2 October 2016
Over 26 and 27 September we ran a workshop for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification our students are undertaking. We were delighted to be joined by Rodney Jones, Assessment Manager at ILM. Rod provided a good overview of ILM assessments and what his team of assessors are looking for when they are marking assignments. A tutorial was also run for a number of the assignments that members of Cohorts 1 and 2 have completed. After lunch the students took part in a team building activity. After a crash course in knot-making they were tasked with building a bridge, the catch was that all but one team member was blindfolded!
The following day Cohort 3 attended a session dedicated to their transition to year 3. Dr Carmen Torres-Sanchez, Executive Director of CDT-EI, highlighted that the Transition Zone themes for year 3 of the CDT-EI programme are enterprise and communication. Dr Joanne Whitaker, Head of IP and Commercialisation at Loughborough University was the guest speaker on the day and was able to explain the complexity of collaboration agreements and IP exploitation. Dr Donna Palmer, CDT-EI Centre Manager, also gave an introduction to public engagement, why it is important and how you can get involved.