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 Conflict Effectively

November 16, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Meet the challenges of complex personalities on your workforce and increase staff profitability by effectively handling conflict and problems in the workplace. With the skills learned in this full day course, conflict can be managed effectively and greatly reduce the risk of negative impact that conflict can bring.

Price: Members: £149; Affiliate: £179; Non-Members: £199

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

Minute Taking Skills Made Easy

November 16, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Gain skills to listen to meeting discussions, understand what has happened, identify the decisions/policies made and record them in such a way that people who were not there can clearly understand what has happened. This half-day course takes delegates through the process of understanding the role of the minute taker as well as providing tips. tricks and templates to ensure that their minutes are clear and accurate.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate Members £99; Non-Members £119

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

Successful International Assignments: Deployments Overseas

November 17, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

This half-day course will give you the necessary tools for successfully deploying staff internationally to handle your organisational expansion and will save you thousands of pounds with only an "ounce" of preparation. Gain an overview into each of the elements required to make your assignments and those undertaking them more successful.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £119

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

Managing Your Intellectual Property

November 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Better understand all aspects of Intellectual Property and its relationship with business while developing sound practical skills that can be applied in your organisation from a legal expert who represents and advises businesses across Lancashire on IP and copyright issues in this half-day training course.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate Members £99; Non-Members £119

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

Writing 3rd Party Contracts and Terms & Conditions

November 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Better understand all aspects of Third Party contracts, Terms & Conditions and their impact on business relationships. Develop sound practical skills that can be applied in your organisation from a legal expert who represents and advises businesses across Lancashire on Third Party and Terms and Conditions issues in this half-day training course.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate Members £99; Non-Members £119

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

Excel 2016 Level 3: Power Users

November 23, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Use the true “power” features and functions to solve complex problems while turning raw date into clear usable information that supports measurable initiatives by working with Large Worksheets, Using Logical and Date Functions ‘Nesting’ functions Advanced Formatting Features Styles Auto-format Format Painter Sparklines Conditional formatting and Data bars Working with Data Lists and Tables (Sorting, Filtering, Sub-Totals)Using Charts in Excel.

Price: Members: £149; Affiliate: £179; Non-Members: £199

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

Winning Bids and Tenders: The Fundamentals

November 28, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:45 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: £149; Affiliate: £179; Non-Members: £199

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

Successful Supervisory Management

November 29, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:30 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: £149; Affiliate: £179; Non-Members: £199

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

How To Hold Difficult Conversations

November 30, 2017 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

This half-day course will develop communication skills and confidence in conducting these difficult conversations for a positive outcome wherby the team/staff member will take responsibility of their areas for improvement, are motivated to implement the agreed actions, and will engage well with their job and colleagues.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £119

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

Writing Press Releases & Content For Media

November 30, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Your press release must be written with the proper content and format to bring promotional success. This half-day course will provide simple improvements to writing technique and capturing interest to ensure that the "good news" story about your organisation is picked up and run by media outlets resulting in critical (and free) promotion!

Price: Members: £149; Affiliate Members £179; Non-Members £199

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