Independents Group Workshop: Returning to first principles

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Our next opportunity to learn, share and grow with an apportunity to explore the basics of our businesses

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The session, held online, will begin at 09:30 for “coffee and catch up” and will then run from 10:00 to 11:30.

Returning to First Principles

In the light of the past and current challenges we are all facing, we thought it might be useful to explore some of the fundamentals for our businesses and for ourselves.

It is so important to consider not only what we do, but also why we do it and what impact does any of it have.

So at our next session together, we will be joined by George Smalling, an independent consultant with many years experience of working with senior leaders in a variety of settings.

George’s style will help us to focus our attention and effort on what we consider to be important. We will explore some of the following questions:

• What is the role of L&D/OD in light of COVID 19?

• What do we need to do to connect/re-connect with our customers?

• How can we maintain our integrity and still get paid?

• Are we in the business of learning of development or are we a learning and development business?

• Is our business a product or are we our business?

• Depending on the answer to the above – What do we need to do to be of value to our customers and to ourselves?

Guest speaker - George Smalling, GS & A Limited

GS&A has been operating since 2000 and prior to choosing to become an independent consultant George had worked in the Public Sector for 17 years. He has a direct and engaging style and is skilled in the design and delivery/facilitation of individual, team and group learning/ improvement interventions for use at various levels of an organisation. He has undertaken consultancy and training assignments in all sectors on topics such as:

 Organisation Development

 Management and Team Development

 Leadership & Change Management

 Strategic & Operational Human Resource Management & Development

 Equality, Positive Action & Diversity

 Performance Management

 Personal & Career Development

He holds various qualifications in Human Resource Management and is qualified to administer, interpret and feedback Occupational Tests for selection, development and headcount reduction purposes. He is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a registered practitioner with the British Psychological Society.

If you would like to attend this event please book your place here and you will be sent information on how to join via Zoom.

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