#OTalk – Continuing Professional Development: “Getting on Board”

Ashley Bilen will be hosting tonight’s #OTalk entitled “Getting on Board”. I was very interested to see her poster at COT2012 which displayed her knowledge and skills in the format of a tube map. Here it is: Getting_20on_20Board[1][1]

“At 2012 Conference, I presented a poster entitled ‘Getting on Board’, exploring the skills I’d developed through volunteering as student member of the Membership & External Affairs Board at COT. I was pleased to discover how many skills related to the professional requirements of the NHS Knowledge & Skills Framework.

There are many ways to become more involved with the world of OT, whether it’s through social media, being an active member of a group, a specialist section or writing an article, amongst other things.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the experience we have and the skills we’ve gained through doing everyday things, whether it’s through OT involvement or via other projects. I wanted to make people think about their unique skills and how they’re relevant to their professional development. ”