The Ambassador Programme
The ambassador programme; what you need to know?
What is the ambassador programme?
The ambassador programme gives you the resources to promote the profession to a number of different target audiences. Two programmes have been devised to target commissioners and service users and consumers a career advisors’ pack is to follow.
Who should be involved?
Anyone who works as an OT can be an ambassador for the profession. An OT ambassador takes every opportunity, no matter how small, to promote the profession.
How can you be an ambassador?
As an OT ambassador you need to ensure everyone you meet knows you are an occupational therapist. You also need to take the time to explain what an OT does. When you write a report, make sure that you include occupational based outcomes and achievements, as this is what you do, and when you talk to senior managers, show how your role is helping to meet your organisation’s objectives.
Where can you be an ambassador?
It depends upon who you wish to target, but in the main you can be an ambassador at work.
Why should you be an ambassador?
In these days when every function and department are being scrutinised and expected to deliver positive outcomes effectively, you need to be able to have the tools and the confidence to demonstrate the positive contribution OT makes. The ambassador programme provides you with key messages, templates, evidence and advice on how you can promote the profession and enable you to substantiate the work of occupational therapists in your organisation and in the community.
Seven reasons to be an ambassador for the profession
It can be quite daunting to promote the profession, so here are some reasons to be an ambassador, that you can use when explaining your ambassador profile to your peers and senior colleagues.