Evaluation of CPD Program Underway
The Law Society’s self-directed learning CPD Program has now been in effect for four years. This CPD program is a made-in-Alberta solution and although this approach is prevalent in other professions, it is a unique approach in the Canadian legal profession.
Evaluations Provide Feedback for Improvements
After its first year in 2009, the Law Society engaged Charis Management Consulting Inc. to carry out a formative evaluation of the CPD program.
The 2009 results indicated that the CPD program has been implemented as intended, attained several key accomplishments, and achieved several successes. The 2009 results also recommended the need for an impact evaluation.
The 2012 Impact Evaluation – Please have your Say
The 2012 impact evaluation of the CPD program will again be conducted by Charis Management Consulting Inc and will include several methodologies. The Continuing Professional Development program is an important regulatory requirement of the Law Society and we value your input. There are two ways for you to participate:
- Share your CPD Plan - Lawyers are invited to share their CPD Plans with Charis Management. The review of lawyer CPD Plans will lead to a better understanding of the range of CPD activities and methods undertaken by lawyers in Alberta. Your CPD Plan can be shared by emailing it to Charis Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Online Lawyer Survey – All Alberta lawyers will have the opportunity to provide their feedback on the CPD Program by participating in a short online survey (10-15 minutes in length) to be launched Monday, June 4th which will be administered by Charis. The survey is anonymous, and the results will be gathered and analyzed by Charis.
Results of the CPD Program evaluation will be communicated to lawyers once all of the methodologies are complete in the fall of 2012.
Please watch for next week’s EBulletin for the link to the CPD Evaluation survey. Thank you.