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.

Winning Bids and Tenders: The Fundamentals

March 8, 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

WordPress Fundamentals For Business

March 8, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wordpress Fundamentals for Business is a one day course that is designed for business owners, directors, marketing managers, or anyone who creates, edits, and maintains a WordPress website for their orgranisation - learn how to use the interface, themes, and plugins to create, maintain, and optimise your business website in Wordpress.

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

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

Introduction to Importing and Procedures

March 13, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Learn how to expand your supply chain here in the UK by bringing in goods from overseas. Add skills to your current importing by gaining tools and techniques to bring your goods into the UK legally and more cost-effectively. This course is suitable for all key people involved in importing, including business owners, managers, purchasing, procurement, finance, and operations departments.

Price: Members: £119; Affiliate: £149; 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 13, 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: £159

Powerful Negotiation Skills: Achieving Win-Win Outcomes

March 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 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: £69; Affiliate: £89; Non-Members: £99

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

Essential Selling Skills

March 13, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Whether selling inbound, outbound, telephone, or as a customer-facing service representative – be a part of pro-active sales teams that hit their targets. This course will enable you or your team to be that integral first-representative of the business and will provide you with the skills of prospecting to recruit new customers. This is an essential training course for Sales Essentials!

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

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

Powerful Presentation & Pitching Skills

March 14, 2018 from 10:00 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

Train The Trainer: Develop Your Own Staff

March 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

Excel Level 3: Power Users

March 15, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 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: £139; Affiliate: £169; Non-Members: £189

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

Email Marketing Essentials: Get More Conversions

March 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Essentials of Email Marketing Training gives delegates the easy fast cheap and effective tools to market their organisation to thousands of businesses with a single click. Learn how to get more conversions and grow your business with this email marketing course.

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

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