When PARN began offering training in 2011, we envisioned that our courses would be of particular use to professional bodies that have a policy of regularly sending staff on training to help them to increase their knowledge, skills and to meet their objectives.
We've had several of our members take up the new courses, sometimes booking as many as 20 staff to attend courses in one term.
The British Psychological Society sent many of their staff along to our first round of courses and gave us some excellent feedback that we just couldn't keep to ourselves!
What does BPS thinks about PARN training?
Here's what Simon Bowen, the Director of Membership Support and Services at The British Psychological Society thought of using our courses as part of their staff training programme...
staff is a vital aspect of ensuring that we continue to meet the needs of our
members and respond to change. Whether this is through the development of
new services or enhancing existing support, PARN’s unique understanding of the
professional body landscape enables them to provide a relevant context to the
training. As a result, our staff are able to apply the learning into their
working practice and they get to meet others who share similar challenges
within their own organisations. This is important as sharing experiences
also helps us to benchmark our own performance.
Unique - specific understanding & expertise of the professional body
Relevant - context to the learning
Applicable - easy to apply learning within own organisation
Network - get to meet with others working in similar environments
Benchmark - able to measure our performance against similar
For these reasons we continue to value the training and development programmes
that PARN offer."
Various staff at BPS also commented on their recent training and here is a selection of quotes from them…
“I thought the
training was very well organized and well presented.”
“I found it very
useful in broadening my view on what constitutes member value.”
“I’ll now be able to
respond more authoritatively and credibly to members who challenge the value of
“It was still good
to hear of other professional bodies’ experiences.”
“I also thought the
case studies at the end of the day were a great way of reinforcing what we’d