Insights into CPD
We have asked members to provide an insight into their own CPD diaries, to share those experiences with others and give us all some ideas as to how we can fulfill our CPD requirements as members of the Institute.
We are aiming to include a new diary each month, some providing a general view-point and others focusing on more specific questions.
Our November contribution comes from Susan Hamilton (AIfA, Susan Hamilton AIfA, External Liaison Project Manager, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland) who explains how she differentiates between different types of CPD and how to maintain a good balance. To read Susan’ diary entry, just follow the link above.
Our October diary entry comes from CBA Community Archaeology Training Coordinator, Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, who manages the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project, a Heritage Lottery Funded programme of one-year work-based learning placements. As a result Tara provides professional development support to trainees as well as to their supervisors and mentors within host organisations; this includes input into training plans, guidance through learning agreements and delivery of ‘train-the-trainer’ events.
Tara says “Ideally ‘graduates’ of the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project will also continue to practice reflective learning post-placement in support of their Continuing Professional Development. And of course you need not have undertaken a work-based learning placement to be an aficionado of CPD … surely, ultimately, we each of us wish to progress our career?!”
Our September contribution comes from Chris Cox (MIfA, Director, Air Photo Services Ltd) who discusses the value of keeping a CPD diary and how it has helped her come to value the contribution that constantly learning and updating your skills makes to your professional life. To read Chris’ diary entry, just follow the link above.