Category Archives: Project Management

New Planning, Coaching and Review Services for the FE sector from Joanne Miles

Would you like some space and time to review your CPD processes and plans? Could you benefit from using a coach to think through ways to enhance your T&L culture? Would you like to hear about effective practices from other … Continue reading

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Putting the focus back on teaching and learning: a response to the AoC Conference on Teaching Learning and Assessment, January 29th 2013

At last some coherent, aligned messages about the need to focus on teaching and learning in the post 16 sector. The AoC conference on Teaching, Learning and Assessment this week gave us a range of speakers but a single direction … Continue reading

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Project pitfalls and how to avoid them

The challenging nature of projects In every sector, projects have become a fact of life – and yet project management processes are often not in place. There is an expectation that projects will deliver business change, improved performance, greater outcomes, … Continue reading

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Bringing your project to life through Solution Focused Coaching

 It’s really difficult to deliver a successful teaching and learning project that produces improvements in quality and performance. There are just so many ways to fail: the plan looks exciting but not enough activity follows it the working group who … Continue reading

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The expensive conference day is dead: long live sustainable models of CPD! By Joanne Miles

The research Why are so many colleges not paying attention to staff development research on effective CPD? Joyce and Showers in 2002 highlighted that: Effective staff development involves experimentation by teachers followed by discussion with colleagues over time (peer coaching). The … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning Conference, CollegesWales, 30th March 2012

CollegesWales held their first national teaching and learning conference for further education last week and what an inspiring event it was! Geoff Petty led over 200 attendees through a series of sessions on formative assessment and differentiated teaching strategies. There … Continue reading

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The benefits of project management: what can it do for you and how can you develop the skills?

It’s a common thing to hear people complaining about how badly an initiative has been implemented. Poor communication, unrealistic planning, a lack of monitoring, things tailing off with few useful outcomes – you know the litany of complaints and pitfalls. … Continue reading

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