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.

Finance For Business Level 2: 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

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

Managing Stress In The Workplace

October 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Manage stress in yourself and your staff more effectively by understanding the root causes of stress. Receive tools and approaches to better manage the harmful psychological and physical symptoms that can be so debilitating in the personal and work lives of individuals. This afternoon course will enable you to understand better how to identify and help to manage stress in your own work life and the lives of your team.

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

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

Dynamic Leadership Skills For Managers

November 6, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Increase the leadership skills of your management team with this half-day course. Take their management style far beyond directing the traffic of people, events, and tasks and achieve the next level of management: Leadership. Inspire greater buy-in from your staff while developing/mentoring others into higher, more effective management roles.

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

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

Train The Trainer: Develop Your Own Staff

November 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

November 21, 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

Recruitment & Retention: Winning & Keeping Your Stars

November 27, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Recruit and retain star employees, with this half day course. Learn successful techniques from author and HR expert John Huckstepp to find those diamonds in rough and then protect your investment of training by KEEPING them on your team. This course is for anyone in management looking to add the right person to the right position and retain them long term.

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

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

Employment Law Essentials

November 27, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Quickly learn the essential intricacies of employment law to prepare and protect your organisation and remain on the right side of employment law as your company grows - HR Expert and Author John Huckstepp will show you how to do exactly that on this course.

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

December 5, 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