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.

Powerful Presentation & Pitching Skills

March 14, 2018 from 9:30 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

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

Writing Copy That Sells!

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

Develop the marketing skills of your staff with this copy writing course and reach new and existing clients with effective language and style. They will be writing copy in a way that actually sells your organisation's goods and services while avoiding sector-specific jargon that might turn prospective clients away.

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

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

Communicate Effectively

April 11, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Communicate professionally at all levels: In-person, phone, or email with this half day course in Effective Communication from the Chamber of Commerce. Up-skill your staff to represent your business professionally and effectively with this half-day course.

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

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

Powerful Telephone Techniques

April 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Turn your telephone into an appointment-making machine! Successful conversations result in securing additional business for your company. Equip yourself or your team with the necessary skills to make every phone call profitable - all in a single morning!

Price: Members: £69+vat, Affiliate members: £89+vat, Non-members: £99+vat

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

Writing Successful Press Releases & Media Content

April 17, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Press releases are still the fastest and cheapest (free) way to get your word out to the masses. Write your press releases with the proper content and format to bring promotional success. This full-day course will provide simple improvements to writing technique and capturing interest to ensure that the "good news" story about your organisation is picked up and run by media outlets resulting in critical (and free) promotion!

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

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

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

April 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Build your business and your reputation by applying simple, easy-to-implement techniques to the customer-facing roles on your team. This is not a "sales" course but rather a true "service-based" course in business professionalism which will show you how to get exceptional results (and happy customers) from your CSR team!

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

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

Minute Taking Skills Made Easy

May 2, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Gain skills to listen to meeting discussions, understand what has happened, identify the decisions/policies made and record them in such a way that people who were not there can clearly understand what has happened. This half-day course takes delegates through the process of understanding the role of the minute taker as well as providing tips. tricks and templates to ensure that their minutes are clear and accurate.

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

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

Growing Your Business With Twitter & LinkedIn

June 5, 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

Selling To Different Types of Buyers

June 5, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 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