Building a CPD PortfolioDr Ann Hartley, Associate Director Human Resources
Outline of the presentation Consider: What is a CPD portfolio? Why have one? What does a ‘good’ portfolio look like? Look at PebblePad – eportfolio software Create a piece of evidence for your own CPD portfolio Challenges Discussion
What is a CPD portfolio? Record of continuing professional development It is a systematic way of recording your learning experiences and activities Something which promotes reflection on your development It is personal to you and can be kept electronically or in paper format Provides concrete evidence of your development Should show not just what you did, but why you did it and what you have learned
Why have a CPD portfolio? Useful in identifying and targeting your learning needs and priorities Good for career planning Evidence of achievements - a resource that you can draw on when preparing appraisal documents, or job applications Can be necessary for meeting the requirements of your professional body May be required as part of a formal qualification
What does a ‘good’ portfolio look like? Coherent and logically presented More than just a collection of certificates! It makes clear why you have done things and what you have learned It includes reference to on-the-job learning and development Shows development and progression - highlighting skills you have developed and recording your learning Is a narrative of your continuing professional development
PebblePad Is a tool for constructing a CPD eportfolio Is a web-based eportfolio which can be shared with others You determine the structure Has a variety of proformas to promote reflection Can be purchased as a personal license or for an organisation Pebblepad – a demonstration
Discussion Sharing experience What are the challenges Promoting best practice in your own organisations
Challenges Keeping it up-to-date! Finding the time Remember to keep/add the evidence Doing more than just adding evidence – need to reflect Can one portfolio serve multiple purposes?