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CPD overload

Last year, I accumulated almost 230 hours of Continuing Professional Development, or CPD, hours.

This total includes:

The time spent attending professional eventsThe time spent managing the development of the Informed websiteThe time spent creating content for Informed, my blog, and other locationsThe time spent providing professional training to othersTime spent mentoring Chartership candidates
While I was doing this stuff, I also:

Lost one job suddenlyStarted two new jobsApplied for 100 jobsPrepared for and attended multiple interviewsCompleted the time consuming renovations of my houseRead 67 books
This isn’t a humblebrag, it’s just an example of what’s actually achievable in terms of professional activity and involvement, with a bit of motivation and organisation. My total is well in excess of the average professional body CPD requirement of 20 hours annually (prospectively, 20 hours annual CPD will be a requirement for Chartered CILIP members, to Revalidate and maintain a Charters…