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Masterclass

Big Data and Data Science in the Intelligence Community

9th April 2013
Holiday Inn London - Kensington,
London, United Kingdom

Masterclass

Order and Chaos: Crisis Management and the Challenges of the Extreme and Rare Event

20th March 2013
Holiday Inn London - Kensington,
London, United Kingdom

Conference

Border Security

27th February to 28th February 2013
Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel,
Bucharest, Romania

Conference

MilSatCom Middle East & Africa

25th February to 27th February 2013
Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Workshop

Site Visit to Sharjah Primary Gateway and Thuraya HQ

27th February 2013
Venue To Be Confirmed,
London, United Kingdom

Conference

Social Media within the Military and the Defence Sector Europe

25th February to 26th February 2013
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop

Social Media for Operations

27th February 2013
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop

Sustainable Social Media

27th February 2013
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Conference

Mobile Deployable Communications

7th February to 8th February 2013
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Conference

Joint Forces Simulation & Training

4th February to 5th February 2013
Copthorne Tara Hotel,
London, United Kingdom



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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