Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
CRITERIA COVERED BY THIS ASSIGNMENT
Criteria To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:
P7 Discuss the importance of CPD and its contribution to own learning.
P8 Produce a development plan that outlines responsibilities, performance objectives and required skills, knowledge and learning for own future goals.
M5 Compare and contrast different motivational theories and the impact they can have on performance within the workplace.
D4 Evaluate a range of evidence criteria that is used as a measure for effective CPD.
For this assignment you will be required to produce a report consisting of the following 4 sections:
Discuss your career goals and identify your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and what types of development would put you in a position to achieve these goals. Explain the importance of CPD and how it will help you to help you achieve your career goals.
Produce a personal development plan (PDP) outlining 2 short term goals and 3 long term goals. You need to outline responsibilities, performance objectives and required skills, knowledge and learning for own future goals
Conduct some research into motivational theories and how they can be used to improve employee performance, compare and contrast at least two theories.
Evaluate the use of CPD within organisations and what evidence would be required to measure how effective this CPD is in helping employees achieve their goals.
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