With a little help from our friends


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Presentation for a workshop given by Amanda Quick and Carol Campbell-Hayes, 26th June 2008

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    1. 1. With a little help from our friends Making the most of your continuing professional development
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Lend us your ears </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revalidation and Fellowship </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I just need someone to love </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks and Mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you see when you turn out the light? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting personal professional goals </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Lend us your ears <ul><li>Get the low down on how and why your speakers notched up some new professional qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Quick – Revalidation </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Campbell-Hayes - Fellowship </li></ul>
    4. 4. Revalidation <ul><li>Critical evaluation of personal learning outcomes from a range of development activities </li></ul><ul><li>Increased competence in a range of professional and management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of continuous professional development </li></ul>
    5. 5. Fellowship <ul><li>Evidence of substantial achievement in professional practice </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of significant contribution to all or part of the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of active commitment to continuing professional development </li></ul>
    6. 6. Find out more <ul><li>http://www.cilip.org.uk/qualificationschartership/FrameworkofQualifications/ </li></ul><ul><li>Watson, M. 2008. Building your portfolio: the CILIP guide . London: Facet Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>CDG and PTEG offer supporting courses and events </li></ul>
    7. 7. I just need someone to love <ul><li>The Beatles asked: </li></ul><ul><li>Are you sad because you’re on your own? </li></ul><ul><li>We say: </li></ul><ul><li>Join some professional networks </li></ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul>
    8. 8. Networking <ul><li>Stick your head above the parapet </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of professional activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SIGs are good for you </li></ul><ul><li>Branching out </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual communities </li></ul>
    9. 9. Skills gained <ul><li>Making meetings effective </li></ul><ul><li>Event management </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork / getting the best out of people </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Wider perspective </li></ul><ul><li>A little bit of politics </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Mentoring <ul><li>Why should I have a mentor/be a mentor? </li></ul><ul><li>Too long in the tooth…? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t want another qualification! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The fuel that drives improved performance ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Succession planning </li></ul>
    11. 11. Mentoring <ul><li>What is a good mentor? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Mentoring includes coaching, counselling and networking. It is not necessary to dazzle the protégé with knowledge and experience. The mentor just has to provide encouragement by sharing his enthusiasm for his job.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Clutterbuck 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who can Enable Encourage Enthuse </li></ul>
    12. 12. What do you see when you turn out the light? <ul><li>Set yourself professional goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term e.g. this week/month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium term e.g. months/years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term e.g. years/decades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regularly review your goals and progress </li></ul>
    13. 13. Example <ul><li>Amanda’s goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term : be the best CDG President I can be, encourage the rest of the team and try to keep on top of all my work and CDG commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium term : join the mentor network; apply for Fellowship; apply for a first timer award to attend IFLA conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term : find a post I really love, that suits my personality; think about going part time for better work-life balance </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. More ways with CPD <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books: fiction/non-fiction/LIS/non-LIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals and newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers, including recruitment pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing lists, blogs and fora </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPD logs – what, when, where, who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CV – good to keep up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence and evaluation of your CPD </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for listening and joining in </li></ul>