Workshop: Assessment and Coaching Skills

Target audience: Those responsible for formally assessing and coaching staff and/or colleagues at work.

Audience size: 7

Duration: Two days

Client: Automotive

The Workshop includes practical hands-on experience with the client’s on-line assessment tool. This is complemented by a discussion-based workshop covering the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours of the successful coach.

The final session includes the construction of a personal action-plan.

Coming Soon… Blog 3: ‘Giving and Receiving Feedback’

Hot on the heels of our first blog covering leadership and our second, discussing assertiveness, we’re pleased to let you know that the next in our series: ‘Sex, Five Leaf Clovers & Wimbledon’ discussing the skills of feedback, will be posted shortly on The Career Practice’s website. We’ll let you know when it’s available.

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.

Coaching: 1 to 1 – Developing an Effective Team

I worked with an experienced NHS Nurse today on part two of her personal development plan. Today, we covered ‘Building an Effective Team’ – this followed-on from our first session in September last year, where we covered leadership and motivation.

Topics covered today, included:

¨ What is a Team?

¨ Why Teams Sometimes Fail

¨ Essential Ingredients for Teams to Succeed

¨ Team Characteristics – Eight Key Questions for Managers

¨ SWOT Process and Analysis

¨ Team Models: Research into High Performing Teams

¨ Team Mission Statements: Pros and Cons

¨ Setting Performance Objectives

¨ Managing Expectations

¨ Analysing your Support Network

¨ Measuring Team Effectiveness

¨ The Team Development Process Model

Workshop: Leading from Within – The X Factor

Target audience: Those new to the role of manager or those who have had no formal training as managers

Audience size: 4

Duration: Two days

Client: Automotive

The ‘Stepping into Management’ series of workshops that began in January 2011 finishes soon. In this final Workshop, we look at the impact an individual manager has on the team around them, and the core principles of good management needed to be successful in the role. We also use this event to recap on the key messages from the previously attended workshops.

Workshop: Assessment and Coaching Skills

Target audience: Those responsible for formally assessing and coaching staff and/or colleagues at work.

Audience size: 4

Duration: Two days

Client: Automotive

The Workshop includes practical hands-on experience with the client’s on-line assessment tool. This is complemented by a discussion-based workshop covering the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours of the successful coach.

The final session includes the construction of a personal action-plan.

Workshop: Assessment and Coaching Skills

Target audience: Those responsible for formally assessing and coaching staff and/or colleagues at work.

Audience size: 6

Duration: One-and-a-half days

Client: Automotive

The Workshop includes practical hands-on experience with the client’s on-line assessment tool. This is complemented by a discussion-based workshop covering the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours of the successful coach.

The final session includes the construction of a personal action-plan.

Workshop: Stepping into Management – Presenting with Impact

Our two-day workshop is the eighth in the series of bespoke management development modules for aspiring managers or those identified with potential for management.

The Workshop cover all the essentials of making formal business presentations and gives delegates three opportunities to present live and build on the structured feedback they receive on the day.

Audience size: 5

Duration: Two days

Client: Automotive

Workshop: Essential Learning Theory (Part 1)

Target Audience: Product Specialists

Audience size: 7

Duration: Two days

Client: Construction Equipment

Location: Eskilstuna, Sweden

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

Part-two will be held in December 2011, also in Eskilstuna, Sweden