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International Emerging Themes

I am off to Kiev tomorrow to teach the Emerging Themes unit from the new CIM Chartered Postgraduate Diploma syllabus at the International Institute of Business. I am hoping for a really interesting weekend with lots of discussions with students about the emerging issues which are affecting them – it will be interesting to compare […]

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Race for Success

I’ve been at the CIM Race for Success events over the last three days, Manchester on Tuesday, Durham on Wednesday and Sheffield today. I had some interesting conversations with prospective students and it is really encouraging to see how many people see the value of the CIM qualifications. There were recruitment consultants at the events […]

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Internet Piracy?

There is a disagreement at the moment between the UK Goverment and Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) about the issue of internet piracy and file sharing and how to deal with the issue. Whilst both parties have valid points (can’t believe I am saying that about Government!!) could the whole discussion be avoided by different thinking? […]

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Product Portfolio Change at P&G

Interesting to see that Proctor and Gamble must have been considering their business portfolio, they are selling their pharmaceutical business to the Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott – see story here This is a classic example of an organisation considering the future, presumably based on the factors typically included in the various portfolio matrices which are […]

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Course enrolments

We are really pleased with the level of enrolments so far this year, they are exceeding expectations for this stage of the process. The weekend courses are doing particularly well so if you are considering joining our CIM weekend workshops for the new Chartered Post Graduate Diploma or Professional Diploma make sure to complete your […]

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CIM Coursebooks

You can now see, and purchase, all the recommended texts for CIM qualifications on our website at www.spa-pa.co.uk/books.html – hope everyone finds this to be a useful resource, there are certainly some very interesting books on the lists.

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Interesting promotion

I have been meaning to post this for a while – I saw this advert for specs from an optician whilst in France earlier this year and thought it was an interesting way to promote something, a twist on sales/price promtion that Ihaven’t seen elsewhere. Whilst my French isn’t brilliant, just in case you need […]

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New website

I have finally got our new website live – there are still a few pages which need more detail but information about courses for the new CIM Professional Diploma and Chartered Post Graduate Diploma are available. You can see it at www.spa-pa.co.uk

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My Book!

I was delighted to open a parcel today and get copies of a book with my name on the cover – little things please sometimes! After quite a bit of work, especially by the other authors, over a pretty short space of time it is really good to see the results, and I am pleased […]

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End of term

Yesterday was the last teaching day for SPA Professional Academy this term with exams coming up shortly for students, resuming again in September with the final module of the current CIM Post-Graduate Diploma and the first modules of the new Diploma and Chartered Post-Graduate Diploma. The current Post-Graduate Diploma students are pictured during the session […]

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