When I signed up for Chartership earlier in the year my mentor recommended that I attend this workshop to help me understand the Chartership process, requirements and assessment criteria. I was unable to attend the first one that came up after I registered but I was lucky enough to book a place on this one.
Having been working on my Chartership for a few months I have completed my gap analysis and initial assessment and have even begun work to address those gaps. I was looking to workshop to get a more formal introduction to the process and also to give me a bit of a boost to start addressing the gaps again as so far I have only worked on 5.3.
It was great to meet other Chartership candidates and there was a talk from Kath Owen (assessor for CILIP) about what assessors are looking out for. As well as explaining the assessment process she reiterated the fact that we need to keep the assessment criteria in our minds AT ALL TIMES.
Taking a lead from ALF 2017 and inspired by the checklist given in the candidate pack at the workshop, I am now going to write proper to-do lists and keep track of them – treating my Chartership like homework. This will be particularly useful as the new academic year edges closer, I’ll have a record to refer to when I look back at my Chartership work after the traditional busy period in September/October. As an outcome of the workshop I will now:
- Download and save the assessment criteria as well as printing a copy – so I can continually refer to it throughout the process [completed 25.07.17]. In case you were wondering here are the criteria:
- Identified areas for improvement in their personal performance, undertaken activities to develop skills, applied these in practice, and reflected on the process and outcomes.
- 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.
- Enhanced their knowledge of the wider professional context and reflected on areas of current interest.
- Watch ‘Using the PKSB tool’ video [completed 24.07.17]
- Refine my gap analysis/initial assessment document, delete any rows not being used [completed 25.07.17]
- Use the MCLIP matrix to help create a “(Charter)ships’ log” and use it to keep track of what I am, have and will be doing to support my Chartership and how it meets the assessment criteria [created 31.07.17, ongoing]
- Download and save ‘Appendix: examples of using PKSB’ document [completed 31.07.17]
- Move Chartership documents into OneDrive so I can easily access it from home [completed 26.07.17]
- Join Chartership group on the CILIP VLE & look at the evaluative statement examples [completed 25.07.17]
- Check back over blog posts to see if there is anything I said I’d do but haven’t
- Find the ‘notice and take down policy’ for the university (from Copyright)
- Set deadlines for reflecting on events, activities and completing reflections [ongoing 25.07.17]
- I have decided that the next skills gaps I want to focus on are: 3.2 Understanding information seeking behaviour and 7.2 Collection development policy so I am currently brainstorming how I can do this
- Begin to think about addressing the organisational evaluation and wider professional knowledge assessment criteria – I have found that I have got very caught up in the ‘personal performance’ element of Chartership. I need to make sure I make time for the other sections. I have got a copy of the MCLIP Matrix to help me and I am hoping by keeping the assessment criteria handy that I won’t forget about them! [ongoing 31.07.17]
Hopefully I will now stay on course…
Thanks to CILIP Yorkshire & Humberside for organising the workshop