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CPD/IPD workshop

26 October 2018

In keeping with the IOSH Caribbean Branch’s strategy and work plan for the 2018-2019 term, a CPD/IPD workshop was held on Friday, 26 October 2018 at the School of Business and Computer Science, San Fernando Campus. The meeting was held from 17:30 to 19:30, beginning with a networking session from 17:30 to 18:00. During this time, members of the Executive Committee also took the opportunity to promote the upcoming Safety and Health conference which will be hosted by the branch on the 20 of November 2018.

The workshop was facilitated by Shazam Edoo CMIOSH (Vice Chair) and Jason Maitland CMIOSH (Chair). The meeting included detailed discussions on the construction of a comprehensive and effective development plan. Members were also provided with coaching and information regarding the creation of CPD entries, including the various categories of entries such as transferable skills. The presenters outlined all the key components of an appropriate and adequate CPD entry. Attendees were pleased that actual live CPD samples were available for review and that time was also spent discussing reflective statements.

Shazam Edoo CMIOSH (Vice Chair) discusses CPD entries during the session

Following the in-depth discourse on CPD entries, the presenters discussed the various routes to attaining chartered member status. This was an especially interesting segment for the attendees as many in attendance were GradIOSH members, eager to learn more about membership progression. The three stage process of IPD was then itemized, breaking down the various components to give a clear depiction of the skills development portfolio, open electronic assessment, CPD audit and peer review interview.

The skills development portfolio was then examined and discussed in great detail, providing members with information on all elements along with practical ideas and examples. The presenters also drew upon their own experiences and challenges, providing useful, hands-on advice. The evening was concluded with further networking among the members present. This also gave attendees the opportunity to meet with Executive Committee members to discuss any issues or suggestions for improvement. The Chair ended the session thanking all those that attended and further reiterated the support that is available for those wishing to progress through the stages of membership.

Branch members during a practical CPD coaching session