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Andrew Banks
Technical Specialist... IEng MIET FBCS CITP FRSA
Asked a question last year

What L&M related CPD do you all do? Background: in reviewing my CPD and planning this year's, I realised that for the last {mumble} years, I'd only really focussed my CPD on the technical parts of my job... it was in deciding to do something about my L&M, I discovered the InstLM - and the excellent MyLeadership components!

Where am I?

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Thomas Foster
Operations Manager - MA, CMgr FCMI, CITP MBCS, FInstLM

Nothing specific for me. I do plan on doing the ILM modules over the coming year, always good to keep on top of your skillset.

Jane SuterTop Contributor
Owner - Red Tiger Consultancy Ltd

I tend to go for webinars - particularly free or low-cost ones. The Institute's ones are very good and the International Leadership Week is excellent as there are high-quality speakers, such as Henri Mintzberg, from around the globe. Gives me different perspectives, different theories, etc.

I follow well-respected people, thought leaders, radical thinkers in the L&M & Coaching fields on Twitter. I also do the same with business topics. This can lead to CPD opportunities.

I used to attend selected face-to-face events. Since COVID, many of those have been discontinued in favour of on-line.

As a small business owner, I probably have more flexibility in being able to plan my CPD.

The more I learn, the more I realise how much more I want to learn - that is the danger!

Hope this helps!


I came back into management rather unexpectedly after a number of years theoretically retired from formal business work.  During my previous career I attended umpteen management and leadership training courses, but I believe the InstLM's 49 modules are the best synthesis of theory and practice I've seen.  I challenged myself to achieve full Member status through certification, rather than simply claiming against my previous business experience.  The latter was accepted without question by the rival CMI, but that felt rather like "cheating".  I (re)learned a huge amount going through that process and emphatically recommend it.

Other sources are, of course, useful.  The Open University has a surprising number of "Open Learn" courses which are well worth a look. I've recently recommended a new (Sept 2022) course on hybrid working which contains many external links to good speakers on further management topics.  Similarly, TED talks on leadership are also a good source of ideas.