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.

Managing Better: Using Neuroscience

September 5, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Neuroscience is a “game-changer” in the realm of personal and team management and is an excellent addition to your approach arsenal. This morning course will introduce you to this new management tool and demonstrate how best to integrate necessary and productive changes which will be more potent (emotionally relevant) and more likely to be retained by management and staff.

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

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

Managing Better: Using Emotional Intelligence

September 5, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Better understand yourself and your staff by gaining management skills to be more self-aware and to manage your reactions better. Learn to assess others' emotions more effectively and deal with them successfully for enhanced performance.

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

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

Essentials of Data Protection for Business

September 12, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Essentials of Data Protection provides delegates with solid best-practice approaches to protecting client data right now, today. Learn what regulations are currently in place and what businesses are expected to observe via the DPA 1998 agreement. Learn strategies and approaches through real-world examples while seeing the benefits to protecting your clients' data and the consequences if you don't. We will also have a closing module to compare current regulation with the upcoming GDPR regulation changes/additions which is coming to a business near you, next year!

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

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

Project Management Essentials

September 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

This course provides a road map for getting the job done right - on time and under budget! By incorporating case studies, discussions, interactive exercises, and techniques for organising teams, tasks, and timelines, this one-day course will provide delegates with a solid foundation. Whether you are new to project management or an experienced project managers looking for a "top-up" this course will focus on establishing proper project planning, maintenance via ongoing management, and execution of your project plan.

Price: Members: £139 + vat, Affiliate members: £169 + vat, Non-members: £189 + vat, Laptop rental: £20 + vat

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

Essentials of Debt Recovery & Credit Control

September 19, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Recover stubborn debt and finally get a handle on your organisation's credit by learning the valuable principles and practices of proper debt and credit management to stay in the black! Identify the key issues affecting credit control, how to avoid common mistakes, while gaining new techniques to recover even the most stubborn debt with this full day course!

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

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

Finance Fundamentals For Business

September 25, 2018 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: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

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

Finance For Business: Beyond The Basics

September 25, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 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: £69; Affiliate Members £89; Non-Members £99

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

Successful Supervisory Management

September 26, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 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: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

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

Safety Compliance in The Workplace: Are You Compliant?

October 4, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fulfill your statutory duties and satisfy the requirements of supplier accreditation processes with this training course to comprehend significant and foreseeable risks, absolute and reasonably practicable duties, and solutions to meet the need of their business(s). The course demonstrates expected standards, and practical exercises to assess your own compliance level and helps to reduce current and future levels of sickness absence and lost time to accidents.

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

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

Time Management & Prioritisation Skills

October 9, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Gain control of your busy work and social schedules to be more productive while achieving an effective work/life balance through the many important time related topics covered in this workshop such as planning, setting goals, delegation and managing meetings among others.

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

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