Presidents Blog

CPD driving leadership skills

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2019 11:58:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Leadership, CPD, University of Derby, Careers

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Over the last quarter I have focussed on the importance of leadership and how the Institute is supporting those who are destined to be the next generation of leaders in the industry. I have also highlighted some of the work that the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is undertaking to support all members in developing their skills and knowledge around leadership.

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Developing an industry for the next generation

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Leadership, University of Derby, Apprenticeships, Careers

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As President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), I am in a privileged position following in the footsteps of my predecessors in this role, all of whom have helped build the Institute into the organisation it is today. Whilst the time within the role is relatively short, we have all aspired to ensure the long-term goals of the Institute are progressed.

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Learning at the rock face

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2017 2:51:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in Apprenticeships, Careers, skills

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Like many, when the time came, I opted to take the traditional path into higher education, studying for my degree at the University of Hertfordshire and my PhD at the University of Bath, the latter supported by Aggregate Industries. But, given my time again, I’ve often thought that the apprenticeship pathway might have suited me better.

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