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This conference will showcase PARN's latest research project: Promoting Professionalism in 21st Century. This project aims to support professional bodies in the promotion of professionalism, addressing the populist challenge that sets out to undermine the value of expertise and evidence based decisions and advice.

When: January 28, 2020
If you manage volunteers, this course will acquaint you with recent work on volunteer management produced by general support agencies for volunteering in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA. This course also includes specialist knowledge about managing volunteers in professional bodies based on PARN research.

When: February 11, 2020
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues that arise when managing continuing professional development (CPD) policies and programmes for a professional body.

When: February 27, 2020
This course will cover all aspects of membership management, from working effectively with member networks, where maintaining consistency, quality and control are key elements, to looking in some detail at engaging and interacting with members.

When: March 10, 2020
Join our masterclass for senior level staff. Take part in a thought-provoking assessment of the pressures, processes and principles of governance. You will cover the PARN 'Cupped Hands' model of governance, as well as the pros and cons of different structures in the context of sector case studies. Plus, discuss governance issues with others facing similar challenges.

When: April 23, 2020
According to our members, it takes six months to a year for staff who are new to the sector to understand what professional bodies do and how they are distinctive from private and public sector organisations. This is a fantastic opportunity for new staff or those who have changed roles to learn about what makes working for a professional body different from working for private, public or other third sector organisations.

When: April 30, 2020
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