CCE to stretch standards with Learning and Performance Institute

Venue consortium Conference Centres of Excellence (CCE) and the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) have announced a partnership designed to help raise quality standards within venues dedicated to learning and development.

An independent business mapping process carried out on behalf of the LPI has endorsed the standards demonstrated by CCE venues as being in alignment with the LPI’s Learning Facilities Accreditation Programme.

CCE has been working with specialist venues in the training, meeting and events industry for 21 years, and its 32 members include many of the country’s best known specialist venues. The association monitors its criteria for facilities, accommodation and customer care using customer feedback.

The LPI was established in 1995 and has developed into a leading authority on learning and development.

Through certification, accreditation, events and bespoke consultancy services, the Institute focuses on enhancing and recognising the skills and professional status of individuals and organisations engaged in learning activities, and assessing the quality of learning services.

The alliance “allows both organisations to benefit from the considerable experience built over time working in the learning and development sector. The sharing of information is invaluable to ensure we continue to raise standards in the venue sector,” said CCE Executive Director Anthony Lishman (pictured).

“In our experience, there are two types of accreditation standards,” said Alan Bellinger Executive Consultant of the LPI. “They are either base level minimum standards that minimise problems, or stretching, aspirational standards that maximise the client experience. We were delighted to see that the Conference Centres for Excellence standards were of the latter variety.”

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Paul Colston

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