IIP adds management model

first_imgIIP adds management modelOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Investors in People UK has launched a management framework to support itscore people development standard. The Leadership and Management Model is thesecond of a series of support tools from IIP. Last year it introduced arecruitment model, and in June this year it will launch a work-life balancemodel. “It is important that we keep refreshing Investors in People(IIP),” said chairman Tim Melville-Ross, who insisted that pressure forthese super-standards had originated from IIP clients. “As more organisationscome through Investors in People they want to know what else we can offer. Theyparticularly requested something on leadership and management,” he said. “The management model is essentially about identifying leaders andmaking sure they grow. It’s not prescriptive, but makes managers confront keyquestions on leadership.” The model follows the basic principles governing the core standard. Organisationshave to demonstrate that top managers are committed to achieving successthrough good leadership and management. They have to plan how to achieveeffective leadership, improve their leadership and management accordingly, thenevaluate their success. Melville-Ross hoped the simplicity of the framework would win through.”It is about simple things such as clarity. A leader has to be clear aboutwhat he wants, put people in place to do so, then communicate… what he istrying to achieve,” he said. He said he was keen to build up a network of business people to act asambassadors for the model. A variety of employers piloted the IIP management model last year. DiehlControls achieved IIP three years ago and agreed the management model as alogical next step. “IIP encouraged us to provide lots of training andflexible working, but we had never looked closely at the management team. Themanagement model helped us to do that,” said plant manager Steve Carroll. The firm used it to build on its performance management system and identifyexisting skills as well as help develop new ones. The Skipton Building Society piloted the model as a way of benchmarking itsmanagement development and mentoring programmes. “It very much fits inwith what we believe is important to us as a business,” said head ofpersonnel and training, Ian Walker. By Lucie Carrington Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Indiana AG says state agencies can’t use non-binary marker

first_img By Associated Press – March 11, 2020 0 266 Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleGoshen Mayor preparing for coronavirusNext articleMichigan State University moving to virtual instruction due to coronavirus concern Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Indiana AG says state agencies can’t use non-binary marker WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/Bureau of Motor Vehicles) INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s attorney general says agencies are not allowed to use an “X” gender designation on identification cards for residents who don’t identify as male or female.Curtis Hill said in an official opinion issued Monday that agencies must have strict direction from the state legislature to adopt the non-binary identifier. State law requires applications for driver’s licenses or state IDs to include information about the person’s gender.Hill says the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and State Department of Health exceeded their authority when they briefly allowed nonbinary individuals to apply for a driver’s license, state identification card or birth certificate with an “X” marker. Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Policy paper: Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021

first_imgEach section sets out our offer of national support and our expectations for adult social care providers alongside published guidance.The plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings. The winter plan sets out: preventing and controlling the spread of infection in care settings collaboration across health and care services supporting people who receive social care, the workforce, and carers supporting the system It covers 4 themes:center_img our ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter key actions for national bodies (Department of Health and Social Care), local systems (local authorities and NHS England) and adult social care providers Some elements of this publication may now be out of date.Please read this guidance with the latest overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)last_img read more

Baking Industry Awards ‘19: Baker of the Year

first_imgSource: Bara Menyn Bakehouse, Lovingly Artisan and Bread SourceAward category sponsored by Winner: Aidan Monks, Lovingly Artisan, CumbriaAidan Monks, director and baker of Lovingly Artisan in Kendal, Cumbria, oozes a combination of baking artistry and science with commercial know-how.Original, healthy, and high quality, are his singular aims – and his breads do not disappoint.The bakery, established in 2010, specialises in hand-crafted slow fermented ‘traditional’ breads, made using 30-year-old sourdough starter and all-natural ingredients.“Dietary fibre is an important ingredient of healthy food products. I use raw milks, ancient heritage grains, and double fermentation,” he says.“Baking is an ancient art and this understanding lies at the heart of all we do.“We supply breads to numerous hotels and catering businesses across Cumbria, Cheshire, north Lancashire and Greater Manchester.”With one bakery, two retail outlets and 20 staff, business is thriving. Monks puts this down to the business’ core values: simple hard work, integrity, a culture of respect for people and breads, and an unwavering emphasis on the finest-quality ingredients to produce the finest-quality breads.“Aidan stood out to us as Baker of the Year in a field of an exceptionally high overall standard. His controlled approach, outstanding skills and dedication to perfection were admirable.”Ann Wells, group marketing director at sponsor Brook FoodFinalist: Steven Winter, Bread SourceSteven Winter, owner of Bread Source, specialises in making artisan bread and pastries.“I feel incredibly passionate about our craft and take pride in the quality and provenance of our work – from sourcing the grain, working with farmers, milling the flour and numerous processes of developing the perfect dough,” he says.Research is also important; Winter recently went to Boston for updates on sourdoughs, as well as Stockholm to study great pastries and buns.The company is named Bread Source because provenance is so important. Employing 18, it comprises a bakery production unit, three bakery cafés in Norfolk and a stall in Norwich Market.Winter specialises in authentic sourdoughs – white, rye and flavoured – all made with his own starter. He also serves quality coffee and specialist teas in-store. His bakery classes are often sold out early, and the business sells baking accessories for home bakers, such as quality flour, proving baskets, books and aprons.“Whether we are making, baking or teaching, there’s a lot of love that goes into each loaf, from bread to source,” says Winter.Finalist: Jack Smylie Wild, Bara Menyn Bakehouse“I’m driven by a passion for slow food and ethical produce,” says Jack Smylie Wild, who founded Bara Menyn Bakehouse (‘Bread & Butter’ Bakehouse) in 2015.“It sums up what I believe in – quality, simplicity and comfort, all provided in a hub for people seeking quality bread and tasty meals,” he explains.“All our bread is made with organic flour and proves overnight. The texture, flavour and crust that develop during this cool, slow fermentation make it something special.”Smylie Wild is currently overseeing development of a new line of Viennoiserie, which he says he’s “super-excited about”.Described by food critic Simon Wright as “the leading light of Welsh baking”, Smylie Wild says his staple loaf is a pain de campagne with a thin, crisp crust and open-textured interior made with white, spelt, rye and wholemeal flour, natural wheat leaven, sea salt and water.Dogs are welcome at the bakehouse and café in one of Cardigan’s historic custom house buildings, with Smylie Wild providing a little annexe and a beautiful ‘secret garden’ out back.last_img read more

23rd COVID-19 Related Death, 52 New Cases Reported In Cattaraugus County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Cattaraugus County reported its 23rd COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.The County Health Department says a 77-year-old man developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment.The county also reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest single-day record since the pandemic started. There are now 167 active cases, with 685 total and 494 total.Of the new cases, 38 are in the southeast part of the county, nine in the northwest, three in the northeast and two in the southwest. There are now 14 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county.Cattaraugus County currently has a seven-day infection rate of 2.9%.last_img read more

John Goodman & Nathan Lane Talk The Front Page

first_img View Comments John Goodman and Nathan Lane are back on Broadway in The Front Page, and on September 28, the two visited The Today Show to take us back to where it all began. The acting titans first performed together in 1978 at the Equity Library Theatre in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “The disco version,” Goodman said. The Front Page, a fast-paced revival about tabloid reporters on the police beat, is a challenge, even for two legends like Goodman and Lane. How do they warm up before each performance? “Prescription drugs,” joked Lane. Watch the interview below, and catch The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theatre! John Goodman & Nathan Lane Nathan Lane John Goodman Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 29, 2017 Related Shows The Front Page Star Fileslast_img read more

Interoperability: Essential to Operate in a Multinational Environment

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo November 18, 2018 The Fleet Marine Squad (FFE, in Portuguese) of the Brazilian Navy’s (MB, in Portuguese) Marine Corps was created after World War II, when MB saw the need to establish a modern force with amphibious capabilities. FFE contributed to the security of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, as well as other major events recently held in Brazil, leveraging the capabilities of the Tonelero Battalion, the Marine Corps’s special operations unit. Diálogo spoke with MB Marine Corps Lieutenant General Paulo Martino Zuccaro, commander of FFE, about FFE’s contributions to security during major events and other topics. Diálogo: Major events such as the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games left an important legacy for the Brazilian Armed Forces, in general. Is there a plan to continue investing in training the Brazilian Navy special forces? Brazilian Marine Corps Lieutenant General Paulo Martino Zuccaro, commander of Fleet Marine Squad: Major events in Brazil in recent years motivated a strong investment in equipment and personnel for the fight against terrorist threats. As a result, all Brazilian special operations troops directly benefitted, as did chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense. They were the focus across the entire security system Brazil organized for these major events. Indeed, all other applications and aspects of Brazilian military power were strengthened, and means distributed based on priorities. But I think these two benefitted and received the most attention. Despite the budget challenges we face, we will certainly do all we can to retain what was earned and, if possible, increase it. Diálogo: Brazil hosted UNITAS Amphibious 2018. Could you evaluate this exercise and briefly explain what it means? Lt. Gen. Zuccaro: It was a great honor for us. However, I will remind you that this year [2018] we hosted the tabletop exercise, whereas next year, with even greater satisfaction and pride, we will host the full-fledged exercise. At that point we will execute the operation, and though the date has yet to be determined, it will most likely be in August or September 2019, at the latest. It was a pleasure to have multi-level representatives from participating countries. They planned and had the opportunity to conduct the tabletop exercise. The operation calls for the use of a multinational force to respond to a natural disaster, in this case, a major hurricane. The aftermath will be mitigated using the multinational force, with emergency and rapid response, until other agencies or resources can mobilize to continue to respond to a major humanitarian crisis. This situation is likely to happen. We should take into consideration that the Caribbean and Central American regions are prone to hurricanes and our entire continent may eventually experience other kinds of natural disasters. Of course, in such scenarios response time is crucial as fatalities can be reduced when logistics, medical support, and command and control structures are made available, not only to provide immediate support, but also to organize the area. In the absence of greater control, the affected area tends to fall into total chaos. As such, the presence of command and control structures, fueling materials and essential items, and all the medical support that will certainly be necessary, represents an adequate first response to the situation. Under these circumstances, the use of force may be applicable, should there be loitering or violence. We have to keep in mind that this population lacks all control and normal social coexistence. In a situation like this, armed groups may emerge, or there may be threats to our support. Therefore, in addition to the support provided, there must be some level of force to counter these threats. This is what Operation UNITAS Amphibious 2019 will consist of, a great exercise for which we will once more welcome partner nations. Diálogo: Could you name additional joint exercises between Brazil and other countries in the region and with the United States? Lt. Gen. Zuccaro: The Brazilian Navy has a strong and longstanding partnership with the United States. For example, a recent exercise that just ended [early October 2018] is Operation Formosa. This is a major Marine Corps exercise that the Fleet Marine Squad carries out in Planalto Central, in the municipality of Formosa, very near the country’s capital, Brasília. At that location, thanks to a stunning instructional field made available by the Brazilian Army, we conducted a major operation, simulating the use of an amphibious brigade including all elements of combat, combat support, and logistics. Some members of the U.S. Marine Corps, both officers and noncommissioned officers, took part in the exercise, living through this entire operation with us, deploying to different battalions and companies, and executing their own activities. For instance, the health crew joined the Navy Expeditionary Medical Unit, logistics personnel deployed to the Marines Logistics Battalion, personnel from U.S. Marine Corps combat units joined the Infantry Battalion, and so forth. The Tonelero Battalion, under the command of Brazilian Marine Corps Colonel Stewart da Paixão Gomes, participated in the exercise with a large number of special units and two service members from Paraguay. But this is only an example, among many others, in which service members of partner nations from the entire continent work shoulder to shoulder in our activities. It’s always a pleasure, always an honor, and a growth opportunity for us and for participating nations. I’d like to point out that interoperability is always the main focus for those who want to operate in a multinational environment. There is nothing like taking part in an exercise on the ground, with representatives from all participating countries, to enable us to practice and improve what I consider to be one of the main requirements for success in a multinational operation. Let’s remember that Brazil always uses its Armed Forces in situations that are legal and legitimate. This prevails in any situation, not only to defend our sovereignty, but also when required in other types of operations. We will prioritize its use in a multinational environment, under the aegis of international organizations. For this reason, we value and emphasize these training opportunities with partner nation forces. Diálogo: You mentioned the Tonelero Battalion. What is the relevance of a special operations unit such as the Tonelero Battalion under Fleet Marine Squad? Lt. Gen. Zuccaro: At first, the Tonelero Battalion was not under Fleet Marine Squad. I think the change didn’t just happen here, but followed a worldwide trend of valuing special operations. Over the last few decades, their relevance was validated based on their versatility, and the great potential of highly specialized troops, capable of performing tasks under very challenging conditions. Therefore, this potential was identified as being better associated with the command of large forces than to some type of combat support, as they were once considered. This more direct association between special operations elements and force command resulted in moving the Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion under the Fleet Marine Squad’s direct supervision. This was the process and, in fact, this great operational potential can be used with greater intensity for more important objectives, effectively for commanding forces, more than to support operational units. This versatility enables the use of special operations elements in a myriad operations and maneuvers, as stated in our doctrine. I will remind you that for Brazil, more specifically the Naval Military Doctrine, naval warfare operations, limited use of force operations, and other related activities are anticipated. The Marine Corps participates in the vast majority of these operations and activities, and I must add that there is an opportunity to use personnel and special operations resources in nearly all of them.last_img read more

How the bandwagon fallacy hurts your brand

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details “I don’t know anyone who…” can be persuasive because we instinctively desire to fit-in but think about the messages associated with that statement. When I heard a talking head on TV begin his reasoning with “I don’t know anyone who…,” I immediately discounted his message. In my experience, “I don’t know anyone who…” is often the messenger’s unwitting admission that he has a limited frame of reference or thinks little of his audience’s intelligence.The aforementioned television host was making a disparaging political argument, so I shrugged off the report as partisan commentary. The attempt to persuade using bandwagon reasoning; i.e. “everyone is…,” is faulty, yet the tactic is used often. Just look at the vast and varied amount of polling data used and skewed in an attempt to sway popular opinion. If polling didn’t work, it wouldn’t be repeated every election cycle.I began wondering if I had ever used the bandwagon fallacy to persuade. In my public speaking courses, I caution against the use of bandwagon and other such fallacious persuasion tactics like red herrings and ad hominem attacks. I certainly have used the bandwagon fallacy on myself—that negative internal chatterbox that begins with, “What are you thinking? Everybody….” It’s the type of faulty reasoning that instills fear and prevents growth through risk-taking.What happens when that type of reasoning is used in business, when one professional disregards an idea based on his or her limited frame of reference and inadequate understanding of the target audience?Years ago, I overheard a mid-level marketing manager review ad copy with an entry-level subordinate. The novice balked at the use of a word she had never heard. “I don’t know anyone who uses that word,” she said, and she held fast to her opinion that the word was archaic simply because she had never heard it in her two decades on the planet. The manager second guessed her, and then himself. She used the bandwagon fallacy to convince her boss, and he ended up replacing the word in question.I was crestfallen because he missed a teaching opportunity. The word was not obscure. The manager could have asked her questions about her personal network, leading her to conclude that the sampling to which she referred may not have been representative of the target audience. He could have coached the recent college grad on audience analysis methods. Instead, he validated her limited world view and vocabulary by changing the word. Unfortunately, it was not an isolated instance.When the bandwagon fallacy dictates business decisions the organization’s brand suffers.These fallacious arguments affect our personal brands, too. In an effort to avoid the negative results of having a limited mindset, I’ve been working on my self-talk. When I hear that inner voice making assumptions about what “everyone” is or isn’t doing, I try to immediately come up with an alternative possibility. As Brené Brown advises in Dare to Lead, change the story. There are a million possibilities in addition to the ones we conjure in our minds based on our frames of reference and, yes, fears and insecurities.Should you find yourself going down the “I don’t know anyone who…” rabbit hole in a discussion, quickly bail yourself out by following up with “…but I’m certain there are plenty of people who do….” Be sincere and watch how such a display of humility will inspire a spirited exchange of ideas with a positive outcome.last_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier speaks out after failed Arsenal and Manchester United transfers

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Sep 2019 1:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Thomas Meunier was linked with Manchester United and Arsenal this summer (Getty)Thomas Meunier claims he did not receive a suitable offer to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after he was linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United.Both Premier League clubs were reportedly considering a move for the Belgium international, whose contract with PSG expires next summer.But the 27-year-old opted to remain with the French champions for another year.‘It was an intense period, with a lot of interest and discussion,’ Meunier told RTBF.ADVERTISEMENT‘I could have left but it was not done because there was nothing that suited the club or myself. Nothing was 100 per cent for it to work. Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier speaks out after failed Arsenal and Manchester United transfers Meunier says he will not leave PSG in January (Getty)‘I have always said that I wanted to stay in Paris.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I still have one year on my contract and I still hope an extension can be secured.‘The situation is a little more complicated because I am no longer the preferred choice in my position, but I remain professional.‘I feel good there and we will see what happens during the season.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeunier also insists that he is not targeting a move away from PSG in the January transfer window, even if he will have just six months remaining on his contract.‘I have already spoken with the coach,’ said Meunier.‘We are aware that this year will be complicated. But I have always thought that leaving in the middle of the year is a bad idea because I think that the clubs which do business in January are clubs that, for me, act in haste.‘I have the impression when transfers are done in January that they are not thought out but rather a question of necessity.‘So for me a transfer in January is a no, even if I spend the first few months on the bench.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in Lebanon

first_img Press Release,  Schools That Teach Lebanon, PA – As part of his statewide ‘Schools That Teach’ Tour, Governor Tom Wolf visited today with students and staff at Harding Elementary School in Lebanon. In the 2016-17 budget, Governor secured over $1.3 million in increased classroom funding for the Lebanon School District, making for a total increase of over $2.5 million to Lebanon schools over his first two budgets.“Funding our schools is a shared responsibility — everybody in this community has a stake in these kids in the Lebanon School District,” Governor Wolf said. “What I saw here today was impressive. I saw a school that has less resources than many other school districts have, but are able to turn what they do have into some really creative learning experiences for a lot of kids.”During the visit, the governor was able to see first-hand how educators are using limited technological resources, like shared iPads, to engage students in the learning process.“We were so pleased to have Governor Wolf here in Lebanon today,” Superintendent Dr. Marianne Bartley said. “Everyone in the district shares in the pride of having him take the time to visit our classrooms, recognize our terrific teachers, and see our beautiful children.”Governor Wolf has fought for more education funding since day one and he has made investment in our schools and our children his top priority. Working with the legislature, the governor has secured historic increases of nearly $640 million in his first two years:$415 million in basic education funding$60 million for early childhood education$50 million in special education funding$14.6 million for early intervention$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools$16.4 million for Community CollegesAdditionally, in June 2016, Governor Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which established a fair funding formula and provided emergency funds for two of the commonwealth’s financially distressed school districts. The law, known as Act 35, establishes a fair, equitable formula for allocating new state funds to Pennsylvania schools. The Basic Education Funding Formula accounts for district-based factors including the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort, and the ability of the district to raise revenue.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf September 26, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in Lebanonlast_img read more