The Qualification

The 70:20:10 model developed by Morgan McCall and his colleagues during the 1980s divides learning and development in the workplace into three categories, that 70% of learning comes through practical experiences, 20% through social learning and 10% through formal learning. Although formal learning, such as qualifications, training or e-learning, has the lowest percentage it is... Continue Reading →

Managing People Through Change

"Change is the only constant" - Heraclitus. As stated in the above quote change is inevitable and can be driven by a number of different factors. One major factor that has driven change in the Council is financial constraints in the public sector.  Whilst the goal of putting the people of Gwynedd at the centre of whatever... Continue Reading →


Since having started my role at Gwynedd Council I have received many blank faces when I state that I am a Procurement Specialist Trainee and I have had to answer the question 'What is procurement?' several times! The aim of this blog is to briefly explain what is procurement and to give an insight into... Continue Reading →

The First Fortnight

Within my two week induction period as a trainee at Gwynedd Council under the Specialists of Tomorrow Scheme I have been based at the Learning and Development Unit settling into my new role and developing my knowledge of various aspects of the Council. My first morning was spent at a Welcome Workshop where a group... Continue Reading →

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