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.

Time Management & Prioritisation Skills

January 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

Excel Level 1: The Fundamentals

February 1, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Develop staff who are absolute beginners, fairly new to Excel, or those with limited experience in working with formulas and building spreadsheets from scratch. Gain a firm foundation on your Excel knowledge with this one day course, this is a perfectly designed course for a top up or an up-skill in the foundational elements toward truly benefiting from Excel.

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

Creating Great Content For Social Media

February 7, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Grow your online network while promoting your brand, goods, and services to potential clients by creating engaging content for your social media channels like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Learn what content is best to market your services and what content works best on each platform. This social media content creation course is packed with useful information to transform the way you interact online.

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

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

Converting Website Visitors Into Customers

February 7, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make the most of your website visitors by turning them into paying customers. Gain positive referrals and repeat business by creating a smooth, easy, and enjoyable experience for your website visitors. Your business website can be easily transformed into a money-making machine and this course will show you how!

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

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

Recruitment & Retention: Winning & Keeping Your Stars

February 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

Employment Law Essentials

February 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

Finance Fundamentals For Business

February 13, 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

February 13, 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

Growing Your Business With Twitter & LinkedIn

February 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Grow your business by learning to properly utilise both Twitter and LinkedIn social media platforms. Apply best practice for posting content, making connections, building and sustaining a dynamic web presence for your organisation. Success in business is dependent on making the most of your social media channels and this full-day training course will help you accomplish that!

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

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

Excel Level 2: Beyond The Basics

February 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Go beyond the basics of Excel 2016 with this intermediate training course. Delegates will be taken from the introductory basics to making more of the productive and effective features of Excel 2016 Software. Managing data and processing department information will ascend to a whole new level.

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

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