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Project Management in Practice (3 day workshop)

Source By: Hackney Council

Course: Project Management in Practice (3 day workshop)

Date: 26th – 28th June 2017

Time: 09:30 – 16.30


This three-day interactive workshop will allow you to develop and practise the skills you will need to manage any project. We use Hackney case studies and work in groups, using core tools and techniques to deliver real life examples of managing a project. You will receive useful feedback for the future.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of project management
  • Use the Hackney approach to project management
  • Use project management tools to produce an agreed understanding of a change and the project to deliver it
  • Produce a project plan and schedule
  • Develop the governance structure to allow the project the best chance of delivery and for benefit realisation
  • Define risks profiles and the use of a risk tracker
  • Develop lessons learned for use on current and future projects

Who should attend

All staff members who manage projects as part of their role.

There is a one-day workshop called Project management essentials for people who may use the skills in the future

Hackney the place and the people

Source By: Hackney Council

Course: Hackney – the place and the people

Date: 17th May 2017

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the journey Hackney has been on and why Hackney is like it is today
  • Understand in greater depth, the diverse and varied experiences of Hackney's people over time
  • Place the current migration situation in a historical context, explain that migration is nothing new and that Hackney has always provided a home to migrants
  • Connect the experiences of Hackney people with your area of work
  • Talk with confidence about Hackney's rich and diverse history

Who should attend

Any member of staff who wants to know more about Hackney's history and the varied experiences of the people living, working and learning in Hackney. This workshop will be particularly valuable for staff working at strategic and delivery levels with communities, diverse groups of people and/or vulnerable people with different needs, and can be tailored to support the specific needs or agendas of whole staff teams. New GPs use the museum as part of their induction to better understand the area they work in and the people they work with and for and Adult Learning Curriculum Managers to help them to deliver aspects of the PREVENT Counter-Terrorism Strategy that cover citizenship and civic pride in a multicultural society.

Hackney More in Common Event

Source By: Hackney Unites

Mindfulness Research Project

Source By: Mind

Do you struggle with stress?
Does it affect your studies, work or life?
We invite you to take part in our exciting research study on Mindfulness Meditation.  You will be offered a free 8-week Mindfulness course, delivered by a highly experienced teacher from Mind.
The free evening Mindfulness course will be offered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks at City University (near Angel). You will be randomly assigned to an evening course starting Wed 3rd May or to a course in July or Sep 2017 (your preference). Each Mindfulness class will last approx. 2 hours and will also involve home practice.
The research study will involve 2 lab sessions where you answer some questions and undertake some attention and emotions tests whilst your heart rate, breathing and skin conductance is recorded, then repeat the session 8-weeks later. In addition to the free Mindfulness course, you will receive £40 for the lab sessions.

If you are interestede email or telephone 07554 451295.


New yoga community classes launch across London

Source By:  Ourmala

Help refugees find peace of mind, by attending one of our new Yoga for Ourmala public community classes.
Yoga for Ourmala is a new, regular public community class that will be held at a handful of select Yoga studios in London. 

When you attend one of these classes, the proceeds will help refugees across London experience the gift of yoga. The participating yoga studios have very kindly agreed to donate all money from their community classes to Ourmala to help us with our mission.

The studios taking part are: global technical apparel brand lululemon at their European flagship store on Regent Street, The Life Centre in both their Notting Hill and Islington studios, The Shala in West Norwood and Hotpod Yoga in Hackney, Brixton and Notting Hill. A full schedule of the classes is available here:




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