Reflecting on your CPD enables you to consider your learning experiences, how you can apply your learning to support your practice, and meet your objectives.
You can evaluate your CPD in the same way that you benefit from looking back at a project to think about what you have learnt, how you may tailor this in the future and your prospective plans.
Regularly evaluating your Professional Development Plan can assist in ensuring that your objectives reflect the skills and knowledge that you need to competently practice, remain up-to-date and meet your career aspirations.
Reviewing at frequent intervals your Activities Record can help to check that the activities that you have undertaken will meet your planned short-term, medium-term and long-term objectives.
Reflection is an important part of the CPD process as the knowledge and skills needed to practice can change together with your career ambitions. This process assists you to look at whether you are fulfilling your learning needs and meeting your professional goals.