Starting the Conversation about Mental Health at Work

OPEN COURSE: 27 September; 29 November, London

Mental health issues affect around one in six workers at any given time, yet few ask their employers for help. Of course this is bad for the individual concerned, but the impact on their productivity and morale is bad for the organisation too. This course equips managers with a deeper understanding of mental health problems, and shows them how they can encourage a supportive culture that makes a real difference to the mental health of their teams.

Leading Virtual Teams

OPEN COURSE: 6 February London

Virtual teams and remote working are fast becoming the norm, demanding new skills and expertise from managers to ensure they maintain engagement, motivation and morale without face-to-face contact. This course provides virtual team leaders with the understanding, tools and processes to ensure they are effective managers without having to be there in person.

Management Development Programmes

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Working with you, we can create a management development programme designed to meets the particular needs, experience levels and roles of your current or aspiring managers. Our programmes are built out of modules, each providing a comprehensive grounding in the latest and best thinking on a particular management topic. All of our management trainers are highly qualified and experienced – both as trainers and as practitioners in senior industry roles.

Women Leaders in Science, Technology and Engineering

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Many organisations in the technology, science and engineering sectors have recognised the lack of women in leadership positions as a problem that demands urgent attention. This comprehensive programme has been designed specifically to support women in these male dominated industries into management roles, providing them with a suite of skills that will enhance their effectiveness as individuals and leaders, as well as their ability to navigate organisational politics successfully.

Building a resilient team

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Managers are in a powerful position to influence the wellbeing and productivity of their teams, but they need to be equipped to recognise and assist when team members show signs that they are struggling at work. And even before this, managers can play a key role in helping to build their team’s ability to cope and ‘bounce back’ when things don’t work out as planned. This highly practical programme provides a suite of skills to help managers build resilience into their teams, and to support those who need it most.

Strengths Finder

Strengths Finder® (team talent assessment)

This powerful strengths and talents assessment tool enables team members to understand their strengths and the unique contribution each of them can make to group success. Individual coaching and a team development day help ensure this new knowledge is converted into real-world productivity.

Emotional Intelligence for Managers

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Emotional Intelligence involves a range of characteristics, including self-awareness, empathy, calmness under pressure and ability to speak one’s mind productively. These skills make for engaging and inspiring leaders, and managers with high levels of EI are consistently shown to outperform their less Emotionally Intelligent counterparts. This course offers managers the chance to learn about themselves and enhance their Emotional Intelligence under the guidance of an expert facilitator.

Leading Projects

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

This is a highly practical introductory project management course, ideal for those having to set up and manage a small project while carrying out their routine duties. It is firmly rooted in the best project management theory, all of which has been tested in practice. The course has been designed to suit those with no formal training in project management, but would also benefit those looking to refresh and update or refresh their skills.

Essential Management Skills (CMI validated)

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

This comprehensive course is all about providing delegates with the confidence, knowledge and techniques to be more effective leaders and managers. It focuses on how to build team cohesion, get the balance of talents right, and build a happy, motivated team. There is also an important opportunity for delegates to develop their awareness of their own leadership style, and what this means for how they are perceived by others.

Coaching Skills for Managers

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Coaching is an essential tool for today’s managers. It helps them develop their staff’s skills in decision-making, problem solving and resilience. Powerful coaching techniques include effective questioning, challenging skills, re-framing and goal setting. This practical course covers key coaching tools and techniques and provides ample opportunity to practice new skills and gain valuable feedback from the trainer and other delegates. The course will equip you to coach confidently and effectively.