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Roffey Park Institute announces the appointment of a new Academic Operations Director

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July 16th, 2019

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Roffey Park Institute have appointed Dr Angus Cameron as its Academic Operations Director with responsibility for teaching, learning and research activities. With an extensive academic, creative teaching and research career in higher education his primary role will be to create innovative, engaging and challenging programmes relevant to a rapidly changing business environment. Roffey Park’s Chief […]

How to Become a Professional Facilitator

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July 16th, 2019

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“When I grow up I want to become a professional facilitator,” said no-one, ever. But once you get into the complicated world of the workplace, and begin to understand that the skills in helping organisations make decisions in complicated situations are crucially important, then it begins to look like a more attractive role. So – […]

What Are The Most Effective Leadership Styles? 10 Effective Leadership Styles in The Workplace

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July 1st, 2019

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There are two different concepts here: the most effective leadership style in your workplace, and the most effective leadership style for you. Who you are will have a bearing on the kind of leader you become, and how effective you are in that role. Experience, context, training, coaching, facilitation and reflection will help you to […]

15 Tips to improve your influencing skills in the workplace

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June 21st, 2019

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Let’s start with the why. Why would you want to improve your influencing skills at work? You’re a manager and people are going to do what you want them to, right? Sadly, it doesn’t always work like that. While you might have the power to compel people to do as you demand, that doesn’t mean […]

Management training courses: do new managers need them, and why?

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June 20th, 2019

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If you’re a new manager reading this – congratulations! Your company has spotted your potential and believes you’re going to do a great job. But unless you’re supremely confident, you’re probably wondering when HR is going to send you on a manager training course. And if you’re in HR, you’re probably weighing up the financial […]