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Jan 09 2014

Simple steps to a happy New Year

By Sally Pearman. Well I for one am always shocked when the New Year rolls in. After all the lead-up to the Christmas holidays, the gift buying, the eating and socialising, we’re now in January – season of good intentions, living frugally and planning for


Dec 05 2013

Minutes: what to put in and what to leave out

When you are taking minutes it’s difficult to know what to leave in and what to leave out. This guide, taken from the Centre’s Taking and writing minutes book and popular Minutes training course, will help you decide what you need to include.


Nov 28 2013

Bite-size Workshops: 90 minutes of intense training

Are you looking for a flexible and convenient training solution?Need training delivered in a quick and cost-effective way?Does your workforce have a variety of skills they need to learn?Looking for seminar training for large teams?Do you want a quick, dynamic training


Nov 21 2013

40 and beyond: getting a job when you’re middle aged

Guest blog from Reese Jones. At age 40, shifting to a new career or finding a new job can be really challenging. In fact, you’ll be competing with younger candidates and basically, people half your age. With these in mind, how can you stand out


Nov 14 2013

Where does the time go??

By Jess Toms, Office Manager at the Centre. Hi, I’m Jess and I am the Office Manager at the Centre. I am responsible for the building, our equipment, our published books, course materials and supporting the Centre’s delivery team.  I often work


Nov 07 2013

The writing’s on the wall, no literally

By Sally Pearman. As any one that has visited the Centre in the past year will know, we’ve been redecorating our offices to make sure our venue is comfortable, vibrant and welcoming. And I definitely think that’s something we’ve been able to


Oct 24 2013

Why do Wessex Group of Sixth Form Colleges use in-house training?

In-company training works for The Wessex Group of Sixth Form Colleges for a number of reasons, including:  value for money; ability to control training times; convenient location. The package   The Wessex Group of Sixth Form Colleges have been using the Centre


Oct 17 2013

Managing a team: what makes for a healthy and productive team?

While a team is a group of people, a group of people is not necessarily a team. What distinguishes the team is its common goal, the mutual dependence of its members and its tendency to form norms of behaviour and an identity all of which


Sep 12 2013

Email: the curse of the twenty first century?

While email is a vital communication tool in the modern office it can, like all tools, be misused and become a nuisance. If you receive 30 emails an hour, you are likely to spend 50% of your time reading and responding to them. Is this

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