Rayford High elected, installed as Fort Worth’s provisional bishop

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Rev. Rayford High. Photo/Diocese of Texas[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Rayford High was elected and installed as the third provisional bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth during the 30th Diocesan Convention Nov. 3 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.The convention was voting on the Sept. 19 recommendation of the diocesan Standing Committee, which had called High to serve as its next provisional bishop. High served as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas from 2003-2011.High succeeds the Rt. Rev C. Wallis Ohl, who retired as provisional bishop at the end of the diocesan convention. Ohl issued a call for the election of a bishop diocesan, a process that can take more than two years.“This marks a significant step in the growth of the diocese, as the process will culminate in the election of a full time bishop,” according to a diocesan press release.Ohl has served as provisional bishop since November 2009, when he succeeded the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick Jr., then bishop of Kentucky who became the first provisional bishop of Fort Worth after the diocese reorganized in February 2009, necessitated by the November 2008 departure from the Episcopal Church of the former bishop and several diocesan leaders.“I am deeply honored and humbled by the fact that the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth would ask me to be their provisional bishop,” High said, according to the release. “I am thrilled and I am excited about it and I look forward to working with laity and clergy of the diocese.”High said he was impressed by the spirit of love and respect that permeated the convention’s discussions. “People disagreed with one another, but in love,” he said. “Everyone listened respectfully and voted prayerfully. This is a healthy diocese.”Ohl used the theme of bridge building for his convention address. “The metaphor of bridge is appropriate, not only as I transition out and Bishop High comes on board, but also as we the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth continue to grow into the ’measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.’” (Ephesians 4:13 RSV)He reminded the convention delegates and visitors that the election of another provisional bishop is “not a stop-gap measure; we are progressing toward the time when we will be able to elect and consecrate our next diocesan bishop.”Before his election as bishop, High, 71, served the Texas diocese as canon for pastoral ministries and liaison to St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. His 32 years of parish ministry culminated in his service as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco. He represented the Texas diocese as a deputy to General Convention on eight occasions and was named Waco humanitarian of the year.A native of Houston, High graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee and Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.High and his wife Pat live for now in Lake Jackson. They have been married for 48 years and have three children and six grandchildren, all of whom live in Fort Worth. They will be moving to Fort Worth in early 2013 when their new home is completed. Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. 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Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault

first_img Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault Projects Canada CopyHouses•Division No. 18, Unorganized, Canada Houses “COPY” Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/541915/le-grand-plateau-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard Year:  2014 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/541915/le-grand-plateau-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard ArchDaily Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveLe Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault Photographs 2014 “COPY” photographs:  Alain LaforestPhotographs:  Alain LaforestSave this picture!© Alain LaforestText description provided by the architects. At our first visit to Lake Heron in the Laurentides, we ended up in a forest enflamed by fall. We borrowed a small path to reach the top of the site where we found a clearing atop a promontory. We could contemplate the lake which was about 60 meters below. Small but sinuous, it gave the impression that a meander hid the invisible part of a larger lake.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe silhouette of the mountains loomed in the distance. The scenery was of immense beauty. We all gasped discovering the site that day. We went down quietly through different ecosystems dotted with magnificent rocks. I remember a small forest of spruces with a constricted path the caused a rhythmic vertical which filtered the horizontality of the water.Save this picture!Floor PlanFrom the lake, we could see the promontory that we had visited earlier on. As soon as the first sketches were drawn, the idea was to create a plateau where we could enjoy the view. This large terrace captures the sun as well as has a view on the lake. Unaware that the home is below, it is accessed from the top. This surface therefor serves as roofing. The needs of the house are based on a lower plane, placed on very thin columns to give the impression that the inhabited space floats, almost as if in levitation.Save this picture!© Alain LaforestThe structural frame consists of nine squares each of four meters large and wide. We access the house at street level. We then follow a walkway on the side to reach a small outdoor terrace. We can then enter the heart of the home. The rooms are located on the hillside while the other rooms benefit from the opening of the landscape that seems amplified by large windows. The location and the simple volume of the Grand Plateau make it a place where you can enjoy a new perspective on the lake.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessFoster + Romero Alliance Wins Competition to Design the Mexico City Airport ExpansionArchitecture NewsUNIQLO Le Marais / WonderwallSelected Projects Share Area:  1650 ft² Area:  1650 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Alain Laforest+ 17 Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDivision No. 18, UnorganizedDivision No. 18UnorganizedHousesCanadaPublished on September 02, 2014Cite: “Le Grand Plateau / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 02 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Shelter to take online direct debits

first_img Howard Lake | 10 July 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Shelter is first homelessness charity to accept direct debits online.Today Shelter will becomes the first national homelessness charity to offer online direct debit donations. Shelter’s Fundraising Director, Alan Gosschalk, said: “Online direct debits are not only a convenient way to give but they also cut out paper work meaning more of your donation goes towards helping homeless and badly housed people.” Advertisementcenter_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Shelter to take online direct debitslast_img read more

Awards for All England small grants to change

first_img Howard Lake | 3 November 2008 | News Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for All England small grants to change  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for All England, the Big Lottery Fund’s small grants programme, will change from a joint grants programme to one run by the separate distributors.Awards for All England is currently a joint Lottery grants programme supported by Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. Following a review of the programme, each of the lottery distributors supporting the scheme will run their own small grants programmes from 1 April 2009.Applications can still be made under the current arrangements until Awards for All England closes on 31 March 2009.The Big Lottery Fund says that the new system “will mean that each distributor can better address the needs of their applicants and the themes they support”. It added that “it is anticipated that new money available for small grants in 2009-10 will be comparable to money that was available to community groups through Awards for All in 2008-2009”.The new separate small grants programmes are as follows:· Big Lottery Fund will launch a new small grants programme on 1 April 2009 awarding grants of £300 to £10,000 to local communities in 2009-2010.· Sport England will provide small grants for sports ranging from £300 – £10,000 from 1 April 2009.· Arts Council England will provide small grants through their existing ‘Grants for the arts’ programme, supporting awards between £1,000 and £100,000.· Heritage Lottery Fund small grants will be provided through the existing ‘Your Heritage’ (£3,000 to £50,000) and ‘Young Roots (£3,000 to £25,000) schemes.www.biglotteryfund.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Entries open for JustGiving UK Awards 2014

first_img Tagged with: Awards Justgiving Howard Lake | 1 June 2014 | News “Over 800,000 people have used JustGiving to fundraise over the past twelve months, raising close to £300 million for the causes they care about.  The JustGiving Awards are our way of celebrating the amazing things people do to show they care. Each year we are overwhelmed at the response and the inspirational stories; it’s a real honour to be able to recognise these.” JustGiving is now inviting entries for its 2014 Awards, which will celebrate the achievements of the best of the 800,000 or so fundraisers who have used the online giving site in the past year.This is the fifth year that JustGiving has run its Awards programme, and this time the public gets to vote on the finalists. JustGiving will select a shortlist of finalists, and then the public will choose the winner in each of the eight categories.There is no charge to enter the awards, and any individual, charity or company that is registered on the site and has used it in the past year is eligible to enter.CategoriesThe eight categories in the JustGiving UK Awards 2014 are:[list type=”check”]Creative fundraiser of the yearEndurance fundraiser of the yearYoung fundraiser of the yearOutstanding commitment to fundraisingGiving app of the yearCharity of the yearSpecial recognitionCelebrity fundraiser of the yearFundraiser of the year (Grand Prix)[/list]Nominations close on 6 June 2014. You can nominate yourself. The shortlist of finalists will be announced on 20 June.The winners will be announced at an event on 25 September at the BFI Southbank in London.Anne-Marie Huby, MD of JustGiving, said: Advertisement  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries open for JustGiving UK Awards 2014last_img read more

Hope for 54 imprisoned journalists and netizens?

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Fotos: Arash Ashoorinia (www.kosuf.com ) Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hope for 54 imprisoned journalists and netizens? IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more The presidential and municipal elections held in Iran on 14 June lacked objective media coverage. The more than 50 million Iranian voters were denied freely reported and independent information when making their choice. Nonetheless, although the media were muzzled, Iranians used the elections to express their views and vote against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s policies.“This election showed yet again that the people’s vote for change in June 2009 was stolen by Iran’s two predators of press freedom, Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The two have been responsible for the persecution and arbitrary arrests of more than 300 journalists and netizens, and their torture by the intelligence services.”Hassan Rohani, the moderate conservative candidate who had promised change and was backed by reformers, was declared outright winner in the first round on 15 June with more than 51 per cent of the votes.“Mr. Rohani, you are now the Islamic Republic’s seventh president, elected thanks to massive support from Iranian reformers and progressives. Your election follows Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad’s eight-year presidency, in which repressive measures and abuses against civil society and journalists were stepped up, especially during his second term.“Your campaign promises included references to a desire to work for freedom of expression and media freedom, and the release of all political prisoners. These firm undertakings encouraged progressives, especially young people and women, to vote en masse for you. It is now your duty to keep these promises, and to ensure that they are not empty, meaningless words.“You are now the repository of hope of extricating Iran from the crisis that has paralyzed it for years, guaranteeing free and independent information for the entire people, and respecting the Islamic Republics international undertakings, especially as regards freedom of information. Your fellow citizens will not feel free until these demands have been met.”On 21 May, Reporters Without Borders wrote to you and the seven other presidential candidates stressing the need to put respect for fundamental freedoms, including freedom of information, at the centre of your presidency. Today, we reiterate these demands to you, the new president:- Demand the unconditional release of the 54 journalists and netizens currently imprisoned in Iran. Some were arrested following President Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June 2009 and are still being held four years later. Their only crime is to have exercised their constitutional right to freedom of information. This right will not be observed in Iran as long as arrests and arbitrary detentions remain a systematic practice by officials bent on muzzling the media and silencing civil society.- Begin an overhaul of media legislation in order to decriminalize press offences and guarantee freedom of information without discrimination based on language, religion or political opinion. A revision of the 1986 press law (amended in 2000 and 2009 to include online publications) is urgently needed because it allows the authorities to persecute news providers on charges of “attacking the Islamic Republic,” “insulting the Supreme Leader” and “disseminating false information.” Amendments requiring online publications to be licensed must be repealed.- Ensure that Iranian citizens have free, uncensored and unmonitored Internet access. The launching of a “Halal Internet” designed to impose a digital apartheid, constitutes a danger for Iran.- End arbitrary actions and impunity. The murders of dissident journalists must not go unpunished. They include the deaths of Ebrahim Zalzadeh, Majid Charif, Mohammed Mokhtari, Mohammed Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani, all executed by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security in November and December 1988. They also include the deaths in detention of Zahra Kazemi (2003), Ayfer Serçe (2006), the young blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi, of Iran-e-Farda journalist Hoda Saber’s, and women’s rights activist Haleh Sahabi (2012) and Sattar Beheshti (2012). Those who ordered and carried out these crimes must be brought to justice. News Follow the news on Iran News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Senate Addresses Robocalls: What Mortgage Servicers Need to Know

first_img April 18, 2018 2,082 Views Senate Addresses Robocalls: What Mortgage Servicers Need to Know Tagged with: consumers Financial Services providers Homeowners Robocalls Senate Servicers Home / Daily Dose / Senate Addresses Robocalls: What Mortgage Servicers Need to Know Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Although robocalls can be an important element of how the financial services industry communicates with those they are doing business with, robocalls are often seen in a bad light due to some fraudulent or abusive calls that are made without a participant’s consent. In order for the industry to use them properly, clarity is needed on issues such as what qualifies as a robocall, who is legally permitted to be contacted, and how a consumer can grant consent for the communication. A Senate hearing Wednesday tackled this topic head-on. “Not all of them are inherently negative,” said Sen. John Thune, Chairman of the Committee of Commerce, Science, and Transportation in his opening remarks at the Senate hearing on Wednesday. The hearing attempted to lay out steps the government and the industry can take to protect against scammers who take advantage of this technology.“Many important services are carried out via robocall where companies and call recipients have pre-established relationships and where the consumer has agreed to participate in these types of calls,” said Thune. For instance, robocalls may be used by the financial services industry to remind customers about pending payments or to communicate with homeowners in case of natural calamities.Recently, an Appeals court also weighed in to clarify the issues of robocalls and consent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling in the case of ACA International v. FCC, clarifying several issues with regard to consumer and industry rights pertaining to robocalls and texts sent to consumers.ACA International had challenged the FCC’s interpretations of the TCPA, as laid out in a July 2015 Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order on three issues—the definition of an ‘automatic telephone dialing system,’ the identity of the ‘called party’ in the reassigned number context, and the means by which consent can be revoked.”Scott Delacourt, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP and a representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who testified at the Senate hearing on Wednesday said: “Unfortunately, the Commission’s implementation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) over many years has fostered a whirlwind of litigation,” said Delacourt. “Interpretations by courts and the FCC have strayed far from the statute’s text, Congressional intent, and common sense, turning the TCPA into a breeding ground for frivolous lawsuits brought by serial plaintiffs and their lawyers, who have made lucrative businesses out of targeting U.S. companies.”According to Delacourt, the number of TCPA case filings exploded to 4,860 in 2016, and TCPA litigation grew 31.8 percent between 2015 and 2016.However, fraudulent robocalls remain a persistent challenge for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and for the industry and lawmakers. In 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received 7.1 million complaints from consumers against robocalls. Of these, 771,000 complaints were about fraudulent calls that allegedly helped consumers reduce debt. “Illegal robocalls remain a significant consumer protection problem because they repeatedly disturb consumers’ privacy and frequently use fraud and deception to pitch goods andservices, leading to significant economic harm,” said Lois Greisman, Associate Director, Marketing Practices Division, Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC. “Illegal robocalls are also frequently used by criminal impostors posing as trusted officials or companies.”Greisman, who was one of the witnesses testifying at the hearing, said that technological advances had permitted lawbreakers to make more robocalls for less money and with a greater ability to hide their identity. The Senate also heard a testimony from Rosemary Harold, Chief, Enforcement Bureau, at FCC who said that many fraudulent robocalls were designed to trick people out of significant amounts of money. “These schemes often are most effective in harming vulnerable populations, such as senior citizens,” said Harold. “Unwanted robocalls are the Commission’s number one source of consumer complaints. The recent Omnibus legislation will provide significant assistance in our enforcement efforts.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. 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Police: California woman impersonated social worker to try and kidnap newborn

first_imgKABC-TV(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly impersonated a social worker in an apparent effort to kidnap a California woman’s newborn child.Officers arrested the woman on suspicion of kidnapping after a mom said she showed up to her home in Santa Ana, California, on Friday morning and claimed she was there to take her 1-week-old child into protective custody, authorities said. She allegedly identified herself as a social worker named Mayella Ortega, but she refused to offer any credentials to confirm her identity, according to police. She allegedly threatened to call the sheriff’s department if the victim did not surrender the baby.“I told her if the sheriff comes and he has to arrest me, then he can arrest me. But I am not going to give you my child,” the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, told ABC’s Los Angeles station KABC-TV.The mom said she offered to go with the woman to the police department, but the woman said there wasn’t room in the vehicle for the mother and quickly left the scene, a spokesperson for the Santa Ana Police Department said.Social workers are typically required to show credentials identifying themselves as government employees.Investigators with the Santa Ana Police Department said a 38-year-old Hispanic female had been arrested in connection with the case, but it declined to release her name or booking photo.The suspect turned herself in following the release of video that identified her as a person of interest, police said.Local detectives are now working in conjunction with the Los Angeles and San Bernardino County sheriff’s departments on “possibly related investigations,” according to police.Police announced the suspect’s arrest on Saturday morning, saying she’d been booked as part of an investigation by homicide detectives and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.She reportedly told police that the situation was a misunderstanding.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR academy: Nottingham Trent University

first_imgHR academy: Nottingham Trent UniversityOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR specific/related courses: MSc Strategic Human Resource Management(part-time, block-release), plus three one-day research workshops, which runover 15 months; Certificate in Personnel Practice, which leads to affiliatemembership of the CIPD; Postgraduate Certificate in Management for Personneland Development (one-year, part-time), which gives Licentiate Membership of theCIPD; Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management (two years, part-time –although there is a one-year fast-track route), which gives Graduate membershipof the CIPD; Postgraduate Diploma in Training Management, (two years,part-time, although there is a one-year fast-track route), which gives Graduatemembership of the CIPD. Founded: Achieved university status in 1992, but its roots go back to1881 and along the way it’s been known as Nottingham and District TechnicalCollege, Nottingham Regional College of Technology and Trent Polytechnic. College CV: Nottingham Trent has two main sites – the central CityCampus and the Clifton Campus, which is four miles from the city centre.Nottingham Business School, home to the HRM courses, received an ‘excellent’quality assessment rating by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) andthe university has received four grade fives in the latest Research AssessmentExercise (RAE). It has one of the biggest HRM departments in the UK and is aCIPD Centre of Excellence. It has provided CIPD courses since the early 1970s,is actively involved in research projects and has consultancy links withoutside organisations. Nottingham Business School is also responsible forproviding one of the most comprehensive set of weblinks to the internationalworld of HRM via Ray Lye’s web page. Sadly, Ray is now deceased, but hisworld-renowned links live on, maintained by senior lecturer and employeerelations and law expert, David Bott. Entry requirements: For the MSc, membership of the CIPD or a PGDiploma in personnel management or HR or a’demonstrable’ equivalent level ofachievement. For the CIPD courses, see website. Star HR academics: Lynette Harris, whose research interests includethe impact of employment regulation on HR practices, performance management andchanging patterns of participation in the workplace. She has jointly edited thetextbook Strategic Human Resourcing: Principles, Perspectives and Practices inHRM, with fellow lecturers John Leopold (head of HRM at Nottingham) and TonyWatson. She also devised the Performance Management syllabus for the CIPD’sprofessional qualification scheme. Watson, professor of organisational andmanagerial behaviour, whose book, Sociology, Work and Industry (1980, 1987,1995) continues to be the main British textbook on industrial sociology and histwo most recent books, Organising and Managing Work and Human Resources inOrganisations, (the latter edited by John Leopold), look set to be asinfluential. Alumni: There is an active alumni network and a new alumniassociation website is currently being set-up. www.ntu.ac.uklast_img read more

How Loop will lap up learning

first_imgNicola Wilson, age 34 and head of HR at Loop Customer Management, whichhandles client interaction for organisations such as Yorkshire Water andB&Q, shares her aspirationsHow long have you been in this job? Just over two years. How long have you been with your organisation? Two years, ever since Loop was formed by parent company Kelda plc. What does your role involve? Supporting managers to bring out the potential in their people, byrecruiting employees who initially have potential, through ongoing personaldevelopment and skills training, and having people policies and processes thatenable this to happen. I have a very capable team which keeps things running. What are the best and worst things about this job? Seeing people develop and try new things is the best, the worst is nothaving enough hours in the day. What is your current major project or strategic push? To truly make this company a great place to work. We know that we arealready good, but we have two specific initiatives in place to make us evenbetter. We are building development programmes around empowerment which featurefeedback – I believe that empowerment only works when feedback is given. Theother initiative, in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute, is atwo-year programme for 60 managers. We want our managers to know that managingpeople is the most important thing they do. What was the best career decision you ever made? To continually push the boundaries of my comfort zone and try new things, whethera new role or a new organisation. And what was the worst? Not pursuing a secondment to Australia in my early twenties. Sydney seemedso far away, a risk I wasn’t ready to take at the time. Having been since, Iwish I’d been braver then and had a go. Which of your qualifications do you most value and why? In this type of role, building relationships with others and the ability tomake things happen have been more effective than my qualifications alone. How and why did you become a trainer? It seemed a natural step as part of broadening my HR experiences, and Ibelieve effective training is key to a successful HR team. When I was offered atraining role, not having a go was never a consideration. Do you think that evaluation is the ‘Holy Grail’ or an impossible dream? A combination of both, in reality. Effective evaluation is so important andas most trainers will appreciate, it can be the hardest thing to get right. How do you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? The differences will involve attitudes to working in general and deliveringa continued excellent service to customers who want more every day, and rightlyso. What do you think will be the core skills for your job in the future? The ability to think about the future differently and engage more withpeople on an individual and emotional level. What advice would you give to someone starting out in training anddevelopment? Try as many different things as possible and have the confidence to takerisks. Even if you fail, you will learn from those experiences, which is farmore valuable than not having tried at all. Which buzzwords do you most loathe? Those that people use just because they’re the flavour of the month. Beliefand passion are more important than the latest hype. What self-development have you undertaken in the past 12 months? I have started to look at situations from different perspectives andrecognise that on the whole, most people here come to work wanting to do areally good job, and my role is to help them be their best. I upgraded my CIPDmembership this year and found it was a very effective way of reflecting uponwhat I have actually achieved. Up close and personalHow do you network?By keeping in touch with people either through network meetingsor phone and e-mail. I also enjoy meeting contacts for a drink or for lunch.If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?Easy – the job I have now. If it wasn’t available, I’d love tobe a judge on Pop Idol – there is so much energy and belief within thecontestants and their enthusiasm is amazing.Describe your management style in three wordsStretching, focused and rewarding.Do you take work home with you?Only in my mind, as I mull things over. I would much ratherstay late at work than turn my home into a second office.What is your motto?Live life to the full.How would you like to be remembered by your colleagues?As someone who made a positive difference to their workinglives and the success of Loop. Which is the best management book you have read?Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach (published by PanBooks). It’s not really a management book, it’s a short story about howvaluable faith and personal belief are. If we truly believe in ourselves andhave ambition and goals, we can achieve things as wonderful as the character inthe book when he learned to fly. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. How Loop will lap up learningOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more