Stepping into Management – Validation Event

For the next two-days, the remaining managers-to-be that I’ve coached in people-skills over the past twelve-months for this client will be put through their paces.

They are a using series of case studies, an On-the-Job Project, knowledge tests, and a formal presentation to see how much they’ve learned and put into practice. We will also review their Action Plans and discuss their views about the training they’ve received to date.

A full-on couple of days – but SO essential  to assess their change in performance.

There’s a sense of sadness for this event, in that the client has re-thought their approach to this sort of training & development – and this will be the last event of its kind, ever.

Workshop: Presenting with Impact

Working with Rapport Training Ltd, our two-day workshop is aimed at Graduate and Trainee managers who, as part of their professional development are seeking to improve their impact when carrying-out formal business presentations.

The Workshop covers the essentials for a successful presentation including:
– Structuring the Presentation
– Using the Voice for Maximum Effect
– Body-Language for Presenters
– The Essentials of an Effective Visual Aid
– Controlling Stage-Fright

This Workshop gives delegates three opportunities to present and includes structured feedback on their performances.

Audience size: 5

Duration: Two days

Client: Infrastructure Services

Workshop: Recruiting the Right Person

Target audience: Existing managers who are seeking ways to improve their interviewing technique and enhance their department’s overall recruitment process.

Audience size: 3

Duration: Two days

Client: Experienced Managers

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England

The Workshop covers topics such as: the process of interviewing; developing a persona specification; creating an advert; questioning and listening skills; CV analysis; effective body language for interviewers. The workshop also includes an opportunity to carry out an interview supplemented with feedback from the interviewEE.

Stepping into Management – Interviewing for Success

Target audience: Those new to the role of recruitment interviewing, or those who have been interviewing but without formal training.

Audience size: 4

Duration: Two days

Client: Automotive

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England

The Workshop discusses best practice interviewing techniques and processes.

The workshop covers the:

– Interviewing process from identifying the vacancy to post-interview activities
– Difference between a job description and a person specification
– Effective interviewing environment
– Design of an advert for maximum response
– Dos and don’ts of CV writing and presentation
– Process and practice of short-listing
– Creation of an Interview Checklist

The workshop also includes mandatory completion of an e-learning package covering Employment Law and an opportunity to carry out a live interview with a prospective employee. Afterwards, the learner receives feedback not only from their peers and tutor, but also (uniquely) the candidate they have just interviewed.

Workshop: Delivering Effective Training

Target Audience: Product Specialists

Audience size: 7

Duration: Three days

Client: Construction Equipment

Location: Feldkirchen, Germany

This is part-two of a two-part series of modules designed to take product experts and presenters and ‘move them’ towards becoming a professional trainer.

Part One was held in November 2010, in Germany.

Live Observations

We’ve just completed a series of sessions observing experienced product managers from the road construction industry deliver training sessions to their customers.

The purpose of our sessions was to observe their delivery style as Trainers and offer them 1-to-1 feedback on their technique.

Duration: Two days

Client: Road Construction

Location: Eskilstuna, Sweden

Timetable agreed

We heard back today from one of our clients to confirm the schedule and timescales for my visit to Eskilstuna, Sweden in a few weeks’ time.

I’ll be observing product managers (PMs) delivering their specialised topics to their customers with a view to offering the PMs, feedback on their performance as Trainers.

The nice thing about all of this is that the PMs themselves asked for this event, as a result of the very positive feedback from the two modules covering ‘trainer skills’ that I ran for them earlier this year.