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.

Finance For Business Level 2: Beyond The Basics

February 6, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 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: £79; Affiliate Members £99; Non-Members £119

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

Recruitment & Retention: Find & Keep 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

Excel Level 2: Beyond The Basics

February 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 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: £149; Affiliate: £179; Non-Members: £199

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

Selling To Different Types of Buyers

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

Not everyone buys according to the same criteria. Rather, studies have shown that we all tend to buy according to that which appeals to our personality type. This Sales Training course will give you insight into how to maximise your sales and connection through a greater understanding of the common personality traits of potential clients. Identify your potential buyer's personality and gain a greater chance of reaching them by customising your presentation accordingly.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £109

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

Telephone Sales: Overcoming Objections & Gatekeepers

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

Make every minute and every phone call count. Learn skills which will be critical to getting through to the decision makers on your contact list and then have a ready-planned approach to overcoming any potential objections they might offer - in less time and with fewer barriers. You will be exceeding your sales targets in no time!

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £109

Contact: Training Team: 01253 347063 Email: training@lancschamber.co.uk

Powerful Presentation & Pitching Skills

March 8, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Build a compelling presentation or persuasive pitch to impress your audience whether one or one thousand - and get your point across even if you may not have time to fully prepare or feel uncomfortable presenting to colleagues or customers. Also included, will be a module to greatly improve pitching skills when you only have a short time to deliver a powerful pitch or presentation - this course will show you how to get it done right!

Price: Members: £139; Affiliate: £159; Non-Members: £179

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

Pre to Post Brexit Preparation for International Trade

March 9, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Be prepared for life after the EU: From changes in export documentation to the competitiveness of products, in this new era we will explain the impact from different perspectives and how this can and will affect UK companies. This course will help you start planning now and put a strategy in place to adapt to any new changes that become applicable.

Price: Members: £99; Affiliates: £139; Non-Members: £179

Powerful Negotiation: Achieving A Win-Win Outcome

March 13, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Negotiation is an integral part of creating value for your organisation or department. Your success depends on your personal skills as a negotiator. The art of negotiation is both a valuable and a powerful skill to learn - which this technique-packed training course provides.

Price: Members: £79; Affiliate: £99; Non-Members: £109

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

Excel 2016 Level 3: Power Users

March 15, 2018 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) and using charts in Excel. After this course, you will truly be a "Power" user!

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

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