Newly-appointed Principal Programme Officer in the School of Health Sciences, Ms Xolile Kunene, recently hosted a dynamic, interactive, team effectiveness event aimed at building a stronger, more compatible unit.
Participants included Academic Development Officers, Postgraduate Officers, Clinical Placement Officers and Teaching Administrators. These Professional Services staff, based on the Westville campus, play a vital role in ensuring the successful running of the School.
Specialists in Organisational Development and Soft Skills Training, Vision in Motion, successfully facilitated the theatre workshop, highlighting challenges and possible solutions as mentioned by the team.
Participants enjoyed the day which provided an excellent opportunity for colleagues to get to know each other better outside the work environment.
Comments from participants included, ‘We thoroughly enjoyed the role playing as it gives perspective to how other members feel. To be understanding and accommodate diversity and have respect for everyone, irrespective of their position is a huge learning curve. We will certainly implement many of the suggestions in our team.’