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Friday Footnote # 47

Written by / Friday 16th April 2021

Each week we share loads of content amongst Team ION and with our network. Content that inspires us, which we find helpful or just makes us smile. We thought we would start sharing these insights every Friday. Welcome to Friday Footnote.

Time is running out

Time_is_running_out.pngWe know that businesses say all the time that time is running out to make the most of their fantastic offer. But we actually really mean it.

As we are sure you know, thanks to WEFO, we are currently able to offer our leadership programmes fully funded. However, the funding is currently due to end at the end of August 2021. Therefore, all programmes which start before the end of August 2021 are fully funded, and you can find details of these programmes on the courses page of our website.

Our next New Leaders programme is the final scheduled fully funded ILM Level 3 programme so if you are interested, check it out today. There are only 17 remaining spaces.


Here are just things that have caught our eye this week:

Regional Development - Have your say

Our friends at 4theregion and the Swansea University School of Management are completing a research project aiming to find out more about the ways that people, and their organisations, interact with networks in the region that seek to support regional economic development. The outcome of the research will be made available to help improve such networks in the future. And they would love for you to have your say by completing this survey.

Upcoming ION learning events

Not_your_average_networking_session.pngJoin our Bangor colleagues next Tuesday at 11 am for their upcoming event, Delivering on Distinction. During this open and informal discussion, Dafydd Gruffydd, Managing Director of Menter Môn, a not-for-profit company providing solutions to the challenges facing rural Wales, will discuss how he manages to balance (and complement) Menter Môn's 20 extremely varied workstreams, business challenges, and how vulnerability has kept the organisation hungry and pushing in new directions. Contact to book your place.

Keep an eye out next week for details of our next event, a 2-part virtual learning event discussing mental toughness. Led by Andrew Veevers, ION Leadership Development Specialist and licensed practitioner in Mental Toughness, more details will be announced soon.

And of course, there is also our weekly #IONOpenDoors networking session, every Thursday at 11 am. Sign up to join us in the upcoming weeks. We'd love to see you. 

PS - Missed previous #FridayFootnotes?

Diolch. Team ION


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