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SMi is proud to present the 11th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, taking place on the 16th and 17th November 2022 in London, United Kingdom.

Social media has become an indispensable communication channel in civilian society, and the military sector is no different. It can be used as a platform for information and recruitment purposes, fulfil a welfare function for personnel keeping in touch with family and friends, and as a strategic communication tool for opinion-forming and psychological operations.

Social media offers fast, direct, and wide-reaching communications, so it is critical that public affairs professionals are properly equipped to make the most of what ; social media has to offer. Drawing on a wealth of expertise from military, government and industry, Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector remains the only truly global summit for communications professionals in defence. Join this community to learn from the very best, meet your peers from around the world, and accelerate your development.
 

Engage with a dynamic audience of military officers, government officials, industry experts and social media platform specialists on crucial topics such recruitment, audience engagement, crisis response tactics and combating fake news.
Exclusive Host Nation presentations from the UK MoD
Dedicated sessions on COVID-19 response and the role of the military in keeping the world virus-free
Two half day pre-conference workshops focusing on social media strategies and the utilisation of immersive technologies in military communications campaigns
 

Afghan Border Police; Austrian Armed Forces; Belgian Navy; Brazilian Army; British Army; Canadian Air Force; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Department of National Defense; CANSOFORM/National Defence; Defence Academy of the United Kingdom; Defense Media Activity USA; Department National Defence; DND; European Union Naval Force; Formerly NATO; German MoD; Hensoldt Optronics GmbH; HENSOLDT UK; Hong Kong Police Force; Imprint Social; IOM; Italian Armed Forces; Joint Special Operations University, USSOCOM; Leonardo; MINDEF, Singapore; Ministry of Defense of Côte d'Ivoire; NATO Allied Maritime Command; NATO ENSEC COE; NATO MARCOM; Norwegian Defence Staff; Norwegian National Security Authority; Pall Corporation; Pangaea Wire; Qatar Armed Forces; Republic of Singapore Air Force; Romanian MOD; Royal Air Force ; Royal Air Force (MOD-AIR-19/20-167); Royal Navy; RSAF; Saudi Ministry of Defence; Singapore Armed Forces; Singapore Mindef - Singapore Armed Forces; SRI; Swedish Armed Forces; Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB); Tajikistan Border Force; The Ministry of Defence; UAE GHQ; US Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa Public Affairs; US Air Forces in Europe and Africa Public Affairs; USAF; VRAI; Women in Defence UK
 

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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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