Each event costs less than £30 with all fees and taxes included.
With membership, you get entry to 10 events at no charge.
Each 1 hour workshop counts as 3 CPD points.
Certificates will be given to participants after attending the event.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and can be defined as the process through which an individual maintains and extends the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong professional competence.
Obtaining CPD points refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge, and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It's a record of what you experience, learn, and then apply.
CPD courses refer to workshops, lectures, meetings, events, conferences, training, and online courses provided by professionals.
For a course to be formally CPD accredited by a professional body it usually has to fulfill a wide range of criteria.
The target audience, goals of the event, and the benefits to participants should be clear.
Feedback from the participants is essential.
The profile of the event trainer/ speaker(s) must be of sufficient professional quality.
In this fast-moving world, it is ever more important to keep up to date in order to maintain standards and demonstrate competence and as more people become professionally qualified with similar qualifications, CPD becomes more important as a means of separating yourself from the pack.
Because continuing professional development can be measured using CPD points granted by an accredited organization, the achievements you make can be noticed by potential and current employees.
A planned approach to Continuing Professional Development allows an individual to put themselves in charge of their own career development and work-related ambitions. This personal empowerment of learning brings with it an increase in confidence and resulting abilities, all of which can easily be linked to an improvement of capability for employment.
Although, in the past, the majority of CPD courses have been delivered in person, since the COVID-19 epidemic the landscape of events has changed. Online courses and distance learning have now become increasingly popular, with the advantage of reduced costs to the course organisers. These reduced costs are often (but not always) passed to the delegate, meaning lower priced tickets. But with cheep online CPD courses there is a misconception regarding the value of this type of learning, and online certificates can often be dismissed as not offering a similar level of value to career progression. However, if a course has continued professional development accreditation from a recognized professional body, you can be assured that the same teaching standards are being upheld as similar face-to-face events.
All mums in science events fulfill the following criteria required for The Royal Society of Biologists to give accreditation of our CPD courses:-
We ensure the effectiveness of all CPD courses, for example reviewing and developing our provisions to ensure professional development. The target audience, goals of the event and the benefits to participants, learning outcomes of the event, and how these will be delivered are always clear.
Feedback from our participants evaluates whether they feel that their knowledge and skills have benefited from the event. We always act on our negative feedback to improve future events.
We carry out risk assessments for our staff.
The CV or profile of the event trainer/ speaker is provided. All speakers involved with the event have qualifications and/or experience appropriate to their role and degree of involvement in the event. They are all proficient in their areas of expertise, effective communicators and capable of establishing rapport with the participants.
Our online training courses are never less than 1 hour’s duration.
A certificate of attendance is issued to all participants of our CPD courses and a list of participants is kept for 3 years. This list is available to the Society for inspection, free of charge.
The teaching methods, the size of the group as well as the experience and needs of the participants are appropriate to the subject being taught. We use an interactive style of teaching with questions and comments from the participants and discussion is encouraged in all our CPD courses.
When appropriate, participants are given documentation prior to and/or during the event to enhance their professional development.
We approve of Society staff attending any professional development cpd event for the purposes of inspection free of charge.
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Thu, 19 Jan 2023
Have you ever either found yourself procrastinating, or never quite getting round to the thing you (think) you really want to do? Or do you wake up not feeling very inspired about your day?
Well, look at your motivation… If we are motivated, we feel we can do anything and we WANT to do it. Motivation energises and propels us towards action.
But motivation is actually quite a complex beast… There are many things that contribute to motivation, including values, habits, clarity of goal and purpose and if we don't have those all aligned, that train isn’t leaving the station!
But, when they ARE aligned the train becomes unstoppable.
So, this creative, fun session helped get those carriages in tip top condition and the engine fully tuned…
Tue, 6 December 2022,
When we think of performance we typically think of it in a work context. But peak performance is really about us reaching our full potential, maximising what we can get out of our entire life, not just work.
This meeting discussed how to achieve your full potential without getting burned out.
About the speaker: Georgeta Vlase-Harvey is a Certified Personal Performance Coach who's passion is to help all women feel happier in their lives, whichever stage of it they're at. Our levels of happiness are very much related to our opportunities for learning, development and growth (in all areas of life, not just work-related). Yet, women are under so much pressure to be everything for everyone else, that they run out of energy and time to ever think about their own needs and wants. Georgeta's work aims to empower women to stop feeling selfish and start bringing into their life the people, experiences and things that bring them joy.
Thu, 1 December 2022
• Two essential keys for tuning into your purpose
• Simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear doubt and worry
• What wealthy people do that creates sustained success
• The number one factor that causes people to lose steam when going after a dream and how to stay motivated and override it
Speaker: Alison Smith
Trainer, Transformational Life Coach, Certified Life Mastery Consultant
29th November 2022
Craft a new personal blueprint for success to get unstuck, create the life you really want and become who YOU are supposed to be.
Bree Zampogna is a personal mastery coach, storyteller, and former finance professional. She often describes herself as an accidental accountant who experienced her own life-changing transformation once she invested in studying herself and learned how to live her life by her design.
She believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy and freedom that comes from living their dream life. She combines her 25 years of business and leadership experience with a proven success system helping her clients to discover what they really want and lead them to that perfect expression of who they are meant to be.
Her business is b.extraordinary group dedicated to helping ordinary people to create extraordinary lives for themselves that operates at a high level in every important area. She knows what it’s like to want a different path and to go out and create it.
1st November 2022
Life sometimes gets in the way to achieve our dreams, aspirations, and happiness. This event will discussed getting you back on the right path.
Raina Kalhan is married with a 23year old son and 27year old daughter, and a maltipoo dog called Axl.
"I know that we can grow and develop through our difficulties, and this is why I chose to be a stress, anxiety and confidence coach.
Having worked in various careers, I only found my calling when I trained as a Master NLP Life Coach and practitioner, Clinical hypnotherapist and Time-Line therapist. It satisfied a deep-rooted need within me for connection, empowerment (self and for others) and human compassion which other careers did not. This also overflows into my role as a mentor for young people for a charity called Safe Space.
Alongside spending time with my family, I love meeting new people, travel, art, yoga, theatre, dance, and am looking to try a new exercise called Nia. I endeavour to keep growing and evolving towards my best self, whilst helping others to do the same."
Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raina-kalhan-bestofmenlp/
18 October 202
This talk discussed the 5 competence types developed by Dr Valerie Young – Perfectionist, Natural Genius, Expert, Individualist and Superwoman and hear tailor made strategies for each profile.
Carla Miller is a leadership coach who works with women in management and leadership roles to develop their careers and their confidence. Hundreds of women leaders have taken part in her Influence & Impact programme from companies including GSK, BT, Google, Channel 4, Muller and Deloitte as well as national charities, universities, the NHS and the Civil Service.
Carla’s own leadership experience includes raising £20 million for good causes and leading the fundraising at Samaritans and many other national charities; she was CEO of Tiny Tickers and then Managing Director of Charity People, a leading charity recruitment consultancy alongside founding her own coaching business. Carla hosts the chart-topping Influence & Impact podcast for female leaders, she has featured in national media such The Guardian and Psychologies magazine and is the author of The Women Leaders Handbook.
Carla is the author of 'Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard'.
11th October 2022
Do you ever wish your life wasn’t so difficult, complicated, exhausting and stressful? It’s a question many corporate professionals keep on asking especially after everything we’ve been through with the pandemic.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could create a new way of living that gives you more purpose, more balance, more energy and… a lot more joy?
At this unique and inspiring masterclass, Gilly shared with us how you can achieve exactly that with her unique Lifestyle Pivoting Method.
Here’s what we learnt
• 3 reasons why the pandemic has given us the perfect opportunity for doing life differently.
• From tired out, stressed out corporate professional to a joy-sparking future, Gilly will share her story and inspiring examples of what she has achieved.
• The exact 5 step formula that is guaranteed to pivot your life to new levels of enjoyment, fulfilment and balance.
Speaker:An ex-corporate professional turned coach who specialises in helping hard-working professionals at a crossroads in their life, manage the process to a joy-sparking future.
Gilly spent more than 35 years in strategy, program and project management roles internationally and knows first-hand the pressures that can be experienced as a working Mum in this type of setting.
She has devoted more than a decade to exploring and experimenting how to bring about more joy in our lives and has created a unique Lifestyle Pivoting App offering powerful personal development programs in a bite-sized, accessible format.
Her work has had rave reviews with clients describing their experience as “totally inspiring”, “making the seemingly impossible possible” with “life changing results”.
28th June 2022
Description: Now is the time to take full ownership and responsibility for your career. This interactive session showed the key strategies and tactic needed for career success and discussed the most common mistakes made in career progression, how to overcome these and key actions necessary for career success.
Speaker: Treasa Fitzgibbon is a Career Coach and Strategist, known as The Career Activist. She is passionate about coaching, training and mentoring women in finance to successfully navigate and accelerate their careers.
Before establishing Treasa Fitzgibbon Coaching, Treasa had a successful 22 year career in banking, with roles across operations, sales & product management, in Dublin, London and New York. She finished her banking career as a Managing Director in New York City, responsible for a global sales team.
23rd June 2022
Description: Every woman will transition through menopause and every woman will experience hormone change differently. For some women this will impact on their work and family life, for others, less so. For all of us, having a better understanding of this midlife transition and how our lifestyle impacts our long term health is a necessity, not an indulgence.
In this talk, experienced Women’s Health Coach, Lesley Waldron guided us through some effective and enlightening strategies to support your physical and mental wellbeing during this transition and identify key areas in which to create supportive habits and mindset strategies.
Speaker: Lesley Waldron is a certified Women’s Health Coach whose work has impacted thousands of women since 2014 when she began focussing on supporting women through perimenopause. She has a passion for the outdoors and for helping women find their zest for life in midlife and beyond. Based in the South West, Lesley has a successful private coaching practice and also runs an outdoor fitness business, Wild Country Woman.
26th May 2022
Description: There is no doubt that it is harder for women to gain attention and recognition at work – which means it is harder to gain promotion. Once promoted it can still be hard to gain support for your ideas and strategies. Having a title does not guarantee that you will be heard.
Do any of these sound familiar?
Then you need to learn the three things your body and voice are unconsciously doing that may be stopping you from making an impact at work.
Speaker: Emma Wainer has had a gloriously squiggly career, starting in pharmaceutical sales, then training as a Speech and Language Therapist. After a short and affair with the NHS, she became Operations Director in a successful event business, before finding her true passion and training as Voice Coach at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She brings the wealth of all that knowledge to help women raise their visibility and credibility at work, by amplifying their ability to be heard and cultivating thoughtful leadership in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.
19th May 2022
Description: Many women would answer “No” and, no surprise, many of these women work in the male-dominated professions.
Things are getting better slowly, but, in the meantime, what can you do on a day-to-day basis to thrive and not just survive in today’s workplace? This talk provided the 4 strategies guaranteed to help you thrive as the only woman in the room
*Establishing the Context
*Speaking the Language
*Inhabiting the Winning Mindset
Speaker: Susan Solomon PhD has had an eclectic, robust career. After earning a PhD from The Shakespeare Institute, UK, she embarked on a celebrated career in the computer university textbook publishing industry. Thereafter, she founded Solomon Communications providing communications training, consulting and coaching services. Susan has taught in the Business Schools of 5 universities in the United States and The Netherlands. She’s also served on the Sedona Arizona City Council and ultimately became Mayor. Certified as a Co-Active Coach in 2000, Susan has coached hundreds of men and women in tech from over 11 countries. She now specializes in coaching Women in Tech and the men who work with them and is committed to equality in all the business meeting rooms round the world.
5th May 2022
Description: Work is one of the many aspects of our lives. When it starts invading the time we spend with our families and eating up the moments we have just for ourselves, it generates an imbalance that disturbs all other areas of our lives. The objective of this session is to show you how re-thinking the place of work in our lives can help us create a way of living that is more balanced and all-encompassing. In addition to the general reflection, you will get ideas and tools to explore and implement in your own life so that you can create a more harmonious rhythm where there is time and space for what matters the most.
Speaker: This event was lead by Noemi Poget, a life coach who focuses on helping people find balance in their life. Her main areas of expertise are mindset, work-life balance, and leadership.
"Coaching is my contribution to building a fair and peaceful world. I believe that if as individuals we enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life, we build societies based on respect where each and every one of us can fully express their unique talent and beauty."
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