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In today’s complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to understand the situation on the ground and act accordingly.
 

Covering direction, collection, process, dissemination and targeting, Airborne ISR aims to thoroughly analyse the intelligence chain and deliberate best practice for the enhancement of ISTAR capability. Drawing on respective nations ISTAR structure, operational feedback and training, to explore the doctrines and strategy necessary to develop this vital asset.

Importantly, the conference will also benefit from the guidance of technical leaders from research and industry, whose insight into the latest platforms, systems and sub-systems will provide greater awareness of existing and future capability for the modern operator.

 

 

 

• A specific focus on airborne systems as a key enabler of ISTAR capability
• Provide a platform for the advancement of airborne intelligence, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, development and integration
• Deliberate the requirements of the contemporary operational environment
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are enhancing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting
 

Military


• Operational commanders
• ISTAR strategy and capability development
• Programme managers from defence procurement
• Those at the forefront of operator training
• Defence research and development


Industry


Those developing the next generation of:
• Manned and Un-Manned Platforms
• Optronics
• Sensor payloads
• Datalinks
• Mission systems
• Command and control solutions
• Simulators and synthetic training
 

Ability Sat; Al-Acheer; BOSH Global Services/Momentum Aerospace Group Global Services/; Danish Armed Forces; Danish Army Intelligence Centre; Defense Command Denmark - Air Foce Staff; DSTL; EADS Germany; Embassy of Ukraine; European Defence Agency; Flight Global; French Air Force; General Atomics Systems Integration; Georgia Tech Research Institute; Horizon Technologies; IHS Janes; Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems ; Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), NATO ; Loughborough University; Microflown AVISA; MoD; NATO Headquarters; NATO Industrial Action Group (NIAG); NATO Shape; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; Russian Embassy; Saudia Arabia MOD; Swedish Armed Forces; Swedish Armed Forces HQ; Swedish Army; Turkish Air Force; UKTI DSO; ultisat; University of Oxford;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

9:15 Transforming the Next Generation of ISR to Deliver Battle-Winning Knowledge and Effects

Wing Commander John  Williamson

Wing Commander John Williamson , Officer Commanding 1 ISR Wing, 1 Group ISTAR Force, Royal Air Force


• An overview of the RAF’s approach to current and future ISTAR
• Feedback from operations and capability development: placing Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) at the heart of the RAF ISTAR Force
• Working toward a fully federated PED capability. How can we make PED more effective across defence
• Ideological and technological practices that the RAF is taking to realise these objectives

9:55 Medium Term Plans for the French Air Force Advancement of RPA Based ISTAR

Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Mary

Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Mary, Deputy Commander, RPA Squadron 1/33 Belfort, French Air Force


• Overview of the MQ-9 capability since introduction: Feedback from operational deployment
• New capabilities to be integrated in the Block 5 systems, electronic warfare payloads, separate channels for flying the aircraft, mission systems and data transmission
• Considering training requirements and flexibility to operate the new platform in European airspace
• Plans to co-operate further with United States and European partners

 

10:35 Morning Coffee

11:05 435th Air and Space Communications Group Delivery and Sustainment of ISR Systems Supporting U.S. and Coalition Forces

Colonel Andrew Dippolito

Colonel Andrew Dippolito, Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force

 

• An overview of the group's role in providing forward and reach back operational and ISR systems support while in garrison and deployed austere environments
• Current employment of IT and intelligence technologies to thwart threats posed by global terrorism and regional conflicts
• Description of enterprise intelligence and command and control systems delivered throughout Europe and Africa
 

11:45 Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI): Discover, Monitor and Respond to Threats with Wide Area Surveillance

Mr Darren Gould

Mr Darren Gould, International New Business Lead, Space & Intelligence Systems, , Harris Corporation

 

• U.S. Gorgon Stare Program: Sensor evolution to Corvus Eye® 1500
• Persistent real-time intelligence over a wide area
• Advanced forensic capabilities of WAMI
• Increasing efficiency of limited airborne assets
 

12:25 PANEL DISCUSSION: Effective Concepts of Operation for Collection of Intelligence


• Collection requirements during coalition operations
• Analysis and processing of intelligence
• Preventing information overload
• Interactive question and answer session

Wing Commander John  Williamson

Wing Commander John Williamson , Officer Commanding 1 ISR Wing, 1 Group ISTAR Force, Royal Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

Colonel Andrew Dippolito

Colonel Andrew Dippolito, Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force

13:05 Networking Lunch

14:05 ISR Capability Development: A UK Joint Perspective

Wing Commander Keith  Cranswick

Wing Commander Keith Cranswick, ISR Capability Planning Group Manager, Joint Forces Command

 

• ISR as a capability, not a platform
• Optimising limited collect capabilities
• Challenges; technical and financial

14:45 A Progress Report on the Fulfilment of the Allied Ground Surveillance Programme (AGS): Feedback from Trials and Evaluation

Mr Rob Munday

Mr Rob Munday, Unified Vision 2016 Deputy Trial Manager, ISR Section , NATO


• An overview of the programme since its inception and progress made since Unified Vision 2014
• The latest integration of sensor systems: How the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) will facilitate greater sensor fusion, detection and tracking
• Feedback from exercise Unified Vision 2016
• What 2017’s planned fulfilment means for key stake holders

15:25 Danish Requirements and Plans for the Further Development of ISR Capability

Commander S.G Jens Kristian Terp Petersen

Commander S.G Jens Kristian Terp Petersen , Head of Strategic Concepts and Capability Development Branch, Policy and Concept Department , Defence Command Denmark


•  ISR in the Danish Armed Forces
•  Domestic security requirements and the challenges presented by terrain and the arctic environment
•  Danish requirements for expeditionary warfare, lessons learnt from past counter-insurgency operations
•  Future plans and specific areas for capability development

16:05 Afternoon Tea

16:35 Keeping the Technical Advantage: Improving and Sustaining ISR Interoperability in a Changing World

Dr Stephen Helsdon

Dr Stephen Helsdon, Principal ISR Consultant, Cyber and Information Systems , DSTL

 

• An update on UK & NATO technical activities
• Benefits of interoperability and standards
• Key current and future areas of standardisation
• Efforts to articulate a better vision

17:15 Lessons Learned from the Development and Support of ISR Capability within UK and the Middle East


• UK ISR - Move from silos in isolation towards full collaboration
• Issues from inter-service cooperation
• Issues from coalition cooperation
• Issues from wider partnerships
• Issues affecting air ISR in the current middle east

 

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

17:55 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

9:15 NAEW&C–The Role of Battle Management and Control in ISR

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander, AEW&C Force Command, NATO


• An overview of the NAEW&C Force
• Emphasizing the aircraft’s battle management and control capability, an overview of current mission systems
• The need for battle management and control in ISR
• Contemporary examples of battle management and control

 

9:55 US and UK Airborne ISR partnership: The USAF/RAF Rivet Joint Program

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Webster

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Webster, Commander, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, United States Air Force


• History of the RC-135 program
• Operations support 
• Current operations
 

 

10:35 Morning Coffee

11:05 Future Doctrine and Requirements for the Enhancement of Air Command and Control

Wing Commander Al Walton

Wing Commander Al Walton, SO1 Air C2 Capability Development, HQ Air Command, Royal Air Force

 

• The complexity of the modern battle space and challenges presented
• Effectively considering human factors such as information overload
• Ensuring de-confliction of air assets
• Potential framework for responsive, adaptable and resilient C2 organisation: Is centralised control and decentralised execution achievable?


 

11:45 The 49th Wing and the U.S. Air Force RPA Enterprise

Colonel Houston Cantwell

Colonel Houston Cantwell, Commander, 49th Wing , United States Air Force

12:25 Preparing ISR Operators for Current and Future Operations: An Overview of Training Doctrine and Procedure within the RAF


• Current perception of the operational environment and how this translates to training requirements
• An overview of the QWI course and its adaptation to meet these challenges
• Training methods utilised

Squadron Leader Andy Bain

Squadron Leader Andy Bain, Officer Commanding QWI and Sentinel Training, 54R Squadron, RAF

Squadron Leader Steve Knight

Squadron Leader Steve Knight, Officer Commanding Rivet Joint and SHADOW Training, 54R Squadron, RAF

13:05 Networking Lunch

14:05 PANEL DISCUSSION: Deliberating the Direction and Requirments of Command and Control for ISTAR Operations


• The current direction of Air C2 and information sharing in support of ISR operations
• Challenges presented by contemporary operations
• Measures for enhancing interoperability and agility
• Interactive question and answer session

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander, AEW&C Force Command, NATO

Wing Commander Al Walton

Wing Commander Al Walton, SO1 Air C2 Capability Development, HQ Air Command, Royal Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Peter  Illmann

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Illmann, Staff Officer, Plans , German Air Force, Forces Command

Ms Elizabeth Quintana

Ms Elizabeth Quintana, Director Military Sciences, Senior Research Fellow Air Power, RUSI

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

14:45 Medium and Long Term Spanish Plans for the integration of Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance UAV into the Armed Forces

Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas

Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas, Chief of the Strategic Projection of Force Programme, Air Systems Programme Management Division, Armaments Directorate, Ministry of Defence Spain


• Current UAV capability within the Armed forces and the need for a MALE system
• Considering the current platforms available and the requirements of the Spanish Armed Forces
• Plans to procure and integrate the MQ9 into current force structure
• The potential for long term future co-operation on joint-European projects, such as the European MALE UAV


 

15:25 The German Air Force’s Approach to Network Enabled Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations

Lieutenant Colonel Peter  Illmann

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Illmann, Staff Officer, Plans , German Air Force, Forces Command


• Current command and control capability for effective intelligence collection, process and dissemination
• Lessons learnt from past support of joint force missions
• Planning considerations that must be taken into account during today’s complex operational environment
• Measures for increasing interoperability with NATO partners
 

16:05 Afternoon Tea

16:35 An Update on the Netherlands Doctrine and Development of C4ISTAR

Stuart  Lorraine

Stuart Lorraine, Senior Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Air Force

 

• Current capability and doctrine
• Collaboration with NATO’s Joint ISR
• Future plans for development

17:15 Air Command and Control: Implications for ISR

Ms Elizabeth Quintana

Ms Elizabeth Quintana, Director Military Sciences, Senior Research Fellow Air Power, RUSI


• Evolving and Expanding Threats
• Emerging trends in C2 and Air C2
• Understanding the requirements for ISR and Analytics
• Simplifying not complicating the problem

17:55 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman, Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Deputy Commander, AEW&C Force Command, NATO
Colonel Andrew Dippolito

Colonel Andrew Dippolito

Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force
Wing Commander John  Williamson

Wing Commander John Williamson

Officer Commanding 1 ISR Wing, 1 Group ISTAR Force, Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Deputy Commander, AEW&C Force Command, NATO
Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Colonel Andrew Dippolito

Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force
Colonel Andrew Dippolito

Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas

Chief of the Strategic Projection of Force Programme, Air Systems Programme Management Division, Armaments Directorate, Ministry of Defence Spain
Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas

Colonel Houston Cantwell

Commander, 49th Wing , United States Air Force
Colonel Houston Cantwell

Commander S.G Jens Kristian Terp Petersen

Head of Strategic Concepts and Capability Development Branch, Policy and Concept Department , Defence Command Denmark
Commander S.G Jens Kristian Terp Petersen

Dr Stephen Helsdon

Principal ISR Consultant, Cyber and Information Systems , DSTL
Dr Stephen Helsdon

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock Honeyman

Electronic Warfare and ISR Consultant, Former Intelligence Advisor to the United Arab Emirates,
Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Mary

Deputy Commander, RPA Squadron 1/33 Belfort, French Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Mary

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Webster

Commander, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, United States Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Webster

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Illmann

Staff Officer, Plans , German Air Force, Forces Command
Lieutenant Colonel Peter  Illmann

Mr Darren Gould

International New Business Lead, Space & Intelligence Systems, , Harris Corporation
Mr Darren Gould

Mr Rob Munday

Unified Vision 2016 Deputy Trial Manager, ISR Section , NATO
Mr Rob Munday

Ms Elizabeth Quintana

Director Military Sciences, Senior Research Fellow Air Power, RUSI
Ms Elizabeth Quintana

Squadron Leader Andy Bain

Officer Commanding QWI and Sentinel Training, 54R Squadron, RAF
Squadron Leader Andy Bain

Squadron Leader Steve Knight

Officer Commanding Rivet Joint and SHADOW Training, 54R Squadron, RAF
Squadron Leader Steve Knight

Stuart Lorraine

Senior Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Air Force
Stuart  Lorraine

Major Lorraine is a Senior Staff Officer ISTAR within the Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) & Space section of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Air Staff.
After graduating from the Royal Military Academy in 2003 he was commissioned as a Fighter Control officer for the RNLAF and filled several operational positions. In 2013 he was posted to the Air Staff Plans & Policy division where he was responsible for short-term investment plans. In November 2015 he was posted to the C4ISR branch, ISTAR & Space section.
He is a graduate of the Intermediate Staff Officers Course at the Netherlands Defence Academy.
 

Wing Commander Al Walton

SO1 Air C2 Capability Development, HQ Air Command, Royal Air Force
Wing Commander Al Walton

Wing Commander John Williamson

Officer Commanding 1 ISR Wing, 1 Group ISTAR Force, Royal Air Force
Wing Commander John  Williamson

Wing Commander Keith Cranswick

ISR Capability Planning Group Manager, Joint Forces Command
Wing Commander Keith  Cranswick

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Armada International

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ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


Defense Express

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Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


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Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
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ARMSCOM.net

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Unmanned Systems Technology (UST)

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Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned air, land, sea and space systems. UnmannedSystemsTechnology.com provides insight into new products, technologies and suppliers within the unmanned systems sector. Unmanned Systems Technology magazine is a technical publication that delves into the science and engineering of unmanned systems.


Army Technology

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Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


Global Defence Technology

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Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


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Provides the most relevant and current news in robotics since 2008. Industrial robots, domestic robots, unmanned vehicles, defense robotics, software & artificial intelligence, company news, hobby robotics, product reviews, user projects, robotics event calendar and many more topics in robotics are covered. We host a discussion forum where users can ask and discuss anything robot related, an events calendar where the most popular robotics events in the world can be seen. We also published a book about drones, called "Drone Book 2016", which includes 500+ drone related firms, basic terms and concepts, information about building drones, drone photography, safety.


Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

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Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC) is a Washington, DC-based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community. HSRC provides premium market, technology and industry expertise that enables our global clients to gain critical insight into the business opportunities that exist within the Homeland Security & Homeland Defense market. Government clients include the US, UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Singapore. US Congress, DHS, US Army, US Navy, DOD, DOT, GAO, NATO, and the EU are among others. HSRC serves over 600 private sector clients, including all major defense contractors and many Fortune 500 companies.


International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications

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A fundamental, omnipresent feature of the global information age is that cyber-capabilities, e.g. computing, communication and control, are inherently embedded in numerous physical/engineered systems from the nano-world to large-scale systems-of-systems. Many scientific/technological challenges require intensive multidisciplinary studies, calling for new formulations, techniques and innovative solutions from a spectrum of communities in systems engineering/control/communications. IJSCC offers a vibrant discussion forum in this interdisciplinary area, especially communication systems augmented by control techniques and control systems whose components are interconnected via communication networks.


Airforces Monthly

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AirForces Monthly magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms, it provides the best military aviation news coverage from its global network of correspondents and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view. AirForces Monthly has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines.


Asian Military Review

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Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


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SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.

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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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