Webinars 2017-2018

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Red star with a white number five in the middle, next to the CIPR logo and text 'CPD points'These webinars are available free to Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) members. You can claim continuing professional development (CPD) points for attending. The CIPR has awarded 5 points for each of the webinars. The events can be entered on the CMI’s website and used towards a Chartered Manager CPD log.



Mental Toughness and Personal Resilience webinar – 5 December 2017

5 December 2017, 6.30pm, a CPD webinar with trainers AQR International and CMI Southern.

The world in which we live is full of pressures and stressors. For some of us that pressure is a driver. For others that same pressure will produce a different response. According to AQR International, who will be leading our webinar, “Mental Toughness is an aspect of our personality which determines how we deal with stress and pressure and how we can see change as a source of opportunity to grow and to develop.”

This webinar will examine in brief:

  • what is mental toughness, resilience and optimism
  • how can I assess mental toughness and what it means for me and my organisation
  • why it is probably the most important aspect of people and organisation development today and how it impacts on mindset, performance and well being
  • how can I develop mental toughness

Book for this webinar
and improve your mental toughness and personal resilience

Team building and leadership development company AQR International and a panel of experienced managers and practitioners will explore the importance of these attributes. There will also be a discussion on the FuturePRoof and other campaigns on mental health in the workplace and an exploration of some of the resources and training available in this area.

This CPD event has been developed with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Local Public Services group and the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Southern region.

The webinar follows on from the research by the CIPR LPS group and Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015-2016. It highlighted personal resilience as a key attribute for communicators and senior managers. The event is also in response to feedback from members who attended CMI Southern’s previous professional development events on change management and managing conflict in the workplace. In response to requests from members from both Institutes, this webinar is part of a series of materials on resilience.

If you have a case study or tips for resources to accompany this series on resilience, please contact the organising team.

More about the speaker

Doug Strycharczyk, CEO of AQR International, worked with Professor Peter Clough, of Manchester Metropolitan University, to define mental toughness and to create a measurement for it. Together they have written a number of books and articles on the topic.

Doug (pictured) is recognised as an authority on the application of mental toughness in the work of coaching, performance, education and sport. He works with organisations to develop performance, increase retention, improve employee engagement, and to deal more effectively with issues such as bullying and the impact of change. He also focuses on organisational development, senior management and leadership development.

He has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of line management, HR and consultancy roles with a number of blue chip businesses.


GDPR webinar – 6 December 2017

matrix-2883622_pixabay-geralt-157x105‘Managing how your organisation and teams deal with GDPR’, 11am – 12.30pm.

This CPD webinar will feature input from senior communications practitioners working in information management, representatives from the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Book for the GDPR webinar on 6/12/2017

> More on the GDPR webinar on our blog site

Why GDPR is an opportunity for your organisation (Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing’s Holly Bremner writes for the LPS blog)


Previous webinars

September 2017 ‘Managing communications in the digital age with the self-service citizen’, a CPD webinar with the CIPR Wessex and CMI Southern. More to follow on this research project in 2018.

October 2017, 6.30pm ‘Intellectual Property – why is it important to you’, a CPD webinar with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and CMI Southern.

This webinar was delivered in partnership with the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and was provided to assist managers and practitioners in the CMI Southern and CIPR groups.

Every business and organisation has a trade mark, even if it has not been registered with the IPO. Every organisation – from sole practitioner and SME to large firms – is likely to be using and creating copyright. Do you know your areas of intellectual property (IP) and how not to breach IP belonging to another person or firm?

This webinar gave an overview of the main areas of IP, the costs, IP overseas, and the impact of intellectual property on individual consultants and SMEs. Trainers from the IPO explored rights, how they can be protected and the benefits of protection.

Resources and case studies to help practitioners better understand IP are being developed in 2017-2018.

If you have a case study or tips on IP for our series, send them to Abha Thakor, the CPD-lead c/o the CIPR LPS group.