Continuing Professional Development (CPD) remains essential to healthcare and the information profession. As mandatory schemes become more prevalent in regulated professions such as medicine, finance and law, member led organisations such as CILIP must ensure that they are engaged in CPD and they understand what their membership requires.
Why does CPD matter?
There are many reasons why we should all engage in some form of CPD. The changing professional landscape, career progression, gaining new knowledge in order to change sectors, advancements in technology and the changing needs of our users are just a few.
While there are many reasons why we should embrace any CPD opportunities, there are some obvious challenges.
Since enrolling on the CILIP Leadership Programme, I have been working with a small group to look at the CPD offer of CILIP Special Interest Groups (SIGS). These SIGs include Health Libraries Group (HLG), Public and Mobile Libraries Group (PMLG), Commercial Legal and Scientific Information Group (CLSIG) and Government Information Group (GIG).
Researching members’ CPD needs will assist SIGs to further develop their offer and react to the rapidly changing professional environment and some of the challenges which we all face when conducting CPD.
Below is a link to a survey which has been designed by the CILIP Leadership Programme CPD Group. It should only take around 5 minutes to complete but your input would be greatly appreciated. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/R8NKYST
As if filling in a survey wasn’t exciting enough, members of HLG will be entered in to a draw to win a gift voucher! If you have any questions about the CPD group project or you would like to know more about the CILIP Leadership Programme, feel free to get in touch.
The survey will be available from the Monday 22nd February until Monday 14th March.
Knowledge Service Manager
Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust