April 24, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Helping learners (and my Mum!) to connect in a digital way in a ‘COVID-19’ world

I was lucky enough to specialise in using technology for learning, long before most companies had a focus on it. This was a great opportunity for me to really understand what was happening and what was just a ‘fad’ (not always clear at the beginning). I landed an amazing role as ‘Research and Development Consultant’.…

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April 20, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

An insight into what it is like working with DPG at the moment

Working from Home, or ‘WFH’, was a new concept for me and one that I had previously assumed I would struggle with. The thought of making my morning coffee without bumping into one of my colleagues for a daily catch up was something I believed I would not take kindly to. However, four weeks into…

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What is the Best Leadership Approach During a Crisis?

What an impact an inspirational leader can make! Is it surprising that for years so many have sought to understand the magic of leadership? Many conflicting philosophies, styles, behaviours. Is it an art or a science? Nature or nurture? Somehow a leader instils a sense of trust! Even now … The decision to ‘lock down’…

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April 17, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

There’s Nothing Facile about Facilitation

Facilitating groups and helping individuals with their learning has been a career-long interest of mine. I am keen to create an environment where individuals and groups can learn efficiently and effectively and I do my best to stay away from any form of didactic instruction, teaching and training where I can. Working with DPG and…

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April 14, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

HR Professionals — the Unsung Heroes During the COVID-19 Crisis

I have spent the last month working more hours than ever trying to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of Employment Law at this unprecedented time. That new word “F-word” – Furlough – what is it? Where did it come from? There has been no time to look – immediately businesses of every size need…

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March 16, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

8 Top Tips you Need to Beat Your Fear of Public Speaking

Whether it’s school, university or work, everyone has bad memories of a presentation gone wrong. You did your research, learned your topic and prepared a killer speech — but when the time came to share your findings, disaster struck: dry throat, clammy hands, uncontrollable nerves… We’ve all been there. In fact, a survey conducted by…

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March 6, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

What Makes a Great Workplace?

What makes a great workplace? In the dotcom days, it was all about table tennis tables, bean bags and beer in the fridge. The novelty of that soon wore off, however, when people realised that there’s a lot more to great workplaces than a series of fun but ultimately meaningless perks. What people really want…

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February 28, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Develop Yourself this Leap Day

So what are you doing with the extra day that you’ve been gifted this month? All of us have an extra day this February – Saturday 29th– because of course, 2020, is a leap year. You could let those additional 24 hours pass without giving them much thought, or you could decide to do something…

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