CDR’s New(ish) Professional Development Plan
If you’ve finished your 5 year re-certification cycle with CDR in the last few years, then you’ve already gone through the process to create your new learning plan. If your cycle ends in the next few years, then you may have heard rumblings of the new Goal Wizard and Performance Indicators which take the place of the familiar Learning Need Codes. I recently started a new cycle and wanted to share with you the process of creating a new learning plan.
Honestly, I had been putting this off for some time because I thought it would take a lot longer. Overall, the process took about 45-50 minutes. This did include several interruptions from my sweet children and husband. If I was really focused, I think it could’ve been done in about 30 minutes. I felt a bit of intimidation going in knowing there were over 350 performance indicators to work with. Though the process to create a new learning plan was easy with the Goal Wizard, the new lingo will take a while to get used to.
In addition to Performance Indicators replacing Learning Need Codes, you’ll find that there are no more personally written out goals. In my opinion, this saves time. The Goal Wizard walks you through picking the relevant Performance Indicators and those become your Learning Plan Goals.
Here is a quick summary of the steps I went through to create my learning plan:
The steps above may sound a bit confusing with all the new terms. The nice thing about the process is that I was led through it step by step. I could save after I was about half way through (which I did) and then come back to it later.
Only time will tell if this new plan is more effective. I have noticed that many CPE providers include suggestions for both Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators which will help us all with the transition. My next step will be logging some education to see if I am able to get credit for it all!
Originally Published 1/15/2018