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.

Google Adwords: Pay-Per-Click Academy

April 10, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Google Adwords: Pay-Per-Click Academy will provide you or your team with the absolute essentials of this popular and effective ad platform. Learn cutting edge approaches to building and constructing campaigns, bid optimisation and keyword targeting that will drive more traffic to your website — and more revenue to your bottom line.

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

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

Managing Personalities: Stars Steadies and Slackers

April 10, 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

April 10, 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

Understanding Exporting Level 2

April 11, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Whether you are looking to develop a member of staff in the intricacies of Exporting procedures and language or you are considering export for the first time, this course is perfect for your international trade team as it provides training for local businesses across all sectors and sizes to take the first step and make new sales overseas while avoiding costly mistakes due to incorrect information and approaches to exporting.

Price: Members £199 + vat Affiliate members £249 + vat Non members £299 + vat

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

Communicate Effectively

April 11, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Communicate professionally at all levels: In-person, phone, or email with this half day course in Effective Communication from the Chamber of Commerce. Up-skill your staff to represent your business professionally and effectively with this half-day course.

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

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

Powerful Telephone Techniques

April 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Turn your telephone into an appointment-making machine! Successful conversations result in securing additional business for your company. Equip yourself or your team with the necessary skills to make every phone call profitable - all in a single morning!

Price: Members: £69+vat, Affiliate members: £89+vat, Non-members: £99+vat

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

Writing Successful Press Releases & Media Content

April 17, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Press releases are still the fastest and cheapest (free) way to get your word out to the masses. Write your press releases with the proper content and format to bring promotional success. This full-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: £139; Affiliate Members £169; Non-Members £189

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

Project Management Essentials

April 18, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

This course provides a road map for getting the job done right - on time and under budget! By incorporating case studies, discussions, interactive exercises, and techniques for organising teams, tasks, and timelines, this one-day course will provide delegates with a solid foundation. Whether you are new to project management or an experienced project managers looking for a "top-up" this course will focus on establishing proper project planning, maintenance via ongoing management, and execution of your project plan.

Price: Members: £149 + vat, Affiliate members: £179 + vat, Non-members: £199 + vat, Laptop rental: £20 + vat

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

Power Productivity with Apple Apps

April 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This course will show you how to use the software on your iPhone, iMac, or Mac Laptops in a business environment in a truly productive way. Share your ideas with Keynote, write your best with Pages, and create powerful spreadsheets in Numbers. Power Productivity With Apple Apps will show you how to do all three.

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

Contact: To reserve your place, call 01253 347063 or email training@lancschamber.co.uk

Excel 2016 Level 4 – PRO Users

April 19, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

This advanced Microsoft Excel training course will teach you to use the advanced features of Excel to their full extent for your business or department. Configure and reproduce company data in a list using PivotTables, edit and analyse complex data by creating and utilising Scenarios, Goal Seek and Solver, incorporate built-in functions into a worksheet, work with controls and record macros.

Price: Members: £139 + vat, Affiliate members: £169 + vat, Non-members: £189 + vat, Laptop rental: £20 + vat

Contact: To reserve your place, call 01253 347063 or email training@lancschamber.co.uk