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.
Facilitated groups:Three groups to meet and discuss role specific duties and share in best practice. Groups are:Chairmanship and meeting skillsRecruitment and Careers promotionNetworking and Communcations Tasks:10 minutes:In each group write down and discuss:What does it mean to you to be a good (Chair/communications lead/careers promotion lead/networks lead)?Do you have any committee role models?An example of a good meeting you can share? What were the reasons it was a successful meeting?20 minutes:Master resource packs:Group Facilitator to review PowerPoint slides/handouts or COT resources provided to each group (ie: College produced leaflets, DVD’s, joining form, network lists, contact details)15 minutes:List 3 things you plan to achieve during the next 12 monthsIs it SMART?Do you need any resources?Do you need help from others? If so, who will you need to speak to?Share with members of the group one task that you wish to achieve within your role. Are there any group members that can share ideas to help you achieve it?Close and questions as a whole
BAOT/COT Introduction to the Professional Network Facilitated by Beriah Nelson, Membership Development Manager Louise Cusack, Specialist Section Manager
Aims of the session Invest in members. Answer questions about the organisation. Provide a consistent understanding of the structure and role of council, committees and sub committees. Support members who volunteer within the organisation. Support members to engage and meet other members and staff. Emphasise the essential role of members to BAOT. Support your own development and role. Update you on the organisation current position.
Exercise 1 small group Introduce yourself to the person next to you Name & why you are here Something very few people know about you! Report back to group
Exercise 2 Post it notes Pens Write the questions you want answered!
The context of today BAOT/COT is investing in members. Introduce and answer questions about 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. 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 members of the BAOT takes decisions about the management, direction and functioning of the organisation
Staff/Officers are employed to provide some of the membership benefits you receive
The Council of BAOT members of the BAOT takes decisions about the management, direction and functioning of the organisation
As members of BAOT you can influence the work of carried out by staff at COT
How are decisions made within BAOT? 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 Case study
How informally 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………
Specialist Sections are a group of Occupational Therapists and support staff with a common practice interest. They are known as a Specialist Section, a Branch of the College of Occupational Therapists.
Exclusive practice guidance News and information, newsletters and e-news Networking CPD /Professional development/HPC requirements Learning events Specialist Forums/Clinical Forums/ Regional Groups Facilitate knowledge transfer Build capacity and knowledge Share knowledge, information and best practice Influence, develop and support national policy Peace of mind Specialist Sections provide...
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.
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/
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)
Practical Resources Professional examples: Professional enquiries line 0207450 2330, 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!
What’s Hot at COT?Our business…………. Membership recruitment target 78% of market share New Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (COT 2010) Ten high impacts to promote OT BAOT/COT budget constraints 75% tax relief All publications downloaded free to members - HQ essential building works Specialist Section accounting 2nd stage Occupational Therapy and People with Learning Disabilities-findings from a research study You tube film library www.youtube.com Dementia strategy Health White Paper – consultation responses New COT publication-Return to practice New e-journal service launched for members (12 titles) COT position statement-Reablement: the added value of occupational therapists
Questions? Post It Note Most frequently asked questions? http://www.cot.org.uk/Homepage/Regional_Groups/Members_Manual/
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