PARN courses have been developed to meet the serious lack of training and CPD designed specifically for those working for professional bodies. Here’s a few reasons why your organisation should consider our new Training Courses…
We understand why the professional body sector is unique
We’ve spent the last 15 years conducting research and consulting on a range of issues that professional and regulatory bodies have to deal with. We know that working for a professional body is not the same as working for a private sector firm or for government, distributing charity or for other membership organisations.
We can get your new staff up to speed quickly
Many of our members have told us that when they take on new staff from outside the professional bodies sector, it takes them 6 months to a year to figure out what working for a professional body is all about. Our Training Courses can help equip your staff with the knowledge and insight they need to succeed.
Our courses are tailored to meet the needs of your staff. We've designed a range of courses to support many of the aspects of working for a professional body which are special and need to be appreciated in order for your staff to hit the ground running when they come to this sector.
Our courses help integrate staff in specialist roles
You might have staff in parts of your professional body who are isolated from the rest of the organisation and who need a more in-depth understand of the sector or specific functions, for example those working in finance or IT and even marketing.
Even relatively small organisations have a tendency for people to work in departments which can often operate as though they are isolated silos. These courses help staff in these roles to break out of their silo in two ways, firstly by understanding and interacting with others performing similar roles in the sector and secondly by understanding how their roles fit with the overall aims and mission of their professional body.
It’s good to benchmark your organisational practices
It’s easy to fall into the trap of ‘reinventing the wheel’, simply because you might not be aware of what other organisations have been doing. Our courses use our benchmarking research and models of professional body practice which have been developed by PARN and put into practice through our consultancy services.
Each course also provides opportunities for small group work with those working in other professional bodies in roles similar to your own.
We can deliver bespoke in-house training
We can also offer tailored in-house training for group bookings at
discounted rates, enabling your staff to learn in the comfort of your
Here's what some of the participants on our recent Training Courses thought:
" I go on training
courses and only 10% is relevant to me, but this course has been completely
relevant to my role and organisation."
- Marion Young, Governance Secretary of The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
“ I learnt a great
deal and gained a realisation of the strengths and weaknesses of my own
professional body. ”
- Fintan McNamara, Chief Executive of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers
“ Excellent overview
of the sector as a whole; good session on sustainability. ”
- Roeland Beerten, Director of Professional Affairs at the Royal Statistical Society
" I learnt a lot
of commonalities between my organisation and other professional bodies – very
useful and reassuring to compare. "
- Kirstin Lambert, Communities Manager at The Actuarial Professional
"It gave me a
comprehensive understanding of the professional body sector as a whole."
- Kelly Wu, Executive Assistant at The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Find out more about our Training Courses below: