All the candidates on the course seemed to lose track of what was expected. However, when got back on track, we dealt with the task at hand. The guest speaker was fabulous, inspirational and put the task and helped to make the project real. Overall, the course was good, we made it harder than it actually was. Maybe a change of approach to it or greater clarity would help or, having the correct people on the course, who knew why they were there.
My main reasons for not rating the course particularly highly are purely down to the fact that I don't feel that I've gained many new skills or knowledge. Having a guest on the second day of the course was a real positive and boosted the atmosphere and added an element of reality to the scenario - which really helped people. I just think that perhaps this course is not challenging enough for me based on the role that I'm in. I do think that Leone is a great trainer though!
I feel unclear on what the objectives were for this particular session. I can see a bigger picture however didnt feel I was developing any news skills or knowledge. I feel the group requires clarification on expectations going forward (which I may have missed on Thursdays session).
This workshop would be useful for inexperienced new Regional Officers and new inexperienced managers. Experienced RO and SRO should know what a good investigation looks like/is structured albeit that their day to day work relates to employment issues rather than investigating complaints.
The idea of the game is good but I personally feel it wouldn't work within our team. It would take too long- even if you has smaller teams. Most of the cards you sit and discuss, so it would need to be tailored to us, and even then you could play the game without the board. It would work best as part of a training day not as a quick game during opening hours.