Line Manager Responsibilities…

The most exciting news is that I have gained a new member to the Communications team! Ffion will be working with me on the service communication plan, while I will be benefiting from line management responsibility. I was fortunate to be a part of the recruitment, interviewing and appointment process, before welcoming Ffion on her … Continue reading Line Manager Responsibilities…

Youth Service – Second Placement

Our new Youth Service is being launched! After six months of planning, preparing, researching and anticipation, we are a new, enthusiastic team looking forward to visiting our communities very soon! It is likely that some of you will notice that I've been involved with the Youth Service for some time now, and a great deal … Continue reading Youth Service – Second Placement

Challenging Effectively – Part 6

We have reached the end of the week and have held two Challenging Effective sessions for around 40 Council staff. The sessions were a quick, hourly session, and after we discussed challenging, showed an interesting experiment, presented techniques to challenge and having an opportunity to practice what had been discussed and presented, the hour had … Continue reading Challenging Effectively – Part 6

Challenging Effectively – Part 4

Here is a quick update for you – our first ‘Challenging Effectively’ session is full! We are extremely pleased that there has been such interest in the session from individuals who are ready to challenge. Therefore a date has been set for another session to be held in order to give staff an additional opportunity … Continue reading Challenging Effectively – Part 4

Challenging Effectively – Part 3

We have some good news – our session has now received its CPD accreditation! We have chosen a date for the session – the 4th of September, and we are ready to start promoting the session. We truly hope that it will fuel our colleagues’ interest and that they will find it useful. In order … Continue reading Challenging Effectively – Part 3

Challenging Effectively – Part 2

The session is taking shape but there are many factors that still need to be considered. We need to practice the slides, pilot activities, create resources and decide on the script. In addition to these, we need to be promoting and marketing the session – we will need to consider how to promote, who we … Continue reading Challenging Effectively – Part 2

Challenging Effectively – Part 1

It is likely that you have by now, read several times that we, at Gwynedd Council, are seeking to ‘put the people of Gwynedd at the heart of everything that we do’ by following the principles of Ffordd Gwynedd. But what does this really mean? The first step is understanding the needs of the people … Continue reading Challenging Effectively – Part 1