Chartership update: getting motivated

So I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging in general – it was sunny outside, and warm, and there was something on the telly… – but I’m getting back into Chartership again now it’s autumn (just).

I only got as far as week six with my to do lists, so I’m going to try and do one a fortnight instead from now on. Bit more of a chance I’ll keep it up!

My PPDP has been approved by my mentor so I’ve got to send that off to CILIP this week, and I need to organise my CPD spreadsheet so that I can start compiling my portfolio. I’m at the point now where I know what I want to do, it’s just a case of doing it and documenting it, then reflecting. It sounds so easy when I put it like that!

To do in the next few weeks:

  • Send PPDP to CILIP
  • Properly start CPD spreadsheet – with a column for reflecting
  • Catch up on CPD23 course – woefully behind!
  • Finish reorganising what’s already on the intranet

 

Chartership to do list week 6: outcomes

Not too bad but I still need to make time in my life for reading all my RSS’d articles. I need a few telly-free nights I think!

  • Get mentor to sign PPDP and send to CILIP – PPDP is with mentor
  • Write up notes from recent events – done
  • Reflect on work since return from leave – doing
  • Catch up with Google Reader articles – um…
  • Start writing CPD audit – I’ve created a Google spreadsheet (I do love a Google spreadsheet)

Chartership to do list week 6: Back on track

After a brief hiatus (weekends away + busy office = too many distractions!) I’m getting back into chartering. A bit of progress – I’ve written my PPDP, hurrah!

  • Get mentor to sign PPDP and send to CILIP
  • Write up notes from recent events
  • Reflect on work since return from leave
  • Catch up with Google Reader articles
  • Start writing CPD audit

Chartership to do list week 5 – outcomes

So I’m a bit behind on my blogging… Found this in my draft folder, oops. I’m looking at it as a two-week holiday, and now I’m back to chartership and CPD23. Promise.

  • Take a look at Cilip databases for background info on relevant topics – done
  • Set up RSS feeds to blogs I read regularly – done, through Google Reader – now I just need to remember to check it!
  • Email PPDP draft to mentor – done
  • Talk to manager about goals – still not found time

Chartership to do list week 5: Body of knowledge

I need to pay attention to the body of knowledge part of Chartership, and it fits in with Thing 4 of CPD23 too.

  • Take a look at Cilip databases for background info on relevant topics
  • Set up RSS feeds to blogs I read regularly
  • Email PPDP draft to mentor
  • Talk to manager about goals

 

Chartership to do list week 4: outcomes

  • Review PPDP, and redraft – I’ve revised my expectations a little, and spotted a few areas that I really need to develop
  • Talk to my line manager about goals – still need to find time
  • Make contact with my mentor, and put our initial meeting in the diary – we’ve met, and we’ve agreed to stay in touch via email initially as she’s on maternity leave
  • Catch up with Delicious bookmarks – done

Chartership to do list: Week 4: keeping it real(istic)

Much of the same this week, and I’m starting to look at portfolio items. With starting work and CPD23, I’m losing sight of chartership a bit, but CPD23 will be part of my portfolio so I guess that counts!

I’m a bit worried that my PPDP goals are too unrealistic too, so I’m going to redraft them.

  • Review PPDP, and redraft, now that I’m back at work and can remember what it is I do!
  • Talk to my line manager about goals
  • Make contact with my mentor, and put our initial meeting in the diary
  • Catch up with Delicious bookmarks