Managing CPD within CollegeiP ensures you’re offering professional development that meets the needs of your staff and the whole college. You can be confident of this through needs analysis, the self-assessment report and as staff record the impact of the development they engage in, all within the software.
How CollegeiP ensure value for money and makes the whole process more efficient.
1. Understanding need
CollegeiP supports this because every member of staff, wherever they are based and whatever their role, has their own secure online professional portfolio.
The portfolio holds all elements of performance management information, self and peer reviews against professional standards and objectives and ongoing performance feedback from observations. Development needs are further identified by the individual, their line manager, colleagues - through 360 reviews and observations and other feedback.
Once CollegeiP holds this information, whole college, faculty, group and individual need can be analysed through the powerful reporting engine.
2. Matching individual need to wider college priorities
The college self-assessment report is built within CollegeiP and individual priorities feed into it for a whole-college view. Once the improvement plan is developed, its priorities then feed back into individual portfolios so that staff can identify what development they need to support whole-college growth.
3. Measuring impact
As staff identify their development needs, they identify and request relevant development and its expected impact on their practice. All within CollegeiP, enabling requests to be analysed. Appropriate and college-wide development can also be allocated to staff, individually or in bulk, by middle leaders as well as the HR or CPD departments.
Once the professional development happens or is happening, CollegeiP prompts staff to record its impact, including any unexpected impact. This happens directly after the development and at pre-defined periods in the future. Impact can then be analysed to ensure value for money.
4. Developing internal CPD
When staff skills are reviewed, strengths appear as well as need, enabling skills matrices to be developed. From this, you can develop in-house CPD sessions led by staff as well as identify those with coaching skills. The sessions can be promoted via CollegeiP for staff to book or be allocated to attend.
Developing subject networks and research-based projects is easier with CollegeiP as people can work together in a secure online environment to share resources and progress.
The CollegeiP mentoring area enables coaches to support colleagues away from college, making face-to-face meetings more focused.
5. Making tracking entitlement easier
If you offer staff an annual entitlement of professional development, this is easily tracked within CollegeiP. As staff sign-up and log their professional development, including mentoring, the hours automatically accumulate. It’s easy for them to see how many hours they are receiving as well as for you to analyse and report across the college.
CollegeiP’s powerful reporting
The flexibility and power of CollegeiP’s reporting engine means you can analyse and cross reference any piece of information within the system and display it graphically. Saving you time on accessing disparate information.
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