EDUCATION & TRAINING

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Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has an unrivalled reputation for high quality pensions training. The Pensions and Lifetime Savings 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  pensions professionals and our industry's leaders.  (See below

 

LGPS PENSION BOARDS 

Pension Boards were introduced into the LGPS from April 2015 and have responsibility for assisting administering authorities (scheme managers) and  securing compliance with the LGPS regulations. The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy has a long history of supporting our LGPS members and we are delighted to introduce information seminars for Pension Board members. The next seminar is on 19 September 2017 More 

 

TEACH-INS

The Academy offers 'teach-ins' for those who have made pensions their profession.

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CFA Institute

INVESTMENT FOUNDATIONS CERTIFICATE

An exciting additional initiative for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy is the Investment Foundations 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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INTRODUCTORY PENSIONS TRAINING

If you are new to pensions, have just become a trustee or are an HR professional, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Academy's introductory course offers 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, these 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 Investment Foundations Certificate mentioned above. More  

We also offer webinars on a variety of subjects which may interest trustees. The next webinar is on the 21 September 2017.

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LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Diverse Leadership Programme

 

Diversity on the boards of companies has been a major theme of Government policy for several years. Evidence suggests diverse boards make for more effective boards and better performing companies. Generating wider representation in terms of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, and social class encourages greater diversity, reduces the impact of cognitive and cultural biases, and encourages a less 'mirror image' culture. The Diverse Leadership programme offers a range of support and learning for potential industry leaders. 

 

Working with McCarron Heal, an experienced management consultancy, the Academy offers this comprehensive programme for managers who wish to enhance their personal impact and professional standing within the pensions industry. Participants work on real-life issues from their own workplace to develop their leadership, influencing and decision-making skills.

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PENSION PRACTITIONERS

LGPS Pension Board Seminars

For pension  professionals with a special interest in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and in particular Pension Boards which were introduced from April 2015, the Academy a running a series of information seminars. The next seminar is on 19 September 2017  More

Teach-ins - FREE to Pension and Lifetime Savings Association members - Earn CPD credits - Hear about new and different topics

During 2016 the Academy is 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 Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's offices in London in the early morning or evening.

Teach-ins recommence in September.  More

Webinars

The Academy offers webinars on a variety of subjects throughout the year. The next webinar is on the 21 September 2017.  More