere between these extremes. You know that developing your skills is a good thing but CPD is often overlooked as we focus on juggling multiple work and home life demands. The good news however, is that we all undertake more CPD activity than we realise or recognise. It’s just a case of knowing when you’re in a ‘CPD moment’.
As a project professional there are a whole range of activities that would count as CPD if they are relevant. These include:
- Reading an article (Project journal, for example)
- Attending and/or delivering a webinar or face-to-face event
- Completing online learning (on APM Learning)
- Writing an Insights article (for the APM Hub)
- Supporting the development of content either books, guides or learning modules
- Having a topical discussion with colleagues
What is most important is to plan, reflect on and record the activity regularly.
The project profession is chock-full of learning opportunities; so why not explore the different options available to you and find your CPD moment.
Find out more about how APM can support your CPD by visiting our dedicated web area
Posted by Carol Rayner on 14th May 2020
About the Author
Carol is an enthusiastic learning and development professional with experience of delivering wide ranging learning programmes across the public and private sector.
She joined APM in 2018 as eLearning Business Manager to set up and develop APM Learning the online development resource for project professionals.