Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Training Notes

I’m writing these blog notes whilst at ‘Summer School’ organised by PSMW - Public Service Management Wales. Its theme is ‘Leading in Turbulent Times’ and its being held at Lampeter University. It's such a pretty university, and very small with around 900 students on campus. In the summer though, with the exception of a few MA Theology students we 200 or so on the Summer School have the place to ourselves.

The course runs all week, and is residential, which means student accomodation. Yikes. I think ‘spartan’ would be a charitable description. The weather is as wonderful as this pic shows, and coffee breaks in a sunny courtyard feel very continental.

But no, its not a holiday, its 9 – 6 each day of intensive learning – lectures, workshops and group work designed to take the learning and translate it ways which it can be used to improve performance and make improvements back at my place of income generation. If you want to join in, you can watch the main lectures on the PSMW website.

PS – I’m updating the blog in the University’s computer lab whilst avoiding the organised karaoke in the Students Union bar. My team did come second in the quiz last night though.

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