Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer
nice_cup_of_tea

What do these symbols mean?

Final day today and again very busy. Technical highlight of the day was a video conference with Zurich. The group are really warming up and communicating with each other and with me. It is always heartening when staff begin to really tell you what they need or want. Downpoint of the day was that I completely worked through lunch and when I went to the pantry, the table of food had been completely cleared - there were literally just 2 grapes left!!

Had a long feedback meeting with the management team and we need to make some changes for November - they really want me to come back and lead it again - which is a compliment, I think :-)

I had a really interesting meeting and discussion with the head of the centre here about management, leadership and culture. I learnt a lot and it was valuable to hear the other parts of the story. The afternoon sped by and I finished the day by moderating a feedback discussion. The two managers who were also taking part were really complimentary afterwards. It is easy to forget how many training and moderating skills come to me automatically. And it always good to be asked for advice on my subject matter knowledge. And I managed to send the trainees home ahead of time.

This evening I met a polish colleague / friend for a meal. She teaches and studies intercultural communication, so we had a fascinating discussion about Poland, Germany, Switzerland and culture generally.

In answer to my question, these two symbols are the toilet icons here in Poland. We females are round, the chaps are triangles! I promised Gosia that in honour of our evening, so woulc feature on today's blog and so she did!! Now I just have to pack and go home.
Tags: learning&development, poland, travel, work
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