Training and team development

Help your organisation thrive using our bespoke training and facilitation services. 

Ask about our online training opportunities to keep your staff’s skills up-to-date while working remotely during lockdown.

Equipping your staff with the right skills fortifies your organisation and maximises your organisation’s success.

Our trainers will apply fresh thinking to your operational and strategic challenges and offer innovative solutions to address your training requirements. Sharing their skills and knowledge, they will facilitate productive and insightful events to enhance your business’s management and leadership capability.

We are able to deliver most of our sessions virtually, so get in touch to discover how we can help you optimise your employees’ potential.

As specialists in people management and employment law, our consultants will help you get the best from your workforce. By exploring best practice through practical activities, case studies and knowledge sharing, we will equip your managers with the skills and confidence in line management to ensure a more consistent approach to operational practice.

We offer a flexible package of half or whole-day sessions, or we can deliver a modular programme to suit your organisation’s needs. We deliver a broad range of topics including:

  • People management for finance managers training session at CFGIntroduction to HR and employment law
  • Getting the best from your staff
  • Managing unsatisfactory performance
  • Managing absence
  • Getting the best from the appraisal
  • Managing conflicts
  • Effective recruitment
  • Managing wellbeing at work
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Leadership with Insights
  • Effective management through coaching.

We also offer staff training including:

  • The role of staff representatives
  • Equality and diversity
  • Resilience and wellbeing at work.

Away days provide a valuable opportunity for your workforce to step back from day-to-day work pressures and give people time to reflect on and contribute to developing new ideas.

Unlock the value of an away day through our tailor-made facilitated activities and help your staff refocus on your organisation’s objectives. We provide a safe and engaging environment for individuals to share, learn and grow together, while ensuring it is fun in the process.

Our skilled consultants can design compelling and productive sessions either for team building or whole-staff events. Our bespoke workshops and away days will help bring out the best in your teams and can be adapted to address the more strategic challenges of senior management teams.

To gain maximum impact and ongoing value, we recommend using Insights Discovery.

Insights Discovery is a powerful psychometric development tool that increases self-awareness, develops effective relationships, and improves communication and positive impact. It explores the effects of different personality types and preferred styles on interpersonal dynamics and management effectiveness. It can be used for all levels from operational staff to leadership teams and boards of trustees.

Insights Discovery is used globally for management and leadership development, improving team engagement and effectiveness, for individual coaching or as part of your recruitment and selection process.

The methodology uses a four-colour model to understand an individual’s unique preferences. These findings are used to compile a comprehensive personal profile.

The depth of insight obtained provides an engaging platform to improve individual and team effectiveness with practical approaches that can be put into practice immediately.

Our Insights Licensed Practitioners can develop tailored solutions for individuals, teams or your whole organisation. Contact us to explore how this model can be applied to your most important asset – your workforce.

Every organisation needs a dynamic and effective board of directors at its helm. Our consultants have extensive experience in expertly guiding organisations to ensure that their boards operate efficiently. We can objectively assess your board function and advise you on areas which could be further enhanced.

We can help you ensure that your board is agile and sufficiently equipped to pursue your organisation’s key mission through a number of tailored solutions. These include providing skills audits, board appraisals and tailored away days for board directors.

Complementary to job descriptions that define the ‘what’, a competency framework provides the ‘how’. It reinforces your organisation’s culture and provides a framework for your managers and staff as to the practices and behaviours needed for effective performance.

Not only can your team members work more effectively and achieve their potential, but a well-designed competency framework supports managers to tackle individual poor staff attitudes and behaviours that work against your organisation’s values.

Appraisals can be a time-consuming activity, often dreaded by staff and management alike. However, we can alleviate that concern by developing a carefully designed and well-managed review scheme for your organisation.

We tailor our appraisal schemes with your people in mind, to improve staff productivity and engagement. Our consultant will work closely with you to review your existing scheme or devise a new approach that better fits your staff and managers’ needs. You end up with a valuable tool to frame expectations, monitor performance, share feedback, and explore aspirations and developmental needs.

When you know you already have the right people in place, one-to-one coaching can be a worthwhile investment for helping them add further value to your organisation. We offer one-to-one coaching programmes with our Insights Licensed Practitioners for your senior leaders and managers.

Underpinned by the Insights Discovery model, we provide a valuable sounding board, helping individuals from your organisation enhance their self-awareness and grow their ability to manage individuals and lead teams more dynamically.

Contact us to discuss how we can help with your particular requirements.