administration

URLs for Conductive Education blog and virtual catalogue

Nearly two years ago hackers got into my Conductive Education Information blog at www.gillian-maguire.info and the virtual library catalogue at http://virtualcelibrary.blogspot.co.uk/, making it impossible for me to access them.

Consequently, these two locations are now no longer anything to do with me and I have not added or removed any postings for a long time now,  it is impossible for me to do so.

Why the hackers did this I have no idea, I assume just for the fun of it.

All blog postings have been copied and transferred to this location and the virtual library catalogue was moved to e-conduction’s website in 2010 at

e-conduction.org/virtual-library-main-page/

Over the weekend I had a notification from Google that my URL www.gillian-maguire.info was due for renewal and after thinking long and carefully about this I have decided that I will let it go and not renew it.

This blog has its own URL as can be seen above this posting, and the catalogue is accessible via E-CONDUCTION.

All  those of you who have links to the old URLs please remove them and replace with :

for the Virtual Library  e-conduction.org/virtual-library-main-page/

and this blog  www.e-conduction.org/ceinformation

Let’s meet again…and again

A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted”.

Meetings, who likes them? Who thinks they are productive? We have all been involved in meetings to make plans, solve problems and look at the future etc. How often are they worth the time and effort?

This morning an alert arrived in my inbox covering this very topic.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar/2014/04/03/your-meetings-are-awful-heres-how-to-fix-them/

It makes interesting reading and I thought it might be useful for all of us having meetings at all levels of importance.

I have looked on the internet for other sources of advice and information and found the following, you may find more

http://www.businessballs.com/meetings.htm

http://thebusinesscommunication.com/what-is-meetingadvantages-and-disadvantages/

This one says it all in a nutshell!

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100117062445AAqFgOp

 

Apparently, it all depends on the leader, the participants and the agenda, as if we didn’t know!

I also looked up some quotes about meetings and this is one that really hits home.

Employees hate meetings because they reveal that self-promotion, sycophancy, dissimulation and constantly talking nonsense in a loud confident voice are more impressive than merely being good at the job – and it is depressing to lack these skills but even more depressing to discover one’s self using them. 
― Michael FoleyEmbracing the Ordinary: Lessons From the Champions of Everyday Life

 

More help with all that paperwork!

 

Its the start of the new academic year and I notice that Ben Foulger has brought out a new more comprehensive version of his Tracker system for record keeping.
 All those involved in such administration  will know how much time it takes and how complicated it can become if not organised efficiently. Most of us are not ‘into’ paperwork and anything that helps has to be a good thing.
His new options include pre consultancy questionnaires that can be filled in online, and the option for participants, relatives, and carers to have some access to their records.

It looks as though Ben has it covered and is still offering a free trial for 14 days. Have a look at

http://www.participanttracker.com/