As part of your IFoA CPD, members should carry out a reflective practice discussion with an 'appropriate person' of your choosing.
A reflective practice discussion is a conversation in which you reflect on how your CPD activities have helped you to meet your learning objectives for the year.
The discussion can take place any time after you have completed your 15 hours of CPD activities.
An ‘appropriate person’ is an individual who understands the nature of your work and your career development needs. This might be an actuarial peer, a colleague or a line manager. You can log in to access a list of IFoA volunteers who will fulfil this role for you.
More information on the Reflective Practice Discussions is available from this help sheet.
Some members will be selected for a reflective practice discussion with the IFoA executive. These discussions will start in September 2021. More information is available below.
What does a reflective discussion look like?
Watch our two short videos to see what a reflective practice discussion might look like.
In both videos, Melissa is played by Ji-Hyang Lee and Bob by Dermot Grenham, both of whom are IFoA members and sit on the Scottish Board.
Reflective practice discussion with a volunteer from the pool of ‘Appropriate Persons’
Melissa and Bob meet again: a reflective practice discussion one year on
Reflective Practice Discussions with the IFoA
Beginning in September 2021, the IFoA will launch a programme of Reflective Practice Discussions with its specialist team. A number of members will be randomly selected and receive an invitation. The discussions will take place over the course of the year.
Members shall provide their record of activities in advance to inform the discussion. They will be asked a series of questions the aim of helping them reflect on the outcomes of their activities and how that learning was applied. They will also receive additional support to identify new development objectives and explore other topics.
The team may stay in touch afterwards to help members through their CPD year.
More information on the IFoA discussions is available in this help sheet.
Reflective Practice Discussion (RPD) toolkit
To assist in identifying future learning objectives, the IFoA will be creating a series of RPD Toolkits on different areas to assist in your RPD’s. The toolkit will allow you to explore each area further and consider whether you should learn more about it. The first in our series of toolkits is focussed on Climate Change and Sustainability.
The toolkit will allow you to explore your understanding and knowledge about this important topic by working through a number of questions. You will then be directed to relevant resources to help you learn more about different topics within that subject area.
If you have any enquires about CPD, please contact the Membership Team
We aim to respond to all enquiries within two working days.
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