Tuesday, 8 May 2012

23 Things for professional development Thing 1

So, (apparently lots of Berkshire people start sentences with "So", so I thought I would!) here I am along with lots of other people at random hours of day and night, finding our feet in cpd23.
I have signed up as I became job-free on 31st March this year and would like to improve my communication skills and to learn more about how to get the best out of the media that are around.
I think of myself as a "reader not a writer", but obviously I've used that description too much and now I have to be creative and learn to express myself in writing. Hope my keyboard skills improve, otherwise I'll be here for hours and not get very far each time.
Am really looking forward to having time to think about what I can do, what the options are, and to engage with other people, even remotely, instead of learning on the run and not having time to take stock. It's been a very long time since I was on a long course of study. Hope the little grey cells are up to this challenge! 


  1. Glad to see another fellow cpd23 candidate who is a reader rather than a writer. I am a reader but more like a talker. I am trying to get in to the habit of expressing myself in writing instead of talking non-stop.

  2. Hi Susan, picked up on the "job-free" comment in your blog. I am about to become "job-free" too, so maybe have similar motivations to you for joining this programme. My blog for it is at anabellibraryworld.wordpress.com

  3. I have done more professional development via various 23 things programme since becoming "job-free" than when I was in full time employment. Hope you extend your range of contacts.
    Another Suzan