‘Professional Registration Surgery’

This is the second in our series of Professional Registration Surgerieswhich will take place throughout the year. Our aim is to support membersenrolled on their chosen programme, as well as those interested in howprofessional registration may help their career development.

New CPD logoOur next ARA Together call will take the format of a Professional Registration Surgery. The call will take place on ARA's Together Online Community at 4pm on Wednesday 21st July.

ARA professional registration is a key milestone in your career. It demonstrates that you have reached the highest standards of knowledge and competence and are committed to maintaining that competence through CPD and reflective practice.

We offer three levels of registration; Foundation, Registered and Fellow. Enrolment is open to anyone working or volunteering in the archives, archive conservation and records management profession.

This is the second in our series of Professional Registration Surgeries which will take place throughout the year. Our aim is to support members enrolled on their chosen programme, as well as those interested in how professional registration may help their career development.

This surgery will be an open Q&A session and will cover, among other things, the following points:  

  • Foundation or Registered: which level of professional registration to apply for
  • What experience can I use in my application?
  • Hints and tips when complementing your competency forms

The call will be hosted by Chris Sheridan who works with the ARA’s Board to manage all aspects of the ARA's professional development, education and member development interests. This includes management of the ARA’s Professional Development Programme, the route to qualify as a Foundation, Registered or Fellow Member, and university course accreditation. Chris’ key priorities include apprenticeships, workforce strategy, promoting improvement and continuing professional development, and the development of the ARA’s membership offer.

Chris will be joined on the call by Charlotte Berry, College Archivist and Records Manager at Magdalen College, Oxford.  As well as being an assessor and mentor for the ARA’s Professional Development Programme, Charlotte also currently chairs the ARA Section for Museums, is a fellow of ARA and was portfolio holder for the ARA’s CPD/Professional Development portfolio from 2016-2019.

Please do join us on Wednesday at 4pm for the online chat. If you haven't yet joined the community, please click here to sign up. It’s very straightforward to sign up. 

We'd encourage you to submit your experiences and any questions you might have for the panel. Please add any questions or points you'd like to raise on the call to the #Professional Registration Channel in the ARA Together Online Community before the call.

Then at 4pm on Wednesday 21st July, simply pop into the Online Community's voice channel called 'Weekly Call'.

You can also see the channel #drop-in-call-details for confirmation of this call and details of our future call topics. If you have any problems, simply drop into #serversupport and someone will be able to assist. 

We do hope you will be able to join us.