Environmental business training at Oxford University

The University of Oxford's Continuing Professional Development Centre offers high quality courses delivered by world recognised experts.

We offer a variety of workshops, seminars, short courses, certificates, diplomas and masters degrees as well as online courses across a wide range of disciplines. Our portfolios are consistently updated to provide the best skills training courses for professionals and academics in the UK and abroad.

Upcoming courses include:

Unravelling Climate Change Models, 23/03/2006 and 23/06/2006
£350; bursaries may be available
This course will give an understanding of how climate models are constructed and used, in particular the uncertainty and risk associated with predictions. This understanding is essential in determining how climate change might affect an organisation.

Managing Climate Change Responses, 24/03/06 and 30/06/06
£350; bursaries may be available
Climate change will have an increasingly significant impact on decisions which are made in government, business and many other organisations. The course will therefore be of interest to a wide range of professionals in business, industry, government, NGO and charitable organisations with a responsibility for or interest in understanding climate change and its impact, developing policy or strategic business planning.

Quality Assurance in the Laboratory, 28/02/2006
£200: early booking course fee, if booked by 23 January 2006
£300: standard course fee
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/cpd/biosciences/courses/short_courses/ quality_assurance.asp
Due to the "Joint Code of Practice", quality in research laboratories in the UK is of prime importance. This course looks at increasing confidence in research and focuses on the quality of the research process as well as the quality of the science.

Introductory Statistics for Biologists, 25/07/2006 - 27/07/2006
£750: early booking course fee, if booked by 20 June 2006
£900: standard course fee
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/cpd/biosciences/courses/short_courses/ statistics_for_biologists.asp
To give delegates an introduction to principles of statistics, and an appreciation of why they might want to use statistics as part of their scientific research.

For full details of all of our courses, please visit our website www.conted.ox.ac.uk/cpd or contact Dr Roni McGowan on 01865 286951, email: roni.mcgowan@conted.ox.ac.uk



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