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SMi is proud to present the 3rd annual Network Centric Warfare conference, taking place in Rome on the 4th and 5th February 2019.


As the 21st Century battlefield becomes increasingly complex and asymmetrical, military forces are striving to harness network technology to gain an operational advantage, transforming traditional linear command structures by linking sensors, unmanned vehicles, command posts, and soldiers on the ground.
 

Network Centric Warfare allows for greater information sharing and streamlined decision-making, enhancing operational effectiveness. Robust and dynamic networks are therefore now a crucial requirement for successful joint operations, and are essential to modern military capabilities.


This conference will bring together Network Centric Warfare planners, practitioners, and experts for invaluable insight and discussion of an increasingly important topic in the world of defence.

  • Hear briefings from key planners and decision-makers at the forefront of Network Centric Warfare
  • Comprehensive coverage of the topic of Network Centric Warfare including future capabilities, joint interoperability, and Network Centric Warfare in the operational sphere
  • The only event that provides focus on Italy's Forza NEC programme
  • Meet and network with cutting edge technology providers in the spheres of network communications, electronics, and C4I systems
  • Truly international conference with speaker and delegate representation from across Europe, North America, and beyond

Ab connectors; AERONAUTICA MILITARE; Allied Command Transformation; Allied Joint Force Command Naples; Canadian Army; Center for Applied Studies; Difesa Online; Elettronica; European Union Military Staff; Greek Army; Irish Defence Forces; Istituto Affari Internazionali; Italian Air Force; Italian Army; Italian Army Aviation; Italian Army Logistic Command; Italian MoD; Italian Navy; Leonardo; Leonardo S.p.A; Microsoft; NATO Allied Command Transformation; NATO C3 Agency; NATO Defence College Foundation; NATO Defense College; NATO LANDCOM; Northrop Grumman; Norwegian Armed Forces; Plasan-Sasa; Radionor communications AS; Rheinmetal Defence; Rheinmetall Italia S.P.A.; Royal Netherlands Army; SOUCY DEFENSE; Swedish Defence University; Thales Denmark A/S; US Army; US Army Europe; US EUCOM;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

9:00 The Role of Net-Centricity and Meeting Future Italian Army Strategic Objectives

  • The changing nature of warfare and the need to embrace new innovative technologies for operational success
  • The need for network-enabled capabilities to face the security challenges of the future
  • Plans for Italian Army modernisation and digitisation
  • How can Italy work together with allies to drive military technological development?
  • General Salvatore Farina

    General Salvatore Farina, Chief of Staff, Italian Army Staff

    9:40 Morpheus: Delivering Next Generation Tactical Communications in the Land Domain

    Colonel Laurence Fowkes

    Colonel Laurence Fowkes, Deputy Head BATCIS, Joint Forces Command, UK MOD

  • Update on Morpheus, coordinating across industry and military to deliver revolutionary tactical communications and information sharing capacity
  • Adapting to the information centric nature of warfare and ensuring technological innovation to maintain operational effectiveness
  • The benefit of an open architecture system, allowing for better usability and interoperability
  • Future outlook for Morpheus and how the UK Armed Forces will continue to promote NCW in the future
  • 10:20 Leonardo: Tactical C2

    Mr Fabio Campanari

    Mr Fabio Campanari, Electronics Division – Project Engineering Manager Land & Battlefield Systems Line of Business, Leonardo

  • Command and Control evolution in the Network-centric warfare
  • NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture 
  • Smart Soldier TC2
  • Targetting Communication Control Kit - TCCK
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 The Current Status and Future of Austrian Network-Based C4I

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier, Head of Communication Systems, Ministry of Defence, Austria

  • Lines of development in Austria`s Network Centric Warfare capabilities
  • The "Future Tactical Communication Network" as capability driver
  • The “grey zone” between peace and war and requirements to NCW
  • Challenges in developing critical network-based communication capacity
  • 12:10 Practical Challenges in Deployed Wireless Networks Both Fixed & Mobile

    Mr Robert Schena

    Mr Robert Schena, CEO, Rajant Corporation

  • Taking on Continuous Communication Challenges
  • Modern Warfare Requires Wireless Mobility
  • Secure Comms for Network-Centric Operations
  • Kinetic Mesh® Networks – Field Success Stories

     

     
     
  • 12:50 Delivering Bundeswehr Modernisation Through Digitalisation and Network Enabled Communications Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hof

    Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hof, Deputy Branch Head Digitization of Landbased Operations, German ArmyHQ

  • Optimising connectivity Bundeswehr assets and resources through enhanced digitalisation and network enabled capabilities
  • The critical need for Bundeswehr modernisation, and the role of mobile tactical communications in developing develop ‘German Army 4.0’
  • The MoTako programme and delivering an effective digital combat command system through a network-based communication network
  • The need to cooperate with industry and commercial solutions for greater network enabled capabilities
  • The challenges of procurement and development of network capabilities for the tactical environment
  • 13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Promoting Allied Interoperability through NATO’s Federated Mission Networking (FMN) Programme

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi, Federated Mission Networking Secretariat Director, FMN SHAPE

  • Update on the Federated Mission Networking programme and the need for greater information and data sharing to achieve operational effectiveness
  • Building connectivity and interoperability in line with NATO’s Connected Force Initiative (CFI), including lessons from NATO operations in Afghanistan
  • Incorporating the FMN programme into future NATO joint operations, including NATO human relief operations
  • Challenges in planning and managing NATO FMN capabilities
  • 15:10 The Next Generation of Troposcatter Communications

    Mr. Scott Smith

    Mr. Scott Smith, International Marketing Manager, Comtech Systems, Inc

  • A History of Troposcatter
  • Use Cases for Beyond Line of Sight Troposcatter Communications
  • Current Troposcatter Users
  • The CS67PLUS, Comtech’s New 100+ Mbps Troposcatter Radio
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Delivering a Joint Danish Mission Network: Network and Information System Integration for Enhanced Joint C4ISR

    Major Troels Skraep

    Major Troels Skraep, Project Manager Joint C4ISR Test and Demonstration, Danish Defence Research Establishment

  • Overview of current Danish network enabled capabilities and the need for network integration through a joint mission network
  • Challenges in building a single integrated architecture for Danish networks and information systems
  • The vision for future Danish joint C4ISR capabilities: leveraging a joint mission network to transform C4ISR in the joint operation sphere
  • The potential to increase sensor fusion and strengthen situational awareness for assets and effectors in the operational environment
  • Increasing connectivity between the land, air, and sea domains through the joint mission network
  • 17:00 Enabling Network Interoperability for EU-led Military Missions and Operations to Achieve Political and Military Strategic Objectives

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler, Deputy Director and Branch Chief Policy and Requirements, CIS and Cyber Defence Directorate, EU Military Staff

  • The need to adopt network architectures for improved network enabled capabilities
  • Ensuring a federated approach to be coherent and interoperable with member states FMN ready forces and EU Headquarters
  • Optimising information sharing to increase operational effectiveness in EU military operations and missions
  • Challenges for the EU Military Staff in shaping and influencing the development of EU CIS and Cyber defence capabilities
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

    9:10 Prioritising Network Enabled Capabilities to Meet Key Italian Strategic Objectives

    Brigadier General Bruno Pisciotta

    Brigadier General Bruno Pisciotta, Brigade Commander, Aosta Brigade IT ARMY

  • Digitalising the Italian Army to increase operational ability: Forza NEC
  • Optimising assets and resources through greater network connectivity
  • Successes of the FORZA NEC programme and implications for future Aosta Brigade Operations
  • Combining network enabled capabilities with the Soldato del Futuro system
  • 9:50 M&S Capacity to Enable Warfare Development Capabilities in an NCW Environment

    Colonel Michele Turi

    Colonel Michele Turi, Director, NATO M&S COE

  • NATO M&S COE projects and activities
  • New NATO guidelines about M&S and the warfare development capabilities
  • Connections through M&S and NCW
  • Case studies and examples
  • 10:30 Leonardo NCW Modeling and Simulation Approach

  • Live Virtual Constructive paradigm applied to NCW programs (FNEC)
  • Constructive Simulations 
  • Virtual Simulations
  • Live Simulations
  • Mr Marco Palazzi

    Mr Marco Palazzi, Project Engineering Manager Land & Battlefield Systems Line of Business, Leonardo

    Mr Marco Aldrovandi

    Mr Marco Aldrovandi, Simulation & Training Program Manager, Leonardo

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 ‘The Combat Cloud’: Facilitating Network Enabled Command and Control

    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben, C4ISR / Section Head Air Command & Control, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

  • Developing an effective network enabled ‘combat cloud’ to transform C2 in the air and land domains
  • Incorporating multiple nodes into one cloud for greater sensing and effecting
  • Effectively processing and disseminating real time data
  • Challenges in developing a network enabled C2 cloud
  • 12:20 Critically Enhancing Operational Effectiveness Through Network-Based C4I

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Palmer

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Palmer, Land Command and Information Plans Officer, Canadian Army

  • Canadian approaches to NCW: Delivering operational network enabled capabilities
  • Network enabled capabilities as a force multiplier: increased situational awareness, survivability and lethality in asymmetric environments
  • Successes in greater information sharing and integrating command and control structures for land, air, and sea-based assets
  • Challenges in developing interoperability between network technology across the Canadian Armed Forces, and the need for an interoperable single network architecture
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Delivering Agile Operations: Overcoming Threat and Complexity

    Mr Jonathan Spencer

    Mr Jonathan Spencer, Principal Scientist Cyber and Information Systems Division, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

  • The need for greater agility to keep up with rapid technological advancements today
  • The role of DSTL in ensuring technology can be delivered to support new military doctrine such as increased shift towards network-enabled capabilities
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence and automation in delivering greater NCW capacity
  • Overcoming challenges in delivering network-based information sharing systems 
  • 14:40 Supporting NATO Joint C2 Operations through Delivering Network Enabled Capabilities

    Dr Hermann Wietgrefe

    Dr Hermann Wietgrefe, Principal Enterprise Architect, NC3A/NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)

  • The role of NATO Communications and Information Agency in developing network enabled capabilities for NATO operations
  • Assessing new network technology being delivered to enhance NATO’s C2 capacity
  • The need to develop and test standardisation and interoperability in NATO network-based communications and information sharing architectures
  • Network enabled technology used in NATO’s Steadfast Cobalt command and control exercise
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army

    16:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in Exhibition Area

    16:30 End of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi

    Federated Mission Networking Secretariat Director, FMN SHAPE
    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Head of Communication Systems, Ministry of Defence, Austria
    Colonel Laurence Fowkes

    Colonel Laurence Fowkes

    Deputy Head BATCIS, Joint Forces Command, UK MOD
    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

    C4ISR / Section Head Air Command & Control, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Palmer

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Palmer

    Land Command and Information Plans Officer, Canadian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hof

    Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hof

    Deputy Branch Head Digitization of Landbased Operations, German ArmyHQ
    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Former Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army
    Major Troels Skraep

    Major Troels Skraep

    Project Manager Joint C4ISR Test and Demonstration, Danish Defence Research Establishment

    Antonio Li Gobbi

    Defence Analyst, Italian Army
    Antonio Li Gobbi

    Brigadier General Bruno Pisciotta

    Brigade Commander, Aosta Brigade IT ARMY
    Brigadier General Bruno Pisciotta

    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi

    Federated Mission Networking Secretariat Director, FMN SHAPE
    Colonel Giuseppe Montesi

    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Deputy Director and Branch Chief Policy and Requirements, CIS and Cyber Defence Directorate, EU Military Staff
    Colonel Heinrich Krispler

    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Head of Communication Systems, Ministry of Defence, Austria
    Colonel Horst Treiblmaier

    Colonel Laurence Fowkes

    Deputy Head BATCIS, Joint Forces Command, UK MOD
    Colonel Laurence Fowkes

    Colonel Michele Turi

    Director, NATO M&S COE
    Colonel Michele Turi

    Dr Hermann Wietgrefe

    Principal Enterprise Architect, NC3A/NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
    Dr Hermann Wietgrefe

    General Salvatore Farina

    Chief of Staff, Italian Army Staff
    General Salvatore Farina

    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

    C4ISR / Section Head Air Command & Control, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Palmer

    Land Command and Information Plans Officer, Canadian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Palmer

    Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hof

    Deputy Branch Head Digitization of Landbased Operations, German ArmyHQ
    Lieutenant Colonel Christoph Hof

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Former Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army
    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giorgio Battisti

    Major Troels Skraep

    Project Manager Joint C4ISR Test and Demonstration, Danish Defence Research Establishment
    Major Troels Skraep

    Mr Fabio Campanari

    Electronics Division – Project Engineering Manager Land & Battlefield Systems Line of Business, Leonardo
    Mr Fabio Campanari

    Mr Jonathan Spencer

    Principal Scientist Cyber and Information Systems Division, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Mr Jonathan Spencer

    Mr Marco Aldrovandi

    Simulation & Training Program Manager, Leonardo
    Mr Marco Aldrovandi

    Mr Marco Palazzi

    Project Engineering Manager Land & Battlefield Systems Line of Business, Leonardo
    Mr Marco Palazzi

    Mr Robert Schena

    CEO, Rajant Corporation
    Mr Robert Schena

    Mr. Scott Smith

    International Marketing Manager, Comtech Systems, Inc
    Mr. Scott Smith

    Valerio Golino

    Head of Tactical Radio Assets Policy and Procurement, Italian Army
    Valerio Golino

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy

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    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

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    Bittium

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    Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 30 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies and biosignal processing. For Defense & Security market Bittium provides the most modern products and solutions for tactical & secure communications. The products and solutions for tactical communications bring broadband data and voice to all troops across the battlefield. Bittium Tactical Wireless IP Network™ (TAC WIN) is a Software Defined Radio based wireless broadband network system intended for military and public safety use. With the system MANET, link, and connection networks can be formed into one logical IP network quickly, no matter what the location is. Bittium TAC WIN is compatible with existing fixed and wireless network infrastructures. The next generation tactical radios, Bittium Tough SDR Handheld™, tactical handheld radio for dismounted soldiers, and Bittium Tough SDR Vehicular™, tactical radio for vehicle installations, help to produce and share real time situational awareness (location, image, voice, video, and sensor data) to all levels of the battlefield. This improves the performance and the effectiveness of the tactical troops, and leading the troops is easier based on the up-to-date situational awareness and more reliable connections. The uniquely wide range of frequency bands in the radios improves combat survivability. Using several waveforms, even simultaneously, improves compatibility and enables operations on different levels and missions. Bittium Tough Comnode™ fulfills the data transfer needs of mobile troops by functioning for example as a VoIP phone, an IP router, and an SHDSL repeater. Additionally, Bittium Tough Comnode also provides SIP server functionalities of the tactical voice network for commercial VoIP terminals and enables using also legacy Combat Net Radios as part of the IP based tactical communication system.


    Comtech Systems

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    Founded in 1967, Comtech Systems, Inc. has spent over 50 years designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to the toughest communications challenges worldwide. In addition to the US military, our customers include foreign governments and militaries across the globe. Additionally, we provide remote communication solutions to the commercial sector, including some of the world’s largest energy companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, Petronas, and PEMEX. Comtech Systems, Inc. has two interrelated focuses: Modern Troposcatter Communications Troposcatter provides a high data-rate, low latency, over-the-horizon communication link at ranges far beyond what is achievable with line-of-sight communications, without the need to rely upon satellites or intermediate relays. With Comtech troposcatter modems used in over 90% of the modern troposcatter systems deployed worldwide, Comtech is the undisputed leader in advanced troposcatter technology. Over 40 years of continuous troposcatter research and development (more than any other company in the world) have made Comtech responsible for a number of industries “firsts:” • The first 50 Mbps troposcatter terminal • The first Troposcatter specific Forward Error Correction [FEC] • Automatic Power Control and Code Rate to maximize performance and reduce interference • The first operational troposcatter link on an offshore floating platform • Rapidly deployable troposcatter systems that can be deployed in under one hour Complex Communication Network Design and Systems Integration Comtech Systems, Inc. draws upon decades of experience in a vast array of communications technologies to provide customized video, voice, and data network solutions specifically designed to meet each client’s unique needs. Comtech has designed and delivered these systems to military and commercial customers on every continent except Antarctica, utilizing HF/VHF/UHF, Microwave, Troposcatter, Satellite, and Fiber technologies, as well as many others. Comtech expertise has been utilized for a wide variety of applications, ranging from commercial telecom and offshore oil platform communications to air defense systems and secure military networks.


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    ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, critical infrastructures as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cybersecurity solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today while being flexible enough to evolve with the changing needs of tomorrow. For more information visit www.ecitele.com.


    MBI

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    MBI s.r.l. was founded in 2001 with a mission to create innovative IT services and telecommunications systems. Two years later, the group joined Broadsat s.r.l, which sells telecommunication services.

    The company has three business units:

    • Telecommunications
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    Each of them provides products, solutions, consulting, design and application services, typically verticalized and customized according to the individual needs of the user. MBI’s internal organization is based on the matrix- functions-projects in order to ensure it is lean, effective and efficient.

    Over time it has become an international reference of different areas, a member of some international standardization forums and has been involved in European Union and European Space Agency projects (ESA). The key ingredients for the success of MBI can be identified as continuous research and development into innovative solutions, its choice of partners and customers which help it grow.



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    Based outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rajant Corporation is the exclusive provider of private wireless networks powered by the patented Kinetic Mesh™ network, BreadCrumb® network nodes, and InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, critical business intelligence. Rajant BreadCrumbs can seamlessly integrate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data, voice and video applications across the meshed, self-healing network. First built for military and public safety applications, Rajant Kinetic Mesh® networks are specifically designed for the rugged terrains and harsh physical environments witnessed by troops in the field. Proven to support numerous mission-critical communications, Rajant networks are also used across a number of other industrial sectors including mining, oil & gas, transportation, ports, utilities, telecommunications, and all levels of governments.


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    SatADSL (www.satadsl.net) is a satellite Service Provider which designs and offers innovative satellite networking solutions to banks, microfinances, broadcasters, NGOs, Governments, ISPs, telecom operators and other companies in worldwide remote areas or where terrestrial infrastructure is not reliable. Founded in 2011, SatADSL has already installed more than 3,000 VSAT networks in more than 45 countries. It specializes in providing tailor-made solutions based on customers’ specific requirements and flexible service plans that meet its clients’ budgets. SatADSL is the creator of the innovative Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP) which serves as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, enabling operators to deliver satellite-based connectivity without investing in additional physical infrastructure.

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

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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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