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Do you deliver or design technical training? Where do you go for new ideas?

I'm looking for some CPD recommendations. Real events rather than on line if possible. I used to attend trainers group meetings and go to seminars almost every month but these seem to have all dried up lately.

Particularly looking for technical trainers groups, workshops, courses...all ideas welcome.



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  1. Looks Good

    Thanks for that…looks good and in the Lakes which makes it even more attactive. Think it could be a bit "far out" to put on expenses though.

    Anyone on here from Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Energy, Defence Industries? Please PM me.

  2. CPD

    Should I be concerned that 220 readers of this post don't seem to participate in any CPD?



    If your a CIPD Member this LinkedIn Group might be of interest?
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    *** Unpacking Intuition – Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith – University of Surrey
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    *** Cognition, decisions & behaviour. – Dr Adrian Banks – University of Surrey
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