Helen Featherstone

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  • DIY training - call for proposals

    Do you have a great idea for training for public engagement? If so, read on! As you may know, the Public Engagement Unit secured funding from RCUK last year to examine professional development and training to support public engagement with...

  • Co-producing CPD

    I'm rather ashamed to admit that I've never  co-produced CPD interventions with the people for whom I'm creating them. No excuses, I've just never done it. So I'm going to put that right. I'm working with colleagues in two faculties...

  • Toolkits, guides and DIY

    I think the biggest thing coming out of ChallengeCPD for me is about toolkits, guides and Do It Yourself CPD. It's clear from our work so far that CPD is about so much more than the intervention itself. Good CPD...

  • ChallengeCPD - What's changed?

    In our ChallengeCPD proposal we promised to make 'quick wins' - changes to our existing programmes of CPD - based on what we are learning. From our initial literature review and Advisory Group meeting, it was clear that any training...

  • ChallengeCPD - frameworks

    People at our Advisory Group meeting mentioned a couple of frameworks which look useful. The Four Stages of Competence Unconscious incompetence Conscious incompetence Conscious competence Unconscious competence This comes back to the need for training to surface skills and knowledge...

  • ChallengeCPD Advisory Group - when does change happen?

    In my last post I reflected on how CPD is about the individual who's taking part / learning. I thought I'd expand that a little here. We discussed how key learning moments might not have been perceived as 'training' at...

  • ChallengeCPD Advisory Group meeting - back to basics

    We had our first ChallengeCPD Advisory Group meeting on 8 November. What a great start to our project! I've come away with so much to think about. Some of which I've been able to implement already, some of which are...