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Support and deliver CPD

Discover how you can get involved in delivering CPD or becoming a reviewer to help maintain the quality assurance of our CPD programme.

What you need to know

There are several ways for our members to support the professional development of others – from delivering webinars and in person workshops, to working as a subject matter expert to create professional development content, and acting as a reviewer by assessing submitted proposals or reviewing draft learning design and content. 

Deliver CPD

Could you deliver a professional development session for us? 

We are seeking proposals for delivery of professional development from our members using the following presentation methods.

Proposals should appeal to a broad range of areas of the discipline and your proposal can be on any area of psychology. 

CPD presenters will be paid a fee and expenses. 

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Submit a proposal to Professional Development team.

Webinar 

A web-based seminar or webinar is an online, interactive presentation, usually two hours long. We use Zoom for webinars which are hosted by a member of staff who will also support the presenter during the webinar. Presenters will be paid a fee. 

CPD presenters can: 

  • Share presentations 
  • Broadcast to participants 
  • Share delivery with other presenters 
  • Use breakout rooms to split participants into small group discussions 
  • Set up polls to ask participants questions 
  • Manage question and answer sessions 
  • Deliver a live participative session or a record only session

Participants can: 

  • Participate in most of the webinars 
  • Access webinars on their computer from any location 
  • Join breakout rooms for discussions 
  • When registered, receive a recording of the webinar afterwards
Workshop 

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

Usually a full day. Max 36 attendees. 

Presenters will be paid a fee and expenses. 

Submitters guide

Please contact us if there will be more than three presenters so that relevant discussions can take place. 

Your submission should total no more than 1200 words (exclusive of the title). 

You are able to submit tables, images and file uploads when using our online submission system. 

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

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

Title 

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

Present a business case to us: 

  • What is the need?
  • What problem is your learning aiming to solve?
  • What is the detailed target market?
  • What are the benefits of this learning to the BPS and members?
  • Has this training been delivered anywhere else? If so, please provide details

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

Target audience 
  • Who has the problem? 
  • Who in the profession needs this training? 
  • What job roles does the learning aim to attract? 
  • Is the learning targeted at early career, mid-career or seasoned professionals? 

This information will inform a decision on the potential market. Are there any pre-requisites in terms of knowledge or experience required? 

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

Learning outcomes 

What can attendees expect to learn? 

Please provide a maximum of minimum of 4 learning outcomes for a webinar (two hours) and between 5 and 8 learning outcomes for a workshop. 

Find out how to approach writing learning outcomes.

Webinar details 

If this proposal is for a webinar, please tell us the following: 

  • Will you run a live webinar with participants or have it recorded and released later? 
  • Will the webinar be interactive (if so, which of the following will you use - Q&A, use of breakout rooms, polls etc)? 
  • Will this be a one-off webinar or a series? 
  • Will the proposal be transferable into a more in-depth one day workshop in the future?
Theory 

Please provide a brief summary of the recent psychological theory underpinning the submission and how it will be applied. 

Ethics and professionalism 

How will you demonstrate high professional and ethical standards? 

By submitting a proposal you are complying with the society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct when working for the society.

CPD presenter 

Please provide a brief biography for each CPD presenter including membership numbers. 

Please provide information on your experience of delivering participative, engaging and challenging training to peers and evidence of previous training you have delivered. 

 

Reviewers

We are currently looking for Chartered Psychologists to act as reviewers to consult over proposals or other draft course content documents (e.g. learning outcomes, proposed course content). 

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 interested in becoming a reviewer, please contact us.