Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Continuing professional development (CPD) enables showcasing of collaborative working knowledge, skills and achievements.
There are various member benefits to maintaining CPD, including keeping knowledge, skills, qualifications and training up to date. CPD enables ICW members to highlight their experiences and achievements, contributing to their professional sense of direction, confidence and credibility.
The CPD framework is aligned to ICW membership principles and values.
It is expected that members will:
Members are asked to record CPD objectives regularly, using the "plan-do-check-act" method to demonstrate collaborative attributes, abilities and attitudes across the five competencies of leadership, knowledge, levels of experience, behaviours and participation in ICW activities:
Objectives can include any activity that will help members move forward with their development, such as work-based learning, professional activities, formal and informal education, self-directed learning and other activities such as volunteering or public service.
Members should aim to achieve 150 CPD points per annum, with points split evenly across all five competencies. However, it is acknowledged that not all competencies may be directly appropriate for all members; therefore, evidence for at least three competencies will be accepted. Existing members and new members with retrospective CPD evidences should, as a one-off action, summarise their past activities for review.
Members are automatically added to our CPD platform. If you are a member and have not received login instructions, please email Alan Maund. If you have lost or forgotten your password, go to the CPD platform login page, click the "forgot your password?" link and follow the instructions.
Please ensure to regularly add and update your CPD objectives.