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Apr 20, 2021

Revised Requirements for Professional Development Plans (Update: Exemption from 2020 Professional Development Plan )

[Updated April 28, 2021]

As the College reflects further, we would like to acknowledge the evolving situation related to the pandemic and have made the decision to exempt the formal requirement to complete the PD Plan for 2020-2021.

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Professional Development is about growth, which can take place in many ways, sometimes through planned activities such as enrolling in a course, and sometimes through unplanned events such as the sudden onset of a global pandemic. Each of us continues to be impacted by COVID-19 which has resulted in the need to make difficult decisions, develop new ways of coping, or to learn new skills. 

This year, we are adjusting the approach to the PD Plan and encouraging reflection on the past year. For your 2020 PD Plan, please document two things you have learned - how you’ve grown, what you’ve changed about your practice, or what you would like to change in the future. Learning might relate to implementing new infection, prevention and control measures, changing how you prioritize your day-to-day activities, how you’ve navigated difficult decisions, or how you have evolved your practice, or plan to, to support safe and competent occupational therapy services.

Please share two ways you’ve grown this past year and mark your 2020 PD Plan complete by the deadline of May 31, 2021.

To update and complete your PD plan, log in and select MyQA

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