CILIP professional registration Emily Hopkins

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CILIP Professional Registration
Emily Hopkins
CILIP NW Candidate Support Officer
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What is it?
• Professional Registration is about completing
a process that demonstrates that you have
attained a certain level of professional
practice; enabling you to be added to the
register of practitioners that CILIP maintains
under the Royal Charter. As a member, being
added to the register is recognition of both
your achievements and your commitment to
continuing professional development (CPD)
and the profession.
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Certification
• Certification is aimed at those who are at the
beginning of their professional career or who want to
gain some recognition for the knowledge and skills
they have developed working in a library, information
or knowledge role.
• Certification is a great way to examine and develop
your skills and knowledge and make improvements.
There is no time constraint – take as long or as short
a time as is appropriate for your development.
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Chartership
• Chartership is the level of Professional Registration
for those working in the information professions who
wish to be recognised for their skills, knowledge, and
application of these in the form of reflective practice.
• Chartership is a great way to further develop your
foundation of skills and knowledge and apply these
skills and knowledge in your current and future
activities.
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Fellowship
• Fellowship is the highest level of Professional
Registration and if you’re a Chartered member, hold
a senior position in your organisation, or have made
a significant contribution to the Information
Professions, it is appropriate for you.
• Fellowship is a great way to evaluate the impact you
have had on your organisation and the wider
profession. There is no time constraint; you can take
as long or as short a time as is appropriate for your
development.
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Revalidation
• Revalidation is relevant for all current CILIP members
registered with Certification, Chartership and Fellowship.
• As a member of CILIP, you show a commitment to CPD. One
way to demonstrate this commitment on an ongoing basis is
through Revalidation of your Registration.
• The Revalidation process is designed to enable you to record
your CPD activities, and to reflect on them through a short
evaluative statement. It is recommended that you revalidate
once per year throughout your CILIP membership.
• CILIP is currently working towards an obligatory Revalidation
scheme which would be implemented in 2016.
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Professional Registration & CPD: Why
do it?
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What makes a professional?
Recognition
Honing skills
Demonstrating value & standards
Professional parity
Requirement for some roles!
Keeping up to date
Applying skills learned on academic courses
'Gold standard' for information (para-)professionals
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Future Skills Project
• Accessibility – removing barriers and bureaucracy
• Broadening the appeal and relevancy of CILIP
qualifications
• Clearer assessment criteria
• Alternative methods for delivering and assessing
revalidation
• Online submission
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Professional
Knowledge and
Skills
Base
(PKSB)
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Professional Knowledge and Skills
Base (PKSB)
• Succeeds & replaces the Body of Professional
Knowledge
• Key tool in the new application process for
Professional Registration
• Replaces the PPDP/PDP
• Can also be used by individuals and employers
• Vast range – not every section will be relevant to
every member
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PKSB Exercise
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Professional Registration
Professional practice / Reflection
Knowledge and Skills
Certification
Chartership
Fellowship
• Minimal changes
• Purpose
• PKSB
• Mentor
requirement
• Removal of routes and
pathways
• ‘Not where you start
it’s where you finish’
• Knowledge, Skills and
ability to apply them
• Largely unaltered
• Direct
application
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Changes to Professional Registration 1
• Accessibility
• Pathways removed
• CILIP Membership is only prerequisite for application
• Candidates now decide what level they want to
follow
• Timescales completely removed
• New clearer assessment criteria implemented
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Certification, Chartership and Fellowship
Certification
Chartership
Fellowship
Personal
performance
Identified areas for
improvement in their
personal performance
and undertaken activities
to develop skills and
enhance knowledge
Identified areas for
improvement in their
personal performance,
undertaken activities to
develop skills, applied these
in practice, and reflected on
the process and outcomes
Identified areas for improvement
in their personal performance,
undertaken activities to develop
skills, applied these in practice,
and reflected on the process and
outcomes
Organisational
context
Considered the
organisational context of
their service and
examined their role
within the organisation
Examined the organisational
context of their service,
evaluated service
performance, shown the
ability to implement or
recommend improvement,
and reflected on actual or
desired outcomes
Examined the organisational
context of their work and
evidenced substantial
achievement in professional
practice
Wider
professional
context
Enhanced their
knowledge of information
services in order to
understand the wider
professional context
within which they work
Enhanced their knowledge of
the wider professional
context and reflected on
areas of current interest
Established their commitment
to, and enhanced their
knowledge of, the information
professions in order to have
made a significant contribution
to all or part of the profession(s)
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Changes to Professional Registration 2
• PKSB self assessment introduced
• Online submission using new CILIP Virtual
Learning Environment (VLE)
• All levels now must have a mentor
• Assessors can change assessment level
• Evaluative statement 1,000 words for all levels
• Charges to remain the same
• Annual obligatory revalidation – free!
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Revalidation
• Members are able to revalidate annually
• 20 hours CPD and 250 word reflective statement
• Range of CPD activities encouraged – not just
formal training/conferences
• Evidence not required
• Free of charge!
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“Unwritten rules”
• How long should it be?
• Cross referencing & links
• Evaluative statement as “map” of the
evidence
• Format
• What to include...and leave out
• Reflect, reflect and reflect...
• “So what?”
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Tips for an effective relationship with
your mentor
• At the initial meeting make sure you agree the structure for
how the relationship will continue
• Expect to do most of the work – this relationship is about your
professional development
• Do the work – in between meetings make sure you do the
tasks you and your mentor agreed. If there are any problems
then let your mentor know
• Actively listen to your mentor and ask questions
• Ask for feedback
• Remember that you are responsible for deciding what to
submit and when; your mentor won’t tell you what to do,
they just offer advice
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What to expect from a mentor
• Mentors will be well informed about the
profession
• They will be trained and knowledgeable about
Professional Registration
• Mentors will have made a time commitment
to be involved in mentoring
• They will listen and support you
• Offer guidance and facilitate progress, but not
decision making
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Guidance for completing the mentor /
mentee completion form
• The mentor / mentee completion form has been
introduced to give both parties the opportunity to
reflect on the effectiveness of the relationship.
• The mentor is expected to write 250 word maximum
and email this to you. You can then use their report
to populate the completion form.
• You are also expected to write 250 words maximum
on the mentor / mentee partnership.
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Things to consider
• Reflect on the overall relationship
• Evaluate the effectiveness of the partnership
• Be constructive – offer both negative and
positive comments as appropriate
• Consider the mentors approach to mentoring
– did it meet your needs, etc
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What to do if you think the
relationship isn't working
• There are many reasons why mentor / mentee
relationships don’t work out; personal
circumstances, workplace demands, personality
clashes.
• If you feel that your relationship with your mentor
isn’t meeting expectations there are a number of
things you can do, depending on the seriousness of
the situation.
• Contact CILIP or your CSO/MSO for advice
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Help & support
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CILIP website & VLE - handbook, regulations, forms...
Discussion forum on VLE
Mentor
Candidate Support Officer (me!)
Fellow candidates
LIS-CILIP-REG, LIS-CILIP-ACLIP, LIS-CILIP-REVAL lists
NW Member Network - visits, courses
#chartership twitter chats
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Reflection & evidence
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What makes a good piece of evidence?
• Piece of reflective writing
• Annotated photographs
• Meeting notes; showing your
input/contribution
• Excerpts of writing; e.g. something you’ve
written for your organisation’s website
• Training plans/feedback
• Videos? Multimedia?
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Reflective practice
• Not a new idea
– Donald Schon The Reflective Practitioner (1983)
– John Dewey How we think (1933)
• Gained in prominence in healthcare – clinical
governance & accountability
• Also commonly used in education,
leadership/coaching & other professions
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Why we reflect?
We tend to reflect on why something has not
worked, in order to:
• Make decisions or resolve uncertainty
• Critically review something [the process, our
own behaviour or when learning something
new]
• Engage in personal or self-development
(Moon, 1999, p.23)
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Reflective writing
Reflective writing does not come easy for
most of us in fact “many of us find it quite
difficult to write reflectively: like most skills,
the earlier you start and the more practice
you have; the easier it becomes”
(Watson, 2008, p.23)
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Reflection
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You do something
You think about it
You draw conclusions from the experience
You plan how to do it better
You do it better
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Reflection
What
• A statement of what has happened, describe the situation;
• Achievements, consequences, responses, feelings, and problems.
So what
• How it fits in the larger picture of your development discuss what has
been learnt;
• Learning about self, relationships, attitudes, cultures, actions, thoughts,
understanding, and improvements.
Now what
• Identify what needs to be done in order to; improve future outcomes, and
develop learning.
Having reflected you now need to capture that reflection and write
reflectively.
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Reflection exercise
• Think of a recent experience you’d like to
reflect on – training course, meeting you
attended, interaction with a customer,
presentation you gave, piece of work you did...
• Use the template if you like
• Reflect on what you learned, what went well
or not so well
• So what? How will you put this into practice?
Or do it differently next time?
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VLE & Portfolio system
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VLE/Portfolio Exercise
• Login to the CILIP website, navigate to “VLE”
and then “Portfolio”
• Either have a look at the example portfolio, or
practice navigating to the “portfolio” tab
• Create a page & play with the layout!
• The portfolio system (“Mahara”) is where
you’ll actually put together your portfolio
• VLE is where you submit & is also a source of
information
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Contact Details for Support
• CILIP NW Candidate Support Officer
Emily Hopkins [email protected]
• CILIP NW Mentor Support Officer
Linda Ferguson [email protected]
• CILIP Member Services
[email protected] or 020 7255 0613
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