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CPD Facilitators' Toolkit

LPE&T staff used their specialist knowledge to develop a toolkit for CPD Facilitators. The toolkit training materials are based on sessions delivered by LPE&T at previous CPD Facilitators' Network events. At recent CPD Facilitators' network events we have invited CPD Facilitators to contribute to the development of toolkit materials.The training materials are designed to motivate people to undertake CPD and get them started with CPD recording. Some of the resources in our toolkit have been based on the formats of popular TV programmes in an attempt to make learning about CPD fun. We hope this light hearted yet educational approach will make staff willing to attend these training sessions during lunch breaks or at breakfast meetings.

The resources in our toolkit can be used as an alternative to the more traditional CPD Learning Resources to get pharmacy staff started with CPD. The toolkit has been divided into two sections, to help people get started with CPD recording and motivating people to engage in CPD.

Toolkit section 1: Helping people to get started with CPD recording

Ministry of CPD

The Ministry of CPD introduces staff to CPD recording in a fun and interactive way. Our inspiration for this training session came from Jamie Oliver’s popular TV series "The Ministry of Food". In this series Jamie taught the residents of Rotherham how to cook and then they had to pass on their cooking skills to others - "Pass It On". Therefore the Ministry of CPD is all about getting people undertaking and recording CPD.

The session is designed to be delivered to groups of staff in a lunch break. It uses the principles of: Show one; Do one; Teach one. Handouts can be copied from the main pack and there is also a PowerPoint presentation.

Ready Steady CPD

This session is based on a popular television series and is called Ready Steady CPD. The session is very ‘theatrical’ - you will need to facilitate with lots of energy and good humour. The session is designed to be delivered to groups of staff in a lunch break and it will help people to decide which stage of the CPD cycle to start their CPD entry. Often people get bogged down – they have identified a piece of learning as CPD but they don’t know whether they should start recording the CPD at action or at reflection. Sometimes this confusion stops them from recording CPD at all. Handouts can be copied from the main pack and there is also a PowerPoint presentation.

CPD menus

These CPD menus were developed by CPD Facilitators at a recent CPD Facilitators network event. The menus were designed to help staff get started with CPD recording. The menus are inventive and include new resources such as games, quizzes etc.. We hope that other CPD Facilitators will find these CPD menus irresistible and will be keen to sample them in the workplace. LPE&T would like to thank the CPD Facilitators who designed these menus for sharing their ideas. 

In addition to the menus, LPE&T has complied a list of CPD 5 minute wonders. These are activities that can be delivered in 5 minutes and used as openers or closers for CPD sessions or can be used on their own as a way of promoting CPD. 

Toolkit section 2: Motivation to engage in CPD

Different people have different levels of motivation to engage in CPD. Our motivation resources can help you explore the factors that will and will not motivate each individual to engage in CPD and the emotions we face in relation to statutory CPD.

Motivating staff to do CPD

Different people have different levels of motivation to engage in CPD. Motivating staff to do CPD includes a range of different motivation theories including KITA and Herzberg’s rocket that can be used to explore factors that motivate us to engage in CPD and factors that prevent this. As well as the main pack, a handout can be used for individuals to record their own motivators.

Mandatory CPD an emotional roller-coaster

Mandatory CPD can trigger a range of different emotions in different people. Mandatory CPD an emotional rollercoaster utilises Fisher’s transition curve, a framework that can be used to help discuss emotional aspects of CPD with individuals or groups.As well as the main pack there is a PowerPoint presentation.