Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which events industry professionals maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and develop the personal qualities required as a practitioner in the events industry.

Issues such as safety and risk assessment are examples of knowledge that may have had to be learnt, and formalised, in recent years.

As requirements for sustainably-produced events increases, events industry practitioners must continue their professional development and learn the skills they need.

The Sustainable Event Alliance encourages all events industry professionals to make a conscious effort to update their knowledge and skills in this area, to improve competence and understanding of sustainability issues. By keeping up to date on sustainability issues and opportunities and continuously seeking to improve, our members are both optimising career opportunities along with benefiting the planet.

What can you do?

  • Encourage a discussion panel or break-out workshop on sustainability at events industry conferences.
  • Undergo formal training - look for sustainable event management courses.
  • Arrange workplace training workshops for your team.
  • Engage a sustainability consultant to work with you on your event and learn through your engagement with them.
  • Sign up to a sustainable event management system and track your performance.
  • Contribute to discussion forums, post questions and challenge your peers.
  • Read a book on the subject!

Expected Competencies

We have details the areas of competencies that are expected for event professionals wishing to become skilled in event sustainability best practice. Read more here.

SEA Accredited Professionals

Those sustainability experts which guide the event industry to increased sustainability performance are also recognised and accredited by the SEA. This includes In-House Events Sustainability Managers, Consultants, Trainers, Auditors or Sector Specialists. Find out more.

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Endorsed Training Providers

We endorse those training courses which have demonstrated comprehensive content and competent trainers and have an alignment with registered training organisations/education institutions in their country of origin.