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Friday Footnote # 79

Ysgrifennwyd gan A.R.Fairbank@swansea.ac.uk / 21/1/2022

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.

Say hello, but wave goodbye

As we mentioned last week, we were delighted to welcome Nathan and Jane to our Swansea delivery team. You can find out more about Nathan - including which sport he coaches - in this weeks blog. Keep an eye out on our website and social media channels next week where we will be saying hello to Jane.

DSC_0804.JPGHowever, today is a very sad day for Team ION as we say goodbye to the legend that is Tony Burnett. Tony (pictured right) joined the team in 2013 when we were LEAD Wales and has supported literally hundreds of leaders over the years.

Tony can't help but make you smile, and his authentic delivery style is loved by many. His contribution to our Popmaster scores will be hugely missed, as will the weekly Pastel de Nata deliveries, and his sense of humour will be missed by everyone - delegates and team members. Thank you for everything Tony, on behalf of everyone in the team, and all of the delegates you have worked with. I am sure they all have plenty of stories! Good luck in your next adventure. 

Catch up with Gethin & Ken at Oren Foods 

In our latest alumni case study we caught up with ION alumni, and Oren Foods owner, Gethin Dwyfor, and Ken Lodge, General Manager and current ION delegate, to discuss their leadership journeys. In the blog, Gethin, discusses the joys and challenges of taking over the running of the family business from his parents. 

"I wanted to make my own choices 100% and my own mistakes. I didn’t want my parents feeling that they had to come back into the business once retired. If it was going to fail, it would be on my own head and not theirs. Turns out this was quite liberating, and they have been able to enjoy their retirement…mostly!". 

Inspiration

New to leadership?

What better way to start 2022 than to sign up for our next ILM Level 3 New Leaders programme. Starting at the end of March, the programme is designed to develop and enhance the leadership and management skills of those in the early stages of developing their leadership skills. Delegates will be encouraged to understand their own approach to leadership, and then consider their team roles and tasks required to create a strong business framework for the growth and sustainability of their organisation. You can find out more about the programme, including those all important dates, here

And, we think it's important to note, that this will be our last fully funded programme. Therefore we expect places to go like hot cakes (it's a 3rd full already!) so if you, or anyone in your team is interested either apply today, or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch on ionleadership@swansea.ac.uk and Adam will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. 

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