For citizens, military forces, police units, defence companies and intelligence organisations alike the use of IED’s remains a global and persistent threat. Yet forces are downsizing, economically challenged and the loss of experienced personnel ensures that the organisations knowledge base, built up over decades of operations, can rapidly be lost. If you are interested in understanding C-IED, attack the network and their associated technology then this unique and informative masterclass will allow you to understand how the IED threat is developing, the lessons identified for training and operations and the use of technology. Our expert leaders will describe the existing and forthcoming requirements to ensure a continued and improved C-IED capability.

• Learn how the threat is developing and which countering strategies have been effective.
• Understand the role of technology in countering IED’s and what technology is required in the future.
• Meet and network with influential officers working in the C-IED realm.
• Hear what future structures and force generation is required.
• Advance your future business and improve global awareness of your company and its C-IED products.


Military and Industry leaders all who wish to have up to date intelligence on how to defeat the next generation of IEDS across a range of complex operational environments

Masterclass LEADER


Robert Shaw

Counter IED Expert Advisor, UN

Robert Shaw is a C-IED advisor to the UN, providing analysis and advice to capabilities and training in various fields of EOD, Security and Intelligence. With 27 years in the defence and security industry and humanitarian organisations, his military career, as an Ammunition Technical Officer, Advanced/Assault IEDD Operator, Weapons Intelligence Operator and Intelligence Officer, included experience in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Scandinavia, Africa, Cyprus, Jordan, Oman, Central America, the USA, Libya, North West Europe and the Falkland Islands, working in support of Airborne forces, Special Forces and Defence Intelligence. His subsequent roles included the UN and NATO where he managed a multicultural training department for ISAF in Afghanistan which had the responsibility for analysing security issues including the insurgent weapons, tactics, techniques, technology and procedures. He also managed the ‘attack the network’ training all levels of command and advising on future operational strategy and equipment procurement. Robert holds an MSc in Global security from the UK Defence Academy and in his spare time is a Battlefield Tour Guide. He writes on security issues for several European publications.

Masterclass programme

9:30 Registration and Informal Networking

10:00 Mapping conflict: The future character of conflict and the use of IED’s.

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw, Counter IED Expert Advisor, UN
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10:30 Mapping the threat: How have IED’s developed over the last decade and what they will look like in the future?

11:10 Networking Coffee and Refreshment Break

11:30 Friendly force changes: How C-IED doctrine has developed and driven integration and organisational change.

12:15 Advance through technology: Current technology and future requirements for C-IED and IEDD.

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Training for C-IED. How training has developed in C-IED and its future requirements.

14:45 Search: Overt and covert search and the impact of search on attack the network.

15:30 Attacking the network: Intelligence analysis and integration of exploitation forces.

16:15 Questions To The Masterclass Host

17:00 Materclass Ends


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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