It has been Staff Introduction Week at RCN this week – this is an opportunity for staff to learn about the activities that have been happening on campus over the course of June and July, for Support and Education Staff to reconnect after the summer break, and for professional development / training and for preparation for the beginning of the academic year.

This year’s Staff Introduction Week has featured a ‘pot luck’ dinner, induction for new staff, meetings, presentations and discussions. Professional development included training offered by a team of staff on communication (based on Red Cross Street Mediation) and intercultural understanding.

This year, we were joined by Tove Veierød – the Chair of our Board. Please click here for her address to all staff.

On Thursday, we had our professional development and team building away day. Education and Support Staff were able to choose from three options based on the College’s three pillars: a course on traditional Norwegian baking, an introduction to the German occupation of Norway during the Second World War, and an expedition to Alden, a mountain island at the entrance to the Dalsfjord. The day finished with a staff barbecue at the Høegh. Click here for an album of photographs.

Staff Introduction Week focuses on working together and community building – how best to support each other as we, in turn, seek to support the students in our care.