Continuing Professional Development
Completion of Read to Lead Core Training gives you 12-month access to our national programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We are currently running a consultation on the development of CPD and The Reader Organisation’s ongoing learning offer.
Re-subscriptions to CPD are on hold for the moment: just bear with us for a little while so that we can design the best learning offer we can to meet your needs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any thoughts on the current CPD offer, and what you’d need from future provision.
CPD exists to support and sustain best practice in shared reading. It reaffirms Core Training and deepens your understanding of what it means to be a reader and a shared reading facilitator.
- Access to Shared Reading Hub
- Subscription to The Reader magazine
- Access to specialist Project Managers from The Reader Organisation
- Discounts at The Reader Organisation’s events
For a full list of dates and events, download the Read to Lead CPD Calendar.
During your year of CPD, you are free to attend as many Masterclasses as you choose. Please note that spaces are limited so it is best to book early to avoid disappointment.
Book Your Place
Masterclasses are free for a year following the completion of Core Training. Following this they are £25 for a half-day session, and £55 for a full-day session, including lunch. Some Masterclasses will have spaces available for those who have not attended Read to Lead training. These will be charged at £45 per head, £25 concessions. This includes tutoring, lunch and refreshments.
Please Note: as of March 2013 Masterclass spaces that are reserved but not subsequently attended will incur a charge of £45. Written notice is required at least one week in advance if you are no longer able to take up your reserved space.
To book your place, you need to fill in a booking form available to download from the Upcoming Courses page.
Shared Reading Hub
The Shared Reading Hub is a way of keeping in touch with other shared reading facilitators all over the country, all of the time. It gives you exclusive access to discussion forums, special interest groups, a chat feature, space to share photos and videos relevant to your work as a facilitator, and the latest information on CPD events. On a monthly basis, it also hosts:
- Live Web Chats with TRO Specialist Project Managers
- Facilitator of the Month Feature
- Monthly Update from the CPD team
Make sure to check in regularly to get the best out of what the Hub has to offer!
Enter the Shared Reading Hub.
Live Web Chats
To take part in one of these live online discussions at the Shared Reading Hub, please email including any specific questions you would like to be discussed: email@example.com.
Have you read something which has moved you, and which you think might work well in a shared reading group, but would like an opportunity to test it out first? Reading Labs give facilitators the chance to bring along a poem or short extract – maybe something a bit risky or challenging – and try it out in a supportive group environment. There are three guest-facilitator slots at each Lab, lasting about twenty minutes each, and attendees can offer to lead one of these slots or join in with the discussion and give feedback. Either way, it’s a great opportunity to brush up your facilitation technique and find great new material.
If you’d like to take part, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.