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Timelord's Guide to CPD


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Presentation given by Amanda Quick and Isabel Hood at CILIPS Branch & Group Day, June 2008

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Timelord's Guide to CPD

  1. 1. Regenerate your career Revalidation, Fellowship and the Timelord’s Guide to CPD
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Who’s Who </li></ul><ul><li>CDG Confidential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revalidation and Fellowship case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All aboard the TARDIS </li></ul><ul><li>Sonic screwdrivers </li></ul><ul><li>Companions matter </li></ul><ul><li>Set the controls </li></ul><ul><li>Regenerate yourself </li></ul>
  3. 3. CDG Confidential <ul><li>Get the low down on how and why your speakers notched up some new professional qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Quick – Revalidation </li></ul><ul><li>Isabel Hood - Fellowship </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blue Box sighting
  5. 5. Get out and about <ul><li>Stick your head above the parapet </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of professional activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SIGs are good for you </li></ul><ul><li>Branching out </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual communities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cow Parade 2006
  7. 7. Skills gained <ul><li>Making meetings effective </li></ul><ul><li>Event management </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork / getting the best out of people </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Wider perspective </li></ul><ul><li>A little bit of politics </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership? </li></ul>
  8. 8. The CRIME Formula <ul><li>C ommitment + R esponsibility = </li></ul><ul><li>I ncreased M otivation + E nthusiasm </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sonic screwdrivers <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books: fiction/non-fiction/LIS/non-LIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals and newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers, including recruitment pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing lists, blogs and fora </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPD logs – what, when, where, who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CV – good to keep up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence and evaluation of your CPD </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Qualifications <ul><li>CILIP Framework of Qualifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification (ACLIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chartership (MCLIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellowship (FCLIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revalidation (of MCLIP and FCLIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other qualifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical e.g. ECDL, Advanced ECDL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managerial e.g. MBA, CIPD </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Companions matter <ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Influence – given and received </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal and informal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned or chosen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For professional qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For coaching </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Good companions… <ul><li>May have technical knowhow (Zoe) </li></ul><ul><li>May ask the right questions (Sarah-Jane) </li></ul><ul><li>May be highly intelligent (Romana) </li></ul><ul><li>May be brave and take risks (Leela) </li></ul><ul><li>May be a comfort in difficult times (Rose) </li></ul><ul><li>May provide a reality check (Donna) </li></ul><ul><li>… or may just stand around screaming! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Set the controls <ul><li>Draw a timeline showing achievements and key events to date in personal/professional life </li></ul><ul><li>Set yourself professional goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term e.g. this week/month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium term e.g. months/years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term e.g. years/decades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regularly review your goals and progress </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example <ul><li>Amanda’s goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term : be the best CDG President I can be, encourage the rest of the team and try to keep on top of all my work and CDG commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium term : join the mentor network; apply for Fellowship; apply for a first timer award to attend IFLA conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term : find a post I really love, that suits my personality; think about going part time for better work-life balance </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Regenerate yourself! <ul><li>Remember work-life balance </li></ul><ul><li>Set personal goals as well as professional </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself for your hard work </li></ul>
  16. 16. And finally… <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for listening and joining in </li></ul><ul><li>Why not join the Career Development Group Scottish Division committee…? </li></ul>