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Continual Professional Development (CPD)

What do I need to do?

Getting started

Review what you learnt over the previous 12 months and with your manager or peers as a Community Justice Professional (CJP) and set your development plans and objectives for the coming year. Reviewing and planning for the future makes your development more measured and easier to record the met objectives.

The below questions provide evidence of your CPD for the aims of the ICJP. These will show your pattern of learning and its impact on you as a CJP. 

Remember this must be focused on your work as a CJP.

Hermagoras (1st Century BC) of Temnos was an ancient Greek rhetorician. He defined seven "circumstances“ as the critical concepts of any issue:

- Who

- What

- When

- Where

- Why

- In what way

- By what means

Past 12 months

Next 12 months

Who did you learn most from to improve your professional expertise? What were the 5 most important things you learned?

By what means do you identify your learning and development needs?

What value did you add (to your organisation, community or colleagues) through the professional development you undertook?

What are your five main development objectives and in what way will you achieve them?

What were the measurable results of your professional development? Why were they important? Where can it be seen?

What differences do you plan to make (to your role, organisation, community or colleagues?)

Who has benefited professional development? Why and How?

When and by what means will you next review and update your professional development needs?

Presentation of your CPD

Keep a diary or other records and logs. These may of course be stored in different places by your employer. Theses writings will you assess your learning continuously. You will decide how much detail you record but it would be difficult to review your learning and learning needs yearly without regularly recording in some way your experiences.

We don’t advocate or provide rigid schemes or forms for planning or recording your NJP development plans and outcomes. You must however be able to clearly evidence the practical value of the things you’ve learned. CPD is what you experience, learn and then apply.

What to record for CPD?

As fuller range of your education, learning and development as you possibly can. Count it as evidence as long as you show that you've learnt something from it. You must concentrate on the activities and outcomes that have made the most impact on your role as a CJP. It's about where you want to be, and how you plan to get there

What can you count?

Anything could count as CPD – as long as you can demonstrate real value in your work as and CJP. If there are personal learning experiences you don’t want to share then leave them out. You decide what goes in or stays out.

How much CPD is enough?

Focus on outcomes and result not the time spent in doing things. There are no fixed rules but you have to clearly demonstrate how you have developed as a CJP.





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