CIOB Academy CPD

Autism Awareness



People on the autism spectrum have a lifelong developmental disability that affects how they communicate and interact with others. This webinar raises awareness of what autism is, the impact of autism on employment and how to make job opportunities more accessible to people with autism. It  educates individuals and organizations regarding how to hire and work with autistic individuals, thereby providing opportunities for individuals and diversifying the workforce.

Tim Young, Regional Procurement Manager at Lovell Partnerships Ltd, covers the sensitivities and anxiety that those with autism experience, the way they mask these symptoms, and what happens when symptoms cannot be masked. As well as an overview of employment statistics, he discusses the benefits and challenges of hiring an autistic person, before offering practical advice on how companies can adapt their recruitment and advertising procedures to ensure that people with autism are welcomed into the hiring process. Tim, as someone on the autism spectrum, concludes with an inspiring story about his own life.

Ethics and Professionalism

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.