Planning and Recording your CPD

Relevant, planned CPD can increase your sense of job satisfaction, improve confidence in your performance and increase your personal efficacy. It can also help you to progress towards a desired role or career path.

Planning your future CPD means assessing the gaps in your current CPD by identifying relevant areas of skill and knowledge that need enhancing. As a CIEEM member, you will have access to the CPD Planner, which is designed to complement the online CPD Tool. When used together these resources will help you to identify gaps in your professional competencies and plan ahead to meet your CPD needs. Competencies are the skills, knowledge, abilities and personal attributes that are essential to performing your job well.

The Competency Framework enables you to identify the competencies required for specific roles, so that you can plan your CPD to fulfil your current employment role and develop your career progression. We are currently developing a Competency Self-Assessment Tool which will help you to determine your current competency level in order to plan your future CPD and hope to launch this soon.

The following questions may help you plan your CPD:
What CPD did I undertake last year?
  1. What gaps did this CPD identify?
  2. Are there any areas of CPD that I would like to further develop?
  3. Does any of my current CPD lapse or need reviewing this year?
What are my professional and personal goals for the year ahead? What do I need/want to learn?
  1. Are there any formal requirements that I must meet (e.g. as specified by my employer to count towards a qualification or maintain a license or skill)?
  2. What about my own career aspirations and personal development? What competences do I need to develop to help me reach these goals?
  3. Which areas of the Competency Framework do I need to maintain, or develop to a higher level, to support my CIEEM membership application, upgrade, or Chartered status application?
How will I achieve my goals?
  1. What is the best way to acquire the skill, knowledge or experience I need?
  2. How must the learning be delivered? Will it require a structured approach (e.g. a training course) or would a more informal approach be just as beneficial (e.g. shadowing a colleague)?

Types of CPD

Our Professional Development Programme provides you with training courses, conferences and other formal and informal events designed to support the development of your professional competences.

Careers Guidance including job profiles, case studies and sector-based information is also available to help you plan your future CPD activities.