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As defense budgets are squeezed and the nature of modern war fighting changes, military projects and procurement are increasingly focusing on the unification of air, land, maritime and special operations forces. As a result, a more holistic approach is being taken in the way training capabilities are delivered.


Countries are embracing the need to develop training tools and simulators that enable the forces to react quickly to any situation. In fact, the value of global military simulation and virtual training programs is expected reach a value of US$12.6 billion by 2024.
 

Returning for for its sixth year and following on from the major success of previous events, SMI are proud to present the 6th annual Joint Forces Simulation & Training Conference, 2nd – 3rd February, 2015, London.


As militaries focus on collectively implementing innovative simulation and virtual training systems that are both cost effective and successful in the delivery of training, this conference is a must attend event. Join us and be part of a major networking experience showcasing in depth discussions on joint forces training initiatives, plus a spotlight on current training tools which allow the development of strategic alliances and knowledge transfer, such as computer games and smart devices.
 

Key topics include:

Assessing how NATO Defence College is effectively extending simulative techniques throughout the alliance
• Implementing computer games as a ‘serious tool’ to keep military trainees motivated during training
• Meeting the challenge of providing operationally relevant and affordable training
• An assessment of the Connected Forces initiative

Previous testimonial:
‘Very good mix of detailed & focused presentations’ - French Army General Staff 

 

This two day networking event will invite in depth discussion on the key drivers impacting joint forces training. Join use and gain in depth knowledge of the integrated training plans of key militaries from around the world.

 

• Learn about the approaches taken by national and international forces to ensure cohesive training

• Understand the importance of developing an integrated approach that works

• Hear cutting edge presentations from key decision makers involved in training and simulation from across the globe

• Network with your peers and build lasting relationships

 

 

JBTSE Project Managers
JBTSE Commercial Managers
Joint Staff
PEOs Training
Training Project Managers
Business Development Managers for Training Solution Providers
Scientific Defence Advisors
Researchers
Test and Evaluation Officers
Simulation Project Managers
Modelling and Simulation Analysts
Simulation Development Officers
Simulation Engineers
Defence Advisors
Technical Analysts
Simulator Standards Instructors
Scientific Defence Analysts
Product Development Managers
Project Support Executives
Senior Systems Engineers
Technical Integration Managers
Mission Planning Officers
Flight Test Engineers
Operations Managers
Capability Managers
 



 

Algerian Embassy; Amulet Hotkey; Babcock; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Operations; BDUK; Bohemia Interactive Simulations; CAE; CAE GmbH; Cassidian; Close Air Solutions; Cubic Range Design Solutions; DCLPA; Defence College of Technical Training (DCCT); EDA; Egyptian Defence Office; EHS Technologies; Embassy of Ukraine; ETSA; European Air Group; European Defence Agency; F R Aviation Ltd; French Army; GB Consulting bvba; Halldale Media; Halldale Media Group; Institute for Creative Technologies; Italian Ministry of Defence; Joint Air Land Organisation; Joint Forces Command, Joint Warfare Division; Ministry of Defence Directorate of Materiel; Ministry of Defence, UK; NATO Headquarters; NITEworks; Plexsys Inferface Products Inc; Plexsys Uk; Portuguese Armed Forces; QinetiQ; RAF Coningsby; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics; RNLDA / Simulation Centre Land Operations; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Army; Royal School of Artillery; RSA; SELEX Galileo; Thales UK; The Defence Academy; Thinke Company Ltd; UK MoD; UK Royal Navy;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andy Fawkes

Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

9:10 An assessment of the Connected Forces Initiative (CFI)

Brigadier General Dzintars Roga

Brigadier General Dzintars Roga, Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Education, Training and Exercise, , Allied Command Transformation

• What are the goals of the CFI
• How are NATO and the nations implementing the Connected Forces Initiative
• The introduction to NATO's expanded education and training by utilizing improved technology
• Improved Industry involvement in exercises
 

9:40 5th generation aircraft and the digital era students: do we have to change the training methods?

• The Swedish experience and concept for training fighter pilots - Are we doing it right? – 10 years of experience of basic flight training for 4th gen fighter pilot
• Future requirements
• Downloading or not (from 4/5th gen fighter to phase 3/4)

Captain Bjorn Persson

Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces

Captain Johan Landin

Captain Johan Landin, Instructor Pilot, Responsible for Instructor Skills, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces

10:10 Morning Coffee

10:30 Implementing air-ground simulation to enable effective cross-training

Lieutenant Colonel  Christoph Hegele

Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hegele, Senior S3 Officer, German Army Aviation School, German Armed Forces

• Exploring the concept of introducing cross-training in a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) environment as an effective training tool
• Analysing how cross training enables hands-on experience and increases insight into the needs and requirements of others
• Exploring the value of this method to aide military personnel to perform efficiently in dynamic team settings
 

11:00 Virtual training in a world of uncertainty - why we need to get smarter

Jonathan  Read

Jonathan Read , Head of the UK Office , Bohemia Interactive Simulations

11:40 Introducing modelling and simulation for autonomous systems

• Reviewing how more autonomous and robotic military systems will effect training
• Rules of engagement…understanding what steps are required to train people to work and use these systems… what are the rules of engagement
 

Roar Wold

Roar Wold, Head of Educational Support and Sims, Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian Army

Randall Hill, Ph.D.,

Randall Hill, Ph.D., , Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Captain Meelis Soukand

Captain Meelis Soukand, Teacher of Modeling and Simulation Systems, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian National Defence College/ Simulation center

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:10 To foster enduring self-reliance

Colonel Uwe L.  Heilmann

Colonel Uwe L. Heilmann, German Air Force, Branch Head, C4ISTAR, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

• The inherent power and potential of games; the value of playing games
• Wargaming and the Command & Control / Leadership Competence
• A viable education and training model
• To establish a prudential mind-set

13:40 Discovering how Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is changing education in the Norwegian Armed Forces

Roar Wold

Roar Wold, Head of Educational Support and Sims, Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian Army

• Evaluating the success of ADL in terms of efficacy, sustainability and ROI
• Analysing the challenges of implementing  ADL and assessing how these obstacles can be overcome
• Setting out future plans & strategies for ADL in Norway

 

14:10 Evolution of OneSAF to provide next generation simulation services

Amit  Kapadia

Amit Kapadia, OneSAF Lead Systems Engineer, U.S. Army PEO STRI

• Highlighting a series of deliberate OneSAF investments to enable turnkey simulation services for:
o testing
o  training
o experimentation
• Discussion on  new opportunities with embedded simulations aligned to larger Army Common Operating Environment architectures
 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Training in the U.S. Marine Air Ground Task Force; fire support structure and training

Colonel Andrew  Kennedy

Colonel Andrew Kennedy, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

• An overview of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, from company to battalion level and how they are dealing with training
• Combined Arms Live Fire
• Exercise design
• Trends
• Future outlook
 

15:30 How simulation training supports leaner motivation, based on the experience Estonian Defence Forces

Captain Meelis Soukand

Captain Meelis Soukand, Teacher of Modeling and Simulation Systems, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian National Defence College/ Simulation center

• Learning by playing is the best choice
• New generations of leaners are different
• Variety and wow emotion is important in the training process
• Our plans for future, how to support motivation with simulation

 

16:00 Rapid authoring tools – are suppliers’ claims too good to be true?

Tim Neill

Tim Neill, Independent eLearning Consultant, Independent eLearning Consultant

• Why you can’t de-skill eLearning program development
• Review of the major eLearning project development stages
• Where in the process can these ‘rapid authoring tools’ bring savings?
• A Case Study (using Articulate ‘Storyline’) with time savings quantified
• Summary and Q&A
 

16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

16:40 Drinks Reception sponsored by Bohemia Interactive Simulations

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andy Fawkes

Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

9:10 Virtual training tools for the human domain

Randall Hill, Ph.D.,

Randall Hill, Ph.D., , Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies


• Gaps and needs in the Human Dimension
• Virtual role players: uses and possibilities
• Architecture of a virtual human
• Rapid avatar capture for virtual worlds
• Tools for building interactive characters
• Future vision of interaction with virtual humans
 

9:40 Utilising Simulation to support NATO Education and Training under the Smart Defence Programme

Paul Thurkettle

Paul Thurkettle, Section Head, NATO Education & Training Technologies, NATO


* How NATO is adopting simulation for Education and Training
* Current projects and national co-operations
* Immersive training - Where can we go with it?

10:10 Morning Coffee

10:30 British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic) [BMATT(CZ)] and Simulation in Multinational Training

Colonel Andrew Cuthbert

Colonel Andrew Cuthbert, Commander British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic), BMATT (CZ) (Vyskov)

• Overview of the role and mission of BMATT(CZ)
• The advantages and disadvantages of multinational training
• Balancing Live and Simulation Training
 

11:00 Multinational Helicopter Tactics Training

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

• Why do we need multinational training?
• How do we use simulation, serious gaming and CoTS procurement to address the key drivers of:
o Flexibility
o Affordability
o Adaptability

11:30 Virtual Role-Play for Joint Soft Skills Training

• Joint forces simulation and training must prepare trainees for full-spectrum operations and collaboration with coalition partners and non-governmental organizations. So-called "soft skills" are an essential component of this
• Conventional first-person shooter simulations and page-turning e-learning software do not provide sufficient opportunities to practice these skills
• For ten years Alelo has been developing effective simulation-based soft-skills training for joint operations, incorporating Virtual Role-Play
• Our Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainers (VCATs) serve as an extensive case study, used by over 50,000 trainees to date
• A new product, VRP MIL, provides joint trainers with a flexible Virtual Role-Play capability that they can easily integrate into their own virtual training simulations
• Evaluations of VRP MIL are now underway at the NATO Joint Force Training Centre in Poland

 

Lewis Johnson

Lewis Johnson, President and CEO, Alelo Inc.

Andreas  Gruendel

Andreas Gruendel, Project Manager, Alelo Inc.

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 What are the current issues for delivering training for Contingency in a Joint Environment?

• Where are we likely to deploy? What challenges do these theatres present?
• What challenges do these theatres present and what Mission Specific Training (MST) is needed to tackle those challenges?
• What are the issues for getting this MST? Routes to procurement – flexibility, speed and cost
• Industry and customer collaboration – Innovation in both camps
 

Tess Butler

Tess Butler, PR Director, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, CEO, Ruddy Nice Ltd

Group Captain Mark Gorringe

Group Captain Mark Gorringe, Chief of Staff, Joint Air Land Organisation, HQ Air Command, RAF High Wycombe

Captain Jerry Pett

Captain Jerry Pett, DACOS Training Acquisition, Flag Officer Sea Training , Navy Command

Lieutenant Colonel Andi Page

Lieutenant Colonel Andi Page, SO1 Training, Royal School of Military Engineering

14:15 Immersive Mobile Training Ecosystem

Matthew Trubow

Matthew Trubow, CEO, Hidden Creative

•         Training the force - immersive technology and mobile platforms for the military
•         Intelligent analytic engines – how to read the student’s mind
•         Augmented reality in real world training
•         Data visualisation – simplifying the complexities
•         The ever evolving training ecosystem
 

14:55 Cost-effective ways for the military flight training

Emre  Dincsoy

Emre Dincsoy, Flight Training Section Chief , Turkish Air Force (T U A F)

• Training concept
• Adaptation of the technology like simulator/sentethic systems to flight training
• Exploring the concept of introducing cross-training in a Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) environment as an effective training
• Education and training of air and space power
 

15:25 Afternoon Tea

15:45 Synthetic warfighting at the RAF Air Battlespace Training Centre

Matt  Grafton

Matt Grafton, Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre, RAF Waddington

• A focus on aspects of the training centre
• How does it work
• Highlighting the successes and lessons learned from training
 

16:15 UK Forward Air Control - operating and training challenges

• New operating environment (transition from Afghanistan to Contingent Operations)
• Resource realities and implications
• New ways of operating
• New ways of training

Andy Eccleston

Andy Eccleston, SO1 Equipment Capability, Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO), Joint Forces Command, Royal Air Force, High Wycombe

Squadron Leader Joseph  Doyle

Squadron Leader Joseph Doyle, SO2 Synthetic Training Delivery, Air Capability (Air Enablers), Air Command, RAF High Wycombe

16:45 Inducing a state of flow in simulator training - achieving maximum learning transfer

Tom Ball

Tom Ball, Technical Director, Close Air Solutions

• What is Flow and why is it important in learning?
• Immersion in simulation starts outside the simulator
• Scenario design, human interaction and the contribution to flow
• Examples of flow from Exercise Ample Strike 14
• Conclusions
 

17:05 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Andy Eccleston

Andy Eccleston

SO1 Equipment Capability, Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO), Joint Forces Command, Royal Air Force, High Wycombe
Captain Meelis Soukand

Captain Meelis Soukand

Teacher of Modeling and Simulation Systems, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian National Defence College/ Simulation center
Colonel Andrew  Kennedy

Colonel Andrew Kennedy

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Colonel Andrew Cuthbert

Colonel Andrew Cuthbert

Commander British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic), BMATT (CZ) (Vyskov)
Recep  Unal

Recep Unal

Commander, Air Training , Turkish Air Force
Roar Wold

Roar Wold

Head of Educational Support and Sims, Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian Army

Amit Kapadia

OneSAF Lead Systems Engineer, U.S. Army PEO STRI
Amit  Kapadia

Andreas Gruendel

Project Manager, Alelo Inc.
Andreas  Gruendel

Andrew Gray

Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
Andrew Gray

Andy Eccleston

SO1 Equipment Capability, Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO), Joint Forces Command, Royal Air Force, High Wycombe
Andy Eccleston

Andy Fawkes

Director, Thinke Company Ltd
Andy Fawkes

Brigadier General Dzintars Roga

Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Education, Training and Exercise, , Allied Command Transformation
Brigadier General Dzintars Roga

Captain Bjorn Persson

Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
Captain Bjorn Persson

Captain Jerry Pett

DACOS Training Acquisition, Flag Officer Sea Training , Navy Command
Captain Jerry Pett

Captain Johan Landin

Instructor Pilot, Responsible for Instructor Skills, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
Captain Johan Landin

Captain Meelis Soukand

Teacher of Modeling and Simulation Systems, Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian National Defence College/ Simulation center
Captain Meelis Soukand

Colonel Andrew Kennedy

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Colonel Andrew  Kennedy

Colonel Andrew Cuthbert

Commander British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic), BMATT (CZ) (Vyskov)
Colonel Andrew Cuthbert

Colonel Uwe L. Heilmann

German Air Force, Branch Head, C4ISTAR, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Colonel Uwe L.  Heilmann

Emre Dincsoy

Flight Training Section Chief , Turkish Air Force (T U A F)
Emre  Dincsoy

Group Captain Mark Gorringe

Chief of Staff, Joint Air Land Organisation, HQ Air Command, RAF High Wycombe
Group Captain Mark Gorringe

Jonathan Read

Head of the UK Office , Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Jonathan  Read

Lewis Johnson

President and CEO, Alelo Inc.
Lewis Johnson

Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hegele

Senior S3 Officer, German Army Aviation School, German Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel  Christoph Hegele

Lieutenant Colonel Andi Page

SO1 Training, Royal School of Military Engineering
Lieutenant Colonel Andi Page

Matt Grafton

Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre, RAF Waddington
Matt  Grafton

Matthew Trubow

CEO, Hidden Creative
Matthew Trubow

Paul Thurkettle

Section Head, NATO Education & Training Technologies, NATO
Paul Thurkettle

Randall Hill, Ph.D.,

Executive Director, USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Randall Hill, Ph.D.,

Recep Unal

Commander, Air Training , Turkish Air Force
Recep  Unal

Roar Wold

Head of Educational Support and Sims, Norwegian Army Military Academy, Norwegian Army
Roar Wold

Squadron Leader Joseph Doyle

SO2 Synthetic Training Delivery, Air Capability (Air Enablers), Air Command, RAF High Wycombe
Squadron Leader Joseph  Doyle

Tess Butler

PR Director, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, CEO, Ruddy Nice Ltd
Tess Butler

Tim Neill

Independent eLearning Consultant, Independent eLearning Consultant
Tim Neill

Tom Ball

Technical Director, Close Air Solutions
Tom Ball

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Alelo

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http://www.alelo.com

Alelo’s virtual role-play simulations combine innovations in software technology, social science, and learning science. This ability to combine multiple areas of expertise is what sets Alelo apart. Alelo is dedicated to delivering effective e-learning tools and solutions to help people acquire knowledge, develop new skills and improve their performance. Alelo is a spin-off company created as a result of research undertaken at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. Originally funded by DARPA, the company develops language and cultural awareness training systems along with interactive courses designed to promote organizational behavior change, which can be delivered on a variety of platforms including desk-top and laptop PCs, and web-based and mobile devices. Students can either learn independently or can be networked together to undertake integrated role-play exercises. Alelo has developed a number of systems including the Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT), Tactical/Operational Language and Culture Training Systems, VRP MIL®, Tactical Interaction Simulator, and GoEnglish/MyEnglish. Our decade-long commitment to our customers is demonstrated by consistent on time delivery within budget.


Bohemia Interactive Simulations

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www.bisimulations.com

Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for military and civilian organizations. BISim develops high-fidelity, cost-effective technologies for tactical military training. We apply game-based technology to a range of breakthrough, military-specific training and simulation software products. For more information, visit our website at www.bisimulations.com.


Fidelity Technologies Corporation

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http://www.fidelitytech.com

Fidelity Technologies Corporation’s Simulation & Training Systems Division is recognized as a global leader in providing effective, efficient and affordable Fires Training Solutions. Fidelity has over 20 years’ experience in producing and delivering Fires Training solutions with over 300 systems fielded worldwide. With a strong focus on the customer’s training goals and requirements, Fidelity subject matter experts and engineers work with the customer in integrated product teams to ensure that the final Training Solutions comply with customer-specific tactics, techniques and procedures. Fidelity Training Solutions train from entry level Fires’ tasks to the most complex Fires/CAS missions in a variety of configurations ranging from fixed and portable/deployable trainers, to classroom systems and fully immersive accredited JTAC environments. To further enhance training, Fidelity builds and integrates simulated military equipment with the same form, fit and function of actual tactical equipment and designs interoperable system solutions for collective team training. Fidelity systems currently support the Fires Center of Excellence and Joint Fires Observer Course at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and the Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course in Yuma, AZ. Fidelity systems have been accredited to replace live CAS controls in accordance with the JTAC MOA since 2008 and NATO STANAG 3797 Ed. 4 since 2012. Fidelity Technologies Corporation is YOUR Total Fires Training Solution Provider!


Fujitsu

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http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/solutions/industries/defence/

Fujitsu will be showcasing Fujitsu Fabric Training and Simulation; a unique, secure by design private cloud platform. This solves the riddle of providing open, accessible and tailored user experience in a secure, managed and standardised manner. By delivering services to any device, any time, anywhere, your organisation can be more agile than ever.


INSYEN AG

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http://www.insyen.com

INSYEN AG specializes in creating specific, branded, high-fidelity models of our customers’ mission equipment for the growing integrated simulation market. Mission equipment is underrepresented in the Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) simulation world. Using simulations instead of costly operational exercises implies a commitment to ensure that every aspect of LVC training exercises be as close to real life experience as possible. Simulating complex sensors increases the training opportunities that can be provided to tactical and command staff by providing authentic intelligence sources, including their inherent limitations. INSYEN AG produces custom simulators and emulation systems based on VBS for mission equipment systems such as EO/IR sensors, synthetic aperture radars, sonar systems and electronic support measure systems. We process the virtual imagery created by VBS to match what would be shown on the real sensor displays and provide the correct user interfaces (software and hardware) to manage and use these simulated systems. Our emulation systems provide ICD-accurate interfaces to aircraft, naval and ground platforms with fidelity sufficient to perform integration and testing, based on the same simulation software used for training. By including accurate simulations of complex sensor devices in such simulations, we can reduce the number of surprises when this equipment is used operationally.


Motion Analysis Corporation

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http://www.motionanalysis.com

Motion Analysis Corporation, the industry leader for wide-area, large volume, real-time movement tracking solutions, will be demonstrating the application, benefits and advantages of its wireless, passive optical technology for the training simulation market. This proprietary technology produces real-time 3D data that is unsusceptible to jitter, noise or field interference while being highly accurate and repeatable. Full-scale immersive, interactive environments can be created and supported. As training budgets get tighter, the need for cost effective, real life simulation training in a virtual world has never been so compelling. Motion Analysis offers a scalable system and realistic virtual environment that underpins the strategic and operational goals for repetitive based training that improves battlefield combat skills, operation successes and ultimately, saves lives in the field. Website: www.motionanalysis.com

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MS&T Magazine

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MS&T Magazine is entirely dedicated to simulation and training in the military. Each issue typically has five major articles, an industry news and analysis wrap-up, coverage of recent events, an industry calendar and more. MS&T has been a consistent thought leader over the past years and currently helps the forces of many countries capture the lessons learned in combat as they transition back to a peacetime role. To see the latest issue and request a free subscription please visit www.halldale.com/mst

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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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