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NAPF Academy

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, trustee courses and learning zones at our major conferences and learning opportunities for our industry's leaders.  (See below)

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Financial Education 

From September 2015, the NAPF Academy will offer a new financial education service, supported by WEALTH at work*, a leading provider of financial education in the workplace.
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*WEALTH at work and my wealth are trading names of Wealth at Work Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is a member of the Wealth at Work group of companies. Registered in England and Wales No. 05225819. Registered Office: 5 Temple Square, Temple Street, Liverpool L2 5RH. Telephone calls may be recorded and monitored for operational and training purposes.

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Teach-in's

From January 2015 the Academy is offering 'teach-ins' for those who have made pensions their profession. The next teach-in is on 2 July 2015. 
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Claritas

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.

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CFA Institute

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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.

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Trustee Training
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...

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Leadership and Professional Development

NEW  for 2015

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...

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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...

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Pension Practitioners
NEW for 2015

Teach-ins - FREE to NAPF members - Earn CPD credits - Hear about new and different topics
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', are held at the NAPF's offices in London in the early morning or evening. The next teach-in is at 4:30pm on 2 July 2015. More