Category Archive: Monthly newsletters

May 31 2016

Inside the Head of UK Managers – A report from GoodPractice

Tweet For May’s recommendation we have chosen GoodPractice’s report on what UK managers are citing as their biggest challenges.  The report is designed to explore what managers are finding challenging at work in order to help L&D professionals understand the support they need as well as providing a template for a learning needs analysis.  The survey summarises …

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Feb 23 2016

The future workplace – what will it look like?

Tweet This post is a summary of the key points raised by author Jeanne Meister of Future Workplace in Blessing White’s webinar The Future of Leadership: Preparing for the Future Workplace aired in January this year. You can watch the hour-long webinar and download the slides here. The themes raised are based on research (cited on …

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Jun 29 2015

Learning Now TV

Tweet Our recommended resource this month is Learning Now TV, a free TV programme for anyone involved in organisational learning and development.  On their website it states: “LEARNING NOW tv is a live-streamed internet tv channel bringing you inspirational interviews, debates and round tables, and advice and guidance on real-world issues to keep you up-to-date in …

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Jun 01 2015

June’s Recommendation – How to Read your Boss from FutureLearn

Tweet FutureLearn is running a free online course developed by the University of Nottingham. The course title is ‘How to Read your Boss’  and it runs for two weeks starting on 7 September 2015. The overview states that it requires a commitment of three hours per week. The content covers  a number of linguistic techniques that can …

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Mar 13 2015

How the General Election could impact upon higher education

Tweet With the General Election only a couple of months away we thought it would be topical to look at what’s being said about its impact upon higher education. One of the key election messages is about funding and student fees. Labour’s pledge last month to reduce student fees to £6000 has been subject to …

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Feb 13 2015

What does the future hold for learning technologies in higher education?

Tweet Rather than write another article about learning technologies covered in this previous LCP newsletter  I thought this month we would try a different approach and direct you to some useful material relating to how technology is being used within Higher Education to support learning. Our recommended video this month provides an overview of, and …

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Dec 17 2014

Quiz with answers

Tweet Here is a quiz you can run with your teams over the festive period.   1. The Naked Civil Servant was the story of whose life? Quentin Crisp 2. Who wrote about the ‘bear of little brain’? A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Poo) 3. Which actor plays the detective ‘Lewis’? Kevin Whately 4. Who sings ‘Budapest’? George …

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Nov 14 2014

Leadership and talent management in higher education

Tweet   Over the last few years there has been increasing pressure on universities and other higher education institutions to become more competitive. With increasing fees, greater student demands and ever changing technology, both academic and support staff are being asked to take on more of a leadership role. Kim Thomas in an article in the Guardian …

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Oct 31 2014

Engaging the ‘overwhelmed’ employee

Tweet Leaders across the global are facing urgent leadership, talent and workforce issues, but their organisations are largely not ready to respond. So says new research by the professional services company, Deloitte. The research highlights 12 trends that it says embody ways the 21st century workforce is pushing organisations to innovate, transform and reengineer their …

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Oct 17 2014

The impact of higher education on employment, mobility and local economies

Tweet What impact does a university have on its surrounding area in terms of employment possibilities and economic growth? How does that impact vary from area to area? Where do students go after they graduate? The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is trying to establish answers to these questions and many more. It …

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