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.

Employment Law Essentials

September 21, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

This course is specially designed for the busy manager who hasn’t got time for the many intricacies of employment law. It tells you what you will need to remain on the right side of the law as your business grows.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £119

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

Finance For Business Level 2: Beyond The Basics

September 28, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Know which costs are fixed and which are variable, how to calculate breakeven, how to control different types of costs the principles of pricing and mark-ups, and an introduction to preparing a budget or forecast in this "next level" half-day course.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate Members £99; Non-Members £119

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

Finance For Business Level 1: The Fundamentals

September 28, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn foundational finance principles: how to analyse, review and understand financial statements including Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss Cash Flow, and how to identify important trends and ask appropriate questions of the finance team all in a single morning!

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate Members £99; Non-Members £119

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

Dynamic Leadership Skills For Managers

October 3, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Great managers can become dynamic, outstanding leaders with this half-day course. Your management style will far exceed directing the traffic of people, events, and tasks and will provide direction that inspires greater buy-in from your team while developing/mentoring others into higher management roles.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £119

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

Project Management For Business

October 24, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Project management can be quite complex, this course will provide solid foundations for professionals who are either new to project management or have attempted it using a 'common sense' approach. This course includes case studies, discussions, and interactive exercises and will focus on both project planning and the ongoing management aspects of the project.

Price: Members: £149 + vat, Affiliate members: £179 + vat, Non-members: £199 + vat, Laptop rental: £20 + vat

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

Credit Control and Recovering Debt

November 2, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

This course provides valuable principles and practices of controlling credit and managing an organisation's debt while identifying the key issues affecting credit control, how to avoid common mistakes, and tips, tricks, and techniques to recover even the most stubborn debt.

Price: Members: £149.00 +vat, Affiliate members: £179.00 +vat, Non-members: £199.00 +vat

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

Successful International Assignments: Deployments Overseas

November 17, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

This half-day course will give you the necessary tools for successfully deploying staff internationally to handle your organisational expansion and will save you thousands of pounds with only an "ounce" of preparation. Gain an overview into each of the elements required to make your assignments and those undertaking them more successful.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £119

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

Successful Supervisory Management

November 22, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Skilled managers lead staff effectively, whatever their personality and skills while supervising staff, complex tasks, and projects. When they do this well, the team is engaged and more productive, customers are satisfied, and therefore the company’s overall profitability increases. However, training is crucial to develop these "next level" skills.

Price: Members: £149; Affiliate: £179; Non-Members: £199

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

How To Hold Difficult Conversations

November 30, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

This half-day course will develop communication skills and confidence in conducting these difficult conversations for a positive outcome wherby the team/staff member will take responsibility of their areas for improvement, are motivated to implement the agreed actions, and will engage well with their job and colleagues.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £119

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