Every year that the CPN has been in existence, we’ve run a month-long campaign called 30 Days of September (or 30DoS for short).
The idea of the campaign is to promote the Network and to engage our members.
We’ve run some really fun campaigns in the past, posting a poll each day in 2014, asking members what the new CPN should focus on. That led us to writing our first collaborative article (link), our first CPN gathering in Mallorca, and a set of objectives for the group translated into more than a dozen languages.
Our campaign in 2015 focused on 30 new ways to think about physiotherapy, and 2016’s showed you some of the great thinkers that had influenced our CPN members. Last year we distributed a bespoke desktop wallpaper each day, showing an inspirational quote chosen by one of our members.
So what are we doing this year?
Because our members are the lifeblood of the Network, we wanted to profile them, not just the people and ideas that have inspired them. So this year we’re going to be posting an extended profile of one of the CPN’s members each day throughout the month.
Some of these people will be well known to you, others less so. Some will have very impressive CVs, full of published works and presentations. Others will be rank-and-file members: clinicians, students, teachers, and managers.
Over the course of the month, you’ll get to see some of the people that make the CPN tick and, perhaps, you’ll find a contact among them that you didn’t know existed.
What can you do to help? Well, firstly share the posts with people in your networks. Email, Tweet, or share them on Facebook, Snapchat or whatever social media platforms you use. The more people share these profiles, the more likely people are going to find people who are kindred spirits.
But you can also follow up on the people you’re most interested in. Read their work, find out about their ideas, or just make contact. That’s what the Network is really all about.