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Win that Pitch: The First Only Full-Service Global Pitch Consultancy

London, May 16th – leading pitch consultancy Win That Pitch, made a slew of strategic partnership announcements, to make them the first global full-service pitch consultancy. With new strategic partnerships including access to highly respected business associates, training accreditations, design and research support, along with a unique artificial intelligence insights offering, it is poised to help agencies, brands

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World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2019 Announced

Learning and Development (L&D) best practice, thought leadership and the latest learning technology to be shared at Birmingham’s NEC on 15 & 16 October.        An essential, one-stop event for anyone with high-level responsibility for learning and development, World of Learning 2019 provides the perfect platform to learn from L&D experts and to explore the latest

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Gradbase and The CPD Standards Office announce a new partnership to digitise Continuous Professional Development certifications across the UK.

Continuous Professional Development represents a crucial element of modern employment, especially in the manufacturing and services sectors: whether it constitutes seminar attendance, refresher course completion or specific professional training, CPD is often a compulsory element required to perform certain mansions, onboard specific knowledge and generally advance careers. For this reason, it is desirable for CPD

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Dale Howarth becomes a CPDSO Ambassador

Dale Howarth from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, our accredited member, has become an Ambassador with the Professional Development Consortium. The Isle of Wight County Press talk about the award below: Isle of Wight business mentor and speaker is made CPD ambassador  

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Break the Ice, Don’t make Ice

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have received some questions on using ice breakers within face to face training courses and workshops. This is an area that CPD Standards doesn’t usually advise or comment on, as an icebreaker exercise normally sits within a ‘general introduction’ to a training course. However, we know that to ‘soften’

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World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2018

Senior L&D and HR professionals will gather at Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 October for the year’s must-attend L&D event. Bringing together experts and innovators in the L&D community, the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition has established itself as a hub for sharing best practice, thought leadership and the latest learning technology. This

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The Rise of Dubious Accreditation

Dubious Accreditation by CPD Standards Over recent years, it has become far too easy to find a cheap and easy alternative to almost anything.  The problem now is that the cheap and easy alternative has almost become the preferred option to rigor and the real deal. So how do we illustrate this phenomenon?  The most obvious example

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Win that Pitch: The First Only Full-Service Global Pitch Consultancy

London, May 16th – leading pitch consultancy Win That Pitch, made a slew of strategic partnership announcements, to make them the first global full-service pitch consultancy. With new strategic partnerships including access to highly respected business associates, training accreditations, design and research support, along with a unique artificial intelligence insights offering, it is poised to help agencies, brands

Read More »

World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2019 Announced

Learning and Development (L&D) best practice, thought leadership and the latest learning technology to be shared at Birmingham’s NEC on 15 & 16 October.        An essential, one-stop event for anyone with high-level responsibility for learning and development, World of Learning 2019 provides the perfect platform to learn from L&D experts and to explore the latest

Read More »

Gradbase and The CPD Standards Office announce a new partnership to digitise Continuous Professional Development certifications across the UK.

Continuous Professional Development represents a crucial element of modern employment, especially in the manufacturing and services sectors: whether it constitutes seminar attendance, refresher course completion or specific professional training, CPD is often a compulsory element required to perform certain mansions, onboard specific knowledge and generally advance careers. For this reason, it is desirable for CPD

Read More »

Dale Howarth becomes a CPDSO Ambassador

Dale Howarth from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, our accredited member, has become an Ambassador with the Professional Development Consortium. The Isle of Wight County Press talk about the award below: Isle of Wight business mentor and speaker is made CPD ambassador  

Read More »

Break the Ice, Don’t make Ice

Happy Monday everyone! This week we have received some questions on using ice breakers within face to face training courses and workshops. This is an area that CPD Standards doesn’t usually advise or comment on, as an icebreaker exercise normally sits within a ‘general introduction’ to a training course. However, we know that to ‘soften’

Read More »

World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2018

Senior L&D and HR professionals will gather at Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 October for the year’s must-attend L&D event. Bringing together experts and innovators in the L&D community, the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition has established itself as a hub for sharing best practice, thought leadership and the latest learning technology. This

Read More »

The Rise of Dubious Accreditation

Dubious Accreditation by CPD Standards Over recent years, it has become far too easy to find a cheap and easy alternative to almost anything.  The problem now is that the cheap and easy alternative has almost become the preferred option to rigor and the real deal. So how do we illustrate this phenomenon?  The most obvious example

Read More »
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