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Continuing professional development - what, why, how?


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A presentation that went with a workshop delivered as part of the programme for the New Professionals Day at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

A presentation that went with a workshop delivered as part of the programme for the New Professionals Day at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

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  • 1. ContinuingProfessionalDevelopment (CPD) What? Why? How?
  • 2. Whats the plan?• What is CPD?• Why is it important?• How can we go about it?
  • 3. Defining CPD...CPD is: a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • 4. Defining CPD...CPD should focus on the outcome:1. Identify the need for CPD2. Do something about it3. Reflect! What did you learn? How haveyou applied what you learnt in real life?
  • 5. Defining CPD...There is not a one size fits all approach to CPD:• Wherever you are in your career now, and whatever you want to achieve, your CPD should be exactly that: yours. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • 6. What does CPD mean to you?• Define your own CPD, create your own CPD adventure...
  • 7. Why is it important?Activity!Discuss:• What are the benefits of CPD?• What are the barriers to CPD?
  • 8. Benefits of CPD• Builds confidence and • Demonstrates a credibility, you can see productive and your progression proactive approach to through your learning. your career.• Potential to earn more. • Encourages reflection• Potential for career on your learning progression, promotion. experiences.• Continually updating your skill set shows • Encourages focus and flexibility and planning to addressing adaptability. skills and knowledge gaps.
  • 9. Barriers to CPD• Time• Money/funding/budget• Employer (and team) support• Personal commitments – family, pets, partner etc.• Low morale in the workplace• Outlook and attitude• Lack of opportunity
  • 10. How can I go about it?Activity!Scenarios – plan your CPDWhat do I What will I What What willwant/need do to resources my successto learn? achieve or support criteria be? this? will I need?• Formal CPD• Informal CPD
  • 11. How can I go about it? Formal CPD Informal CPD• Accredited, • Free webinars recognised • Developing networks qualification, event or programme • Informal information exchange – Tweet up• Mentoring • LibTeachMeet programme• Committee role • #uklibchat• Conference • #chartershipchat organising committee • Reading professional press
  • 12. Reflective practiceReflect on this workshop:What did Why did I What did HowI do? do it? I learn? have/will I use what I’ve learnt?
  • 13. Follow upChartered Institute of Personnel and CPD 23 things for professionalDevelopment (CIPD) developmenthttp://cpd23.blogspot.c om/whatiscpd.htm LISNPNhttp://www.lisnpn.spruz.comCILIP qualifications - certification, /chartership and International Federation of Librarymore! Associations and Institutions (IFLA)careers/qualifications/pages/qualific New Professionals Special Interestations-.aspx Group - get involved - specialinterest groups, IFLA New Professionals Specialbranches Interest Group –- Webinarshttp://npsig.wordpress.cocareers/qualifications/pages/qualific m/webinars/
  • 14. More follow upAmerican Libraries Association Reflective practice(ALA) Emerging leaders reflectlearn.htmncareers/leadership/emergingleaders CPD23 things for profesisonalSpecial Libraries Association (SLA) development - Thing 5 ReflectiveFirst Five Practice 2011/07/thing-5-reflective-mbership/firstfive.cfm practice.htmlCIPD - Examples of records and Reflective Practice presentation,plans Paula Nottingham for CILIP anottingham/cilip-reflective-practice- paula-nottingham-171111
  • 15. Even more follow up!#uklibchat CILIP Career Development Group (CDG) chat involved/special-interest- groups/careerdevelopment/pages/de/52708592/Chartership%20Chat efault.aspxCILIP events calendar Libteachmeet
  • 16. Thank you for participatingWant to know more about me? Google: Emma Illingworth for Twitter, LinkedIN and blog