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    • BAOT/COT Introduction to the Professional Network Facilitated by Lee Roach, Membership Development Manager Louise Cusack, Specialist Section Manager College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Aims of the session • An overview of the COT organisational structure, council, committees and sub committees • Introduction to the organisation of BAOT/COT • Provide opportunities for networking and meet COT staff • The organisations strategic aims and priorities and the essential role of members • Provide you with resources and information to support you in your role College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Exercise 1 • Introduce yourself to the person next to you • Name • Role/contribution • Something very few other people know about you! College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Exercise 2 • Post it notes • Pens • Write the questions you want answered! College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • The context of today • The College is investing in members. • Introduce and answer questions about the organisation. • Provide a consistent understanding of the structure and role. • Develop good practice for the members who volunteer within the organisation. • Engage and meet members. • Develop your understanding of the diversity of the roles responsibilities within BAOT/COT. • Support your own development (CPD). • Develop your relationships and networks. • Share the 5 year COT Business Plan. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • The British Association of Occupational Therapists Professional Body and Trade Union for occupational therapy staff in the UK Council of the BAOT takes decisions about the management, direction and functioning of the organisation College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • The College of Occupational Therapists A registered educational charity (Trustees) Is a subsidiary of the BAOT The College represents the profession on a national and international level Staff/Officers are employed to provide the membership benefits you receive As members of BAOT you can influence the work of carried out by staff at COT College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • What is the role of the professional body? A Membership Run by Members for Organisation Members A ‘Governing’ Providing Body Services for Members Setting (Profession Educational al Requirements Indemnity, for Entry Badges, Journals) Setting Standards for Trade Union Practice Services Political Lobbying Promoting Occupational TherapyCollege ofthe Profession College and Occupational Therapists 2008 of Occupational Therapists 2010
    • Mission Statement The British Association and College of Occupational Therapists aims to provide a clear identity for all its members through the provision of the highest standard of expert, professional opinion and advice informed by research, scholarship, innovation and the promotion of excellence in practice. The College will provide timely, responsive, specialist support for all members to encourage the personal and intellectual development of confident,competent occupational therapists and support staff. The College values the contributions of all members and will build upon the trust of its members by establishing an accountable, responsive, learning professional organisation, managed with integrity, probity and sound financial stewardship. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • How are decisions made within COT? • Council–20 members who are Directors of BAOT and Trustees of COT UK wide • Boards (Country and Functional) • Sub committees • Projects groups • Time limited working groups • Policy working groups • Commissioned work College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • The COT Strategic Plan 2008- 2013 Meeting members’ needs and championing the profession 3 Strategic Aims: Strategic Aim 1:Supporting members Strategic Aim 2: Providing leadership and increasing the profile of the profession Strategic Aim 3: Sustaining organisation College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
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    • BAOT / COT Headquarters Business Structure Secretariat Chief Executive Research and Development PA to Chief Executive •Professional Education Professional Council support Practice Research & and Learning Company Marketing Development Secretariat •Research capacity •Education •Professional Finance/Human and development Resources Policy Policy and Membership •Communication •Information Manager •Endorsement Practice and External s / Marketing management of short •Statutory Affairs •Public Affairs •Research courses Regulation / •Conferences & •Finance Governance •Post Qualifying Ethics •Membership policy Events Management •Register of Education •Standards •Membership •Careers •Facilities therapy •Support and recruitment Promotion •Membership researchers Worker Effectiveness •Regional affairs / •Publications Administration •Research Education •Specialist local groups •Marketing •IT foundation •Pre Sections •Associate member literature •Human •Awards for CPD, Registration •Consultancy affairs •Branding and Resources Education and Quality Service •Retired member corporate policies Research Assurance and •Information & affairs guidelines •Staff •Library and Accreditation Enquiry •BJOT recruitment information •Accreditation Service to •OTN •Staff training & services of Placement members •Website development •National Educators •Influencing •Union services •Health & Safety collection of OT •Careers and Policy •Advertising / •Employee literature Recruitment to •Briefings Corporate friends relations •BAOT archive co- pre-registration •Publications •International ordination programmes •Social affairs •HEI liaison Services •External Affairs •Education Bulletin Development •Student affairs College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Clear members benefits •Provide authoritative voice for the profession (UK). •Develop the profession’s philosophy, knowledge, skills, research-base and practice. • Support evidence-base/disseminate research demonstrating the effectiveness of OT. • Advise governments, industry to ensure OT is central to health/social care. • Support members in practice to optimise performance and competence for the benefit of service users and employers. • College accredited OT education programmes. • Provide trade union services that meet the needs of OT staff. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • You as a Member- formally How you influence the organisation? BAOT Member Specialist Section Local Group Unison Branch (Forum, network, group) Meeting Country Boards Regional Groups Council Member BAOT/COT OT Panel Membership & Research & Learning and Development Board Professional Practice Board External Affairs Development Board Board BAOT/COT Council Audit Committee College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • You as a Member- informally How you influence the organisation? • 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, e.gScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) • 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……… College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
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    • 4 countries 12 BAOT regions 100 BAOT local groups College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • COT and Social Media • BAOT/COT on Facebook • BAOT/COT on Twitter • BAOT/COT on LinkedIn • BAOT/COT on Flickr College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Why social media? • Flexible and convenient way of communicating audiences. • Meets expectations of members. • Complements web presence and increases search engine optimisation. • Raises profile of the profession. • Highlights content on the BAOT website. • Respond directly and openly to queries. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • What you can do • Start a professional profile • Explore social media channels • Network with other members College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Roles and Responsibilities of the Branches and Committees of BA/COT Many of you may have an identity within your committee or branch of BA/COT as chair, secretary, public relations etc. Many have been either appointed by our peers, elected by other members, or even employed. The effectiveness of the BA/COT is greater if we operate as a team taking responsibility for shared goals and personal responsibility for aspects of it. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Exercise 3 • Spend five minutes filling out the role form and then spend a few minutes sharing what you have written with the person sat next to you. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Joint statement on CPD Fifteen organisations have now signed up to the joint statement on CPD for health and social care practitioners. It includes the statement that six days a year is the minimum recommended for CPD time. http://ilod.cot.org.uk/cpd_tools/ College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Resources available to you CPD TOOLS • 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) • COT website – www.cot.org.uk • Other (e.g. course certificates; letters from users, carers, colleagues, etc) College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Reflective Logs • You can choose to use the templates as found on the BAOT website, as your log for reflective practice. College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Practical Resources • Professional examples: Guideline development work, work with outside agencies, COT Officers, Publishing Your Work In conjunction with COT and Briefings • Publicity example: via COT website, OTnews, BJOT, Managers e- bulletin, Highlight, e networks (Helen Williams) • COT facilities: (special arrangements) rooms, early booking advisable, at free to all COT groups • Library facilities: current awareness bulletins, archiving journals and entry to Welcome Foundation • Web team: website construction, updates, changes, expert advice • Financial support: grants, capitation monies, benevolent funds • Support for committee and project work: funding travel, resources funding, assistance • Training: today and more! College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Members Manual http://www.cot.org.uk/Homepage/Regional_Groups/Me mbers_Manual/ College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • What’s Hot at COT? Our business…………. • BAOT/COT Manifesto and actions OTnews April • Council Ballot • 75% tax relief • All publications downloaded free to members - • HQ essential building works • Social media profile twitter facebook linkedin • Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice (2007) Under review • Code of Ethics (2005) Review on website from mid December to Council April - OT news September • Specialist Section accounting summit May • Continuing website developments College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • What’s Hot at COT? • Developing a range of materials to improve public understanding of the value of OT and current status of OT: work force planning , policy, recruitment etc • Career wide framework for education and development ~we are unique among AHPs in having this. • COT Annual Conference - Brighton 2010 • New career videos on BAOT/COT website and leaflets College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • What’s Hot in Scotland? Strategy for self directed support – Scottish Govt. consultation Dementia strategy Reshape of Care for Older People Implementing Scot Gov Guidance on provision of equipment and adaptations Developing relationship between COT and Care and Repair Scotland Rehab Framework – FAO OTs in social work Developing posts in mainstream prisons New COT doc launch May 10 at ADSW conference -Changing lives, Changing practice: OT in social work, -enabling independent living in Scotland’ Contact Elizabeth MacDonald unless stated College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
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    • Questions? • Post It Note • Most frequently asked questions? • http://www.cot.org.uk/Homepage/Regional_Groups/M embers_Manual/ College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008
    • Feedback Louise Cusack or Lee Roach College of Occupational Therapists louise.cusack@cot.co.uk lee.roach@cot.co.uk College of Occupational Therapists 2010 College of Occupational Therapists 2008