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Support and Deliver CPD

There are several ways for our members to support the professional development of others, from delivering workshops to acting as a reviewer and assessing submitted proposal abstracts.

Could you deliver a Professional Development session for us?

We are always looking for people to deliver CPD sessions for our members. CPD plays an integral part of the process of adapting to change and is essential for maintaining and enhancing our members professionalism and competence.

If you are interested in offering workshops or professional development sessions please submit a proposal using the button below:

We are currently seeking proposals for delivery of professional development via the following presentation methods:


A web based seminar or webinar is an online, interactive presentation, usually up to 1 hour in length.

It allows CPD presenters to:

  • Share presentations, applications, and content
  • Manage audio – broadcast to participants
  • Share delivery with other presenters
  • Manage, track and respond to audience questions

And allows participants to:

  • Interact – ask questions and contribute to the programme
  • Access the event with just computer and phone
  • Access CPD regardless of location


A face-to-face event, held at our London or Leicester office.

Usually a full day. Max 36 attendees.

Professional Development presenters will be paid a fee and expenses.

The deadline for submissions is 27 May 2020.

Please note: we welcome proposals on all areas of psychology.

If your proposal contributes to our policy priority ‘From poverty to flourishing’ please indicate this when you are submitting.

The poverty to flourishing campaign was chosen by the BPS membership to elevate the understanding and value that psychological evidence can bring.

Poverty is damaging to people’s lives, health and prosperity. Persistent poverty is particularly high amongst children and working-age adults who have resources far below the poverty line, live in workless families and families with a disabled person.

We want to put flourishing at the heart of government policy-making, to ensure a future with thriving communities, families and individuals.

Psychological evidence demonstrates what works in increasing wellbeing and flourishing at an individual and community level: from the impact of the familial environment to children’s flourishing.We know that poverty is an understudied area within experimental psychology.

Understanding the psychological effects of poverty is a vital step in ensuring the effectiveness of poverty-reduction initiatives

Our submission system will ask you to complete the following sections:


Please consider the marketing potential of your title. Keep it short but descriptive.

Present a business case to us. Consider:

  • What is the need?
  • What is the detailed target market?
  • Why does the society need to run this topic area?

This information will form the main part of the advertising. This is your opportunity to ‘sell’ the opportunity to us and potential delegates.

Learning Outcomes

  • What can attendees expect to learn?
  • What will they do differently after the course?

Please provide a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 learning outcomes for the session.

Here is some guidance on how to approach writing learning outcomes.

Target Audience

  • Who has the problem?
  • Who in the profession needs this training?
  • What problem is your learning aiming to solve?
  • What job roles does the learning aim to attract?
  • Is the learning targeted at early career, mid-career or seasoned professionals?
  • Are there any pre-requisites in terms of knowledge or experience required?

This information will inform a decision on the potential market.

Remember, our members are looking for professional development that will add value to their capability as a professional by increasing their existing knowledge and skills.


  • A brief summary of the recent psychological theory underpinning the submission and how it will be applied.

Ethics & Professionalism

  • How will you demonstrate high professional and ethical standards?

Please note: when submitting a proposal you are required to comply with the society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Professional Development Presenter

  • Please provide a brief biography for each facilitator / presenter including membership numbers if applicable.
  • If you are not a member of the society, please provide details of your membership of relevant other professional and/or membership organisations
  • Please provide information on your experience of delivering participative, engaging and challenging training to peers and evidence of previous training you have delivered.
  • Please contact us if there will be more than three presenters to discuss further.
  • Your submission should total no more than 1000 words (exclusive of the title), and you will be able to submit tables, images and file uploads when using our online submission system.

Please note: the contents of your submission will be used in advertising.

We are currently looking for Chartered Psychologists to act as reviewers to consult over proposals.

This is a voluntary role for those willing to contribute their time to the peer review process for submitted abstracts and to help maintain the quality assurance of our CPD programme.

If you are an external organisation who organises CPD activities (such as training events, conferences or online learning) then why not consider having them approved by the BPS?

The CPD Approval Scheme is the Society’s model of approving programmes or events that meet our stringent ethical, professional, and practical standards.

It enables CPD providers, including HE institutions, to have their programmes or events approved by the BPS, and offers a great opportunity to attract more delegates and gain access to our 50,000+ members through our approved CPD directory.

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