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Target Audience: Anyone serious about developing a CPD course and those wishing additional in-depth support to complement and reinforce current Departmental activity
The aim of this series of workshops is to help attendees prepare a CPD course that is ready for marketing and delivery so that you and your colleagues can generate income for your Department.
CPD: From Concept to Delivery is led by Strathclyde academics and senior Professional Services staff and by the end of the series of facilitated workshops and peer-mentoring sessions, attendees will have:
- shared the knowledge and experience of colleagues with a successful track record in identifying and developing ideas for CPD and running courses
- understood how CPD can benefit their own career as well as supporting their Department’s and the University’s KE plans
- learnt how to develop a CPD programme specification and to properly cost and establish a market for their programme, ensuring its financial viability and minimizing risk
- developed their course material for on-line or face-to-face delivery
- established an on-line marketing strategy
- identified how University services such as Residences and Catering, RKES and the Finance Office can facilitate the organization of their CPD event
- established mechanisms for quantifying the impact of their activity
- avoided the seven sins of CPD provision
It will appeal to anyone serious about developing a CPD course and those wishing additional in-depth support to complement and reinforce current Departmental activity. We will work to help colleagues identify an appropriate CPD venture and to formulate and work-up proposals, perhaps in conjunction with other colleagues
The CPD competition will run in two phases. In Semester 1, attendees will be given practical advice and training in developing a CPD idea. In Semester 2, attendees will be supported in the practical preparation of a complete CPD course of 0.5 to 1 day duration ready for launch in 2018-19. There will be a focus on peer-mentoring from course attendees.
CPD: From Concept to Delivery will be coordinated and mentored by Dr Chris Carter (Associate Dean for KE) who will provide 1-to-1 feedback on the development of each CPD proposal throughout the programme.
Learning is an active process and so each participant will be expected to engage in work before and after each meeting. As a result, those unable to devote sufficient time to this course would be best seeking alternative forms of support for developing their CPD. CPD: From Concept to Delivery is for those serious about enhancing their and their Department’s reputation for high quality CPD provision.
SPARK Academic Credit Opportunity
Participants can gain 20 credits towards the SPARK programme through attendance at the CPD sessions, completion of the required assessments and an addidtional reflective component. Those wishing to do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1: Inspiration - Successful CPD - How and Why - Wednesday 11th October, 2-3.30pm
Session 2: 1-to-1 Feedback - Times arranged on an individual basis
Session 3: Costing CPD - Wednesday 1st November, 2-3.30pm
Session 4: Assessing the market - Thursday 30th November, 2-3.30pm
Session 5: Designing and delivering successful CPD (part of the SPIRAL programme) - Friday 19th January, 9.30-4.40pm
Over the period February - June, a series of facilitated workshops will be run as regularly as time allows, allowing attendees to discuss and shape their CPD offering in a friendly and encouraging environment in conjunction with seminar sessions on key elements of CPD provision such as marketing, delivery, organisation and quantification of impact.
Delivered By: Strathclyde academics and senior Professional Services staff
PrerequisitesPrior to session 1, participants should register for the CPD competition on Myplace and briefly outline their ideas for CPD provision by answering the following questions to help you prepare for the competition. The questions should help you consider your CPD project more fully and help identify which areas the competition can help with.
The information will also help in setting up peer groups so we can ensure that those working in similar areas can work together. This will allow peer support in developing CPD during the competition and may identify ways in which CPD can be integrated into a more substantial CPD programme at a future date. We are hoping we can encourage interaction between staff within the Science Faculty and beyond.
Please answer the following questions by Friday 30th September:
1. What is your CPD Project?
2. Who is your likely market?
3. What are your initial costing ideas?
4. Do you have any perceived challenges to deliver your CPD?