Professional accreditation recognises your competence, experience and professionalism to colleagues, clients and the public, and provides a structure and incentive for ongoing professional development and learning.
As a well respected scheme, and the first of its kind in terms of breadth of appeal, there are many benefits associated with the achievement of Chartered Geographer status.
Recognition: CGeog accreditation proves to employers, clients and the public that you demonstrate competence, experience and professionalism in geographical knowledge, understanding and skills. It enhances your career profile and can assist in advancing your career as it demonstrates significant personal development and a commitment to ongoing development.
Personal development: the accreditation provides support to structure your own personal development and learning, keeps you abreast of developments within the discipline, and provides opportunities for networking.
Benefits to employers: the accreditation provides the impetus and incentive to individuals to keep Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training current, helps ensure you have a highly skilled and respected workforce, and demonstrates this to others.
Fellowship (FRGS) of a prestigious learned society: enjoy a rich variety of London and regional lectures and events; take advantage of a vast array of resources - publications, journals, books, online resources, archives and maps; attend special networking events; support and contribute to the future of geography.
Networking: Chartered Geographers (CGeogs) meet at least once a year at the Society for a networking reception. We encourage CGeogs to network with each other wherever possible. Rooms are available at the Society for any CGeog event.
"CGeog is a qualification that spurs you on to improve your own professional development, and maintain curiosity about the subject. Teachers should also be learners, and CGeog provides a framework for that process, as well as recognition when it is achieved." Alan Parkinson, CGeog (Teacher)
"Going through the CGeog process is a very beneficial experience. It allows you to reflect on the work that you have done and are doing, and allows you to think about where you want to develop next. It is an excellent CPD activity in its own right!" Jonathan Powell, CGeog (Teacher)
"Personally, it is recognition of many years learning, experience and work. For those without a formal qualification, it is proof to ourselves and others that our skills and knowledge are judged to be of a professional standard and are maintained through our career. Professionally, I believe it gives me standing amongst my peers and shows that the council is supportive of CPD". Shona Frost, CGeog (GIS)
"From a personal point of view, Chartered Geographer status is proud recognition of years of academic and professional work and the commitment that I made to the discipline a decade ago. From a professional perspective, Chartered Geographer status becomes a signal to clients and employers that I have both academic and professional experience, people who are happy to recommend me, a commitment to furthering my skills and accreditation from a learned society". Jake Sales, CGeog (GIS)
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