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Staff get their teeth into bite-sized workshops

Posted on 14/05/2010

Colleagues help each relieve some stress during a workshop

Staff at Royal Holloway, University of London had the opportunity to try their hand at something new on Thursday (13 May) as part of the annual ‘Learning at Work Day’.

Organised by the College’s Staff Development Team, the event is part of an annual awareness campaign that promotes and supports workplace learning events across England.

Staff were given the opportunity to sign up to bite-sized workshops which took place throughout the day and were delivered by a combination of external consultants and internal expertise. Subjects covered included time management, managing stress positively, inspirational leadership and creating podcasts.

They also benefited from health and well-being activities, which offered the opportunity to take a practical approach to factors that influence health and personal performance. There were opportunities to attend individual doctor sessions and nurse health checks, as well as learning eating skills for optimum energy and breathing techniques.

Marketing Executive Neil Perrott, who attended one of the workshops, said: “Not only did I find it really interesting but it is also a good opportunity to meet other colleagues. It’s so good that the College is interested in investing in staff and giving them the opportunity to learn new things which help our day-to-day work.”

Commenting on the success of the day, Sue Oke, Staff Development Officer, said, “Learning at Work Day is a very important event in our annual calendar. It’s a day to focus on learning and development and relish the opportunity to benefit from the diverse range of bite-sized workshops on offer. I would like to thank all the catering, portering and audio visual staff for their hard work in ensuring the day ran smoothly.”


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