23 Things for Professional DevelopmentHelen Murphy Trinity Hall @lemurph #cpd23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jegomezr/2926143475/sizes/m/in/photostream/
We all know what CPD is… …and we know why it’s important “…a process by which individuals take control of their own development and learning, by engaging in an ongoing process of reflection and action…” Megginson, D. and Whitaker, V. (2004). Continuing professional development. London: CIPD. http://www.flickr.com/photos/spatial_pan/494715144 5/
But do we actually know how to do it? Or is it just easier said than done? http://www.flickr.com/photos/sprengben/4550315185/lightbox/
The economic downturn just makes everything more difficultopportunities are more scarceprecisely when we need CPD more than ever.(token cute picture so we don’t get too depressed)
What we need is something that’s…self‐paced: that you can do in your own timeinclusive: so we all can join ininformal: so there’s no pressurewith plenty of help ‘n’ guidanceand which doesn’t cost a penny. #cpd23
There’ve been PLENTY of 23 Things programmes 23 Things Cambridge Better knowledge Better technology Better events Better engagement …and it was FUN (no, really) http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickdown/5224607878/lightbox/
We made use of the 23 Things framework, but gave it a twist./ So it’s familiar enough…but innovative too http://www.flickr.com/photos/fraumrau/173458800/sizes/o/in/photostream/
But only 23 Things? both online and offline stuff having a personal brand facebook staying up to date collaboration twitter getting involved getting activepresenting promoting yourself training blogging reflecting sources of knowledge filesharing staying organised networks …and a chance for you to tell us what we’ve missed.
Still not convinced? don’t worry, I’m not going to resort to any underhand tactics no pictures of cute (baby) animals, for example, to soften your hearts. Here are some ACTUAL (legitimate) http://www.flickr.com/photos/psycho‐pics/3663118429/sizes/m/in/photostream/ reasons to join in the fun
It’s FREE (‘n’ easy) Keep your moneyThe only cash we’re interested in is Johnny. It’ll be a good soundtrack while you blog.
It’s FUN (or at least, it could be)Lifelong learning through playing Just like the good ol’ days.
It’s about finding your WATSON(S) Share expertise and learn from othersNB. We can’t guarantee that either of these people are taking part. Or that any participants will look like this.
It’s about GETTING CONNECTED With lots of different peopleNo matter who they are, or who you are. http://www.flickr.com/photos/akc77/3370167184/sizes/m/in/photostream/
It’s about growing in CONFIDENCE Setting your own goals and then achieving them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/grrphoto/243471664/
It’s UNPREDICTABLEYou don’t know where you’ll end up Or what you’ll find out. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachbonnell/2968123841/
Q: What do Don Quixote, Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”, and CPD23 have in common? A: They’re all self‐referential.
Taking part in CPD23 is actually CPD itself.So whether it’s the starting point for your CPD, or the middle point, please consider joining in. And get your library colleagues and mates to join in too. The more, the merrier. http://www.flickr.com/photos/37695214@N05/3700975101/
If you’ve got any questions, please contact us on Twitter (@CPD23, and #cpd23) or leave a comment on our bloghttp://cpd23.blogspot.comThe fun begins: 20th June 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_parkin_photography/5175816748/in/photostream/
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