CPD log

Reflective, collaborative learning to enhance your career
The key element that makes the AMA a continuing professional development (CPD) programme is the reflection and recording of development activity.

The CPD log supports your learning by creating a framework for recording and reflecting on your developmental activities.

The CPD log (word or excel document) has the following headings to help you capture your learning:

Date – when the development activity was undertaken.
Hours – tint on the development activity.
Activity – a brief description of the activity.
Reflection – captures the ‘take home’ learning from the development activity – what have you learned, and how could you apply it or have you applied it.

The excel version also includes the following optional headings, which you can use depending on the approach and level of detail you want to include:

Self review  – highlighting the self review competency the activity relates to.
AMA competencies – highlighting the AMA competency the activity relates to.
Principles of Code of Ethics – highlighting the Code of Ethics principle the activity relates to.
Principles of Museums Change Lives – highlighting the Museums Change Lives tenet the activity relates to.

You can also add other headings, for example – some people wanted to include a column with the following heading – goal number. This enabled them to collate all the development activity associated with a particular development goal in their CPD plan.

If you have any questions about the CPD log then please email cpd@museumsassociation.org

Links and downloads

How to use your CPD log (pdf)

CPD Log template (word)

CPD Log template (excel)