Last Saturday, 8th October, saw the third CIPD Midlands Area Partnership event. Jon Bartlett and I were the blogsquad for the day and thankfully lots of other people were on the # too. It’s been great to see the numbers of people grow on Twitter at events like these, and there were some good debates happening, as well as straight sharing of content or appreciation of what was being spoken about.
After a full 2 days in London, I’m starting to process and reflect on what I’ve heard. And this isn’t even half of what was going on there!! So, here’s where I am. What do you think? What else did you hear?
Start with the business. Know your business. Know the strategy.
Next week sees the CIPD Learning & Development Show coming to The Olympia in London! I’m fortunate to be on the Blog Squad again, alongside bloggers old and new, so I hope you’ll find what we share interesting, thought provoking with maybe a few giggles in there too.
Already, Jo, Ian and Jonathan have written some great pre-event pieces. I’ve been meaning to write for a while and was wondering what might be most useful to share. Then this weekend, inspiration came in the form of this TED Talk via a good colleague Garry Turner.
Last week I attended the Barefoot Winter Conference at Prestwold Hall (beautiful location – and yes I’m slightly biased because it’s where I got married!). This post is a collation of my thoughts and reflections from the day which I know will help me learn and absorb, and which I hope will have some nuggets of interest and insight for you.
Can you believe the 13th and 14th May are just around the corner when people who are interested in stuff to do with learning, developing, training, facilitating, coaching…. will be heading to the Olympia in London for another amazing two day Learning and Development event hosted by the CIPD, this year sponsored by the Open University.
I started writing a post on feedback the other week because it’s something that comes back again and again as something we all struggle to do. Even if we’re giving feedback about how great something’s been we can still feel awkward and not deliver it well – is that a British thing? And then there’s the feedback when we’ve spotted something that, if changed, could help someone improve in some way. The supposed ‘negative’ feedback.
Now, a year on, I’m incredibly proud to have lots of amazing, forward-thinking tweeps as friends, colleagues, mentors and challengers and I was fortunate to go to CIPD14 as part of the blog squad.