NAPF has an unrivalled reputation for high quality pensions training. The NAPF Academy brings all our education and training activities under one banner, providing you with education and professional development opportunities covering a wide range of topics and disciplines.
There are introductory courses for those new to pensions and for those with a little more experience, trustee learning zones at our major conferences and specialist training. From January 2015 the Academy will also offer learning opportunities for our industry's leaders and 'teach-ins' for those who have made pensions their profession.
An exciting additional initiative for the NAPF Academy is the Claritas Investment Certificate, offered by CFA Institute, a global community of investment professionals working to build an investment industry where investors interests come first, financial markets function at their best and economies grow.
Introductory Pensions Training
If you are new to pensions, have just become a trustee or are an HR professional, the NAPF Academy's introductory courses offer an insight into the world of UK pensions. If you want to know more about pensions, but are not yet ready to call yourself an expert, the introductory courses are for you.
The trustee faculty provides training opportunities for new pensions trustees or anyone who is considering becoming a trustee. There are also learning opportunities for more experienced trustees and the Claritas Investment Certificate mentioned above...
Leadership and Professional Development
Senior Executives' Leadership Course
Working with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Academy is offering a 2-day leadership course for senior executives eg CEOs and CIOs. The course provides access to world renown lecturers and learning opportunities which focus on developing interpersonal, influencing and collaborative negotiation skills, in the context of a pensions industry environment...
NEW for 2015
Middle Managers' Leadership Programme
Working in partnership with McCarron Heal Ltd, an experienced provider of leadership programmes for public and private sector organisations eg CIPFA, the Scottish & Welsh Government and AVIVA, the Academy is offering a leadership programme for pensions industry professionals aiming to achieve CEO/CIO status or equivalent within the next 18 months. The programme, running over a 4 month period, will enhance personal impact, effectiveness and professional standing within the pensions industry...
During 2015 the Academy will be running a series of expert 'teach-in' sessions for pensions professionals who need to learn about new pension initiatives, find out more about topics which they may not normally come across in their pensions role or simply wish to expand their professional development and expertise. Lasting around 1 hour, the 'teach-ins', held at the NAPF's offices in London in the early morning or evening, will begin on Wednesday 14 January 2015 at 9:00am.