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9.35 – 9.50 RWPN annual general meeting
9.50 – 10.30 Registration and Professional Ethics – Simon Labbett
Registration for any profession should equate to status and recognition, but how do we feel about the accountability that comes with it. An opportunity to explore what being “professional” means.
10.40 – 11.20 Monoculars: Scoping out the future or looking to the past. Andrew Miller, Birmingham Focus
Theory and tips behind getting the most from using monoculars
11.30 – 12.30 TBC
12.30 – 1.30 lunch
1.30 – 1.45 Training in Click-Based Echolocation - Current Results and Plans for the Future. Dr Lore Thaler, Durham University
1.50 – 2.35 O&M and Technology - Assessing Soundscape; Are digital mobility aids the future?" Gavin Davies
2.45 – 3.35Keynote presentation. From Novice to Expert - Personality and progression towards Expertise. Dr Andrew Dodgson, Vision Rehabilitation Training Ltd
Continued Professional Development, comes in many forms. However, with research assigning 'Preferred Learning Styles' to the realms of mythology, how can we ensure that we get what we need to progress along the Novice to Expert continuum? Drawing on the key domains of Novice to Expert development within the RW's role, we will review and align personality traits with learning and professional development. Ultimately aiming to help us all, maximise our opportunities to develop as professionals.
3.35 – 3.40 Closing remarks
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