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. How you get along with your manager can shape your health, happiness, and productivity Every business wants to do well, both in society and in its bottom line. And one of the most important factors is the boss factor. The boss factor is the fact that bosses have an enormous influence on workers’ well-being through their relationships. ICI Extraordinary General Meeting Members of the Institute of Civil Infrastructure (ICI) attended the EGM held on Wednesday 28th April 2021 chaired by Mr Michael Fitzgerald, ICI President. Make better delegated decisions Who doesn't want to make better, faster decisions? Easier said than done, of course. Empowered employees make good decisions and resolve problems. As business becomes ever more complex and dynamic, managers and leaders have to make more decisions, under time pressure, and often with too little or the wrong kind of data. 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. Comment (0) Comments are closed.