Have you ever wondered how to share your CPD story within the water sector?

When someone asks about your CPD aspirations – whether it’s your mentor, manager, or even a curious relative – let your passion shine through! Picture this: You’re on a quest for professional growth, and your commitment is unwavering.

Imagine responding with enthusiasm, sharing your dedication and the exciting steps you’re taking to shape your career. It’s not just about ticking boxes; it’s about building a foundation for your success.

And hey, don’t forget to weave in the magic of the water sector! Let them see the profound impact it has on your journey. It’s a unique story often missed in everyday conversations but definitely worthy of a spotlight.

By opening up about your experiences, you’re not just crafting your professional narrative – you’re adding your voice to a conversation that deserves more attention. So, go ahead, share those insights! You never know who might find inspiration in your compelling journey through the water sector.

Cheers to your growth, and here’s to making your narrative not just impactful for you but for everyone around you!

By Rob Bradley, Professional Standards Manager, Institute of Water

The Science Council’s CPD Awards are back for 2019 to celebrate 5 years of excellence.

 Have you gone above and beyond to keep your CPD up to date? Think you have an outstanding CPD record? Consider nominating yourself for the Science Council’s CPD Awards 2019 which are now open for nominations.

 The CPD Awards are designed to celebrate outstanding professional development in science. They celebrate the professional development efforts and achievements of registrants across the four Science Council registers: Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).

The awards provide evidence for good practice and continuous improvement. There are four award categories in total: one for each register.

Members of <name of Licensed Body> are encouraged to make a nomination to ensure that <type of scientists in the scientific discipline e.g. marine scientists> are represented in the awards. As well as self-nominations, nominations can also be made by Licensed Bodies and employers. All nominations must be made using this online nomination form.

Please take a look at the guidance for nominators before making a nomination. In particular this guidance clarifies the criteria used by the judging panel to assess nominations.

Also, prior to submitting a nomination, permission must be granted from the nominee using the nominee declaration form.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 26th July. Winners will be notified in mid-September and the awards ceremony held on 7th November.