Continuing Education Advisory Group – January–June 2024 Report

The group met 0 times this reporting period.

After reviewing the current PLA Strategic Plan, please tell us:

Describe the current work of this committee and how it supports our strategic goals. Include work accomplished, decisions made, and any recommended follow-up actions.
In this reporting period, the Continuing Education Advisory Group reviewed webinar proposals in December/January. Decisions were finalized and notifications sent by PLA to submitters in February. PLA scheduled the webinars between March – August 2024. The webinars support strategic goals of Professional Growth, Transformation, EDISJ, and Advocacy and Awareness through their focus and content. The webinars also support the goal of Organizational Excellence by providing high quality opportunities for continuing education and training from a trusted source.

Do you see opportunities to better align committee work with those goals?
It seems the committee work aligns naturally with the strategic goals. In the past it's been helpful to review the goals as a group before evaluating webinar proposals, which could also help moving forward to keep the goals in mind throughout the review process.

What recommendations do you have for in-coming committee members? Are there particular streams of
work in progress to be carried over into the new committee year?
(January–June reporting period only)
It's recommended that in-coming committee members understand the more independent nature of the advisory group and are able to set aside time to review proposals. The group is well-run and efficient, and depends on individual work and meeting deadlines.

What specific activities will this committee undertake over the next six months to support that alignment? (July–December reporting period only)

Are there other PLA or ALA committees whose partnership and collaboration would accelerate meeting PLA strategic goals?
Gaining input from the EDISJ committee on future proposals to encourage alignment across committees/ organizations.

Is there anything else about your committee experience you’d like to share?
We appreciate the opportunity to have input on continuing education offered by PLA. Everyone has been wonderful to work with, and Angela offers great support and communication as our liaison. Thank you!

Submitted by Krista Riggs on 06/07/2024