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Running the 100 Metres Without a Stopwatch is Crazy!

This summer, we marveled at the Olympians and Paralympians achieving world records and medals in Rio and ultimately their success comes from managing their training and measuring performance. Darren Smith, Founder of Making Business Matter discusses how competency frameworks can improve performance in business. It Matters What We Call Them A competency framework, also known

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Exclusive Discount for the World of Learning 2016

Members of the CPD Standards Office can access an exclusive discount to attend the World of Learning exhibition in October 2016 which showcases modern solutions for professional development. Now in its 25th year, the World of Learning has established itself as the most comprehensive event for all aspects of Learning and Development (L&D), and the

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Make CPD Sticky!

On Thursday 21st April, The CPD Standards Office was a sponsor of Membership Excellence 2016 in London, the most important conference of the year for professional bodies, institutes and associations. The conference was themed ‘Membership: Evolution or Revolution’ and the CPD session invited speakers who presented on how they are dramatically changing the way their

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Dealing with the Apprenticeship Levy

What is it? In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay

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Publicise your CPD Accreditation

A number of our highly valued members are getting themselves into the press and publicising their CPD Standards accreditation achievement. Most recently Dale Howarth, a business consultant, achieved accredited speaker status for his presentations and speeches which the CPD Standards Offices third party assessment process deemed to be high quality and appropriate for CPD purposes. As a

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CPD for Competitive Advantage

Andrew Gibbons an independent management developer, wrote a blog for the Training Journal in February 2016 summing up why he thinks CPD is a competitive advantage to all businesses. Read here: Training Journal Blog Here are some of his best points: CPD is a low cost and high value strategy I believe that a clear and

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Seating Arrangements for Optimal Learning

How do you lay out the seating in your training rooms? Have you reviewed whether a different layout would help learning? Here is a quick rundown of seating options and how you may want to use them: Boardroom U shape Great for smaller groups where group discussion and peer engagement is important Café StyleTables of

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Running the 100 Metres Without a Stopwatch is Crazy!

This summer, we marveled at the Olympians and Paralympians achieving world records and medals in Rio and ultimately their success comes from managing their training and measuring performance. Darren Smith, Founder of Making Business Matter discusses how competency frameworks can improve performance in business. It Matters What We Call Them A competency framework, also known

Read More »

Exclusive Discount for the World of Learning 2016

Members of the CPD Standards Office can access an exclusive discount to attend the World of Learning exhibition in October 2016 which showcases modern solutions for professional development. Now in its 25th year, the World of Learning has established itself as the most comprehensive event for all aspects of Learning and Development (L&D), and the

Read More »

Make CPD Sticky!

On Thursday 21st April, The CPD Standards Office was a sponsor of Membership Excellence 2016 in London, the most important conference of the year for professional bodies, institutes and associations. The conference was themed ‘Membership: Evolution or Revolution’ and the CPD session invited speakers who presented on how they are dramatically changing the way their

Read More »

Dealing with the Apprenticeship Levy

What is it? In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay

Read More »

Publicise your CPD Accreditation

A number of our highly valued members are getting themselves into the press and publicising their CPD Standards accreditation achievement. Most recently Dale Howarth, a business consultant, achieved accredited speaker status for his presentations and speeches which the CPD Standards Offices third party assessment process deemed to be high quality and appropriate for CPD purposes. As a

Read More »

CPD for Competitive Advantage

Andrew Gibbons an independent management developer, wrote a blog for the Training Journal in February 2016 summing up why he thinks CPD is a competitive advantage to all businesses. Read here: Training Journal Blog Here are some of his best points: CPD is a low cost and high value strategy I believe that a clear and

Read More »

Seating Arrangements for Optimal Learning

How do you lay out the seating in your training rooms? Have you reviewed whether a different layout would help learning? Here is a quick rundown of seating options and how you may want to use them: Boardroom U shape Great for smaller groups where group discussion and peer engagement is important Café StyleTables of

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