Zoe Parker, the College’s Education Officer gives a rundown on how to reflect and find out more about annual conference for CPD. Follow Zoe on Twitter.
Even if you could not attend in person there are plenty of ways you can use the content from conference and the responses on Twitter as the inspiration for CPD activity.
— Ailsa Mulligan (@Ailsa_Claire) July 1, 2016
If you did attend you may like to explore some of the links below to help with reflection and to see the things you missed because you couldn’t be in two (or more) places at once.
At the student fringe meeting delegates were asked to identify learning intentions and these were tweeted about afterwards too. You can check them out on twitter by looking under the hashtag #CPDCOT (or sometimes people posted at #COTCPD).
One lovely intention from @dherby123 was: listen, learn, understand and remember to enable me to reach my potential as an OT. This may become my own mantra as to the purpose of CPD.
Before embarking on your conference-related CPD you might like to set yourself three main learning objectives and then review later to see if you have met them.
After the conference OTalk asked people for their three takeaway points and you can find those in OTalk’s twitterfeed.
Here are some examples to whet your appetite:
— Alexis (@8alexisjoelle) 4 July 2016
— Stephanie Tempest (@SetG75) 1 July 2016
— Abigail Rodger OT (@abigail_rodger) July 1, 2016
— Andy Tilden (@andytildensfc) July 4, 2016
We’ve created a microsite where you can visit to see videos of the keynote presentations and more and more content will be there throughout this month.
So even if, like me, you were not able to attend in person this time, I hope that you will also feel some of the excitement and inspiration it generated for the profession.
When you’ve visited the microsite you might like to choose three takeaway points of your own.
Please comment below on the most useful thing for your practice that you learned when re/visiting conference virtually through social media.