Just what the doctor ordered for Newham council staffOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Staff at Newham Council can create and manage their own learning targetswith the help of the newly launched Development Options Centre. The facility is accessible on the council’s intranet to offer staff onlinelearning and support and staff can also book time in a development zone – amultimedia learning suite. Known as Doc,the service was launched in response to comments from staff ina recent employee attitude survey on the need for more learning opportunities.All learning via DOC is being linked directly into Newham Council’s appraisalsystem. Courses include languages, project management and leadership and the DOC isset up to allow employees to post messages or questions to colleagues. Newham’s acting head of strategic human resources and development Maria Kingsaid: “We have worked hard to develop a resource that staff can easilyaccess and learn a whole host of subjects. “By linking this learning into the appraisal process we can ensure thateveryone gets an opportunity to pursue a course that directly benefits them andtheir work. “The response from staff has been phenomenal and we are alreadyexpanding the number of courses on offer to meet demand,” she added. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.