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Richard is Founder and Chair of the popular association and membership professional network, MemberWise, and Chair of the CPD Standards Office Independent Advisory Board.He is a practicing membership professional currently employed (via the MemberWise Network) as Interim Director of Engagement Management at the Law Society (TLS).Rich has worked within the association and membership organisation sector for over 14 years and has held senior leadership roles within high profile bodies including:British Dental Association (BDA), College of Optometrists (COO), National Assessment Agency (NAA), Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).Richard’s recent achievements include growing RCGP’s membership from 40,000 to 50,000 members in less than 3 years (generating a supplementary £16m in annual subscription income), reviewing and restructuring the RCPsych’s regional activity and creating the organisation’s 3 year strategy/plan (in association with the Chief Executive).He is a true advocate of professionalising the membership and association sector and I am known for ‘walking the talk’ with a ‘no nonsense approach’ from a membership development perspective!

We are all responsible for our own behaviour

2017-10-17T13:50:31+01:00Sunday, 14 February, 2016|Categories: MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Opinion Piece, Publication/ Review|Tags: , , , |

Author: Susie Kay, MD of The Professionalism Group and a MemberWise Ambassador. Choosing a consultant from the sector makes a lot of sense. In a recent article The Guardian printed a lurid piece in their Voluntary Sector Network, as part of their ‘Confessions of a charity professional’ series, supposedly written by an individual who told [...]

Top 4 shifts in continuing professional development (Network Views)

2018-05-15T08:18:13+01:00Wednesday, 10 February, 2016|Categories: Best practice sharing, Opinion Piece|Tags: , , |

Network Views – an opinion piece on a set monthly theme that gives a voice to the thought leaders of the membership and association sector and acknowledges their knowledge and experience. The monthly theme for February is Continued Professional Development (CPD) and e-Learning - in time for our upcoming CPD-related stream at Membership Excellence 2016 [...]

Micro-learning- fast, effective and high quality

2017-10-17T13:50:08+01:00Thursday, 4 February, 2016|Categories: Advice & Tips, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|Tags: , , |

Author: Amanda Rosewarne, Director of CPD Accreditation and Research, The CPD Standards Office E-Learning platforms and micro-learning tools may be quick ways for your employees to learn but we believe at the CPD Standards Office, training must still remain high quality in order to make online learning strategies effective. Search, click, and learn The rise [...]

Recruiting e-learning professionals: trends, tips and typical salaries

2017-10-17T13:49:48+01:00Wednesday, 27 January, 2016|Categories: Advice & Tips, MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Trends|Tags: , |

Author: Samantha Johnston, Consultant for TPP Education & Training.  There’s currently a big focus on e-learning and e-assessment in membership bodies. Not only does an online education platform mean that an organisation is more “up to date”, it also directly results in increased revenue and student numbers, as it means that distance learning both nationally and [...]

Avoiding discrimination in recruitment

2017-10-17T13:49:36+01:00Tuesday, 12 January, 2016|Categories: Advice & Tips, MemberWise Recognised Supplier|Tags: , |

Author: Amy Paxton, Manager & Senior Legal Advisor at Croner It is essential that you get the right candidate as recruitment can be a costly and time-consuming business. There’s also legislation governing discrimination that employers need to be mindful of to avoid future claims of unlawful discrimination. Essentially, to avoid unlawful discrimination claims, employers should [...]

10 tips for dealing with negativity on social media

2017-10-17T13:48:18+01:00Monday, 30 November, 2015|Categories: Advice & Tips, Best practice sharing, MemberWise Recognised Supplier, MemberWise seminar|Tags: , |

I was delighted to sponsor and chair the recent MemberWise ‘Lunch and Learn’ focusing on negativity on social media. It was a full house at the Association of Optometrists (AOP), who kindly hosted the event. Over 50 delegates registered to listen to the fantastic speakers: Ruth Richards, Head of Marketing and Communications at Mind, the [...]