CPD is unique to the individual and we have a responsibility for our own CPD. The requirements and specific demands of our roles, the needs of the communities we serve and our professional interests and aspirations should inform much of our thinking and planning about CPD. You may also look to, or require, your line manager's guidance on your CPD activities, and there may be a need for your line manager to direct your CPD activities. You should provide your line manager with a summary of your CPD activities when appropriate, such as during the PDR or ARC process or as part of your ongoing development.
CPD should often be shared. Reflective practice is most effective when shared with others, particularly in peer-to-peer and professional groups and networks. This can happen in person or by distributed means such as online communities or social media. Professional development is a two-way process and sharing your progress, motivations and insights with others is a highly recommended activity.
Remember: it's not about what you put in - it's what you get out that counts!