|Institute of People Development Advisor - August 2010|
If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted -
In this month's issue
Due to continued demand for our Learning Programme Design & Materials Development programme running this week, IPD has therefore scheduled a repeat course for 30 Aug - 03 Sept 2010. Please click here for a quote request and we will get back you with the overview, pricing and an enrolment form. (Why outsource when you can do it yourself?)
All full qualification graduates are reminded that the 2010 graduation is scheduled for 15 October in Midrand.
Over the last few months we have been receiving many requests to complete programmes and RPL assessments that have been put on a back burner. Everyone knows how time flies, and it is extremely important to us that you, our existing and former learners know that we will assist you with the process of getting your studies and career back on track! Please contact Gizelle McIntyre at IPD for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINING GAME: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU
To provide an alternative method to the typical self-introductions at the opening of workshops.
After the "welcome" is given by the facilitator, indicate that you would like to get to know the other participants in the program. But rather than have each person stand and introduce them, distribute to each a 3 x 5 index card. Ask them to print their name, title, and organization on the top of the card. In addition, ask that they identify something about their background, job experience, purpose in attending the seminar, hobbies, hometown, etc. (Dependent on the number of informational items desired, it may be advisable to write out those items on the chalkboard, overhead, or flip chart.)
Collect all the cards and ask a participant at random to pull a card from the deck. As that person's name is read, he/she stands while the information on their card is read to the group. After the introduction, the newly introduces the person who stands up. Continue through the deck until all are introduced.
Materials required: 3 x 5 cards
Time needed: 15 - 30 min
Source: Even more games trainers play - J Newstrom
CELEBRATING THE VALUE OF WORKING WOMEN
This month's article may seem a bit unconventional, but as 09 August 2010 is National Women's Day we wish to pay tribute to all the women that make a difference in human resource development. Mark Palmer attended the 2010 World Economic Forum in Switzerland; the gathering of 2,500 CEOs, heads of state, and visionaries from the arts. Palmer subsequently authoured: "A Man's Undercover Mission into the World of Women Leaders". He noted "The two-hour session was like an intellectual popcorn popper; one profound observation shot up after another, and I frantically took notes. The conversation ricocheted between social, sexual, business and emotional topics." Although he identified 14 different topics, this article highlights just three of the ttastiest points to consider about those wonderful women in your organisaton.
If viewed as an emerging market, working women are collectively bigger than China and India combined. The economic strength of women is rising. By 2013, the worldwide income of women will be greater than China and India combined. So, embrace the balanced presence of women leaders.
Vocation is just as important as raising kids. The prevailing sentiment among these successful women is that they feel their jobs are as important as their role as a mom. Not more, not less.
Hire women executives, raise profits. Studies show that companies that include women executives have a healthier top and bottom line. Palmer suggests including more women on his leadership team and encourages CEOs to bring together the right men and women into balanced leadership.
After reading this abbreviated article, you are encouraged to honour those dedicated working women in human resource development and invest your training budget for August in these woman. See our training schedule below or visit our website at www.peopledevelopment.co.za.
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