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At SMi we pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our media partners. SMi provides a direct route to the leading industry players across a wide range of sectors. Our events are highly targeted toward an information-hungry audience and and key industry influencers. By working with us you will be able to promote your products to a hard to reach and professional audience as well as being able to meet and network with senior level decision-makers. Working together, we can offer an exclusive platform to enhance your product or service to our uniquely segmented target audience. For further details about how to achieve your objectives, please contact Margaret Mugema on +44 (0)20 7827 6072 or email us at marketing@smi-online.co.uk

We can provide you with various marketing channels including :

  • Branding & sponsorship at the conference
  • Branding on our conference brochures
  • Positioning of your company logo, synopsis and link on our conference webpage
  • A guest pass to attend the conference in order to network with industry professionals
  • Distribution of your company literature at the conference
  • Promotion through the SMi social media platforms

In return, we would welcome the opportunity to promote SMi events via your media channels including:

  • Placing our conference banner and event listing with a link on your website
  • Inserting our conference brochure into your publications/newsletter
  • Print or digital magazine advertising of our conference
  • Access to your subscribers via direct marketing routes (either via email or a direct mail piece)
  • Inclusion of our conference listing in your e-newsletter
  • The promotion of our conference through your social media platforms

N.B. The above is just a sample of the opportunities available for a partnership but we also welcome innovative and cost-effective suggestions above and beyond those stated here and it is possible to tailor the campaign element so that both parties are best served.



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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