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Organising inclusive meetings and events - CIBSE Energy Performance Group

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By Maria Spyrou and Lucy Pemble, Co-Vice Chairs, CIBSE Energy Performance Group (EPG)

Diversity and inclusion are important in all areas, but we have a unique opportunity as event organisers in the EPG committee to give a voice to those who otherwise might not have one. The committee provides a platform for all to facilitate and promote change in the energy performance of buildings. Diversity contributes to teamwork and it can only help us fulfil our vision. Inclusion in our meetings and events upholds diversity and therefore effectiveness of our committee.

We regularly hold committee meetings during the working day and ensure that there are dial-in and screen share facilities for every meeting.We have committee members share roles, and therefore share the time commitment.We use various means of communication, such as email, Slack, and more recently Microsoft Teams to keep everyone informed and involved in all the committee decisions. These channels have become invaluable for staying c…

A short interview with… Geoff Prudence, trainer of the new Introduction to Management, Communication and Leadership course

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CIBSE Training: Hello, Geoff Prudence and thank you for your time. We wanted to share with our CIBSE community more information about the course and yourself.  Geoff Prudence: Thank you. I'm really pleased that CIBSE is offering the Introduction to Management, Communication and Leadership Course as this is a skills gap that is repeatedly discussed within the building services industry.
CT: Thank you. We want our Project Management courses to help people better plan, organise and control activities and improve their managing skills despite any upcoming risks or challenges. What are your thoughts on this matter? GP:It is often stated that people should be further supported and have more training before moving into their first management position, particularly in a technical environment.
CT: Then the new course should be a very good link to improve this transition. Speaking of the course, can you tell us more about it? GP: This course provides an introduction and overview of key aspects f…