By Dave Gilbert
With the start of a new year, we are looking towards the future. The future of the company and the future of our staff and their careers. With this in mind Red River Archaeology Ltd is very pleased to announce that we have been able to secure funding through the European Social Fund for staff training. This funding may represent some of the last grants available through the Fund, now that the UK has left the European Union, and was specifically for their gender equality initiative the Evolving Leaders Programme. The programme described itself as “for women who are serious about building their career and want to prepare for senior management”. The Evolving Leaders Programme aims to support women to transform their strategic thinking and leadership skills, give women the confidence and tools to assess their leadership performance, develop critical thinking skills, achieve organisational goals, and make strong and informed management decisions.
All participants will be working towards an ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management. Red River Archaeology’s senior management considered this an excellent learning package and an amazing opportunity for a motivated individual. On offer to all this opportunity was taken up by four such women: Victoria Rees (Post-Excavation Manager), Rose Calis (Osteologist), Francesca Giarelli (Project Supervisor), and Issica Baron (Project Supervisor).
Not only will this training improve the capability and capacity of our company that will directly feed into the quality of our service, but more importantly it will enhance the knowledge, skills, and careers of our staff.
Everyone at Red River Archaeology wishes all four the best with their studies and look forward to seeing them in the boardroom one day.