Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It allows learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as workshops, conferences and events, that allow individuals to improve their professional attributes.
The Responsible Finance CPD training programme aims to build organisational capacity within the responsible finance sector and ensure consistent professional practice from our registered members. The aim of facilitating CPD accredited events is to provide quality assurance for our training courses and allow participants to build evidence of professional development. CPD topics are relevant to the sector and training will be led by leading industry experts. CPD themes will include:
- Organisational management
- Portfolio management
- Sectoral policy tools
- Compliance for Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Regulation
Our CPD events will be half day to full day in length, comprising of lectures, reading material and interactive group discussions. Our annual programme is subject to change and based on the availability of qualified facilitators.
CPD events are open to all professionals working in the finance and lending sector. Responsible Finance members will receive a 25% discount on advertised subscriptions or fees.
Member organisations will be required to earn 20 CPD points a year to illustrate their commitment to personal development and improving their knowledge of the sector. Members of staff should be encouraged to pursue CPD points for their personal development. The following points system will serve as a guideline on how Responsible Finance will award attendees for the activities they complete.
- Full day seminar, course or workshop: 8 CPD points ( 1 CPD point per hour)
- Half day seminar, course or workshop: 4 CPD points ( 1 CPD point per hour)
- Short Webinars or workshop : 2 CPD points
- Attendance of Responsible Finance conference: 10 CPD points
- Attendance of evening reception or similar: 1 CPD point
- Lecture (the preparation/delivery of): 4 CPD points
CPD attendance certificates will be issued to delegates for their own CPD purposes after each event.
Our training programme for 2017 can be downloaded below.