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The third in a series of SMi Group’s Masterclasses on IEDs led by Andy Oppenheimer: A one-day survey and analysis of the growing range of threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in civilian  & military arenas: 

  • Emerging conflict areas since 2011 and threats to business, commerce and transportation
  • The latest insurgent & terrorist techniques & tactics and how they obtain weapons and expertise
  • Counter-IED practices - explosives ordnance disposal and ways to protect civilian infrastructure & business; training priorities
  • Weapons intelligence units and forensic evidence
  • Lessons learned for response from previous incidents
  • Challenges we face in dealing with evolving devices.
     

Upon completion of this Masterclass, through a combination of presentations and interactive discussion and afternoon Workshop, you will:

  • Acquire an understanding of a growing range of IED and explosives threats in civilian and military/insurgent settings, including emerging terrorist IED technologies and tactics in several countries
  • Gain an insight into the current capabilities of insurgents and terrorist groups and individuals from specific incidents, IED forensics, supply chains, and intelligence
  • Learn about bomb disposal techniques and technologies used in the field and in civilian first-response operations
  • Gain an insight from previous and current examples of counter-IED operations and counterterrorist Case Studies where Intelligence is of prime importance
  • Examine current counter-IED technologies against prime civilian threats, including transit systems, maritime and airports, business and commerce
  • Review policies for security procedures regarding bomb threats to business especially in high-profile locations
  • Discuss counter-IED methods during first response to an incident and work through the possibilities and problems which arise
  • Assess how technologies, training and intelligence can be combined to face up to the IED threat, including improvised CBRN devices
  • Learn from experienced lecturers with international reputations in the fields of counter-IED and intelligence

Masterclass programme

9:45 Registration and Coffee

10:00 Opening Remarks

10:05 The Growing Range if IEDS in Conflict Areas

10:40 Civilian Threats

11:35 Threats to Transit Systems

12:00 Intelligence

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 EOD and IEDD Principles

14:00 Explosives Detection for Civilian Counter IED

14:30 Dealing with Threats to Business and Infrastructure

15:10 Workshop

16:00 Breaking the Networks

16:40 Future Improvised Devices

17:00 Discussion and Questions

17:30 End of Masterclass

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Holiday Inn Regents Park

Carburton Street
London W1W 5EE
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Regents Park

Choose the well-connected Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park hotel, with a superb central London location and speedy transport links. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is in a leafy and cosmopolitan area of central London, a 10-minute walk from bustling Oxford Street. Leave your car in our NCP managed underground car park, and explore London by Tube. Great Portland Street Tube station is 25 metres from the hotel, from where you can reach the City and Canary Wharf in 30 minutes, and London Heathrow Airport in 45 minutes.

Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and you can invite up to 300 people to events at the Academy Conference Centre, with an IT technician and break-out zones. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is a 10-minute walk from Santander's offices and businesses in the BT Tower. Stroll 5 minutes to Regent's Park, where you'll find London Zoo and pretty Primrose Hill. We're a 10-minute walk from Bond Street boutiques and 20 minutes from Buckingham Palace and cruises on the River Thames.

Ask our Concierge to plan your day out and book West End theatre tickets. Room Service is available 24 hours at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park, or dine in the vibrant Junction Restaurant. Our Junction Bar has a menu of light bites, and a hot breakfast buffet is served daily.

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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.

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