CPD can be any activity which helps your professional or personal development. The circumstances of CPD are diverse and arise on a daily basis. The continuing element in CPD emphasises the steady abundance of opportunities available to us, much as it does the regularity with which we should engage with them. Taking an active or conscious role in your CPD allows you to develop an awareness of when you can reflect on a learning event and turned it into a professional development activity. If approached properly, formal CPD such as workshops, conferences and seminars can be engaging and rewarding. As with any self-directed activity, this requires some planning and consideration. While the quality of the input is significant, it is the CPD output that is important. CPD isn't just about attending a conference or training course or earning points from attending events. Informal development activities such as listening to podcasts, watching video content and reading professional or specialist publications can all provide equally valuable development opportunities.Remember: it's not about what you put in - it's what you get out that counts!