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The Training Team

CPD Training Programme Manager

Melissa Fileppi

Melissa is responsible for CIBSE’s CPD course programme development and project manages the entire portfolio. The CPD course programme runs 1 - 3 day CPD courses from Sept - July each year and specialise for those working within building services engineering and building management. 

This year Melissa has seen a large increase in demand for corporate InHouse packages and has been working hard with her team to ensure that these, as well as the regular CPD courses, run smoothly to the different client’s specification. 

Melissa is looking forward to developing the CIBSE CPD course offering in 2016 and working closely with trainers, committees and learners to ensure new courses meet the needs of the building services sector.


CPD Course Coordinator

Hari Sparkes


As course coordinator Hari is responsible for arranging trainers and dates for the annual public open CPD course programme as well as finding the different venues throughout the UK to facilitate training as widely as possible. She also processes bookings and keeps the website up-to-date with new course dates and module information.

Due to the increase in InHouse Training, a lot of Hari’s time is spent liaising with trainers about venue specifications and material confirmations as well as processing bookings and evaluation forms.

Hari is also our CIBSE sustainability representative and keeps us all in check to ensure that we are being a responsible company in terms of recycling and waste.

Outside of work she is a very active member of “Rotary International”, which is a charitable organisation that raises money for international crisis and supports each local community borough across the world. She is also part of “Toast Masters” a public speaking membership organisation to improve her communication and presentational skills. In her spare time she like watching Downton Abbey, a spot of gardening, DIY, cocktails with the girls and going out for dinner to try new cuisine's. 

Hari's LinkedIn profile


Training & Events Manager

Charlotte Stubbs


As CIBSE’s Events & Training Manager, Charlotte has organised events from product launches to prestigious awards dinners. She is responsible for Energy Assessors training, including Low Carbon Consultant Design Training / Energy Performance Certificates Training (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates Training (DECs), Heat Network Training and most notably Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Charlotte recently been involved in developing CIBSE’s online training portal which released in October last year. With a keen interest in learning technologies and strategy, she keeps an eye out for innovative approaches that engage audiences and meets the learners’ needs.

“I look forward to being able to further develop CIBSE’s online learning training, encouraging learners explore a subjects on their own and learn from personal experience”

Aside from her day-to-day role, she works for an outdoor events company on challenge walks and cycles across the UK, fundraising for charity. She regularly practices several types of yoga, enjoys hiking, and travelling. She has recently completed a Reiki course and intends to develop this further to enable her to volunteer treatments in Hospitals. 

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Training and Events Co-ordinator

Jade Buckle


Jade is the Training Co-ordinator for all energy assesor training at CIBSE. She organises courses throughout the year for the professional learning team including in house courses for organisations all over the UK. Her workload consists of venue finding, trainer confirmations, processing bookings for delegates and keeping the website up-to-date with current course information and training dates.

Jade is also assisting with the development of the online learning portal for CIBSE and is looking to complete her CIPD Level 5 Learning & Development Diploma this year. She can assist new users with setting up an online learning account or help organisations that wish to enrol staff in a distance learning programme.

Outside of work she likes to go to the gym, take part in charity fundraisers and socialise with friends. She lived in Australia for 2 years where she worked for Master Builders Victoria in the training department, and has also recently spent 3 months travelling around South East Asia and volunteering in a Safari park.


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