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The growing global dependency on space assets has revealed weaknesses in the ability of the international space community to manage space emergencies and “incidents”. The workshop will focus on those crises that involve space-based assets, rather than space capabilities that can be used for crisis management on Earth. Effective space crisis management necessitates understanding the origin of the crisis, the assets involved, the scope of the crisis, and the global geopolitical backdrop. Crisis management also involves detailed operational aspects.

 

The overarching objective of space crisis management is to avoid conflicts or disruptive incidents in space. The roundtable participants will discuss various modalities of space crisis management, including deterrence and defence/counterspace operations on the basis of current and projected capabilities/technologies that could pose a risk to space-based systems. Deterrence has been recognized as an integral component of enhancing space security. It involves, among other activities, the preemptive expenditure of political and diplomatic capital, taking carefully-calibrated steps to address the problem, and assessing the credibility of the actors involved. Traditionally, deterrence theory has primarily addressed terrestrial nuclear or conventional conflicts. Accordingly, deterrence as it pertains to space remains somewhat murky due to fewer precedents. Defence, the actual possession of counterspace capabilities (i.e. those than can temporarily deny, or destroy, an adversary’s space capability), comes into play should deterrence fail. This workshop will seek to blend deterrence and defence/counterspace as both are essential tools for effective space crisis management. It will also explore realistic contingencies and scenarios in space that could trigger crisis management operations.

 

 

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • An opportunity to discuss available deterrence options, including transparency and confidence-building measures (TCBM), with fellow experts in the field
  • An ability to contribute to an analysis of various contingency plans and scenarios for some of the most realistic space “incidents” that could require crisis management measures
  • An opportunity to gain important knowledge concerning existing capabilities and technologies that could create significant disruptions to space operations
  • An ability to participate in a cutting-edge dialogue on the kind of contingencies and counter measures that could be faced in the relatively near term for planning purposes

 

 

 
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Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 Space Crisis Prevention

11:15 Morning Coffee

11:30 Space Crisis Management

13:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 Crisis Management Scenario(s) Discussion

16:00 End of Roundtable

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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.

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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