Courses and support to improve your team's ability to succeed
Most teams don’t function as effectively as they could.
How could we make it easier for your team to achieve their objectives? To deliver projects on time? Work more effectively together?
What skills do they already have for us to build on? How can we grow the talent your team possesses? How can we take what’s there and create something special?
These questions – and more – are at the forefront of my mind when I plan your course. And I mean plan YOUR course. I don’t provide out-of-the-box training where everyone gets the same answer regardless of the questions that need asking. I provide tailored courses to solve the specific problems you’re facing – in a way which best suits your team and business.
Full Day Courses
Project Management - core skills
For individuals who are managing projects and have no formal PM training.
Existing projects are the subject matter to create a project implementation document (PID) including
scope, assumptions, risk and resources. Tools for stakeholder management and project
communications. Introduction to work breakdown schedules, critical paths and PM tools including
SWOT, PESTLE, scenario planning and RACI.
- A completed project implementation document for an existing or new project
- Disciplined and thorough project planning
- Reduced likelihood of project failure
Innovation and Project Management (PM)
For individuals who are a part of project teams. Also for those contribute to solutions to business
problems or need to introduce new income streams.
From idea inception through to project implementation, a thorough introduction and practice of critical
and creative thinking skills and a high level introduction to project management language, concepts and
- Idea and solution creation techniques
- Understanding of project implementation tools and processes
- Ideas focused on scientific, societal or commercial viability
- Improved working relationships and communication channels
For individuals and teams who need to impart or receive knowledge regularly, motivate people or create
positive working relationships.
An involving enlightening course with results that are valuable in all interactions. The full breadth of
communication skills. An understanding of what the recipient needs. A focus on creating clarity and
engaging those you speak to.
- Improved rapport
More effective meetings
Better decision making
Presentation Skills - core skills
For individuals with no or some experience presenting who want to deliver confident clear presentations.
Deliver your presentation with impact for internal and external audiences. The main focus will be on
developing your unique style to ensure you engage and inform your audience. You will receive honest
and constructive feedback throughout a day of presentation practice.
- Credible engaging presentation style
- Improved confidence in presenting
Presentation Skills - master class
For experienced presenters delivering presentations at conferences and management level.
Stretch yourself to achieve top class communication. Through coaching and trying out alternative
techniques and styles you will create an influential, entertaining logical style
- A presentation style that influences the audience
- Engaging confident presentations
Creating Effective Teams
For teams who are newly formed or who need to improve their performance or have had personnel
changes, including redundancies.
Focusing on team effectiveness we investigate individuals different styles of working and the strengths
of each approach. We agree ways that the team can communicate and collaborate more effectively and
look at key processes that can be improved.
- Understanding of Belbin team roles
- Insight into personal preferences using Myers Briggs
- Commitment to a team charter
- Implementation plan for improved processes
Half Day Courses
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving skills
For individuals and teams who need to improve their approach to creating new ideas and solving
problems that contribute to fulfilling their business objectives or improve business processes.
This is about the creative application of human imagination and skill. Introducing a suite of tools and
techniques that enhance your existing skills and practicing them on existing challenges in your
- Effective problem solving skills
- Improved business critical thinking
Facilitation and meeting management skills
For individuals who drive the progress of a project or team process, action or decision. Also for those
that regularly manage meetings.
Meetings will never feel like time wasted again. Active listening and questioning skills that focus the
experts. Techniques to manage difficult meeting participants, distractions and create buy-in.
- Skills that engenders co-operation and collaboration
- Full utilisation of expertise and experience at a projects disposal
- Meetings with purpose, focus and actionable outcomes
For team and project leads needing to create a feedback loop to ensure continuous professional
development and project effectiveness.
A complete view of the most effective approach to giving and receiving feedback. Opportunities to
practice and deal with difficult circumstances. It takes practice and confidence in feedback skills to
provide effective feedback.
- Increased self-awareness
- Team personal development
- Reduced personnel issues
For individuals who mentor as part of a formal mentor scheme or who provide informal coaching support
to peers or through line management responsibilities.
A mentor is tasked to create a trusted relationship; offer subject expertise and experience and guide
someone to achieve an agreed aim. The skills taught are also those of a line manager and a coach.
Rapport building; relationship management and feedback skills. Introduces formal mentor processes
including objective setting and dealing with challenging situations.
- Improve people management skills
- Introduce a supportive ethos within teams
- Create a mentor support network within the organisation
Call Caroline on 07582 888137 to discuss the problems you are having and how we can solve them – or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video: Caroline Broad delivering a tailored workshop to staff at Medimmune – in the six months following the workshop, managers reported increased efficiency, more timely project delivery and a happier, more satisfied team.