Regenerate your career: revalidation, fellowship, and the Timelord's guide to CPD

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Looks at the benefits of continuing professional development and what is involved in working towards Revalidation and Fellowship. Presented by Isabel Hood and Amanda Quick at the CILIPS Centenary Conference Branch and Group Day which took place 5 Jun 2008.

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  • Regenerate your career: revalidation, fellowship, and the 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>

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