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Newsletter No. 12
October 2018
Welcome to our latest (and shorter) newsletter.  There will be only one more in 2018 probably, so your inboxes can look forward to a break soon!  

Looking further ahead, our 2019 calendar will include new courses as well as returning favourites.  If you have any suggestions for new additions that would be of value, just email us and we will see what we can design to suit. 

Courses in Late October and November 2018

Dates and links to further information on a range of courses upcoming in late October and November are provided below - feel free to contact us for more details if you are interested.

Slope Stability - Principles and Practice on 18 October LAST CALL
Earthworks - Principles and Practice on 25 October
Mentoring for Engineering Geologists on Geotechnical Engineering on 13 November NEW DATE
Retaining Walls - Principles and Practice on 15 November
The ICE Professional Review - Preparing for the Written Exercise on 22 November
Shallow Foundations and Settlement - Principles and Practice on 29 November

All these courses are running in Chesterfield.  Discounts are available for group bookings or delegates attending more than one course.

Gentlemen Do Lunch...

At the pile design course last month, lunch was taken in the 'heritage room' of The Hub in Clay Cross.  This quirky room that celebrates local history combined well with the "cream tea lunch" to give everyone a welcome break from the rigours of the course! 
 

Feedback from the course was excellent - 100% of responses rated it excellent to good, with most in the excellent category.  This backed up with the news that we can already look forward to welcoming some delegates back for other courses this year! 

More CPD Ideas...

We have two new CPD ideas for you all this month, which we hope you find interesting.

An Effective Project Manager - It is common to ask mentees what they think makes an effective project manager?  Many people learn 'on the job', so when questioned in a broad sense they can struggle at first to explain themselves concisely.  There are lots of blogs/articles on the web that discuss project management, but they take time to read so we suggest a good starting point is this LinkedIn article.  It provides a simple guide to frame experience and learning within.   

Sustainable Development and the Energy Trilemma - The three pillars of sustainable development are well known, but have you heard of the "energy trilemma"?  It is a concept that is directly applicable and relevant to the oil and gas sector, but it can be construed in a wider sense for other sectors.  A useful starter in this area can be found using this link, which will take you to an article discussing the different emphases put on the idea depending on your perspective.  
More Mentees Welcomed to Surepath

We are delighted to announce that in recent months we have taken on numerous new mentees.  Based from as far afield as Romania to our locale in the East Midlands, they all share a drive to achieve professional qualification with the ICE and want to work with our Dr Andy Goodwin.  Andy is a very experienced ICE reviewer and is working with them as they follow Career Appraisal or Approved Mentor Supported routes to membership. 

Welcome to Mihail, Victor, John, Richard and Rory - no surnames or companies for confidentiality, but you all know who you are!

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