Published: November, 2020

CPD webinars can give you the edge

We’ve probably all heard some words of Vladimir Lenin quoted recently – without perhaps realising who the commentators and talking heads were nodding to. “There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen,” said the revolutionary, and how right he’s been on so many fronts this year, not least when it comes to working from home.

The past eight months have been a total revelation. So how does training fit into this new future? Can it be done online, or is something significant missing when not in the room with trainer and fellow learners?

At the moment, there’s little choice. Thanks to lockdown, many people can’t attend their workplace to sit in on the company’s learning and development programmes.  For them, online provides a vital tool for keeping up-to-date with new techniques, best working practices and the latest regulatory measures.

Take, for example, Kinley’s CPD seminars. We’ve been running them for more than a decade. Combining technical insight, practical advice and case study examples led by fully trained Project Consultants, they’ve proved immensely popular.  But because the world changed this year, we’ve started offering webinars for anyone who can’t attend in person – and they’re proving just as popular.

As well as being Covid-safe, online learning like this has many upsides. It can be fitted in to work schedules at the most convenient time. There are no travel costs or other attendance expenses. And because webinars can be re-watched whenever, there’s more likelihood of the messages really sinking in. No wonder they’ve proved a winner with staff and management alike.


Kinley’s CPD webinar called “Push boundaries with landscape edging” is presented by Neil Bowie and is aimed at architects, landscape developers, designers and specifiers who work on outdoor projects.

Neil has first-hand knowledge of industry best practice and during the 50-minute-long webinar offers helpful insights into what type of landscape edging would work best for your project – whether this is aluminum or steel,  and explains how you can simply decide by asking just a few key questions.  Neil can also discuss installation techniques to ensure you adhere to project deadlines whilst creating an award-winning finish.

There’s also plenty of case-study inspiration when we look at the CorTen steel bespoke edging installed at London Wall Place in the City of London. The design called for as much green space to be available as possible, so rather than employ a clunky retaining wall, Kinley’s super slim steel-profile edging did the trick beautifully.

This recently updated edging CPD is well worth checking out – and so are our other CPD webinars. Kinley’s full CPD methodically covers the entire Kinley product portfolio from exploring Kinley’s diverse range of landscape edging to learning how to specify a complete roof terrace utilising all of our experience within the industry.  Kinley’s topical CPD that focusses on fire safety and design considerations on a roof terrace is particularly popular and showcases Kinley’s latest innovation – a complete Class A fire-rated modular terrace system.   Kinley also hosts a CPD that details the value roof terraces can add to design projects in terms of financial return and of course well-being for those who are able to enjoy it.

If you’d like to learn a little more about Kinley’s CPD portfolio, please just get in touch.  We’d be happy to talk through the options available to you and whether a shared CPD to your company would be valuable, or whether you’d prefer an invitation to our next webinar.

No doubt old-style face-to-face CPDs will soon once again be viable and will always be popular – but when upgrading our skill sets, there’s definitely a place for both.

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