Our 90 Minute Workshops

Management & Leadership Skills

Successfully manage your team through motivation & communication

Course includes:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of excellent people management
  • Looking at motivational factors of individuals and what makes your team ‘tick’
  • Knowing the value of team roles and how each person fits
  • Being a great communicator
  • Setting direction, monitoring progress and sharing success
Build trust in your team

Course includes:

  • Understanding the importance of trust and how it manifests itself in the workplace

  • Identifying the key elements of trust in your team and assessing where you are

  • Developing the stages of trust building and taking responsibility

  • Testing and improving the process

  • Ensuring trust and respect become part of your organisation’s culture

     

Provide constructive feedback

Course includes:

  • Knowing how to provide negative/balanced/positive feedback using the 5 step feedback model

  • Being constructive and planning your feedback

  • Listening and being supportive

  • Providing examples and evidence to support your feedback

  • Following through and reinforcing where necessary

Implement and manage change

Course includes:

  • Understanding the reason for change in your organisation

  • Introducing the 8 stages to managing and monitoring change

  • Keeping everyone informed and ensuring they are on board

  • Keeping people motivated through changing situations and circumstances

  • Building change into your culture to ensure success

Facilitate successful 1-2-1 performance reviews

Course includes:

  • Planning and preparing for the meeting and gathering evidence

  • Setting and agreeing an agenda and purpose for the review

  • Developing short open questions to encourage conversation

  • Ensuring the meeting is positive and realistic

  • Setting out and agreeing a plan for monitoring progress and success

Develop others through 1-2-1 coaching

Course includes:

  • Understanding the benefits of coaching for individuals and teams
  • Developing coaching language and questions
  • Using a coaching model to fit your organisation
  • Preparing your approach and structuring your sessions
  • Monitoring progress and providing continuing support
Plan and hold effective difficult conversations

Course includes:

  • Understanding why we need to hold difficult conversations
  • Preparing and introducing the conversation
  • Having a selection of tools and techniques to ensure the conversations are effective
  • Developing your listening and questioning skills
  • Following simple stages for successful outcomes
Interview, select and recruit great people

Course includes:

  • Identifying exactly what you need the job to look like for the future
  • Avoiding the ‘replacement’ mind set
  • Understanding the most effective questions and listening techniques
  • Developing a simple process to record the candidates’ responses
  • Making the decision, following through and welcoming the new recruit

Core Skills

Plan & prioritise your workload

Course includes:

  • Knowing where you are now in terms of time and pressure
  • Understanding the importance of using our own time effectively
  • Planning and prioritising to become more effective
  • Barriers and ‘time stealers’
  • Handling interruptions – telephone; email; people
  • Prioritising tools including Urgent/Important
Work as a successful & productive team

Course includes:

  • Defining what constitutes the best team for your organisation

  • Skills; abilities; behaviours and capabilities of your group

  • Belbin Team Roles – the ideal scenario

  • Exploring and establishing team rules

  • Seeing yourself as a team member

  • Communicating effectively

Organise and facilitate effective meetings

Course includes:

  • Identifying the reason for the virtual or face-to-face meeting
  • Designing an effective agenda with timings
  • Preparing for the meeting and gathering relevant information
  • Ensuring excellent meeting communication and control
  • Summarising actions and agreeing a way forward
  • Allocating responsibilities and next steps
Deliver great written business communications

Course includes:

  • Planning to write and gathering the right information

  • Choosing the best ‘vehicle’ for your message or report

  • Structuring your communication

  • Using plain English; keeping it simple; correct grammar and punctuation

  • Laying out and presenting for impact

  • Editing and proof reading before sending

Design and run amazing team or training events

Course includes:

  • Knowing how to target the audience and set the desired outcome for your event
  • Developing and following a check list to ensure nothing is forgotten
  • Knowing the importance of planning and preparation
  • Having a contingency plan and assessing risk
  • Keeping the energy going through the event
  • Monitoring and celebrating success
Plan and manage small projects

Course includes:

  • Agreeing the scope of the project and the key people to involve
  • Assessing and agreeing the parameters for the project
  • Understanding and plotting the life cycle
  • Using the six steps to success
  • Having a ‘tool box’ of techniques and tips
  • Assessing risks and building in a contingency plan
Developing Influencing & Negotiation Skills

Course includes:

  • Understanding the power of influence and persuasion, and how to use it
  • Identifying your own influencing style
  • Skills and techniques to ensure you communicate effectively
  • Assessing what you want and what’s reasonable
  • The four key stages of negotiation and how to build long term relationships
Train the workplace trainer

Course includes:

  • Planning your session and what must; should and could go in
  • Understanding learning styles and the audience needs
  • Designing and using activities, exercises and questionnaires
  • Developing your presentation and your style
  • Gathering feedback and monitoring progress from the workshop or event

Wellbeing & self-development

Manage yourself and support others

Course includes:

  • Understanding and developing your emotional intelligence

  • The Kubler-Ross Curve, people’s behaviour and reaction to change

  • Expectations from ourselves and others

  • Keeping a healthy body and mind by practicing self-care

  • Looking out for others and identifying people in trouble – finding the balance

Assertiveness at work and in life

Course includes:

  • Realising the benefits of being assertive in the workplace
  • Identifying specific situations you want to tackle
  • Understanding different behaviours and their impact on others
  • Tools and techniques to handle difficult behaviours and unwanted demands
How to be resilient in a changing world

Course includes:

  • Understand what being resilient means
  • Dealing with constant change and how to cope
  • Exploring current changes in our lives and the impact
  • Identifying how change affects us and those around us
  • Ensuring you have an effective ‘tool kit’ to keep you strong in the future
Use mindfulness techniques to keep calm in any situation

Course includes:

  • Understanding the benefits of using mindfulness and what it is

  • Identifying and noticing your ‘auto pilot’ and what that means

  • Learning to focus on ‘the now’ and breath properly

  • Practising and harnessing the power to control your mind and emotions

  • Using different techniques and knowing what works best for you

Set yourself realistic objectives and desired outcomes

Course includes:

  • Identifying what your future looks like and how you can influence that

  • Setting desired outcomes – seeing; feeling; hearing what they’ll be like

  • Developing the stepping stones to reach your outcomes

  • Using specific and realistic objectives

  • Monitoring your success and being flexible
Overcome and manage ‘Imposter syndrome’

Course includes:

  • Understanding this growing phenomenon and where it comes from
  • Identifying the affects and impact on ourselves and others
  • Focusing on what behaviours we need for ourselves and why
  • Realising that we are in control of our own future
  • Identifying role models and key focus areas for the future
Understand yourself and who you really are

Course includes:

  • Understanding the four key elements of your body; feelings; thinking and spirit
  • Identifying what it is that makes you unique
  • Realising the advantage that knowing yourself gives you
  • Using practical activities and exercises to find your true self
  • Putting together a plan of action for tweaking the things that will ‘make you whole’

Equality & Diversity

Be courageous and build confidence

Course includes:

  • Understanding your true strengths as a manager and leader

  • Developing those strengths in line with your natural attributes as a woman

  • Identifying your own style and having a clear plan for your future at work

  • Realising the importance of being brave in the workplace and not just being perfect

  • Building your self-belief; confidence and courage

Build a powerful personal brand

Course includes:

  • Establishing what constitutes your personal ‘brand’ or reputation

  • Identifying your attributes and the image you want to portray

  • Deciding how you want to market or project yourself to others

  • Being yourself – not trying or pretending to be something you’re not

  • Strengthening your image and being comfortable ‘in your own skin’

Develop the role of professional women in the workplace

Course includes:

  • The importance of role models to inspire and guide

  • Identifying and encouraging the women who will make a difference

  • Looking at world and key women leaders to identify their success facts

  • Tackling limiting beliefs and building strength and positive behaviours

  • Looking at short, medium and long term development

Promote equality, diversity and inclusion

Course includes:

  • Understanding what EDI really means for individuals and the organisation
  • Building a diverse workforce and being an important part of that
  • Clarifying harassment, bullying, discrimination and victimisation at work
  • Knowing what unconscious bias is and how it affects (and impacts) us all
  • Developing an understanding of your own behaviour change needs
Think strategically and developing your career

Course includes:

  • Identifying where you are right now (“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Alice Through The Looking Glass)
  • Looking at your strengths, likes and attributes to formulate your snapshot
  • Understanding your limiting beliefs and why they are there
  • Focusing on the ‘act as if’ – coaching techniques you can use yourself
  • Putting together your life plan using our ‘back-to-the-future’ tool

1-Day Management Skills programmes

3 x 90 minute workshops per programme

Developing key people management skills

Programme includes:

  • How to successfully manage your team through motivation and communication
  • Get great results by understanding how to build trust in your team
  • How to develop your people through 1-2-1 coaching
Managing staff performance

Programme includes:

  • How to facilitate successful 1-2-1 performance reviews
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Providing constructive feedback
Productivity in the workplace

Programme includes:

  • Setting realistic objectives for your team
  • Planning & prioritising yours, and your teams, workload
  • Organise and facilitate effective meetings
Creating a coaching culture in your organisation

Programme includes:

  • How to coach 1-2-1 for excellent results
  • Putting 1-2-1 coaching into action
  • Group coaching – the role of an effective facilitator

Any of these programmes can also be run across a series of 6 x half-days (2 x 90 minute workshops) to suit your business.

To make an enquiry or to book, please contact us.