18 March New General Manager March 18, 2021By ICI Administrator General 0 The Institute welcomed, on 17 March, Nigel Carpenter to the role of General Manager. Nigel brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience not only in the infrastructure industry, but also in membership and learning organisations. He understands our industry and the people that make it up; he understands not only the pressures on them but the aspirations they have. Prior to joining ICI Nigel was the CEO of Sustainable Skills, a global NFP that developed, supported and assisted effective industry aligned technical and vocational education and training systems in middle income and developing countries. Sustainable Skills successfully delivered capacity building projects in Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific. Sustainable Skills was born as a result of the transition that SkillsDMC undertook in 2016. SkillsDMC was the former national Industry Skills Council (ISC) for the resources and civil infrastructure industries where Nigel was the CEO. Having been engaged in top-management roles across different industrial sectors, Nigel understands industry skills needs and the critical role of high-skilled workforces to enhance safety and productivity. He knows how to engage industry to ensure that training meets industry skills need. Nigel said – “I’m very excited to join the Institute of Civil Infrastructure at a time when our industry needs to build skills. I’m looking forward to helping employers and people in the industry improve management standards and the continual professional learning of managers.” Related Posts Professional Development for New Managers Aspire caught up with Colin Emerson, a leading trainer in the industry to talk about the importance of upskilling new managers early in their management career and why any professional development should be short, sharp and implementable the next day. Five Things First Time Managers Need to Know Last week I made a presentation to a group about increasing employee engagement and improving culture. At the end I opened up for questions. “A couple of us are first time managers – what advice would you give us?” Great question! Here are five things that I think first time managers would benefit from knowing. Annual Performance Review Tips As a manager or as an employee, this time of year brings annual performance reviews. Often seen as a mundane “tick-the-box” exercise, we explore how to maximise this for the benefit of both the organisation and the employee. Setting Goals for your Career Plan Have you ever wondered why one individual is more successful than another? It’s not because they are smarter, well, in some ways yes but it’s not brain smarts. It’s because they take the time to plan, they look at what it is that they are setting out to achieve and break it down into bite size chunks. They create a road map so they know exactly where they are starting, the steps that need to be taken to achieve the ultimate goal and they don’t stop there. They regularly review their progress and make deviations to the plan if it is to serve them. Effective Professional Development For Millenials Successful professional development plans are specific to individual employees as opposed to a generic, organisation wide approach. While a single, generic approach may be simpler to execute, it is certainly not as effective, particularly when you are talking about our Millennials now aged between 24 and 39 years old. Micro Credentials for Mid Career Workers The traditional process of professional development and education has changed. In a dynamic world and an ever-changing industry, the need to stay current and informed is key to success. How do experienced managers and leaders continually and consistently remain upskilled, up to date and informed? Comment (0) Comments are closed.