Case studyHow are BAOT subscriptions decided upon?Reviewed by membership and external affairs Board (MEB) every January meeting. Board made up of appointed members. They may decide a new category of membership is required or a subscriber category should be charged more or less. 2008 MEB decided that Overseas membership should increase beyond the baseline annual increase, based on the increasing cost of overseas postage and increasing access to online resources for overseas members. That a new category of ‘career break’ should be established allowing existing professional members to have reduced membership for 12 months to cover maternity leave or carers leave. This proposal then went to council where it was discussed and agreed. This formed part of the annual proposal for subscriptions that went to the AGM in 2008. The proposals were debated by those attending and ‘career break’ was adopted but the increase proposed for overseas members was rejected.
Professional examples: Professional enquiries line 0207450 2330, Guideline development work, work with outside agencies, COT Officers, Publishing Your Work In conjunction with COT and BriefingsPublicity example: via COT website, OTnews, BJOT, Managers e-bulletin, HighlightCOT facilities: (special arrangements) rooms, early booking advisable, at free to all COT groupsLibrary facilities: current awareness bulletins, archiving journals and entry to Welcome FoundationWeb team: website construction, updates, changes, expert adviceFinancial support: grants, capitation monies, benevolent fundsSupport for committee and project work: funding travel, resources funding, assistance
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Webinar baot induction 2011
BAOT/COT Induction Facilitated byLee Roach, Membership Development Manager Louise Cusack, Specialist Section Manager
The context of today• Introduce and answer questions of the organisation• Provide a consistent understanding of the structure and role• Support good practice for the members who volunteer within the organisation• Support members to engage and meet other members• Explain the diversity of the roles responsibilities within BAOT/COT• Support your own development (CPD)• Update you on where the organisation is
The British Association of Occupational Therapists• Professional Body and Trade Union for occupational therapy staff in the UK• The Council of BAOT is made up of members of the BAOT and takes decisions about the management, direction and functioning of the organisation
The College of Occupational Therapists•A registered educational charity (Trustees)•Is a subsidiary of the BAOT•Staff/Officers are employed to provide the membership benefitsyou receive•The Council of BAOT/COT takes decisions about the management,direction and functioning of the organisation•As members of BAOT you can influence the work of carried out bystaff at COT
Why be a member of a professional body?A Membership Run by Members forOrganisation Members A ‘Governing’Providing BodyServices forMembers Setting(Professional EducationalIndemnity, RequirementsBadges, for EntryJournals) Setting Standards for Trade Union Practice Services Political Lobbying Promoting Occupational Therapy and the Profession
How are decisionsmade within BAOT?• Council–20 members who are Directors of BAOT and Trustees of COT UK wide - Jo Griffin Council Member Wales• Boards (Country and Functional)• Sub committees• Projects groups• Time limited working groups• Policy working groups• Commissioned work• Case study
Education and Learning Careers Finance/Human Students Membership and External Resources Pre and post Affairs Finance qualifying BJOT Facilities HEI OTNews Membership Website Administration Union services IT and HR Membership services BAOT/COT Marketing Structure Communication Research and Development Publications LibraryMarketing literature UKOT Research Branding Foundation Events Awards Professional Practice Practice Enquiry line Chief Publications Executive and Specialist Sections Secretariat UK Policy Council support Consultancy Service Company Secretariat
How informally influence theorganisation• An article for OTN/BJOT or website• Twitter/ Facebook/LinkedIn• Write for Specialist Sections newsletter• Assist with a study day/support an event• Write for publication- Practice Publications Group• Participate in audit/surveys/research• Become a reviewer/expert for the COT Consultancy Service• Participate in UK national guideline development• Take an active part in a Specialist Sections and/or a BAOT local groups• Promote OT• Comment, feedback, email, write letters, join in discussion forums and web articles, many more………
Specialist Sections are a group of Occupational Therapists and support staff with a common practice interest. They are known as aSpecialist Section, a Branch of the College of Occupational Therapists.
Specialist Sections provide...Exclusive practice guidanceNews and information, newsletters and e-newsNetworkingCPD /Professional development/HPC requirementsLearning eventsSpecialist Forums/Clinical Forums/ Regional GroupsFacilitate knowledge transferBuild capacity and knowledgeShare knowledge, information and best practiceInfluence, develop and support national policyPeace of mind
Scottish Scottish Northern Western and Eastern 4 countriesNorthern Northern and 12 BAOT regionsIreland Yorkshire 100 BAOT local groups North West Trent West Midlands Eastern Wales London South East South West
Resources available to you CPD TOOLS • COT website – www.cot.org.uk • ILOD - Interactive Learning Opportunities Database • Career History (CV) and Current Job Description • Personal Development Plan (PDP) and most current Performance Appraisal • Reflection Logs • Sample Achievements of Learning (e.g. research paper, improved client outcomes in practice, design of new rehabilitation programme) • Other (e.g. course certificates; letters from users, carers, colleagues, etc)
Practical Resources• Professional examples: Professional enquiries line 0207450 2330,• Publicity example: OTnews, BJOT,• COT facilities: (for BA/COT groups only) room booking• Library facilities: current awareness bulletins, archiving journals• Web team: website construction, updates, changes, expert advice• Financial support: research grants• Support for committee and project work: funding for local group events
Questions?• Phone, email, write to us• http://www.cot.org.uk/committee-resources/committee- resources for more information and resources
FeedbackLouise Cusack firstname.lastname@example.org Lee Roach email@example.com
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