Please collect your certificate

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I was at an online event a few weeks ago and watched a couple of presentations, asked a couple of questions, and took a couple of screenshots. It hasn’t registered much on my radar – I opened the file I had the screenshots in the other day and couldn’t work out why I’d taken them.

I got an email today telling me I could get a certificate of attendance so I downloaded it and it says:

This certificate is awarded to

Andrew Jacobs


Llarn Learning Services

for participating as an


Box ticked. If I was so minded, I could register the 10 hours of the event as personal development and hang the certificate on my wall as meaningless as it might be.

I won’t; my integrity wouldn’t allow me to do that, but how many people might attend the same event and use the certificate as a ‘pass’ to avoid being challenged over their practice?

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