Workplace Learning

Learning is innate - we learn all of the time and our development does not have to be just professional, it can also be personal.

Without reflection, meaningful development can be hard to achieve.

For many firms, the appraisal system (or performance review) is often just another form filling exercise. The most frequent complaint (from employees) is that although they ‘go through the motions’ annually, nothing ever comes of their appraisal.

As the British public are rediscovering 1930’s Corfu through the recently aired and beautifully captured series, The Durrells, I took to the sky to be there in the present day attending the 3rd Annual Corfu Symposium 2016 – Managing and Marketing Places.

CPD for some is a necessary evil, a tick box exercise or an inconvenience. Some feel they don’t need it, are too experienced or view it as a fluffy HR initiative. To be continuously professionally developing is quite a clinical endeavour.    

Blaenavon based online training and business solutions consultancy RWA, are taking their My Development Zone proposition to the Greek islands later this month having been invited to speak at the 3rd annual Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places.

Imagine that you visited your doctor tomorrow for advice and discovered that she hadn’t updated her knowledge or skills since she qualified 20 years ago.  How confident would you feel about taking her advice?

The GROW model is a fantastic way of agreeing and setting a course of action. Great for the development of others as well as yourself, it provides a logical step-by-step structure that you can agree and commit to.

Our daily interactions are something we take for granted and probably manage at a subconscious level. We are constantly interacting with different stimuli, whether it is in our daily conversations, when watching TV, in the classroom, gaming, working on our computers or visiting a shop. Pretty much everything we do includes a form of interaction.

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