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  • How to Stay Connected to You Family While Teaching English as a Volunteer Abroad?

    A lot of people who decide to have an adventure and work abroad or help out an NGO in another country face some challenges whilst settling in overseas. Differences in culture, history, customs and the way people interact with each other may be very different than your country of origin. And one of the hardest tasks is to stay connected to your family. 

  • Leeds University Union: strategy review

    A practical walk through the strategy review process, with examples of their one-page plan and board reports.

  • KCLSU: a strategy journey

    This interview with Steve Vaid, Chief Executive of King's College London Students' Union (KCLSU), outlines their exciting and involving approach to strategy development.

  • A volunteer's perspective

    With 20 years' experience of volunteering under her belt, Val Howard shares her insights into effective volunteer management.

  • How to do learning and development on a budget with social media

    Social media is much more than an opportunity for you to share your messages and reach new audiences. It is a gold mine of experts and peers you can learn from in your own time. Learning styles are changing too. Early in 2012 we did a short survey looking at how people use social media to support their work. 35% of people said they preferred learning in small chunks rather than a full day classroom based course. 67% said that the immediacy of finding learning resources to help them in their role rather than waiting for a course to be run was very important. A survey by TechSoup of non-profit organisations in 2016 , showed that the majority favoured either 'Step by Step how to guides' or 'Self paced on demand on line learning'. So this guide looks at how social media channels can bring new opportunities for learning and collaboration to your desktop / smartphone. And how sharing is the key to online learning. 'There's a world of information out there. Stop waiting for someone to "train" you, and get out there and find the information.' Knowhow survey respondent

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