Members provide an insight into their own CPD diaries, to share their experiences with others and give us some ideas as to how we can all fulfil our CPD requirements. These are also added to our ebulletin. If you would like to contribute and share your experiences please get in touch with Lianne (lianne.birney [at] archaeologists.net).
In July 2019, Natalie Olembo joined us on an eight-week placement. During her time at CIfA, Natalie wrote three blogs about her experiences which you can read by following the link above.
Our July contribution comes from Katherina Moeller ACIfA, one of the conference bursary recipients for CIfA2019 in Leeds. To read Katharina's entry, just follow the link above.
Our May contribution comes from Dragos Mitrofan PCIfA who shares his experience of attending the CIfA2019 conference in Leeds. To read Dragos' entry, just follow the link above.
Our March contribution comes from Nicole Schoute PCIfA who shares her experience of carrying out CPD for the first time, with support from her employer. To read Nicole's entry, just follow the link above.
Our August contribution comes from Alistair Galt PCIfA who shares his experience of attending CIfA conference in April 2018 through the Hal Dalwood Bursary. To read Alistair's entry, just follow the link above.
Our April contribution comes from Edward Caswell who shares the benefits of attending CIfA conference in April 2018. To read Edward's My CPD entry, just follow the link above
2013 to 2017
This contribution comes from Cat Gibbs (PCIfA, Archaeologist at MOLA) who explains her experience of being the Diggers' Forum group representative on Advisory Council and how this is also CPD.
Our December contribution comes from Katie Roper (MA PCIfA, Community Archaeologist at AOC Archaeology) who explains how she found the CPD opportunities at the CIfA Conference in April 2017. To read Katie's My CPD entry, just follow the link above.
Our February contribution comes from Alex Llewellyn (BSc MCIfA, Head of Governance and Finance at CIfA) who explains how she finds CPD opportunities that can work around a busy schedule. To read Alex's My CPD entry, just follow the link above.
Our July contribution comes from Robby Copsey (BA MA PCIfA, Project Assistant at NPS Group) who explains how he approaches CPD.
Our December contribution comes from Lianne Birney (BA ACIfA, Membership Services Coordinator at CIfA) who explains how she discovered CPD and her approach, plus how it links to your PDP and why the CIfA CPD scheme really works.
Our July contribution comes from Eleanor Digby (Student) who has written a blog about her work experience week at the Museum of London.
Our March contribution comes from Rachel Edwards (MA MA MCIfA, Self-employed working as Arboretum Archaeological Consultancy) who explains how the CIfA CPD scheme is really helpful and is not prescriptive about what counts as CPD, so as long as it fits in with your PDP.
Our December contribution comes from George Luke (MA ACIfA, Self-employed field archaeologist seorasbheag [at] hotmail.co.uk ) who explains that being proactive and creating your own CPD is just as important as any training your employer may provide.
The first of our July contributions comes from Andrea Bradley (MA MCIfA, Independent Consultant) who explains how to identify various training opportunities when your work is so varied.
The second of our July contributions comes from Steve Allen (BSc MCIfA, Archaeological Wood Specialist, York Archaeological Trust) who explains how you can approach CPD in several ways, that his approach is essentially an opportunistic one and how this translates into practice.
Our November contribution comes from Susan Hamilton (ACIfA, 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.
Our October diary entry comes from CBA Community Archaeology Training Coordinator, Tara-Jane Sutcliffe(MCIfA), who manages the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project, a Heritage Lottery Funded programme of one-year work-based learning placements.
Our September contribution comes from Chris Cox (MCIfA, 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.