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We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a Graduate Digital Marketing Executive to join our team – could it be you? Role: Graduate Digital Marketing Executive Overview: We are looking for someone with positive energy […]

May 26, 2023

Crisp Professional Development Conference May 2023

A celebration of the year behind us …and planning ahead for the year to come!

Last week we had the pleasure of a 24 hour stay at a beautiful hotel deep in the Devon countryside. The purpose of our stay was to celebrate a good […]

May 9, 2023

Upcoming Live Training Events [Online & Face-to-Face]

Looking for learning over the next few months? Take a look at our recent mailshot to browse some of the live training events we will be delivering online and at […]

April 25, 2023

Crisp Professional Development supporting Devon Community Foundation

Supporting Devon Community Foundation in 2023

Crisp Professional Development are delighted to be supporting Devon Community Foundation as our designated charity of the year, a charity doing very worthwhile work on our doorstep. Throughout 2023, we’ll […]

March 24, 2023

Supporting Leaders

Three organisations investing in their leaders …

We’ve really enjoyed partnering with these three local organisations over recent years, and supporting them as they’ve invested in their leaders and emerging leaders. Find out how we’ve worked together […]

March 3, 2023

Join our team

Join our team?

Following a continued period of expansion we are looking to fill two positions: Digital Marketing Executive Your role will be to increase our online presence and our inbound enquiries by: […]

January 27, 2023

HR trends in 2023

Is your HR activity aligned with HR trends for 2023?

Do you plan to do any of the following over the next 12 months: Recruiting? Interviewing? Onboarding? Running performance reviews? If you’re an HR manager or you have any responsibility […]

January 24, 2023

Time for you to commit to something new?

It’s the start of a whole new year and whether you subscribe to the tradition of making new year’s resolutions or not, there’s something to be said for starting the […]

January 10, 2023

Last chance for December Credit Package offer

Why buy a credit plan now? You could save a LOT of money on your development in 2023 by planning ahead and buying a credit package today, to redeem against our […]

December 16, 2022

What exactly are communication skills?

You’ve all seen the job description containing some variation on the phrase ‘must possess excellent communication skills’. You may have been praised during a performance review – ‘you’re a great […]

November 29, 2022

Professional development supporting you from Manager to Leader

With over 30 years of experience in developing people to reach their full potential, we’ve come across most sectors, most business structures and most challenges. It may surprise you to […]

November 11, 2022

Out now – our 2023 Open Course Calendar!

We’ve now planned most of our open courses for 2023 and they’re live and bookable on our website, so if you’re thinking of scheduling in some learning next year, take […]

October 21, 2022

Being a coach (another observation from the point of view of a coach)

Let’s hear from Jo Redgrave, an ILM Level 7 Coach and an Associate Coach for us here at Crisp Professional Development. Jo talks to us about why she became a […]

October 4, 2022

Study for a coaching qualification

Why study to become a qualified coach? (an observation from the point of view of a coach)

Like many coaches my decision to become a coach was influenced by being coached. I was at a point in my life where I needed some direction, someone independent to […]

September 22, 2022

Do you need an ILM coaching qualification to be a coach?

At Crisp CPD, we commonly get asked the question – do you need ILM qualifications to be a coach? Many people coach, and call themselves such, without undertaking a course […]

September 2, 2022

How to use our new website

Welcome to our new website. A lot of time, energy and consideration has gone into creating it for our customers. We hope you find it useful and easy to use. […]

June 13, 2022

Blended Learning – a mix of in-person, virtual and on-demand training

During the early stages of the pandemic, and what we now call lockdown one, businesses were forced to adapt quickly to the new reality. I believe it was called ‘pivoting’. Our face-to-face programmes stopped for 9 months.

May 30, 2022

Time Management – a new approach

Ten years ago, I reviewed all our open courses. This involved reading the content, getting to know the trainers and looking at delegate feedback. I was struck by one of […]

April 27, 2022

Helping a large, local NHS client get their message out, on a large scale

We recently delivered a 2 hour learning webinar (the first in a series of for a large, local NHS client who wanted to do just that – provide clarity to a large number of managers and staff, on their approach and procedures around a specific topic – in this case, managing absence.

September 27, 2021

How we can help you with your development challenges

When it comes to procuring professional development, there are just so many decisions to be made. You may be looking for training for one person or for 50. You may want accredited training. Development for your managers or for new team members. Online or face-to-face training or e-learning. Coaching. A year-long programme of development or a single half day course.

August 16, 2021