Training and development

Training and development is not only key to keeping your staff motivated, but also essential to improving your overall business efficiency.  At North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce we offer a comprehensive support package to develop the skills of your workforce and improve the overall performance of your business.

We offer a year round calendar of popular training course and can also offer bespoke courses, tailored to your specific needs.

See below for details of our upcoming courses and if you have any specific training requirements please contact us.

Media Relations Masterclass For Business

January 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hear practical advice from a journalist, editor and company director with more than 25 years experience across print, web and social media publishing on building relationships that allow your organisation to work confidently and effectively with the media, whatever your line of work. This course will go a long way in ensuring that yours is the story that gets put in front of a huge audience of potential customers.

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Creating Great Content For Social Media

February 7, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Grow your online network while promoting your brand, goods, and services to potential clients by creating engaging content for your social media channels like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Learn what content is best to market your services and what content works best on each platform. This social media content creation course is packed with useful information to transform the way you interact online.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Growing Your Business With Twitter & LinkedIn

February 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Grow your business by learning to properly utilise both Twitter and LinkedIn social media platforms. Apply best practice for posting content, making connections, building and sustaining a dynamic web presence for your organisation. Success in business is dependent on making the most of your social media channels and this full-day training course will help you accomplish that!

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate Members £169; Non-Members £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Developing Assertiveness Skills

February 23, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Develop confidence to speak with clients face to face and apply assertiveness to foster healthier work relationships among colleagues. Confidently receive compliments or criticism positively while learning the proper way to express your needs, feelings or views in the workplace with this training course to develop assertiveness skills.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Selling To Different Types of Buyers

March 7, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Not everyone buys according to the same criteria. Rather, studies have shown that we all tend to buy according to that which appeals to our personality type. This Sales Training course will give you insight into how to maximise your sales and connection through a greater understanding of the common personality traits of potential clients. Identify your potential buyer's personality and gain a greater chance of reaching them by customising your presentation accordingly.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Telephone Sales: Overcoming Objections & Gatekeepers

March 7, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make every minute and every phone call count. Learn skills which will be critical to getting through to the decision makers on your contact list and then have a ready-planned approach to overcoming any potential objections they might offer - in less time and with fewer barriers. You will be exceeding your sales targets in no time!

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Powerful Negotiation Skills: Achieving Win-Win Outcomes

March 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Negotiation is an integral part of creating value for your organisation or department. Your success depends on your personal skills as a negotiator. The art of negotiation is both a valuable and a powerful skill to learn - which this technique-packed training course provides.

Price: Members: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Powerful Presentation & Pitching Skills

March 14, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Build a compelling presentation or persuasive pitch to impress your audience whether one or one thousand - and get your point across even if you may not have time to fully prepare or feel uncomfortable presenting to colleagues or customers. Also included, will be a module to greatly improve pitching skills when you only have a short time to deliver a powerful pitch or presentation - this course will show you how to get it done right!

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £159; Non-Members: £179

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Train The Trainer: Develop Your Own Staff

March 14, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Train your team in virtually any subject or topic by learning to identify their training needs, developing their learning objectives, and then designing and delivering a finished programme. This course covers these essential skills needed to be an effective trainer or learning development specialist for your organisation so that you can develop your own staff!

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063

Managing Conflict Effectively

March 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Meet the challenges of complex personalities on your workforce and increase staff profitability by effectively handling conflict and problems in the workplace - preparing for them BEFORE they arise. With the skills learned in this one-day course, conflict can be managed effectively and greatly reduce the risk of negative impact that conflict can bring.

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

Contact: Chamber Training Team Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk; Or by telephone 01253 347063