Innovation and gender equality on 2019 agenda for CPD provider

By Emma Ryan|04 March 2019

A premium provider of continuing professional development has offered a glimpse into the bespoke content lawyers can expect when obtaining their points this year.

Speaking to Lawyers Weekly as part of this week’s CPD Week, Paula Gilmour, founder of CPD for Me, shared what the provider has on offer for legal professionals who are looking to obtain their compulsory points before the deadline later this month.

Since its 2013 inception, CPD for Me, has been focused on providing a nationwide service, with a big goal this year to create “more bespoke CPD for larger firms, a new website and the production of 50+ hours of new CPD content in 2019 based on subscriber requests,” Ms Gilmour explained.

“CPD for Me are an innovator in the CPD space and in 2017 ran Australia’s first online symposium and marketplace featuring 19 suppliers and runs the largest CPD speaker program in March,” she said.

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“CPD for Me now has one of the largest on-demand library with over 100 barristers, accredited specialists and industry experts professional development including four sessions with Steve Mark, five sessions with Dr Michelle Sharp – who in 2018 was named Barrister of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – Bronwyn Pott, Dr Andrew Heys and Alan Stevens, an international profiler described as the mentalist meets Dr Phil, and many other leaders exclusive content.

“We offer online CPD packages from $40 a unit and have created over 120 hours of new content in the last 2 years, CPD for Me experts content is premium and based on our subscribers feedback. We run monthly CPD-LIVE webinars and in March have sessions each Monday to Friday with over 30 hours of CPD and 22 experts (11 female and 11 male).

“Gender Equality is important to us and we strive to include an equal amount of male and female speakers each year.”

Furthermore, Ms Gilmour said her goal within the Australian market is to continue to improve the content provided to legal professionals thus far, and build on the success CPD for Me has seen in previous years.

“[This year] CPD-LIVE 2019 Focus is offering a mandatory CPD March program with Monday to Friday webinars including 22 experts – 11 female/11 male – and covers practice management, professional skills, ethics and Australian substantive law,” she said.

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“Our packages include CPD-LIVE webinar and CPD for Me On-Demand plus access to over 100+ experts exclusive online CPD content from $40 a point. FOCUS is our theme again this year with lots of substantive law content and CPD sessions focused on setting goals, finding your purpose, strategic story telling, decluttering your inbox and many more,” she said.

“We have also published 5-minute affirmations meditation to release the old and bring in the new with Barbara-Jane LightWorker who runs weekly meditations at the local Wellness Centre and Luke Ligtenberg – a local musician who is playing guitar and didgeridoo. We play this in each webinar while we do our sound check.”

Innovation and gender equality on 2019 agenda for CPD provider
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