Learning Circle | March 29th (POSTPONED)
Join the new Learning Circle webinar series launching March 29th at noon ET.
Barriers, challenges, pitfalls, and weaknesses of CPD. Heather Dow will share her thoughts on the matter and open up the discussion so collectively can learn and leave with new thinking.
Online Community of Interest (COI) for Physician Learning and Practice Improvement
This is an online community for CPD providers, leaders, administrators, accreditors and patient partners. It is a place where the Canadian CPD community can connect with each other in a new way and advance the quality and impact of CPD across the country. The goal is to create the conversations and support the initiatives that help build a CPD system in Canada that supporting physician learning and practice improvement. Launched in October 2019 there are over 100 members and we are now offering webinars in the site on timely topics to engage the members. A Working Group of COI Champions has also been engaged to advise on the evolution of the community and to drive engagement.
CPD Certified Professional CPC(HC) Credential
The goal of the Certified Professional in CPD CPC(HC) credential is to enhance the quality and impact of CPD activities and strengthen the discipline of CPD. It accomplishes this by recognizing the professional development and achievement of those engaged in CPD as leaders, program developers, researchers and administrators, whether physicians or non-physicians.
This credential is available through a Certificate Route or by a Leadership Route, which is the focus of this application.
The CPC(HC) credential is awarded through the Leadership Route to applicants who can meet the following requirements:
- They are senior CPD professionals in Canada with significant experience and a demonstrated track record of achievement in CPD as a leader in CPD, including its development, delivery or scholarship; and
- Evidence of the impact of their achievements in CPD leadership provided in their own declaration and in the assessment of peer referees.
The application will address CPD leadership achievements that have been impactful in any or all of the following areas:
- Education, scholarship, and administrative activities
- Involvement in international, national, provincial or local CPD organizations
- Positions as a CPD leader, administrator, or innovator
- Leadership in CPD to support social accountability
- Interprofessional CPD
This route is available to eligible individuals who successfully complete both the CPD Foundations and the Leading and Influencing Change in CPD Programs offered by the CPD Department of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto OR other certificate programs judged to be equivalent.
The Certificate Route to the CPC(HC) credential is based on a candidate successfully completing both of these programs. It is expected that this route will be defined more broadly as the credential matures, to recognize international and Canadian programs as they become available.