November 2016

Dear Members,

November is always a great month if you celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the UK and watch impressive firework displays in your local area. Here are some exciting stories from us!

CPD Standards Member News Feature: Smart Insights

Smart Insights, Accredited CPD Standards Provider (No. 50052) has given an overview of the top 10 most in demand digital marketing skills during 2016. Dr Dave Chaffey, CEO and Co-founder of Smart Insights says how you can focus your efforts on acquiring these skills.

Read more here

We welcome membership news features to showcase your research on professional development and the future world of work within your sector. Please email us to if would like to find out more about our editorial guidelines.

British Small Business Awards 2016- The CPD Standards Office came second!

In the CPD Standards Office, we set off our own fireworks to celebrate Amanda Rosewarne our Director of CPD Research and Accreditation for being shortlisted for ‘Leader of the Year’ at the British Small Business Awards at the end of October. We are all very proud of her!

Amanda has been an inspirational driving force behind the success and growth of the CPD Standards Office. Amanda’s background in occupational psychology and extensive experience in the field of CPD, led her to founding the CPD Standards Office and the Professional Development Consortium. She has worked with numerous professional bodies, regulators and trade associations and is now developing even stronger links globally in collaboration with the UK government.

Amanda is passionate about improving the reputation and access to CPD globally. Over the last four years since the Office was founded, our membership has reached 600 members, across 22 countries worldwide. As many of you know, The CPD Standards Office works closely with its umbrella organisation, The Professional Development Consortium, with which Amanda and the team are pursuing further research into improving the delivery of CPD activities and the mechanisms to advance professional development.

If you have any questions regarding your membership with us, please do not hesitate to call us on 0845 862 1386

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind Regards,

Sophie