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.

Personal Impact

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

No matter how technically competent or expert you may be, certain professional communications can still sometimes feel challenging. Whether in your dealings with particular colleagues or in specific scenarios, it may not always be easy to be assertive – which is not the same at all as being aggressive. This personal impact training course is designed to give you a safe and supportive environment in which to discuss issues around self-confidence, assertiveness and maintaining control in your working life.

Interviewing Skills

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Too many interviewers use an unstructured, informal approach that is open to the impacts of bias, prejudice and subjectivity. As a result many selection interviews fail to identify the best candidate for the job. Fortunately the skills and knowledge required to conduct good interviews are not difficult to learn. This practical course will help delegates become competent and confident in this vital aspect of their jobs.

Time and Priority Management

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

In the rush to hit targets, meet deadlines and wade through backlogs it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed and lose motivation – which can easily make matters worse. During this course we’ll discuss ways delegates can manage their workloads, prioritise, avoid time-wasting practices and make the most of their most productive periods.

Giving Great Talks and Presentations

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Presenting and public speaking can be nerve-wracking, but the skills to give a great talk can all be learnt. After this course delegates invariably leave as better, more confident presenters – even looking forward to their next presentation so that they can show off their new skills. We work in small, friendly groups and cover some of the important background theory, but the main focus is practical. You will have an opportunity to try out new techniques in a supportive setting.

Negotiation Skills

Delivered at your offices anywhere in the UK

Negotiation can be a demanding process, but it doesn’t have to be a contest of wills. It can also be an opportunity to build mutually beneficial relationships and trust. Our negotiation skills training covers the fundamentals of the negotiation process from beginning to end. Delegates will learn the key stages that successful negotiators move through, how to build rapport and strong working relationships and how to identify when a successful outcome has been achieved.

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.