CPD Survey 2021 – Results

As the professional body for the forestry sector it’s vital that we understand the development needs of our members. Continuing Professional Development is more important than ever as growing pressure is put on our sector by the dual climate and nature crisis and the ongoing skills shortage. In autumn 2021 we asked all Institute members […]

Chartered Foresters develop new online learning platform

Building on the success of previous online courses, Cumbria Woodlands has launched Canopy Learning. It is critical that organisations, woodland owners and professionals have access to current training and this platform uses a mixture of video, audio and written resources. Director of Cumbria Woodlands and Chartered Forester, Neville Elstone MICFor, said: “This is a new era […]

Forestry Journal Free for Institute Members from 2021

Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research Published by the Oxford University Press, Forestry is the Institute’s international journal and provides high quality articles and reviews on all aspects of research, practice and policy that inform and promote the sustainable management of forests and trees. There are five issues published every year, one of which […]

What is the Future for Forestry Post-Brexit?

With the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December, there are going to be certain changes that businesses and governments will have to prepare for. In light of this, we were pleased to offer three webinars in November that focussed on different areas of the industry, what changes will be needed and how the sector […]

Nearly 1000 People Enjoy #CPDSeptember

We dedicated the entire month of September 2020 to enhancing professional development and are delighted that so many members and non-members were able to benefit from #CPDSeptember.             From our opening session on urban forest sustainability, to a stunning close on rewilding in Scotland, with mycorrhizal associations, pine martens and […]

Welcome to CPD September

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) allows you to excel in your field, by enhancing your knowledge and adding value through work-based activities and learning. Although this has been a difficult year for many of us, the integrity of professionals who provide robust, credible advice has never been more necessary. With this in mind, we are excited […]

Your CPD Hub

Undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential to being a professional. Lifelong learning creates a competent, innovative, forward-looking individual and as such benefits the profession as a whole. COVID-19 has changed the way in which many of us work, but in these unprecedented times the integrity of professionals who provide robust, credible advice has never […]

Claire Glaister FICFor on the Value of CPD

Claire Glaister FICFor of GR Forestry Consultancy has been a member of the Institute for almost 20 years. She has written a blog highlighting the value of CPD in light of the recent statement from PESC. In these extraordinary times, we have found new ways of working, new ways of communicating and new ways to […]

Statement on CPD Obligation

In these extraordinary times the integrity of professionals who provide robust, credible advice has never been more necessary. More and more, the Institute and its members are expected to publicly demonstrate their commitment to ongoing professional development. It is why the commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) lies at the heart of maintaining a member’s […]

We’re Taking our PME Workshop Online

We are doing all we can in these extraordinary times to support and stay connected to our members. As part of our efforts, we remain committed to supporting our Associate Members who wish to present for Professional Membership Entry (PME). Over the course of three Tuesday morning sessions in April 2020, we’ll be presenting the […]