Following a pilot in the Summer for Technician members, ICE East Midlands held a successful webinar on the Career Appraisal route to ICE membership.
Around 50 people took part in the interactive session on Tuesday (18 September0, which saw ICE East Midlands Membership Development Officers Jane Bullivant and Ray Hulse explain the steps required for successful Professional Review via Career Appraisal for those who have not completed an ICE approved Training Agreement.
As the session was held as a webinar, this allowed members from other regions to take part. Regional colleagues across the UK advertised the event to members in their regions.
The session was fully interactive with plenty of opportunities for delegates to ask questions about the topic.
Jane and Ray said of the session: “We are pleased with the high attendance numbers and the opportunity to “meet” so many graduate members using webinar technology.
“We hope we have encouraged participants to move their career forward through the Career Appraisal Route.”
Feedback from members has been positive.
Adam Robinson from the Environment Agency commented that he “liked the fact that Ray responded to questions while Jane discussed the current topic item because sometimes you have a question that needs to be asked rather than waiting until the end.”
Matt Walker, Assistant Engineer at Atkins Ltd commented that the session: “fitted in with our lunch break, in which we often sit down for webinars and discussions to contribute to our CPD. Much easier than after a day’s work trying to remain attentive to an evening lecture!”
This is part of an on-going review by ICE East Midlands to make our events more accessible to members.
We are holding a similar webinar on Professional Review via the Technical Report Route (TRR) on Wednesday 3 October at 12.30pm.
As well as holding webinars at lunchtimes to allow members to take part without travelling to attend an early morning or evening meeting, we also recently developed a new format for our SCE Forums. Instead of holding one event in a central location in the evening, we held three smaller events in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby at lunchtime, an increase in attendance of 30% for the same event in 2011.