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Learning Partner Award 2018 finalists announced

21 September 2018

RTPI Learning awards

Finalists for the RTPI Learning Partner Award have been announced. These awards recognise best practice in planning training and CPD.

With the fast changing pace of planning, it is crucial that planners continuously develop their skills and knowledge. The awards celebrate employers who are committed to the continuing professional development of their staff.

There are many examples of best practice in the shortlist for 2018, which provide organisations the opportunity to learn from the success of others.

Those shortlisted range from large consultancies like Savills to smaller organisations like Optimis Consulting.

Cat Goumal, RTPI Senior Professional Development Coordinator said: “Congratulations to all of the organisations who were shortlisted and a big thank you to our judges who gave their time to carefully consider all of the entries.

"The RTPI is delighted to shine a spotlight on organisations who demonstrate a strong commitment to CPD. The standard of entries has been high and the judges commented that the range of initiatives was a credit to the organisations."

The winner of the Learning Partner Award will be presented at the RTPI General Assembly on 24 October 2018.


  • Countryside, Developing New Planners
  • HTA Designs, Tuesday Talks
  • Indigo Planning, Project Management and Business Skills Training Initiative
  • Optimis Consulting, Optimis Graduate Programme
  • Savills, Graduate Training Programme
  • Terence O’Rourke, Planning Graduate/Refresher Training



The RTPI Code of Professional Conduct requires members to plan, undertake and record 50 hours of CPD in each 2 year period. Undertaking CPD differentiates a chartered planner from someone who is just practising planning. RTPI Learning Partners are organisations committed to supporting the education and professional development activities of their planning staff.