The IIP Gold Award is awarded to organisations demonstrating best practice in people management and development. Of the 25,000 organisations accredited by IIP, only 205 (0.8%) have achieved the Gold award to date – and only 27 are further education colleges like NHC.
In celebration of this success, NHC staff, stakeholders and local business people were invited to a breakfast networking event at NHC’s Indulge restaurant at the Centre for the Arts in Hitchin.
Bill Lucas, Co-Director of Real World Learning at the University of Winchester and prolific author, delivered a presentation on his award-winning book on: rEvolution - the new rules of change.
Bill is an expert in lifelong learning, change, leadership and the operation of the mind, his latest books are: rEvolution; how to thrive in crazy times (winner of the Management Book of the Year Innovation & Entrepreneurship category) and New Kinds of Smart; how the science of learnable intelligence is changing education.
There was a fantastic and positive reaction to Bill’s presentation from everyone who attended the event.
Paul Rainbow, Senior Learning Development officer at Hertfordshire County Council, commented: “My colleague and I found it very useful and informative, top class event and a great breakfast.”
Cathryn Henry, Employer Services Manager for the National Apprenticeship Service, added: “I enjoyed myself immensely and found the presentations relevant to my current situation of change within my organisation.”