A programme of structured advice, mentoring and other support on the pathway towards Chartered Geographer.
The Geography Professional programme supports professional geographers on their journey towards Chartered Geographer by providing targeted advice, mentoring, peer support, news and information that are relevant to their practice and career development.
Framed by Chartered Geographer's Framework of Competencies and requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), it is intended to be most useful for individuals who are within three years of making an application for Chartered Geographer, and who are developing their portfolio of evidence and professional experience.
If you are about to graduate, have just started your career, or are not considering an application for Chartered Geographer, we have a range of other support and opportunities for you. Why not take a look at the range of ways to connect with us, upcoming meetings and events, and the latest news for professional geographers. If you have any questions about how the Society can support your career, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Geography Professional programme offers:
A recognised status and membership of a peer group, signalling to employers that you expect to be eligible for, and are making a commitment to, an application for Chartered Geographer;
Annual review of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities by sector specialists, with feedback on shaping future CPD towards an application for Chartered Geographer;
Access to our mentoring network and other advice from the Society and Chartered Geographers, individually or in peer groups;
Personalised support for the application process;
News and information, events, networking opportunities and other resources to support geographers in professional practice across a range of career stages.
To join Geography Professional, we ask that you:
Are using your geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in your work, with at least three years of professional experience (since graduating from a geography or related degree) or seven years (without a degree/other degree);
Are a member of the Society or of another professional body/learned society in an allied field (contact us for advice if you belong to another organisation);
Make a firm commitment to working towards a Chartered Geographer application;
Make a firm commitment to submitting a completed CPD log each year you are in the programme (three years of CPD logs are required for Chartered Geographer applications).
To join Geography Professional, please contact email@example.com.
Are you and your team considering how Chartered Geographer can recognise the skills, knowledge and expertise you are bringing to your organisation? We are happy to speak (by phone, webinar or face-to-face) to individuals and groups about the accreditation, the application and assessment process, and support we can offer professionals at all career stages. We can tailor our presentation to the career stage and/or application stage, and provide 1:1 advice for those preparing an application.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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