Career Development Association of New Zealand


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development

After the recent ratification of our Competency Framework at the 2018 AGM, the next phase is focussed on self-assessment of a member’s current competency against the Competency Framework, and the development of a personal learning plan.

For members to develop and grow in professional competence, we encourage you to be responsible for identifying your required CPD via a robust and honest self-assessment against the core competencies. You will be expected to undertake an annual self-reflective review on each core competency and through this to identify and construct your personal learning plan. This will form the basis of your Professional Development.

We encourage engaging the assistance of a professional or peer supervisor, mentor, employer or senior colleague.

This will be delivered as below:

2019 Steps

  • A DRAFT “CDANZ Competency Self-reflective Review Tool” will be developed
  • Workshops /webinar to introduce the DRAFT “CDANZ Competency Self-reflective Review Tool” to members for feedback and suggestions integrated as appropriate
  • Edited version will be piloted with members selected from a range of workplaces and locations 
  • CDANZ Competency Self-reflective Review procedure and review form presented at 2019 AGM for ratification
  • Survey sent to members to gain an insight into Professional Development needs to inform CDANZ of PD needs