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Introduction To The Professional Network Dec 2010


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  • 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


  • 1. BAOT/COT
    Introduction to the Professional Network
    Facilitated by
    Beriah Nelson, Membership Development Manager
    Louise Cusack, Specialist Section Manager
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Exercise 1larger groups
    • Introduce yourself to the person next to you
    • 5. Name/Why you are here
    • 6. Something very few other people know about you!
    • 7. Report back one important thing to the group
  • Exercise 2
    Post it notes
    Write the questions you want answered!
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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
  • 10. The College of Occupational Therapists
    • A registered educational charity (Trustees)
    • 11. Is a subsidiary of the BAOT
    • 12. Staff/Officers are employed to provide some of the membership benefits you receive
    • 13. The Council of BAOT members of the BAOT takes decisions about the management, direction and functioning of the organisation
    • 14. As members of BAOT you can influence the work of carried out by staff at COT
  • 15. 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
  • 16. BAOT/COT Structure
  • 17. How you formally influence the organisation
  • 18. 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………
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Exclusive practice guidance
    News and information, newsletters and e-news
    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...
  • 21.
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. Group Work
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. Resources available to you
    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 –
    Other (e.g. course certificates; letters from users, carers, colleagues, etc)
  • 26. 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!
  • 27.
  • 28. 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
    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
  • 29. Questions?
    Post It Note
    Most frequently asked questions?
  • 30. Feedback
    Louise Cusack or Beriah Nelson
    College of Occupational Therapists