Topic: Event Management

Online Learning Nightmares Survey

Posted on February 3, 2021 by - Event Management

The International CPD Standards Office wants to know more about your negative experiences of online training.

As many of you know, we are proud to promote our accredited, gold standard global CPD training and coaching providers.

Since COVID19’s lockdown, there has been a boom in online learning, where unfortunately the market has become flooded with new providers, some of which, selling poor-quality online courses, leading to disappointing online learning experiences.

Over the past decade, iCPDSO has continually campaigned for ‘excellence in lifelong learning’.  We want to make sure that any online training course or coaching class bought by you, or your organisation, a positive, remarkable and reliable learning experience.

Please be assured that your responses and the data generated from this survey will not be shared with any third party organisations.

All of your responses will be kept confidential, however you do have the opportunity to share your story publicly if you would like to.

The survey results will be openly available, and the international CPD Standards Office will continue to campaign for high standards from the training and coaching industries.
So please donate 4 minutes of your time to help.

Click here to go to Survey! 


The CPD Research Project 2020

Posted on February 3, 2021 by - Event Management

Our Research Background

The CPD Research Project, established in 2009, is largest university led research project into CPD, adult skill development and lifelong learning.

With over a thousand professionals, 50 professional institutes, and various employers, charities and government, taking part in the research project, the results produced robust data.

The most striking finding was a strong need for stringent, independent accreditation to verify appropriate learning activities.

Whether training courses, conference events, online learning and coaching for formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and employment performance management requirements.

From there, the Professional Development Consortium was founded which is home to the CPD Standards Office, and the CPD Research Project – still ongoing to this day.

As the independent CPD accreditation service for PDC, the CPD Standards Office mission has always been to “Campaign for Excellence in Lifelong Learning”.  To continue to achieve this, we need considerable contributions to this survey that will generate robust data and statistics.  These will consequently generate a clearer picture of the evolving landscape of online and CPD training opportunities, as well as its dark underbelly of unscrupulous rogue providers.