SocEnv WEBINAR // Achieving CEnv - The Skills Required for a Successful Application
28 Oct

28 Oct to 28 Oct

The Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) professional registration demonstrates that you hold the relevant environmental and sustainability skills within your profession at a Chartered level. But what are Chartered level skills for an environmental professional? And, if I do have them in my locker, how do I convey this on my CEnv application?

This webinar is designed to answer these questions, with the help of two experienced assessors of CEnv applications. Our special guest assessors will draw from their experience of applications that sail through the process, those that tick the boxes efficiently and the submissions that aren’t quite there yet. They assess applications for the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), but insights will be transferable to your professional body in the most part.

Throughout the webinar reference will be made to the competences (skills, knowledge, experience and attributes) required to successfully become a CEnv. These competences and further information can be viewed here – it’s worth a read before the webinar.

A webinar brought to you in collaboration with the IES and CIWM. You can apply for CEnv registration via the IES, CIWM or 22 other professional bodies.

With Insight From 2 CEnv Assessors

Tina Benfield CEnv FCIWM CChem – Technical Services Manager @ CIWM

Tina will discuss how resources and waste managers need to show how sustainability for waste and resources interacts with the environment and the importance of resource efficiency in maintaining and preserving the environment. Transferable insights for aspiring Chartered Environmentalists.

Tina has been with CIWM for over 20 years and co-ordinates the Biological Treatment, Resource Management & Waste Strategy and Collection, Recycling and Environmental Cleansing special interest groups. She is the technical contact for CIWM centre in Scotland. Tina is also an author on CIPFA’s Environmental Services panel as well as representing CIWM on the National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG), review of PAS 110 and Defra’s Chewing Gum Action Group, WRAP’s Food Waste Action Programme steering group. She currently chairs edoc’s Technical Advisory Group and BS 508/1 for containers and associated lifting equipment. Tina co-ordinates the consultation responses for CIWM, including the Welsh, Scottish, Northern Ireland and Irish centres.

Tina is a Fellow of CIWM, Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Chemist.

Marilena Karyampa CEnv – Senior Consultant @ Arup and Lead Assessor at the IES

Marilena is a senior environmental consultant at Arup with wide-ranging experience in the management and assessment of air quality and odour related planning and policy issues. She is responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale air quality assessments of regional and national importance. She has been on the IES CEnv Review Panel since 2017, regularly conducts interviews, reviews competency reports and mentors candidates through the assessment process.

Marilena will discuss the skill-sets required for achieving CEnv by exploring the different competencies and how the candidates should demonstrate these. Becoming a chartered environmentalist demands commitment to professional standards and provides you with a proof of competence in the environmental sector, professional recognition, and trust to advocate the environment case expertly. To achieve the chartership candidates need to showcase their understanding of sustainability principles and how they apply these to their work. They need to demonstrate how they are leaders and managers engaging in strategic thinking and influencing others. Communication and listening skills, as well as handling conflict and difficult situations are vital, along with recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

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