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Gordon Associates and FAB are hosting the AO-Forum 2015 on Tuesday 19th May. It will provide an invaluable opportunity to see how others are running their AO operations and hear the latest from the regulators.

Tim Cammack and Mark Jones from SCD will be attending the conference and will be available on the SCD stand to de-mystify the print vs. electronic debate. They will be able to share with you insight into the challenges and the benefits of combing both media and help you increase the effectiveness of your communications with members.

The event is to be held at Holborn Bars, Central London, EC1N 2NQ.


 Speakers include:

  • An Update From The Regulator: Presentation by Ofqual
  • Qualifications & Funding: Latest Developments, Presentation by SFA
  • Sales: The Lifeblood Of Any Awarding Organisation: Presentation by Ben Turner, General Manager, The Association of Professional Sales.
  • The Business Of Running An Awarding Organisation: Presentation by Ian Lynch, Chief Executive, The Learning Machine
  • Developing Validity Strategies For Awarding Organisations: Presentation by Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Director AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd
  • 3 Perspectives of eAssessment

SCD’s Managing Director, Tim Cammack, was warmly received at the E-Assessment Conference 25-26 March 2015, where he presented a paper warning about the pitfalls and highlighting the benefits of combining print based exams with electronic assessment methods.

Drawing on a wealth of personal knowledge of print, along with lessons previously learnt in other industries, Tim described the benefits and challenges to expect when embarking on a combined communications strategy.

The paper covers three key areas:

  • Experiences of other industries when combining electronic and printed media – what can we learn from this?
  • What technology and innovation can we bring to print
  • Combining print based exams with e-assessment

If you would like to meet to discuss the issues covered in this paper please contact Tim for an appointment.

The SCD team attended the Membership Excellence Conference, 11 March, and talked to delegates about how print and mailing can provide an excellent channel to reach members with important communications. Delegates were particularly interested in learning how they can combine printed with electronic communications to add more value for their members and increase their own internal efficiencies.

Gary Utton, Business Development Manager, explains how postal mailing can be an excellent choice for Membership organisations. “Direct mailing is a powerful way to engage with members with items such as membership cards, annual renewals and certificates. We are particularly keen to make sure that all our clients view print and mailing as an integral part of their delegate contact strategy and understand how this can be improved for both the member and the organisation.”

SCD will be attending the AO-Forum on 19 May, and FAB Conference 22-23 October 2015.  

‘Save the day’ - Wednesday 11th March 2015

We are pleased to be attending and exhibiting at the Membership Excellence 2015 national conference dedicated to bringing a fresh, innovative and focused approach to Membership thinking.  The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury London on Wednesday 11th March 2015. SCD are exhibiting on Stand 7 and we look forward to seeing you there.