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Training & Development Forum

The T&D Forum provides information and useful tips on running a CIBSE approved T&D scheme.

Why you should attend:

  • You will receive guidance on how to set up a CIBSE T&D scheme and the approval process.

  • You can benefit from Panel members' presentations on how to run a successful T&D scheme.

  • You can networking, share best practices and have group discussions with other T&D scheme administrators, scheme sponsors and/or mentors.

  • You will be able to speak with T&D Panel members about the approval process.

Who is the event for?

Staff who are actively involved in running T&D schemes or would like to set up a new scheme. This can include T&D scheme administrators, scheme sponsors and mentors.

Where does the event take place?

The next forum will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Next T&D Forum

The next T&D Forum will take place over three weeks in June 2021 and you're invited to attend any or all of the sessions. The T&D forum dates and topics:

T&D schemes/alignment to apprenticeships
Monday 14 June 2021 from 10.00am - 11.30am 

  • L6 Apprentices – Journey to IEng, ACIBSE and Training and Development Schemes
  • Must Do vs May do - Mentor meetings and reporting
  • OFQUAL oversight
  • University scrutiny, employers’ input and joint reviews
  • Knowledge, skills & behaviours and objectives achieved by the trainee
  • Recording of “Off the Job” training and skills
  • How the ‘End Point Assessment’ is presented

Administration/re-accreditation/regional offices
Monday 21 June 2021 form rom 10.00am - 11.30am

  • Running & Maintaining A CIBSE Training & Development Scheme
  • Templates and recording information 
  • Scheme administration, accreditation, and multiple offices
  • Opportunity to ask questions

Mentoring & trainee engagement (covers virtual)
Wednesday 28 July 2021 from 10.00am - 11.30am 

  • 4 fundamentals of being a mentor
  • Mentoring a trainee
  • Matching process of trainee to mentor
  • Dealing with trainee issues

Register your Interest

These events are free of charge.

Which topics were covered at the last T&D Forum?

Lunch from 12.00
Presentation 1
  • How to run a successful T&D Scheme.
Breakout Session 1: Sharing Best Practice
(Suggested areas for discussion between delegates):
  • How to ensure quality control across multiple offices?
  • How to motivate trainees and make sure that they keep records?
  • Which changes to practices have made a positive impact on your company’s T&D scheme?
Presentation 2
  • What makes a good mentor-trainee relationship?
Breakout Session 2: Mentors and Trainees
(Suggested areas for discussion between delegates):
  • How to ensure that mentors and trainees meet regularly?
  • What support do you offer to help mentors develop their mentoring skills?
  • What is your feedback mechanism on the mentor-trainee relationship?
Introduction on T&D Schemes in the Digital Age
Breakout Session 3: How to run a T&D Scheme in the Digital Age?
(Suggested areas for discussion between delegates):
  • How does the future scheme look like and what can CIBSE learn from other institutions?
  • How can we make sure the scheme is user friendly?
Close at 15.30