The College Blogs

Blogs written by College staff, students, alumni and industry experts. 

OTC Management Courses Director Brendan Collins
Managing in Challenging Times

A blog providing insights on how management learning can help us manage and lead through complex times.

Author, Brendan Collins

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How Managers Improve Team Performance Through Leadership Learning?

A blog on the OTC's flexible and blended learning experience which allows students incorporate the commitment of a degree into a busy life.

Author, Joe McDonald

Working Through Change: A leadership Focus.

This blog discusses what is essential when it comes to managing organisational change is effective and timely leadership.

Author, Joe McDonald

How to improve your leadership skills
Five Questions to Improve your Leadership Skills

A blog that provides you with five powerful questions to get you thinking about your own leadership approach.

Author, Joe McDonald

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OTC Student Support Service – A Student's Perspective.

Meet Linda who shares her thoughts on the OTC's Student Support Service and how it played an important role in supporting her studies.

Author, Linda Cassidy - BA in Social Care

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How will I fit a Social Care degree into my busy life?

A blog on the OTC's flexible and blended learning experience which allows students incorporate the commitment of a degree into a busy life.

Author, Conor Murray

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Quality is a habit!

Does your organisation provides an exceptional service in terms of its quality? Are you relentless in your pursuit and focus on enhancing the quality of supports that you provide?

Author, Joe McDonald

The Gorilla in the Room! The Complexity of Communication.

A blog on the art of communication and the Invisible Gorilla Experiment.

Author, Anthony G. Moyles

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So What do Social Care Workers do?

A blog on social care asking you, is social care the profession for you.

Author, Raymond Watson

Loneliness of the Long Time Lock In

A blog that reflects on how being locked down provided us with an experience of loneliness and what this teaches us about how we support people.

Author, OTC

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Values are All we Have

During a crisis, how do we plot our way forward so we deal with the issues but keep to our mission at the same time.

Author, OTC

Disable the Labels

How do we disable the labels? This blog talks about the labels' impact and how we can start to disable them.

Author, OTC

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