New 2018 School CPD boost: Check the benefits of Belfast 2018 with our pilot CPD School Skills matrix, and let your employer know the benefits too!

logoThe IHBC is continually promoting new support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at our Annual Schools – they are ‘Schools’ after all – and for 2018 members can now assess projected skills and themes using a pilot CPD matrix suite, which can also promote School attendance and benefits to employers and sponsors.

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘Enhancing support for members’ CPD at our School means we also want to guide delegates – and their employers and sponsors – on CPD benefits.’

‘This year we are piloting a matrix of projected CPD benefits – aligned with key School themes as well as the IHBC’s Areas of Competence – our conservation skills assessment framework.’

‘It should help convince employers and sponsors of the benefits of School attendance to them, while helping plan CPD benefits against personal CPD plans.’

‘In line with the IHBC’s self-directed CPD strategy – the only way to manage personal skills development in an interdisciplinary organisation like ours –delegates will of course need to decide what the final CPD ‘boosts’ have been to them personally!’

‘With our new Communications and Outreach Strategy pushing training tied to personal skills needs and CPD, this enhanced support means our Annual Schools can become the centre of your career progress every year!’

IHBC Branch Chair and Day School joint Chair Andrew McClelland said: ‘The Annual School speaker programme and tours within Belfast and beyond provide an ideal opportunity for delegates to progress their CPD requirements and develop their professional built and historic environment competences with like-minded colleagues in a stimulating learning environment.’

Download the pilot matrices for the DAY SCHOOL (Friday) and the FULL SCHOOL SUPPLEMENT (Thursday and Saturday)

To offer feedback contact IHBC director Seán O’Reilly at

IHBC 2018 School social media links:

  • #IHBCBelfast2018
  • #Europeforculture
  • #EYCH2018

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For all and more on the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School see

For more background see the NewsBlog

For the IHBC’s Communications and Outreach Strategy see the ‘Operational’ tab

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