Archive for the ‘Learning and Facilitation’ category

The time and place for humour in facilitation might be now.

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October 18th, 2019

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As I sit at the departure gate of another airport, waiting to fly back home to Dublin.  I take in a beautiful landscape, a view that I am unfamiliar with and taken by, I begin to reflect on the session I facilitated earlier with a group of open and energetic participants. I wonder, as I […]

Critical Thinking in the age of Fake News – how can it support our mental health.

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October 9th, 2019

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Mental health has always been at the heart of what we do here at Roffey Park. Our original purpose was to support health and well-being in the working population after the trauma of the second world war. Mental health is still something that we are challenged with in the workplace, but also within society more […]

Meteorological Motorbiking

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September 10th, 2019

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Try this. Stand up, relax your shoulders and take in a deep breath.  Hold it for a second and then let the air out slowly through loosely closed lips.  While doing that, hum a single continuous tone.  If you’re doing it right your lips should vibrate as the air passes between them.  This is a […]

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 – […]