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 Personalities: Stars Steadies and Slackers

April 10, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Bring out the very best in any employee no matter their temperament or type by identifying the various personalities you are dealing with along with the common strengths and weaknesses associated with that personality type. Learn to utilise the appropriate approach necessary to engage and motivate them to work together, better whether they are a star, a steady, or a slacker!

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

April 10, 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

Project Management Essentials

April 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 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: £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

Successful Supervisory Management

April 24, 2018 from 10:00 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

Managing Better: Using Emotional Intelligence

April 25, 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

April 25, 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

Employment Law Essentials

May 8, 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

Recruitment & Retention: Winning & Keeping Your Stars

May 8, 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

Essentials of Data Protection for Business

May 11, 2018 from 10:00 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

Time Management & Prioritisation Skills

May 31, 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