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 […]

Institute Policy Roundup – April 2020

We’re excited to introduce the first monthly policy roundup blog – bringing you updates from what the Institute has been getting involved in and what you can get involved in too.  Policy Strategy Council approved our new policy strategy at the end of March so we can really push forward with the work we’ve been […]

#MembersHour

Keeping Connected These are extraordinary times and we’re aware that many of our members will now be adjusting to new and perhaps unfamiliar working practices. Here at the Institute, we realise the importance of keeping connected, from both professional and health-related perspectives. With this in mind, we’ve been working hard on putting together a number […]

ESC/ESC-DSS Tutorials

You will find videos about the challenges of achieving species diversity, in particular training needs for site assessment and knowledge of novel species on Forest Research’s Vimeo channel. There are three videos on the principles of site assessment and species selection, and three tutorials on using Ecological Site Classification Decision Support system (ESC-DSS). You can find […]

Top 5 Benefits of CPD – Dr Stuart Glen

Dr Stuart Glen, Membership Manager at the Institute of Chartered Foresters, outlines the top 5 reasons why CPD should be more than just clocking hours.     As a professional body that champions excellence in forestry and arboriculture, and supports the ongoing development of a competent, innovative and forward-looking profession, the Institute of Chartered Foresters […]