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.

Developing Assertiveness Skills

October 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Develop confidence to speak with clients face to face and apply assertiveness to foster healthier work relationships among colleagues. Confidently receive compliments or criticism positively while learning the proper way to express your needs, feelings or views in the workplace with this training course to develop assertiveness skills.

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

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

Managing Personalities: Stars Steadies and Slackers

November 6, 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

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

Successful Supervisory Management

December 11, 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

Winning Bids and Tenders: The Fundamentals

December 12, 2018 from 9:30 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