One of the benefits of membership to AD:UK is our annual AD:UK Professional fellowship programme, which acknowledges and rewards your CPD achievements each calendar year. The 2014 Fellowship Programme is now open and a questionnaire is available on Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADUK-PFP-14. You have until Friday 27th March to submit your information and evidence for your annual CPD in 2014.
Credits are awarded in each calendar year for a range of different professional development initiatives completed, through services provided by AD:UK or by other organisations. The scheme enables members to qualify for one of three AD:UK Fellowship classifications:
• Associate Fellow
• Senior Fellow
The Fellowship award is current for twelve months, and can be maintained and extended the following year through continuing professional development activities, including attending seminars and conferences, managing study tours, personal training, writing reports, being a Trustee/board member or a range of other development opportunities, both within AD:UK and through external or work-related training/learning, providing you have generated minimum of 20 learning credits.
In the challenging environment in which those involved in the community sector work, the Fellowship Programme has been designed to provide recognition for experience and expertise gained in the workplace.
This year, as one of the continuing benefits of membership, we are opening the scheme to all members, so we suggest that as many of you as possible apply. If you have organisational membership, you can submit up to 5 individuals to the programme. Individual members can submit one person, and those with large group membership can submit up to 10 people to be considered for our Fellowship Programme. Many of you are now using the Fellowship Programme to aid your professional development and the awards of a fellowship is a very useful career development on your CV. We want the certificated scheme to become a career standard that employers may use in future, so please remember to submit your responses for 2014.
For further information on the programme and how to apply, contact artsdevUK@aol.com. Please note that the Professional Fellowship Programme is restricted to members of AD:UK, so if you have not yet joined (or re-joined), now is the time. Don’t miss out.