By NZISM Secretary
Kia ora koutou members and supporters. If you haven’t already undertaken a self-assessment as part of your CPD practice, now is the time to do it. We have made some changes so you can save your assessment part way through and pick it up at a later date; you no longer have to complete the assessment in one sitting. Thanks for your feedback on the tool. It means we are able to tailor it to meet your needs.
While we have always undertaken checks on whether you complete your CPD, we will now be reviewing the content of your Development Plans and reviewing progress made against the gaps you identify via the self-assessment tool.
It is our expectation that every accredited member of NZISM has completed a self-assessment and is formally undertaking professional development to fill the knowledge gaps identified. We want to see a good understanding of the knowledge and skills you believe you need to work on, and we want to know that you are working towards increasing your capability in these areas.
This could include attending training, reading journals or articles, being mentored or engaging in our webinar programme. Whatever you do that gives you the ability to up-skill is what we are looking for.
This is what makes reflective practice such a personal journey. It helps you embed the learning you undertake and ensure it is relevant and specific to YOUR development needs.
With our new CPD Review Committee in place and this formal process commencing, now is the time to get your CPD up to date. The self-assessment needs to be completed and a plan developed to ensure you are working towards building the skills you need to become the very best health and safety practitioner/professional you can be.
Thank you for joining the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) network.
We hold various online and face-to-face events throughout the year and if one occurs near you, we would love to meet you in person.
LinkedIn - Please make sure you join our LinkedIn group to stay connected and on top of our planned webinars and events. We encourage you to post anything in the WISE group page that you think other network members would find useful or inspiring. Please don't be shy. The more we reach out, the more we connect with each other, and the more we can help each other on our journeys.
We might send you the occasional email but our web page on the NZISM website is always the best place to go for an overview of what's coming up in the WISE calendar.
Margaret van Schaik