Silverbear Sponsoring PARN Contemporary Challenges of CPD Silverbear Events | Thursday, September 15, 2016 Silverbear are thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN) Contemporary Challenges of CPD conference. This one day event, held on 1st November 2016 at the Royal College of Nursing, will discuss the modern challenges of monitoring continuing professional development (CPD) at professional bodies. PARN is a not-for-profit membership organisation for professional bodies, offering expertise, experience and perspective on key issues in the sector, through research, bespoke services, networking, events and training. This conference will examine the findings of their latest major research project on the subject, discuss key issues in contemporary CPD policies and will offer relevant benchmarking data. Delegates will also hear case studies from professional bodies implementing major changes in their approach to CPD and will have the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops. Speakers include: Stephen Wright, CEO, Federation of Awarding Bodies Paul Hayes, Vice Chancellor for Education & Student Experience, University of Portsmouth Maxine Warr, Policy Manager, Solicitors’ Regulation Authority Ali Orr, Registrar, Science Council Val Cox, CPD Manager, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Adrian Lawson, CPD Programme Manager, Institute of the Motor Industry Sarah Burbidge, Customer Support Manager, Association of Accounting Technicians Jacqui Nelson, Director, Nelson CroomJohn Winkley and Andrew Boyle, Directors, AlphaPlus Tickets can be purchased from the PARN website.