Future Skills and You – take part in the consultation

Last week I met with Simon Edwards (@simonedwards75), CILIP’s Director of Professional Services, who was in Scotland to discuss the Future Skills project. Simon is Project Manager of the initiative which aims to revise the Body of Professional Knowledge (BPK), review accreditation processes and develop new approaches to chartership and certification by working with employers, developing new partnership approaches and making best use of technology to support learning.

Keith Wilson, who chairs the Project Board, published a briefing in the January edition of Update which sets out the aims and objectives of the project in full and introduces members to the Project Board. More information is also available on the CILIP website including ways for members to get involved. Simon will be speaking about the project at both the CILIP CYMRU Conference in May and our own CILIPS Conference in June.
Member engagement is the key to ownership of project outcomes and Simon advised that the first stage of consultation is underway and will remain open until midnight on February 26th. The consultation asks members to consider the value of BPK and what it means to them as individual members. The survey can be accessed here. By taking a few moments to complete it you’ll be helping CILIP gain an understanding of what members, potential members, the wider sector and stakeholders want from a BPK. CILIPS is urging all members to make sure their views are known and recorded.
A second consultation will ask members to consider a new draft BPK being developed by the Project Board.

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