You can help us plan our next series of webinar topics as we adapt to our new working lives post summer and we are inviting you to share your ideas with us on what you think we should be discussing once we have had time to readjust to the new climate of enlightened thinking.

 

Over the past 2 months, we have all become accustomed to the new way of working with videoconferencing becoming the order of the day.  We have all become rather familiar with online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Google Hangouts (to name but a few) and we have continued our working life ‘virtually’ instead of face-to-face.

 

Together with many other companies, CIPS has been involved in presenting a series of weekly webinars on a range of construction related topics with our friends and colleagues at Ashridge Surveyors.  The feedback we have received has been very positive and all the webinars have been well attended.  Topics have ranged from contracts and disputes, building pathology, a “round table” discussion, the party wall process, sustainable construction materials, to last week’s session which was all about mental health, expertly led by Helen Gillett who talked about communication, conflict resolution and mental health in the workplace supported by Nicky Kuklys from Mind Hertfordshire.  This week’s session on Thursday, the last one in the current series, is about Fire Safety led by Rebecca Janman.

 

In the light of the government’s recent announcements and, as we start to see some relaxation of the lockdown (at least for the time being in England), we will all be starting to plan how we will be working over the next few months - whether we will continue to work from home or will be going back into the office and what will be the longer term impacts of Covid-19 on our everyday lives beyond the end of the year and into 2021.

 

So whilst this week’s webinar is the last for the time being, we are already planning our new webinar series in the Autumn with a new range of topics to suit life at that point and this is where you can play a part. Whilst no-one knows yet what life will be like in September/October (or indeed next week!) we would like to invite suggestions of topics from you so that we can start to plan our timetable and think about our guest speakers.

 

Let us have your ideas and if you would like to lead one of the webinars, then let us know.



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