TCV Weekly News: 5th February 2020

Kia ora koutou  

Another short week this week with Waitangi Day on Thursday, Hence the early newsletter this week. I am looking forward to seeing you all at our meeting next Monday. 12.30 in the Council Chambers so make sure you put it in your calendar we have great stuff planned for the first networking of the year.

This week is International Networking Week. Bit of shame I didn't know sooner but I am working on some blog posts about networking and its benefits so look out for those in the coming weeks.

Also more good news! We have a new member this week. Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women's Institutes Inc. Welcome onboard we can wait for you to meet the rest of our great network.

Here are the last network meeting minutes to refresh your mind!
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Hei Te Rahina, See you Monday.

Ngā mihi nui
Alice Kibble (Coordinator)

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation!
This week we have collaborated with Tairawhiti Technology Trust for the quote. To find out more

Information click the link

This weeks blog post is Tips for educating staff on the latest technology 
I have been wandering the internet this week to find something interesting to blog about. I found an article discussing how technology has changed over the last 10 years and how organisations have changed because of this. Digging in further I found my topic. How to educate staff on the latest technology. Not saying that the old systems aren't good but with the continuous developments in the digital space, new programmes can actually be easier to use and understand if you take the time to learn them.

Here are 10 ways you can educate your staff on the technologies today:

1. Most importantly. Learn what you are teaching first, It can be helpful to learn as you go along in a group setting but it is good to have the basics down first so you portray confidence in a potentially difficult learning task. It will encourage your staff to give there best.

2. Take your time when learning this new tool, it will take time before you learn all the buttons and tools so make sure you are patient with it and learn in a calm, no-pressure environment.

3. Provide staff with time to explore the new tool by themselves, to release the pressure. Give them 10 minutes or so before stepping in, to let them start learning at there own pace this will also make them more confident when you get into further training.

4. Keep the explanations simple. Don't use big words or abbreviations which will make it more difficult to understand.

5. Ask someone who knows there stuff, If you aren't understanding much yourself you won't be able to teach it to others very well if you know someone that is more tech-savvy than you are, ask for them to help and get the ball rolling for you and your team.

6. Use a hands-on training approach is better to get them on the new tool and learning where things are rather than explaining it.

7. Go at your staff's pace, what's the rush go at suitable rate in which you know everyone is up to speed and understanding. Allow time for questions or time where staff can help out each other.

8. Smaller training groups are better. If you have a lot of people to train you to have to good options. Do all of them at one time, but separate them into different groups this means that staff can feel supported by others and not feel intimidated to ask questions in front of a larger group. Or create smaller groups, this method has its benefits, if you get some of the most digitally savvy in the first group they can help you to train the next which will ease the pressure on your self.

9. Get feedback from staff after the training, get feedback on what they learnt and still need to know more about this way you will know if you need more time and on what.

10. Make it fun, don't make it a lecture but more of an educational team bonding exercise, it will bring your team closer together that way.

Inspiration Source:
Next week I will be explaining how to bring your brainstorming and planning into the new digital age.

Dementia Friends Update

We received this via Email this week and thought it may be of interest to our members.

Kia ora,
As one of more than 6,000 Dementia Friends in New Zealand, we just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.

You are part of a growing community of people helping to make NZ a kinder, more supportive, inclusive and understanding place for people living with dementia. We wish you the very best for the year ahead.

Where are our Dementia Friends?
We are so excited that there is now more than twice as many Dementia Friends in NZ since January last year! Here’s a snapshot of what that looks like across the country. As you’d expect, the big cities are in the lead, and it’s wonderful to see the whole community grow, from bustling towns to our most rural regions.


Rural Support Roadshow 2020 Dates

Check Out TCV's Events Page For More Details And Future Events!

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