If you are a member of a professional body or association (such as RIBA or RICS) then often there will be CPDs offered through them. Check what the requirements are too – do you need to do a certain number of hours? Do you have to cover a certain number of subjects?
For example, RIBA require architects to complete a set number of hours, and provide workshops throughout the year, but CIAT allow more self-assessment and personal learning.
Companies and Manufacturers
Many companies offer CPD presentations, often over a lunch break. Gartec provide key Platform Lift CPD seminars over lunch breaks – including free lunch – for architects across the UK. If you would like to find out more about the RIBA-accredited, double points Gartec CPD, please click here.
The internet is also a great source of information about CPDs. Try searching for a subject or just for CPD providers to see what they offer. Make sure you get a certificate or evidence of learning at the end so you can use your new skills effectively.
Some programs offer learning modules which are considered continuing professional development. One example is Lynda, which covers a wide range of more generic subjects more suitable for an office or school location.