June 2016: TRAMmCPD website in Tempest S and Parker Z (2016) Time to get personal - (re)claiming CPD as a reflective mind -set. OTnews June 2016 24. 6
January 2016: Hearle D; Lawson S & Morris R (2016) A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Health and Care Professionals:The TRAMm Model Keswick: M&K Publishing
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The TRAMm Information Pack has been updated to provide a brief outline with suggestions for how you can make use of the TRAMm Model, TRAMm Tracker and TRAMm Trail. Within the pack you will find an Example TRAMm Tracker and Sample TRAMm Trail. The TRAMm Tracker is available as an Autofill TRAMM Tracker document but this may not work correctly in all formats and is also available as a Word document. For more in depth information our book: A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development: The TRAMm Model is now available.
The TRAMm Model for CPD
TRAMm - Tell, Record, Activities, Monitor and measure
A dynamic, interactive model which encourages interaction and provides a clear framework for maintaining and recording CPD. The stations can be visited in any order and for you to gain the most from the TRAMm Model we have developed tools, The TRAMm Tracker and the TRAMm Trail, collectively known as TRAMmCPD to help you keep track of your CPD.
Has a dual purpose, it can be used to strategically plan your CPD to achieve your outcome. What is it you want to achieve and how you going to get there. The TRAMm Trail can also be used to provide a method to record in a little more depth the most significant pieces of CPD which may be useful if called for HCPC Audit. The TRAMm Trail includes a section for you to record your Plan of Action. To be used alongside your favoured method of Reflection.
Has been designed as an adaptable, effective tool for recording and measuring learning outcomes. It allows individuals to track their progress and offers the facility to record, measure and monitor their professional development. Thus, providing a continuous journey towards fulfilling the HCPC Registration Standards. The Tracker is available free as an auto fill document to complete on your computer or as a Word Document for you to print and complete by hand.
June 2016: Sarah hosted #OTalk on Twitter How to make the most out of your attendance at the 40th College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference Harrogate. A pdf of the transcript is available here
Febraury 2016: Sarah, with Deb lurking, hosted #OTalk on Twitter When does Routine Work Activity Become Continuing Professional Development? The tweet chat was based on the poster we presented at the College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2015. Information about the the chat can be found here. A pdf of the transcript is available here.
November 2015: Poster 'The TRAMm Model - A Framework for Continuing Professional Development' at the OT Show 2015
September 2015: Cited by Zoe Parker Education Manager College of Occupational Therapists in her blog What's the point of critical reflection and why does the COT code of CPD talk about this?
July 2015: Sarah from the TRAMmCPD team assisted to host #OTalk on Twitter Getting Ready for HCPC Audit
June/July 2015: College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference Brighton Session 4 Workshop 'How to Measure your Continuing Professional Development and how the TRAMm Model can help' and Poster 'When does Routine Work Activity become Continuing Professional Development?'
The TRAMm Model was initially developed in 2010 as part of an appreciative inquiry exploration of CPD, you can read about the start of our TRAMmCPD journey in ‘Creativity through Appreciative Inquiry’ (Morris et al, 2011). This early version of the TRAMm Model was published in The Occupational Therapy Handbook: Practice Education (Polglase and Treseder, 2012). In order to evaluate the effectiveness of TRAMmCPD we ran a 12 month pilot study within NHS, local authority and education sectors across the UK, as a result of the feedback some changes were made to the original format. A summary of the changes were included in ‘A Continuous and Dynamic Journey’ (Lawson et al, 2014). Further research is planned, proposals have been written and ethical approval is being sought.
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Lawson, S., Morris, R. & Hearle, D. (2014). A continuous, dynamic and strategic journey. OT News. 22 (5), 34.
Morris, R., Salmon, T., Hearle., Leadbitter, A., Morris, M. & Mandizha-Walker, M. (2011). Creativity through appreciative inquiry: The development of a model for continuing professional development. OT News. 19 (6), 26–27.
Polglase, T & Treseder, R (2012) Becoming a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist in T Polglase and R Treseder (Eds). The Occupational Therapy Handbook: Practice Education. Keswick. M & K Publishers. pp 149-162