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Cold Chain Distribution and Temperature Control Management - Dec 2011

Roger Lamb was a fantastic speaker, really engaging and highlighted a topic/issue I hadn’t previously given much consideration to. Also Gerrit-Jan was brilliant for me the most thought provoking speaker, made me think about how we can improve & develop our operation, which is really main objective of event. Lastly, Nigel Cryer was so impressive, he captured my interest and full attention, I would like to see/hear him speak again”

Stephanie Meehan, Roche Products

“Very interesting event which helped me personally to understand better the context issues and challenges as well as potential solutions for cold chain shipping processes. Good opportunity to share experience, know-how and best practices.

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Advances and Progress in Drug Design - Feb 2012

“Top 10% in comparison to other conferences, excellent meeting, great organization.”

Geörgy Teseru, Gedeon Richter

“Very friendly and efficient greeting staff – this is important!”

Jonathan Stewart, Heptares


Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Jan 2012

“Fantastic programme – great assembly of experts – nice opportunities to network!”

Carl Rios, Takeda


PPP in Waste - Mar 2012

“An interesting and valuable conference, providing ideas and food for thought.”

Paul Boylin, East London Waste Authority


European Smart Grid Cyber Security - Mar 2012

“Another excellent conference, as always!”

Robert Cragie, Gridmerge

“Really enjoyed the two days. Good opportunity to network with various people from within the industry. Will be back next year!”

Robert Jeffs, Siemens


Electric Vehicles - Feb 2012

“Excellent, brilliant organization. Great selection of speakers, Excellent conference – great info that will help move the field forward.”

Mark Burgess, Oxford Brookes University


Social Media within the Military and Defence Sector - Oct 2011

“Enjoyed the conference and wish to attend the next one. I’ve learned a lot from all the lectures. I’ve got several answers to most of my questions. Many thanks.”

Lt Santo, Canadian Army

“Excellent staff at SMi”

Steve Carden, AMSAFE


Mobile Deployable Communications – Feb 2012

“High quality of speakers & very well organized”

Lieutenant General Michael Delorey, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

“Very useful for keeping updated & also for networking”

Mike Kennedy, NATO

“Very well organized, good session lengths and high quality of speakers. Very worthwhile”

Richard Austin, SOCA

“An outstanding conference – thoroughly enjoyed the event and would be happy to return”

Trevor Austin, Royal Marines – HQ 3 Commando Brigade


MilSatCom Asia – May 2012

“This conference is very useful for MilSatCom users and service providers.. I have learned lots of things”

Seyit Guvenc, Turkish General Staff

“In this area of business, you are at the top”

Kazuyuki Kumagai, MCC Corp


CBRN-E Asia Pacific – Feb 2012

“SMi conference is very comprehensive with the best quality!”

Prime Minister’s Office, Brunei

“Outstanding conference. Great forum to network and share information with various levels of CBRN orientated organizations”

Stephen Johnson, US Army - ISFG

“Excellent conference. Well executed both administratively and operationally, kudos to the local SMi staff!”

Joshua Dress, US Military


Border Security Asia Pacific – Mar 2012

“This conference met all expectations. I came strictly for networking opportunities and was able to accomplish that successfully!”

Jeff Wagner, Senior Management Employment


ISR – April 2012

“Conference fully met my needs to gain increased understanding of the current and future perspectives on ISR problem space. There was good diversity between topics. “

Royal Canadian Air Force


Cyber Defence – June 2012

“Good. This has been one of the best domain specific events I have attended”

West Yorkshire Police

“Powerful learning experience”

State Information Technology Agency


Some other comments we have received....

“Best SMi respiratory conference I’ve been to”

“Good meeting, lots of thought provoking topics”

“SMi is among the best of educational meetings.”

“Good communication and prompt responses. Excellent lunch provided and SMi staff were efficient and friendly.”

“Good chance to learn and network”

“At the first conference of its kind I have attended, it was interesting for networking. I found the 2nd day more focused on useful information from my purpose. But all presentations well thought out”

“Excellent conference with great speakers”

“Fantastic programme – good assembly of experts – nice opportunity to network”



WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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