What delegates say about us
Comments from delegates on our Leadership Programmes:
"I very much enjoyed the Building on Success programme and it was a privilege to attend. The programme enabled me to acknowledge my strengths and develop some of the more challenging aspects of both my clinical and teaching roles in a safe environment."
"I think the training has been brilliant"
"I have had some positive feedback from my manager, who has noticed that I am more confident in my role and with handling situations. She feels the course has made a difference to the way I work. Thanks for all your hard work and good facilitation on the course. It was great."
"I found both of the modules very enjoyable and interesting. The role play/ real play exercises were very useful in helping find me ways of dealing with real life challenges within my team. (Antoinette, things are very much improved.)" I have been encouraging my colleagues to make the most of the experience when it comes to their turn to attend, particularly in using non-timetabled periods to network with people from other areas of the Trust and using the excellent actors to try things out and make mistakes in a safe supportive environment."
"Thanks so much - I've come on a brilliant journey"
"We can't thank you enough for all the support and encouragement you have given us in Group 3."
"Thank you so much for the inspiration and guidance."
"Banana Park has been a wonderful experience for me in many ways, it has helped me gain the knowledge and practical skills to develop the team here, also to look to the future with a more positive approach not only in my work life but my personal life as well... Please say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in the course, also for the support of the Awards event which we were proudly at as we had been nominated, it was a fantastic evening although we did not win it was one of my proudest moments!!!"
"When I last attended the Banana Park Leadership Programme at the end of March, I became extremely ‘full’ and felt like I needed to go away and sleep for a long time! So off I went on holiday to Florida and whilst there I turned into a chrysalis! I came back a beautiful butterfly and felt like I ‘belonged’ and was now part of the team."
"Thank you both - very inspirational."
"I will be attending the Celebration day and attached is my official Story of Success. However, I have to say that the positive mental attitude encouraged by work done in pairs in our initial Banana Park session has led to huge changes in myself."
"I was not well and discussed my need to be fitter and lose weight. I did go away after the first session and joined Weightwatchers that night. By the second session at the Langstone Hotel, I swam seriously for the first time in 40 years achieving 50 lengths at 6.30 am, it was so invigorating. Since starting the course, I've gone down two dress sizes and taken up weight training to develop the muscles needed to achieve my goal of a charity swim of 100 lengths (3 miles) of the new Olympic sized pool at Portsmouth's Mountbatten Centre. I am currently swimming 3/4 mile before coming to work each day. Not only am I healthier, but where normally I am the one encouraging the team to achieve at work, it has given them the ability to encourage me in my achievement. It keeps me bright and focused at work.
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