For those Certified Instructors who are used to attending our biennial Instructor Conference, this year’s will be a different experience…

We’re really excited about bringing you not one, but two conferences this year, both virtual and separated in to an education-focused event and a health and social care-focused event to make them more tailored to your sectors and areas of expertise.

What's more, this year we're opening it up to those who may not be instructors but still have a link to what CPI does.

Health & Social Care

On November 3rd during the afternoon we’ll be focusing on health & social care with a panel discussion featuring CPI and external experts who’ll be able to talk about delivering staff training in a post-Covid world and answer your training questions.

We’ll have expert by experience and mental health campaigner Raf Hamaizia and Director of Learning & development Mandy Blanchard, both from Cygnet Healthcare, delivering the main keynote. They’ll also be a range of workshops covering dementia and an enriched model of care, the transition from MAPA to SI, trauma informed practice, and structuring and delivering blended training.


On November 4th, again in the afternoon, we’ll be looking at training in education settings.
We’ll have celebrated author and Associate Lecturer in the PGCE programme at Leeds University, Dr Debra Kidd delivering a presentation on current behaviour challenges.

Additionally, we’ll be running workshops covering post incident restorative approaches, delivering blended training and refreshers, trauma and self care. We’ll also have a workshop focused on our new programme Classroom Culture.

Each event will feature plenty of networking opportunities to chat to your peers, CPI staff and speakers and you’ll have the chance to ask questions throughout.

The price per person is just £50 + VAT (€65) which gives full access to the keynotes plus all workshops. The sessions from the conference you’re registered on will be available on demand after the event so you can be rest assured that you can work them around your working day and catch up with them at a time to suit you.

For more information, or to book your place, please contact us +44 (0)161 929 9777 or email

Share and win!

If you’re attending, we’d love you get involved on social media too, using the hashtag #CPIConf2021 and sharing on Twitter: @CPI_Europe / @CPI_Ed, Facebook or Linked In. Tell us you’re attending, what you think of the events, take pics (you can still do that on virtual events!) and we may have some little giveaways for those who do so the most 😊.

Conference agendas

Health & Social Care - Wednesday, November 3rd

11.30am        Networking

1.00pm          Conference Introduction

1.15pm          Raf Hamaizia & Mandy Blanchard from Cygnet Healthcare
Raf and Mandy will be exploring how collaborative working with Experts by Experience can support safety interventions and the reduction of restrictive practices.

2.00pm          Break / networking 

2.15pm          Panel discussion with Q&A

3.00pm          Break / networking 

3.15pm          Choice of live workshops (all available on demand post event):

An introduction to Dementia Capable Care
This workshop will cover the common types of dementia, changing perspectives around dementia; and introduction to the CPI Dementia Capable Care Model and strengthening your own programme delivery​.

MAPA to SI: What’s in a name?
What difference does the change of name make to the model? This workshop explores the enhancements to the CPI programme formerly known as MAPA. We will discuss how the changes and the new course design will benefit your organisation, staff and ultimately the people on the receiving end of care.

Trauma-Informed Care
This workshop will challenge participants to reflect and review their organisational thinking and practices in relation to Trauma-Informed Care (TIC).  Participants will be encouraged to contribute and add their experiences so everyone leaves with ideas to improve and add to existing TIC practices in their workplace.
The What, Why and How of TNAs 
What is a Training Needs Analysis? You will find out how to assess the needs of your staff and the level of Safety Intervention training they require. We will reflect on different approaches to completing a TNA, and the rationale you might use to inform this decision. 

Structuring and delivering blended training and refreshers to your staff
An opportunity for Certified Instructors to further develop their training through the use of a blended approach. Instructors will gain an insight into the benefits of blended and develop a range of tools to enhance their Safety Intervention refresher sessions, including practical ideas to promote person-centred working and effective problem solving.

4.15pm          Break

4.20pm          Conclusion

4.30pm          Networking 

Education - Thursday, November 4th

11.30am        Networking

1.00pm          Conference Introduction

1.15pm          Dr Debra Kidd - A Pedagogy of Power 
How do our classrooms become places in which children feel they can become agentive, articulate and confident leaders of their learning and where they can learn to navigate their own and others' points of view without resorting to conflict and chaos? Debra will explore how her approach to learning sits alongside behaviour strategies that are about restoring and repairing relationships and helping children to understand, as the IB mission statement puts it "that people, with their differences, can also be right”.

2.00pm          Break / networking opportunity

2.15pm          Panel discussion / Q&A

3.00pm          Break / networking opportunity

3.15pm          Choice of live workshops (all available on demand):

Structuring and delivering blended SI training and Refreshers
How to plan and prepare a tailored approach to your participants.

Post Incident: Developing Respect, Responsibility, Reparation and Re-integration through Restorative Approaches.
A session which looks at the impact restorative approaches can have on young people following an incident and how we can use them to promote more positive behaviour in the future. We will look at a sliding scale of restorative approaches for a range of follow up incidents and how they can work, to help young people take responsibility for their actions and repair relationships they may have damaged in the process.

Trauma Informed Principles
Understanding the principles of trauma informed care and its relation to VI and SI training programmes.

Self-Care: Check your Resilience Battery
We often think that self care is treating ourselves to something new or a pamper day, we often say ‘sounds great but I don’t have time’. Self care should not be viewed as something you only do if you have the time, or as a reward once other tasks are completed. We’ll explore this concept and help us to become the best we can. We’re already awesome so let’s look after us for a change.

Classroom Culture - An Overview

An insight into our Classroom Culture programme and the range of training packages which can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your organisation.

4.15pm          Break

4.20pm          Conclusion

4.30pm          Networking opportunity

For more information, or to book your place, please contact us +44 (0)161 929 9777 or email