Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article A university is using the power of theatre to highlight workplace diversityissues for its senior and middle managers. The University of Reading hopes that drama-based training will bringdiversity issues to life by treating subjects such as equal opportunities in amore interactive and engaging way. The one-hour sessions feature scenarios on race, disability and gender discrimination,with a range of further reading distributed after the performance. Trained actors use a technique called ‘forum theatre’, in which theyre-create different situations involving discrimination, while asking theaudience for ways to resolve the conflict. The actors will then take up an audience member’s suggestion and follow thescenario through to demonstrate what would actually happen in the workplace. Justin Hutchence, project officer at the university, said that by using thismethod, the organisation will be able to deliver a whole range of training in arelatively short space of time. “One of the key benefits is that people feel confident about sayingwhat they really think, and that level of honesty is positive andrefreshing,” he said. “It’s such an enjoyable form of training and the role-playing reallyprovokes dialogue.” More than 900 senior and middle managers will be involved in the scheme,which will be delivered by the Steps consultancy over a six-month period. Discrimination takes centre stageOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today
BAKO North Western (BNW) invited customers to create the perfect birthday cake as part of its 50th-year celebrations.Customers and colleges in the north west competed in two categories – professional and student – so that both its customer base and bakers of the future could enter.Wedding Cakes by Marion triumphed in the Professional category with a three-tiered cake inspired by BNW’s logo colours and showcasing many BAKO products. Rebecca Crompton of Sheffield College beat off competition in the Student category with a Peak District-inspired five-tier cake with bunting and topped with a birthday cupcake.The winners will each receive £200 in vouchers, a winner’s trophy and certificate plus a canvas of their cake. Runners-up received £100 in vouchers and a certificate.
DR Congo are in disarray just two days before they start their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations campaign after coach Claude Le Roy resigned, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.The Frenchman slapped in his resignation letter on Thursday night citing his side’s bad organisation for his decision to quit the side.Insiders in the Congolese camp told MTNFootball.com that LeRoy was angry with the federation over the bonuses of the players which has affected morale in camp.The development leaves the Leopards in turmoil just two days before they open their Group B campaign against Ghana in Port Elizabeth.His decision to quit the side has the full support of all the players in the team, according to a report carried on Nyota TV.The coach was already gravely unhappy as he had to spend time chasing visas for his players and other duties which he has been forced to perform. But the uncertainty surrounding the team’s bonuses for the Africa Cup of Nations forced the Frenchman to handover his resignation letter to Theo Binamungu, the federation’s member in charge of the national team in Port Elizabeth where the Leopards are based.LeRoy resigned along with his assistant Sebastian Migne in his letter addressed to DR Congo head of state President Joseph Kabila.The news has also has been reported by the official website of TP Mazembe who have several players in the DR Congo squad for the tournament.It is not certain if the Frenchman has left the team’s camp in Port Elizabeth.The 64-year-old Le Roy was in his second spell in charge of the Leopards. LeRoy coached DR Congo to the 2006 Nations Cup but then decided against renewing his contact in April that year.The Leopards are a traditional powerhouse of African football, having won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1968 and 1974DR Congo are in Group B along with Ghana, Mali and Niger and, under Le Roy, who won the Nations Cup with Cameroon in 1988 and led Ghana to third place in 2008.