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A trainer and educator retires

The Australia Southern territorial social programme department congratulates Major Jim Weymouth, who retired during a well-attended, cordial ceremony at the Catherine Booth College on 10 January. Major Weymouth was instrumental in helping to shape the territorial redevelopment of the training and educational processes.

Major Jim Weymouth retirement speech
Numerous speakers shared their insights into the major’s conscientious, ethical, warm and reasoned approaches to his work and his relationships with others.

Interviewed in the 69th issue of e-connect, the major responded to the old truism that ‘an organisation that trains its staff sustains its staff’ by broadening the notion of training. ‘We are available as a resource for everyone engaged in the process of learning,’ Jim explained.

Asked how the organisation views the practice of learning, Jim cited ‘the “70/20/10 principle”; 70% of learning is best done by doing (reflection after action), 20% through coaching and mentoring and 10% through formal educational learning pathways ‘to maximise “on the job” experiential learning.
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Major Jim Weymouth retires