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Ready for 2016

The past few months for me have been fraught with technical problems, getting a new computer, and sorting out getting started again. Hopefully all is well now and I can get back to posting, cataloguing and working on the latest project for publication by Conductive Education Press in 2016.

The year 2015 has been one of financial difficulties, closure and change for all those involved in Conductive Education, resulting in little in the way of new developments. The main item of news has been the appointment of a new rector at the Andras Peto College, Andrea Zsebe

http://www.conductive-world.info/2015/11/new-rector-for-paf.html

She has announced hope of new partnerships in CE and plans for a masterate.

I wonder what 2016 will bring!

 I wish a Happy New Year to you all.

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

 

New initiative for Group Work

 On Thursday I went to a meeting organised by Norman Perrin of Paces Sheffield (UK) for people interested in the future of Conductive Education and what could be done working together.
Centre managers, conductors and Conductive Education press were represented, contributing to a discussion about how it might be possible to work together, present a stronger louder voice to obtain funding, influence government policy –  and just keep going!
Another meeting is planned for early in the new year. It will be interesting to see how things develop.
If you are interested in learning more and joining the group, please contact rayhohn@gmail.com or normanperrin@pacessheffield.org.uk