Why choose PARN Training?

Professional Development for the Sector

Get your new staff up to speed quickly

Our members tell us that when they take on new staff from outside the professional body sector, it takes them up to a year to figure out what working for a professional body is all about. Our training courses equip your staff with the knowledge and insight they need to succeed.

Integrate your 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 understanding of the sector or specific functions. Those working in finance or IT, membership and even marketing will benefit from our specialist courses. Through our training, staff will better interact with others and understand how their role supports the overall mission of their professional body.

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 benchmarking research and models of professional body practice developed by PARN and put into practice through our bespoke services. Each course facilitates group work with attendees from other professional bodies in roles similar to your own.

We understand why the professional body sector is unique

We’ve spent the last 17 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.

 

Testimonials

Here's what some of the participants on our recent training courses thought:

“Very thought provoking. Based on our discussion and presentation, I will consider how we develop and present our strategy. It could be time for a change.”

Lorraine Darke, Executive Director at the Business Continuity Institute

“Very interesting & informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the content , delivery, pace and meeting other people working in same area.”

Jennifer Winwright, Professional Standards & Education Executive at the British Institute of Facilities Management

“Extremely beneficial, enjoyed the interaction with others. Tutor was very experienced and made the day thoroughly enjoyable.”

Karen Cheel, Education Officer at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

“Excellent tools provided to consider CPD policies.”

Jane Mellor, Professional Standards Officer at the Chartered Institute of Taxation

“An informative session, and a good opportunity to share my ideas and experiences with others.”

Sophie Cox, International Coordinator at the Chartered Institute of Building

“Very interesting and good to know that other membership bodies have similar issues.”

Valerie Robertson, Charities and CSR Officer at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

"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