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Training disaster averted!

We were fortunate to get a $43,000 grant from the TSB Community Trust towards eight 3D printers and the accompanying bits ‘n bobs. Each branch will have one, even the smallest which is only part time, because all our residents … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead to #open17

I’m already thinking about this year’s LIANZA conference, who to take, and how many. I have generous staff training and conference budgets, but need approval from my manager in terms of individuals attending and overall cost. We take spending ratepayers … Continue reading

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Providing training opportunities

I’ve got about 30 staff, including casuals, so providing external professional development opportunities for everyone isn’t an option. Mind you, I have a reasonably generous training budget, and manage to send quite a few staff away each year. We’re also … Continue reading

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A little bit of STEAM

Writing about STEAM always makes me think of Tim Curry in the Rocky Horror Picture Show singing “I can make you a man“. Not sure why, but anyway…. We’ve been investing in some fun technology over the last few months, as … Continue reading

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Who is in charge of your career?

Who is in charge of your career? Your organisation? Your boss? Your partner? Your mother/father? God? You? I’m in charge of my career, and I hope you are in charge of yours. Sure others have an influence, but as individuals … Continue reading

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