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.

Recruitment & Retention: Winning & Keeping Your Stars

August 29, 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 the rough and KEEPING them on your team. This course is for anyone in personnel management whether new to HR or looking to top-up their skill set in recruitment & retention. Members £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Employment Law Essentials

August 29, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Avoid unnecessary tribunal claims by training your managers and HR Team to work confidently in Employment Law issues with this half-day course and keep abreast of developments in Employment Law despite these many changes taking place. This course helps business owners and managers to understand what they need to do to comply with the law. Members: £69; Affiliates £89; Non-Members £99

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

BID Writing: Beyond The Basics

August 30, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bid writing to win public and private sector business will be simplified and faster for your team with this half-day course. Whether you are a beginner who needs to go through the whole procurement process from start to finish, or more experienced and looking for a refresher course to improve your organisation's quality of submission and success rate, you won't have to worry about the expenses associated with "getting it wrong" as this course will show you how to "get it right" the first time!

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

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

Winning Bids and Tenders: The Fundamentals

September 11, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Bidding for contracts is becoming more and more common in all sectors, causing some real anxiety for those involved. Bids can be confusing and extremely time consuming, compounded by the fact that we all have our day jobs that need constant attention. This workshop is designed to provide you with the skills and tools to adopt, adapt and apply when writing your next bid, to save you time and, ultimately, anxiety.

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

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

Data Protection Essentials for Business: GDPR

September 12, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Data Protection Essentials for Business: GDPR provides delegates with solid best-practice approaches to protecting client data in their day-to-day work environment and how to incorporate data protection regulations into company policies with strategies and real-world examples of benefits to protecting client and colleague data and the consequences if we fail to do so.

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

Contact: Chamber Training Team 01253 3347063- or Email: Training@Lancschamber.co.uk

Time Management & Prioritisation Skills

September 14, 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

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 10:00 am to 4:00 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