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)

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Continuing professional development - what, why, how?

  1. 1. ContinuingProfessionalDevelopment (CPD) What? Why? How?
  2. 2. Whats the plan?• What is CPD?• Why is it important?• How can we go about it?
  3. 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. 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. 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. 6. What does CPD mean to you?• Define your own CPD, create your own CPD adventure...
  7. 7. Why is it important?Activity!Discuss:• What are the benefits of CPD?• What are the barriers to CPD?
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 16. Thank you for participatingWant to know more about me? Google: Emma Illingworth for Twitter, LinkedIN and blog