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Flyfaa Club added to PsyPhaa programme

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Like www.trainingzone.co.uk, this will probably be a pleasant surprise to anyone in search of some new thinking about how to upgrade management skills - and enrich yourself professionally and personally.

Others shouldn’t read on; it’ll only upset you.

If you're keen to get some training and a better understanding of what makes organisations and individuals tick, you might consider attending or sending someone to the out-of-the-ordinary activities of PsyPhaa this autumn - and especially our new Flyfaa Club (which has been created with thoughtful training and HR professionals in mind).

You can get a lot of information at www.psyphaa.com - which is a lot more brain-friendly and less po-faced than many sites.

We're an informal and good-humoured business psychology association for non-psychologists. We meet most months, and have a startling line-up of topics and top-class lead speakers. Meetings are open to everyone, and we attract a remarkable audience mix – partly because events are free to people in the public sector (and great value for payers, too).

ON THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, we're hosted by Pharmacia in Milton Keynes for a day on dealing with Difficult People - Difficult Customers, Audiences, Questions, E-mailers, Punctuators, Powerpointers - and Chief Executives!

ON THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER we're hosted by Manzi's Restaurant in London for another of our cheery Management Psychology Mornings. Agenda will possibly be Managing Discontinuity. Places are seriously limited.

ON WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER we have the first of a new quarterly series of outdays called The Flyfaa Club. It's hosted by our good friends in the Training Design & Management Unit at RAF Halton near Aylesbury. The idea is to provide a highly interactive forum for anyone interested in getting an update or advanced warning on new thinking and techniques in training, coaching, mentoring and other people-focussed management.

The intelligent agenda includes: Hot Topics in Management Psychology; New Intelligences Reviewed; The Body Language of Lying; Timeless Training Maxims; New Learnings Swapshop; Lessons Learned the Hard Way; and Good Humouracy. Speakers include the world-renowned Adrian Furnham

There’s a Company Season Ticket available which gets you a place at the five Flyfaa day meetings through the end of next year – plus our planned evening meetings. Or you can book just for the first, if places are available.

LATER THIS YEAR we’ll run another of our highly popular Creative Thinking Skills teach-ins, following the same morning agenda used at our meetings hosted by SmithKline Beecham, Zeneca Agrochemicals, the RAF and the NHS at Broadmoor Hospital. It’s possible we’ll meet at New Scotland Yard.

FINALLY, if you think the standard of English has went down in your organisation (or would like to write gooder like me) we’ve a useful new in-company course.

Managing Writing aims to give practically any manager a practical workout on what they need to know about editing, critiquing, correcting, counselling and directing other people’s writing. And their own. You can have Managing Writing shaped to almost any size or mix of audience – provided they’re prepared to work on their own recent writing as key stimulus material. You can find some more information on the Brighter Writer pages at www.psyphaa.com.

Thanks for reading this. If I can help at all, do get in touch.

Hugh Gibbons
Director of PsyPhaa
Everybody’s Business Psychology Association
e-mail [email protected]
or phone or fax 01344 451847

Hugh Gibbons

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