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Announcement: We have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and sponsors will be able to access the full conference and its materials and will be able to log on remotely via the internet. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information customerservices@smi-online.co.uk

The SMi Group is delighted to announce the 12th annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference (VIRTUAL/ONLINE ACCESS ONLY), taking place on the 20th - 21st April 2021

Operating in the information warfare age brings its own unique opportunities and challenges, as nations seek to enhance air power, while guarding against potential vulnerabilities and managing unprecedented volumes of data. This meeting will provide a stage to discuss new and innovative systems, and efforts to upgrade, modernise and improve existing platforms, as allied air forces continue to seek the operational edge.

Topics discussed include: (pre)flight data management, multi-domain command and control, operating in a degraded environment, 5th generation integration and more...
 

  • A unique opportunity to engage with key senior leaders, strategic planners and operators, from host nation and international air forces from around the world, including; the RAF, the US Air Force, the French Air Force, the Italian Air Force, the Canadian Air Force and more...
  • Examine the latest developments in air mission planning, with a truly holistic event providing briefs covering fast-jet, heavy-lift and rotary perspectives, from advanced tactical simulators to the operator's view
  • Listen to detailed updates on topics such as; fifth generation integration, multi-domain command and control, data-management considerations, and more
  • Benefit from unrivalled networking opportunities, as senior personnel from the military, government, and industry come together to discuss the future challenges, technologies and solutions across the world.
     

13th ASOS, US Air Force; ABS; AFMC; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Defence and Space Ltd; Airbus Services - Government Communications; Australian High Commission; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems / ES; BAE systems electronics systems; Booz Allen Hamilton; DELL; ERC Inc; F-35 Joint Program Office; F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office; F-35 Lightning II Program Office; French Air Force; German Air Force; Hellenic Air Force Veterans Association; Inzpire Ltd.; Jane’s by IHS Markit ; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Uk (Uk); National Air and Space Operations Centre, Royal Air Force; NATO ; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; RAF; RAF Centre for Air Power Studies; RAF Marham; Royal Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Saab AB; Saab Aeronautics; Systematic A/S; TriCIS Ltd; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MoD; US Air Force; USAF;
 

Conference programme

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley

Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

10:15 Planning a Command and Control Tactic: A Methodology for Achieving Information Advantage

Squadron Leader Michael Burley

Squadron Leader Michael Burley, C2 Tactics & Training, 92 Squadron, Air & Space Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force

• Given a slowing qualitative edge, being able to think decide and act at a tempo greater than our adversaries is critical to mission success.
• Disparate and distributed sensors, shooters and decision makers, across geographic security and domain “boundaries” mean there is rarely one path for the right information to make its way to Commanders.
• Not all paths are created equal and a methodology is needed, supported by software, for mission planners to ensure information reaches the right Commander in the right timeframe.
• Understanding our Command and Control links and nodes in terms of time penalty; measure and compare them with alternatives, before deciding on a Command and Control tactic designed to give us the edge
 

10:45 Mobility and Independence – Continuing the Evolution of the 3° Stormo Deployable Airbase Activation Modules (DAAM) for Joint NATO Operations

Colonel Giovanni Luongo

Colonel Giovanni Luongo, Commander, 3rd Wing, Italian Air Force

• Structuring air force personnel, equipment and training to support joint or expeditionary operations through greater cross-branch/international cooperation and strategic distribution of logistics support capabilities
• Leaner Logistics – Identifying key strategies by the 3° Stormo to further reduce the dependence of deployed air operations bases (DAOB) including modular power generation (PowerBox), fuel storage/consumption, deployable CBRN decontamination modules and mobile tactical command & control (C2) networks
• Developing new training, tactics and procedures to prepare the Italian Air Force’s DAOB/DAAM deployments to accommodate and support 5th Generation aircraft (F-35) in the future operations
 

11:15 Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

11:45 Morning Networking Break on the SMi Conference Portal

12:15 Capitalising on the Platform Modernisation to Transform the Belgian Air Component’s Mission Planning Mechanisms

Lieutenant Colonel Didier Di Giovanni

Lieutenant Colonel Didier Di Giovanni, A5 – AIRC4ISR, COMOPSAIR, Belgian Air Component

• Human-Machine Teaming – Maximising the operational effectiveness of the newly acquired 9B SkyGuardian UAS through comprehensive combined-operations training and integration with manned aircraft formations
• Modernising A5 (C4ISR/COMOPS) capabilities through the acquisition of new technologies and participation in international exercises to identify opportunities to streamline A5 architectures and enhance cooperation with other Belgian or allied forces
• Preparing for the 5th Generation – Maintaining the F-35’s ‘multirole’ capabilities by adapting C2 and ISR elements to incorporate and exploit the platform’s advanced sensor and networking technologies into future mission planning and CONOPS

12:45 The Operational Benefits that the Future Combat Air System will bring to the Mission Cycle with a Focus on Mission Planning

Mr Laurent Le Quement

Mr Laurent Le Quement, Marketing Lead FCAS, Airbus

13:15 Networking Break on the SMi Conference Portal

14:00 Strategic Data Management – How Current Modernisation Initiatives have Enabled SEEK EAGLE to Streamline the USAF’s Air Mission Planning Procedures

Colonel David  F. Radomski

Colonel David F. Radomski, Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force

• Reviewing current efforts to catalogue and homogenise data acquired from the various independent and specialized departments within the Seek Eagle Program
• Specific infrastructure and hardware/software modernisation requirements to facilitate the processing and distribution of modelling data to meet the requests of an increasingly dynamic USAF
• Increasing and diversifying the testing of machine learning capabilities beyond data processing and recommendation software to provide detailed predictive analysis capabilities and thus facilitate the deployment of emerging technologies, weapons systems and mission-critical aircraft modules
 

14:30 Streamlining Combat and Logistics Support Operations for Expeditionary Forces - A Case Study of OP PRESENCE

Colonel Chris McKenna

Colonel Chris McKenna, Commander, 1 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force

• Modernising rotary-wing assets and support mechanisms to improve overall readiness and provide C2/operations personnel with a more diverse set of options for future airborne operations in challenging environments
• Optimising the efficiency of 1 Wing operators through increased development and integration of up-to-date training procedures and technologies
• Data management – Reviewing 1 Wing’s capabilities with regards to EW/Cyber operations and promoting a strategic shift in acquisitions or modernisation initiatives to safeguard against emerging threats from EMS contested environments

15:00 Exploring Novel Initiatives to Enhance Data Sharing Capabilities within the ACC and Guarantee Information Superiority in Near-Peer Conflict

Colonel Alan Docauer

Colonel Alan Docauer, Division Chief, ACC/A3C , US Air Force

  • Leveraging the advantages of greater cooperation with industry partners to further streamline DevSecOps procedures and ensure strategic information can be exchanged rapidly and securely in contested, degraded or operationally challenging environments
  • Highlighting specific challenges to maintaining interoperability and connectivity across an increasingly diverse fleet of next generation and legacy aircraft
  • Developing new command structures and technological solutions to provide C2 assets with increased resilience through a more diverse distribution of sensor nodes and command-capable elements in future joint all-domain operations
  • 15:30 Re-Balancing Tactical and Operational Priorities – Providing TACP Operators with the Necessary Capabilities to Maximise the Effectiveness of Precision Strikes and C2 in the Field

    Major Ray Reeves

    Major Ray Reeves, Tactical Air Control Party Officer / Joint Terminal Attach Controller Instructore and Evaluator, US Air Force

    • Connectivity – Optimising current equipment and SOPs to enable TACP/JTAC personnel to seamlessly communicate and coordinate with all branches and assets of the US Military in pursuit of true Joint All-Domain C2
    • Resilience – Exploring the potential for radical re-configuration of current SOPs to create highly mobile, independent and inter-connected TACP nodes to achieve a distributed, resilient and interoperable C2 capability in the field
    • Exploring the latest proposals and initiatives highlighted by TACP innovations teams to further underline the strategic value in communicating the needs or experiences of tactical operators to the highest levels of the chain-of-command
     

    16:00 Afternoon Networking Break on the SMi Conference Portal

    16:30 International Interoperability – Utilising the STITCHES heterogenous integration concept to enhance joint/multi-domain operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones, Program Manager SoSITE, DARPA, US Air Force

  • Facilitating the aggregation of diverse international air-integrated systems and technologies through the expansion and investment in global open standards architectures
  • Achieving true ‘sensor-fusion’ capability through the development of joint taxonomies to enhance the compatibility of strategic data from all types of sensor networks
  • Leveraging the diversity of systems and technologies within joint international air forces to provide a more resilient information sharing structure to defend from emerging EW and cybersecurity threats

    Invited: Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones, Program Manager SoSITE, Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Defense

  • 17:00 The Final Frontier – Diversifying and Reinforcing EW Capabilities of Stratospheric Air Assets to Ensure Resilient C2/C4I Planning Capabilities in the Future Battlespace

    Mr Cory Beebe

    Mr Cory Beebe, Space Electronic Warfare Course Lead, 319th Combat Training Squadron, US Air Force

    • Maximising the modularity of aircraft integrated mission systems and sensors to enable greater flexibility of air operations planning and support in future dynamic battlespaces
    • Developing advanced AI-enhanced and machine learning capabilities to reinforce the USAF’s software development and integration capabilities across multiple air platforms
    • Leveraging the advanced technological infrastructure of commercial industry partners to accelerate the development and fielding of new software tools and capabilities within the Air Force
    *Subject to Final Confirmation

    17:30 Exploiting Emerging Technologies to Further Enhance the Air Force’s ‘Lethality-per-Gallon’ and Formulating a More Adaptable Logistics Infrastructure

    Dr Jordan Eccles

    Dr Jordan Eccles, Senior Data Scientist, US Air Force

    • Analysing the latest developments in planning/tasking software from KesselRun and human-machine teaming initiatives in order to assess their potential for streamlining the Air Force’s operational energy logistics
    • Restructuring, reinforcing and diversifying supply chain infrastructure to provide a more resilient distribution of capabilities and facilitate the implementation of contingency measures to counter persistent multi-domain attacks from hostile entities
    • Enhancing data sharing and resource pooling capabilities across Air Force departments to allow all assets to capitalise on the top-line fuel efficiency benefits provided by smaller, individually tailored programs (i.e. Jigsaw; Pythagoras)
    • Operational Energy of the Future – Exploring the advantages and challenges, both financial and strategic, of hybridized air assets and force structures
     

    18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

    10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

    10:15 RNORAF & Adaptation to Future Warfare: How to Improve Efficacy, Speed, Flexibility, Adaptability and Dynamism in Our Kill Chains

    Brigadier General Rolf Folland

    Brigadier General Rolf Folland, Inspector of Air Operations, Royal Norwegian Air Force

  • Modernisation considerations to enable Mission & Operations planners within the Royal Norwegian Air Force to face the challenges of future warfare
  • Exploring new strategic and operational challenges following the integration of 5th Generation fighter assets like the F35 into the RNAF’s aircraft fleet
  • Developing additional resilience and interoperability to enable C2/C4ISR command structures to operate effectively in future contested, degraded or operationally challenging environments
  • Training operations staff and mission planners to counter the rising threats of hostile forces employing advanced EW and cyber defence assets in order to disrupt or destroy communications and command networks in future air operations

    Invited: Brigadier General Rolf Folland, Inspector of Air Operations, Royal Norwegian Air Force
     

  • 10:45 Capitalising on Technological Advancements to Ensure Continued Air Dominance for the Israeli Air Forces

    Colonel Gil Dolov

    Colonel Gil Dolov, Deputy Commander, Israeli Air Force

  • The Mighty Ones – How the Israeli Air Force prioritized sub-system compatibility to ensure the F-35I could rely on existing aircraft datalinks and specialized C4 architectures to maximise effective integration with existing air and GBAD assets
  • Utilising home-brewed UAS technology to maximise data sharing through manned-unmanned teaming on precision strike, recce and air defense operations
  • Modularity and adaptability considerations for the development and integration of future C2 mission systems to allow for flexibility in strategic planning
  • *Subject to Final Confirmation

    11:15 Morning Networking Break on the SMi Conference Portal

    11:45 Reinforcing Participation and Coordination in Air Transport and AAR Operations to Maximise Joint Support Capabilities for Air Missions

    Lieutenant Colonel Hervé Braun

    Lieutenant Colonel Hervé Braun, Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE)

    • Increasing the participation of member states in joint technical arrangements such as ATARES to diversify and multiply available resources and air assets for joint tasking
    • Maximising platform and digital information compatibility within available assets to mitigate delays and accelerate logistics support operations in both AT and AAR sectors
    • Expanding joint communications capabilities within MCCE to further streamline the request to execution process and better synchronise air operations across all participating nations
     

    12:15 Constructing a Unilateral Approach to the Integration and Coordination of the A400M Platforms

    Mr Alexandre Jaubertie

    Mr Alexandre Jaubertie, A400M Lead Support Engineering Officer , OCCAR

    • Developing new standards and practices to enhance interoperability of the A400M crews across various nations
    • Creating joint modernisation initiatives to reduce life-cycle costs and increase system compatibility
    • Identifying and addressing key capability gaps through greater communications and cooperation between nations operating the A400M
     

    12:45 Achieving the Common Operating Picture – Technological and Tactical Requirements to Enhance the RCAF’s North Warning System and Air Defense Squadrons

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle, Commander, 22nd Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force

    • Exploring the means of maintaining a more flexible and resilient C2 sensor-node network through comprehensive restructuring of existing C2 systems and integration of a wider range of platform integrated sensors
    • People before platforms – Ensuring pilots, command and support personnel maintain the optimum capabilities and readiness levels through an increased focus on training exercises & simulation technologies
    • Expanding the operational range and data processing capabilities of both platform-integrated and rigid sensor networks through greater integration and training concerning AI-enabled/machine-learning technologies
     

    13:15 Networking Break on the SMi Conference Portal

    14:00 Optimising Logistics and Support Procedures for the F-35 Lighting II During Maritime Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Waugh

    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Waugh, SO1 Lighting Logistics – Lighting Force HQ, United States Marine Corps

  • Optimising logistics and support procedures for the F-35 Lighting II during maritime operations
  • Highlighting existing and future challenges relating to the F-35’s logistical support requirements, particularly on lengthy deployments
  • Streamlining repairs and maintenance requests through greater integration of allied and commercial capabilities into existing processes
  • Practical considerations and initiatives (i.e. greater networking, unmanned refuelling capabilities) to ensure F-35 operators maintain strategic overmatch in maritime air operations
     
  • 14:30 Streamlining the USAF’s Software Practices to Provide Air Assets and Mission Planners with Additional Flexibility in Future Operations

    Mr Nicolas Chaillan

    Mr Nicolas Chaillan, Chief Software Officer / Co-Lead DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative, US Air Force

    • Maximising the modularity of aircraft integrated mission systems and sensors to enable greater flexibility of air operations planning and support in future dynamic battlespaces
    • Developing advanced AI-enhanced and machine learning capabilities to reinforce the USAF’s software development and integration capabilities across multiple air platforms
    • Leveraging the advanced technological infrastructure of commercial industry partners to accelerate the development and fielding of new software tools and capabilities within the Air Force
     

    15:00 Afternoon Networking Break on the SMi Conference Portal

    15:30 Enhancing Aircraft Maintenance Operations – A Case Study of the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

    Major Kathryn Damron

    Major Kathryn Damron, Operations Officer, 388 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force

    • Identifying opportunities to streamline maintenance requests and schedules in order to mitigate delays and maximise readiness within the 388th Fighter Wing for future air operations
    • Highlighting key lessons and transformations throughout the transition from conducting maintenance on a fleet of F-16s to the F-35 platform
    • Addressing current challenges regarding munitions maintenance and loading procedures in order to accelerate the preparation and delivery of weapons systems to deployed air assets
     *Subject to Final Confirmation

    16:00 Accelerating the planning Cycle – Leveraging technology to streamline future Mission Planning Systems

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Kenneth L Kash, Chief Combat Air Forces, US Air Force

    • Highlighting the key practical improvements and capabilities provided by the JOMS software for all forms of mission planning in an increasingly dynamic battlespace
    • Identifying opportunities to facilitate platform-to-platform and nation-to-nation compatibility of strategic data to maximise interoperability in joint operations
    • Keeping pace – Ensuring plans and operations personnel can rely on the security and optimisation of their infrastructure and software through regular updates from the CI/CD and commercial pipelines

     

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Rolf Folland

    Brigadier General Rolf Folland

    Inspector of Air Operations, Royal Norwegian Air Force
    Colonel Alan Docauer

    Colonel Alan Docauer

    Division Chief, ACC/A3C , US Air Force
    Colonel Chris McKenna

    Colonel Chris McKenna

    Commander, 1 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Colonel David  F. Radomski

    Colonel David F. Radomski

    Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force
    Colonel Giovanni Luongo

    Colonel Giovanni Luongo

    Commander, 3rd Wing, Italian Air Force
    Mr Nicolas Chaillan

    Mr Nicolas Chaillan

    Chief Software Officer / Co-Lead DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative, US Air Force
    Squadron Leader Michael Burley

    Squadron Leader Michael Burley

    C2 Tactics & Training, 92 Squadron, Air & Space Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force

    Brigadier General Rolf Folland

    Inspector of Air Operations, Royal Norwegian Air Force
    Brigadier General Rolf Folland

    Colonel Alan Docauer

    Division Chief, ACC/A3C , US Air Force
    Colonel Alan Docauer

    Colonel Chris McKenna

    Commander, 1 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Colonel Chris McKenna

    Colonel David F. Radomski

    Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force
    Colonel David  F. Radomski

    Colonel Giovanni Luongo

    Commander, 3rd Wing, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Giovanni Luongo

    Cory Beebe

    Instructor, Space Electronic Warfare, Aluet Aerospace Engineering
    Cory Beebe

    Dr Jordan Eccles

    Senior Data Scientist, US Air Force
    Dr Jordan Eccles

    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    Group Captain (Ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Lee Flint

    Deputy Chief, 5th Generation integration, USAFE
    Lee Flint

    Lieutenant Colonel Hervé Braun

    Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE)
    Lieutenant Colonel Hervé Braun

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    Program Manager SoSITE, DARPA, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Waugh

    SO1 Lighting Logistics – Lighting Force HQ, United States Marine Corps
    Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Waugh

    Major Kathryn Damron

    Operations Officer, 388 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force
    Major Kathryn Damron

    Major Ray Reeves

    Tactical Air Control Party Officer / Joint Terminal Attach Controller Instructore and Evaluator, US Air Force
    Major Ray Reeves

    Mr Alexandre Jaubertie

    A400M Lead Support Engineering Officer , OCCAR
    Mr Alexandre Jaubertie

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Chief Combat Air Forces, US Air Force
    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Laurent Le Quement

    Marketing Lead FCAS, Airbus
    Mr Laurent Le Quement

    Mr Nicolas Chaillan

    Chief Software Officer / Co-Lead DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative, US Air Force
    Mr Nicolas Chaillan

    Squadron Leader Michael Burley

    C2 Tactics & Training, 92 Squadron, Air & Space Warfare Centre, Royal Air Force
    Squadron Leader Michael Burley

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    Multiple Classifications. All Domains. One System. Thinklogical empowers the warfighter by enabling immediate and secure access to multi-domain, multi-classification information in command and control environments, regardless of source or location. Our next-generation C2 infrastructure delivers video-rich content where and when it is needed most, transforming information into knowledge, and driving better-informed decisions leading to improved mission outcomes.

    Thinklogical solutions enable instant situational awareness and real-time collaboration, delivering a "single pane of glass" view of multi-domain data, and simplifying the management of multi-classification information through a comprehensive fibre-optic video distribution (VDS) and KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) matrix switching infrastructure. Applications include all-domain command and control, air operations, secure VTC, UAS/RPA ground control stations, and training and simulation.

    Thinklogical systems are approved for use in secure facilities by the U.S. Department of Defense, Canada Department of National Defence, Australia Department of Defence, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence, and NATO. ISO 9001:2015 certified, the company’s products are information assurance (IA) accredited to the Common Criteria EAL4, NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and the U.S. DoD JITC UCR APL 2013.

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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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