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Empowering Leaders

Empowering Leaders

Challenging times? Is it time to lead?

Search our empowering leaders courses by clicking on each training provider's logo for an explanation or view the full Empowering Leaders Course List.

The courses are being offered as part of the Higher Performing Workplaces (HPW) project which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Eligible businesses (those operating in the Leeds City Region*) can receive 40% ESF funding towards the cost of any HPW training.

These programmes have been developed to nurture and progress leadership skills with specific interventions to support female employees to narrow the gender gap in leadership positions.

Not sure where to start?

Get in touch with our team of Skills Associates and we will help you choose the right course and access the funding!

Other courses are available under the following categories: Innovative Working, Effective HR and Export and Innovation.

*the business must be based in one of the following districts: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York.

In response to the UK Government’s national restrictions regarding the spread of COVID19, training delivery methods listed in the course information PDF are subject to change. Many courses are delivered online.

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Birkwood Plant Training Ltd

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Birkwood Plant Training Ltd

Course dates:

SMSTS - 25/02/2021, 26/03/2021, 30/04/2021, 04/06/2021 and 09/07/2021

SMSTS Refresher - 22/02/2021, 29/03/2021, 19/04/2021, 17/05/2021, 28/06/2021, 19/07/2021

Birkwood Plant Training specialises in Health and Safety, Plant Operations training, Management Skills Training and boasts a portfolio of NVQs between Level 2 and Level 6.

Birkwood is a small, dynamic, forward thinking company and we have the ability to ‘think outside the box’ and ‘make it happen’.

Birkwood is specialist in putting together bespoke packages for individual companies including different funding streams and full cost training that larger providers may find difficult to control and manage.

All our customer facing team are qualified to L3 Advice and Guidance or higher and our ethos is to only deliver training appropriate to individual company requirements that work towards their training objectives and competencies.

We have robust signposting systems in place if we cannot deliver the exact training requirement for an individual or business and we have a strong network of providers that we refer to.

Courses: SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme), SMSTS Refresher (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme Refresher), NVQ Level 4 Diploma Site Supervision

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Brook Corporate Developments

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Brook Corporate Developments

We enjoy helping businesses to develop, improve, grow and succeed.

We can offer a sounding board for new ideas, challenging the thoughts of organisations’ decision makers; helping to develop their staff and also making the services that we offer more accessible by helping them to get financial support towards the costs through funding partners such as the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges.

Our team of experts provide coaching, mentoring, skills training and advice implementation services. Brook has worked with, helped and improved company efficiencies with in excess of 1,000 organisations across the UK with a specific emphasis on the Leeds City Region.

Our 18 experts all have strong industrial and business experience. We can match individual business requirements in the context of workplace skills development to an individual who has knowledge and understanding of both the business nature and also the specialist skills to deliver this work.

Courses: Giving Your Business Strategic Direction, Materials Requirements Planning, Customer Focus – Marketing Skills, Business to Business Selling Skills, Skills to Lead

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Business HorsePower

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Business HorsePower

Our programmes are designed and co-created with clients so that they are tailored to the specific outcomes they desire. We use the DELTA model to achieve this:

Phase one involves discovery and diagnostics whereby we spend time with the client to understand any challenges in the business and the outcomes they are seeking.

In stage two we evaluate the current training in place and through a series of brain-storming meetings we co-create with the client the solution that best meets their needs. We consider the target audience, their preferred method of learning and time commitments so that we can design a programme that delivers maximum impact and delivers lasting change.

In stage three we lead the design and create the entire curriculum for the client based on stages one and two. Every programme is tailored to the client’s needs but typically will involve a mix of both experiential and classroom style learning, often involving action learning sets, co-coaching and masterminds sessions. We believe that for training to be memorable it must have an experiential component and be directly relatable to the business challenges.

Stage four is the transformation stage where we deliver the training intervention. Typically we encourage some peer to peer sharing and networking, as well as some journaling to help the participants reflect on their journey.

Stage five is the accelerate phase where we review the feedback from stage four and then refine and amend the programme for the next cohort.

Courses: SME Future Leaders Programme, Women in Leadership, Leading Through Change

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Calderdale College

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Calderdale College

Through our dedicated employer facing team, Calderdale College can offer high- quality, tailored training to meet the needs of businesses across a range of sectors.

With highly qualified and experienced staff, learners are motivated to achieve their potential and utilise their new skills to benefit the business.

The college is very effective in identifying and meeting the skills needs of local employers, already working with around 3,000 businesses in the area to develop courses and deliver training that helps them grow.

Courses: Strategic Leadership and Management, Time Management. Effective Delegation, Inspirational Leadership Programme, Ultimate Leadership Programme, ILM Level 3 Certificate In Leadership And Management, ILM Level 4 Certificate In Leadership And Management, APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ, Strategic Leadership and Management (half - one day), Bespoke Leadership and Management Training, Personal Development – Taking Control

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Centre for Management and Business Development

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Centre for Management and Business Development

CMBD was established in 2003 to deliver a large SME business support programme. Over the last 16 years the support programme has continually evolved to keep the learning fresh, engaging and relevant.

Our training, which is experiential, focuses on creating awareness and then providing the skills and tools to progress or overcome the challenges businesses face. The experiential training environment also gives participants the opportunity to try out the learning in a safe environment, this serves to both demonstrate and enforce the value of the learning and provide participants with increased confidence to use the learning back in the workplace.

In terms of individual training design, CMBD is a small company that provides a wide range of training solutions through a large pool of specialist independent trainers many of whom are practitioners of their specialist subject in their own practices.

All workshop and programmes have clearly defined learning outcomes which are shared with learners and companies when then enquire about a course, for in-house provision these are almost always altered in some way to accommodate the company’s particular challenges or working practices.

The trainer liaises with the client and agrees both lesson plan and learning outcomes prior to actual training takes place. The use of specialist practitioners as trainers is particularly useful in this regard because clients are not always sure what they need and the trainer is able to offer expert and up to date guidance.

Courses: CMI Level 5 Award Leadership and Management Programme, Level 5 Leadership and Management programme, CMI Level 7 Award Strategic Leadership and Management Programme, Level 7 Strategic Leadership and Management Programme

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DMM Training and Development

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DMM Training and Development

Course dates:

Personal Leadership Development Programme - option one

Session 1 - Monday 17 May 9.00am to 1pm

Session 2 - Monday 24 May 9.00am to 1pm

Session 3 - Monday 7 June 9.00am to 1pm

Session 4 - Monday 14 June 9.00am to 1pm

Session 5 - Monday 21 June 9.00am to 1pm

Session 6 - Monday 5 July 9.00am to 1pm

Session 7&8 - Monday 19 July *9.00am full day

Personal Leadership Development Programme - option two

Session 1 - Tuesday 18 May 9.00am to 1pm

Session 2 - Tuesday 25 May 9.00am to 1pm

Session 3 - Tuesday 8 June 9.00am to 1pm

Session 4 - Tuesday 15 June 9.00am to 1pm

Session 5 - Tuesday 22 June 9.00am to 1pm

Session 6 - Tuesday 6 July 9.00am to 1pm

Session 7&8 - Tuesday 20 July *9am full day

The training will be held in the Nidderdale Suite at The Dower House Hotel, Knaresborough, HG5 9AR

Refreshments will be served from 8.30am for a prompt 9.00am start.

*Lunch is included on the final the day.

DMM Training and Development has one employee, me, Diane Mason.

I personally have 12 years’ experience delivering personal, management and leadership training programmes to businesses.

My business, reputation and continued relationships with existing and potential new clients is entirely reliant on the quality of the training I provide and the continued assessment of that offering. Regular calls/meetings are held to gain feedback from both the employer and the participant.

The main underlying theme of any training I provide to any learner is on building strong trusting relationships, which is the basis for any business. Therefore I take pride in establishing a solid trusting relationship with all my clients. I have a strong work ethic which is centred on my own personal Joy Value Profit triangle and integrity. Any challenges encountered would be immediately communicated to clients, to find the best solution. My clients have one point of contact, which is me.

I am continually reviewing my own skills and where felt appropriate training is undertaken to retain / enhance my skill set and ensure my product is up to date and relevant. Outputs will be assessed to ensure the delivery is appropriate for the participants needs.

Courses: Management into Leadership Development Programme, Management Development Programme, The Open Personal Leadership Development Programme, Personal Leadership Development Programme

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Innovate Now

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Innovate Now

At Innovate Now we pride ourselves on delivering a quality learning experience. Innovate Now has delivered business support to individuals and companies within the Leeds City Region for over ten years.

We understand how training works and how to design and deliver programmes that make a difference. Our in-house bespoke training is a highly flexible, cost and time effective way to get the maximum return on leadership and management development investment.

Our approach ensures learners share the client’s business goals and deliver increased productivity.

  • We meet with the client to explore their specific needs, discuss potential approaches and solutions.
  • We focus on identifying the desired impact and overarching objective of the programme along with an approach for measuring and evaluating success. We then work closely with the client to design a tailored solution.
  • We then tailor a programme based on the findings. This bespoke development solution aligns with the specific organisational strategy and development objectives.
  • We coordinate all aspects of delivery, logistics and attendee communications. Our team deliver a programme around the client’s existing organisational commitments.
  • We work with the client to agree what success looks like and evaluate our own performance and the impact of our intervention against the learning objectives.

Innovate Now’s team have extensive experience in business across a wide range of sectors and levels. The individual members have general business and leadership training and coaching experience but also have specific skill sets within particular industry sectors.

Courses: Leadership Skills for the 21st Century, Strategic Visioning and Growth Planning for Leaders

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Investors in Excellence

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Investors in Excellence

Investors in Excellence (IiE) helps forward-thinking organisations to establish a high-performing culture that enables them to achieve continuously-improving outcomes linked to their business objectives.

We believe that training is all about developing and empowering people, not just giving them skills and knowledge.

Our practical, flexible solutions, training courses and evaluations improve all-round performance while retaining a sharp focus on customers and what matters most.

IiE is focused on opening new doors to excellence and improvement. Partnering a business’s desire to learn and our team’s passion for transferring lasting knowledge is a winning combination that will inform, inspire and energise a business’s most valuable asset.

The improvement tools and techniques learned in our programmes are practical and pragmatic and will provide lifelong capabilities to utilise in the long term.

Our tailored programmes can enable businesses to:

• Grow the effectiveness of its people resources
• Manage, grow and share knowledge and best practice
• Develop future leaders and plans for succession
• Facilitate team-building and problem-solving
• Deliver capacity without increasing resources
• Achieve a higher-performing workplace

We don’t stand still and nor do our clients – our programmes are progressive, enabling them to aim for and achieve new heights of performance.

Delivery is via our Connected Excellence suite of programmes, tools and techniques and the IiE Standard, our unique improvement framework that provides a clear roadmap to achieve high performance.

Courses: ME and High Performing Leadership (ME = My Excellence)

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Lattitude7

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Lattitude7

We have experience of developing and delivering bespoke programmes to SMEs throughout the Leeds City Region for 20 years.

We use a variety of learning methods and styles in our workshops that suit the client and their specific learning needs and outcomes. We use visual and graphical information and we help delegates to practically apply theories and models. We use written case studies, we have group discussions, we play relevant games, and we have fun and learn at the same time. We develop action plans so that learning can be applied and embedded in the workplace.

Our 16 associates are specialists in a variety of key areas so we can offer a broad scope of topics to clients. Our expertise is geared up to exceed client requirements. We regularly meet associates to see if their vision fits with Lattitude7 and to determine if any new skills have been acquired that we can offer clients to make a difference.

Martin is a Chartered Engineer who holds a Ph.D from Leeds University. Following a career in engineering leadership, at a senior level, he became group coach for an international company embracing talent management and organisational development. Martin was responsible for leadership development for senior leaders from various countries. He arranges and delivers on international team building seminars. Martin has been active in management, leadership, presentations and ethics training for many years. He is an NLP Practitioner, an Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and has a TAQA qualification. Martin acquired a business coaching certificate from the Coaching Academy and a business coaching diploma from the Academy of Professional Coaching. He is also the holder of the Highest Award for Achievement a Coaching for Performance Programme and has a qualification in Cultural Awareness.

Courses: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Embracing Change, Beyond Empowerment, The Three R’s of Leadership (Relationships, Relationships, Relationships)

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Leeds Beckett University

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Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett University offers a wide range of training and development services for local businesses through its Leadership and Management Practice Suite. Drawing together the skills and experience of both academic colleagues and professional practitioners, the Suite houses the university’s Executive Education provision and Leadership and Development programmes. The latter are offered through The Leadership Centre (TLC) who design programmes to meet the needs of all levels of management from any type of business background, including bespoke programmes tailored to addressing specific organisational requirements such as effective leadership, change management and mental strength and resilience.

Great care is taken at the design stage of developing programmes and an initial consultancy meeting is offered to understand the organisation’s vision and to determine what success would look like. This will inform the training needs analysis and once complete, a bespoke package is designed, with the option of adding a qualification to the programme. These can be linked to the accrediting bodies that the Centre is affiliated to, including the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). The resulting programme may also include specific references to internal policies, procedures or practices related to the subject being taught. TLC has also been offering the Institute of Directors (IoD) Programme in Company Direction for over 25 years and is one of only five franchises in the UK outside of London.

As part of our commitment to supporting enterprise and employment in the Leeds City Region, in 2016 LBS was recognised for its commitment to local businesses by receiving the Small Business Charter Award, underlining its support to the SME community in the Leeds City Region.

Courses: Understanding Recruitment and Selection, Presenting With Impact, Time Management for Managers, Developing Yourself and Others, Managing Workplace Wellbeing, Effective Mentoring in the Workplace, Creating a High Performance Team Culture, Handling Difficult Conversations, Performance Management, Managing Remote or Home Workers, Engaging & Motivating your People / Team, Coaching Skills in the Workplace, Constructive Feedback, Understanding Self, Understanding Leadership, Conflict Management, Understanding Delegation, Understand How to Establish an Effective Team, Mental Toughness - Developing Your Resilience, Situational Leadership, Leading and Motivating a Team, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Understanding and Developing Relationships in the Workplace, Understanding Innovation and Change, Developing and Leading Teams, Leading Innovation and Change, Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader, IoD Certificate in Company Direction - Role of the Company Director and the Board, IoD Certificate in Company Direction - Finance for Directors, IoD Certificate in Company Direction - Strategy for Directors, IoD Certificate in Company Direction - Leadership for Directors, IoD Diploma in Company Direction - Developing Board Performance, Effective First Line Manager - ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management, Effective First Line Manager - ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management, Effective First Line Manager - ILM Level 3 Developmental in Leadership and Management, Effective Middle Manager - ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management, Effective Middle Manager - ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, Effective Middle Manager - ILM Level 5 Developmental in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 3 Award in Effective Coaching, ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

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Luminate Education Group

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Luminate Education Group

The Luminate Education Group is one of the largest further education institutions in the country with more than 20,000 students studying specialist technical and vocational qualifications in campuses across the Leeds City Region.

Working with over 1000 employer partners we are transforming the way we boost employer skills development, recognising the vital part we can play in supporting businesses of all sizes by using our expertise in delivering training and development to employers in a huge range of industry sectors including leadership and management to business development and beyond.

Our dedicated commercial training team specialise in understanding employer needs and creating flexible, bespoke and industry- recognised training to boost business growth and sustainability.

Courses: CMI Level Three Principles of Management and Leadership (unit), CMI Level Three Managing a Team to Achieve Results (unit), CMI Level Three Responding to Conflict in the Workplace (unit), CMI Level Five Developing Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success (unit), CMI Level Three Managing Performance (unit), Management and Leadership CMI Level 5 (Certificate/Diploma), Principles of Management & Leadership in an Organisational Context CMI Level 5 Unit, Developing, Managing & Leading Individuals & Teams to Achieve Success CMI Level 5 Unit, Managing Stakeholder Relationships CMI Level 5 Unit, Managing Projects CMI Level 5 Unit, Managing Change CMI Level 5 Unit, Creating & Delivering Operational Plans CMI Level 5, Managing Finance CMI Level 5 Unit, Principles of Management & Leadership CMI Level 3 Diploma, Strategic Management & Leadership CMI Level 7

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Pro-Development UK

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Pro-Development UK

At Pro-Development, we’re passionate about providing development solutions which deliver outcomes that make a difference to you and your organisation. For that reason, we always work in partnership with you to ensure that you get exactly what you need.

  • We deliver bespoke solutions which are based on getting to know you and your organisation
  • We always make a commitment to develop a full understanding of what is important to you, your business and the people within it
  • We will make suggestions about what possible solutions could look like that fit with the values and culture of your organisation
  • We will always listen to your feedback but will also share our experience so the right outcomes are delivered
  • We will evaluate everything we do to ensure it achieves the outcomes we set out at the start and is exactly what you need

At Pro-Development, we also believe that the best solutions are the ones which are unique, memorable and where people enjoy the experience. Research shows that this kind of learning sticks with people and has longer term overall benefit to both the individual and the organisation. We don’t believe in doing “stuff” just to be different – we do believe that our sense of fun, energy and creativity along with a pragmatic approach, are the right mix to guarantee an enjoyable experience which focuses on achieving results. Most of all, we want our solutions to make a difference to you. We take pride in working with people, teams and organisations of any size and in any industry to enable them to grow and develop – that’s what makes a difference to us.

Courses: Inspiring Leadership – Experiential Programme with Coaching, Inspiring Leadership Programme with Action Learning Set, Inspiring the Best from Others - People Fundamentals Workshop, Coaching to Inspire Empowering Leaders

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Quantum Vantage

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Quantum Vantage

Quantum Vantage is a leading training and research organisation specialising in economic impact, business transformation and diversity. Our services provide transformational leadership skills (including emotional intelligence, innovation, creativity, decision making, coaching and mentoring) resulting in moving organisations forward through whatever changes, challenges or opportunities they may face.

With over 125 years of expertise within our team, we are confident in our delivery of skills and SME research.

Our team have extensive combined experience researching and understanding the skills needs of SMEs, diversity and women in the workforce. This includes delivering a range of public, private and third sector skills programmes, designing, managing and delivering bespoke women in business programmes across the UK, Northern Ireland and US.

Our Founder Toni Eastwood OBE was previously Director of Talent for Yorkshire based FTSE 30 company, responsible for the implementation of talent strategies including a programme supporting women from shop floor to board level.

The Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programmes we have delivered range from leadership and the glass ceiling, developing women’s leadership, the female talent pipeline and inclusive recruitment.

Toni has worked at ministerial level and within Government publishing some of the first research and developing strategies, around women’s enterprise, women in the workforce and social inclusion. This work led to Toni receiving her OBE in 2007 for services to equal opportunities.

Courses: Visionary Women (aligned to Institute of Leadership and Management -ILM level 4/5), Future Female Leader Programme – aligned to Institute of Leadership and Management level 3

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Results Driven Group

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Results Driven Group

Course dates:

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management - 4 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District - Programme 1: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 2: 13 to 16 Sep 2021, Programme 3: 15 to 18 Nov 2021

4 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 03, 17 & 25 Mar; 14 Apr 2021, Programme 2: 06 & 20 Oct; 03 & 17 Nov 2021

ILM & CMI Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management - 4 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District – Programme 1: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 2: 13 to 16 Sep 2021, Programme 3: 15 to 18 Nov 2021

4 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 03, 17 & 25 Mar; 14 Apr 2021, Programme 2: 06 & 20 Oct; 03 & 17 Nov 2021

ILM & CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management - Programme 1: 22 to 25 Mar 2021, Programme 2: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 3: 03 to 06 Jan 2022, Programme 4: 13 to 16 Jun 2022

Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 11 & 25 Mar; 22 Apr; 06 May 2021

An additional 5 days is required for the Diploma - Programme 1: 21 to 25 Jun 2021, Programme 2: 10 to 14 Jan 2022, Programme 3: 20 to 24 Jun 2022

CMI Level 3 award in Principles of Management and Leadership - 4 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District - Programme 1: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 2: 13 to 16 Sep 2021, Programme 3: 15 to 18 Nov 2021

4 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 03, 17 & 25 Mar; 14 Apr 2021, Programme 2: 06 & 20 Oct; 03 & 17 Nov 2021

Team Leader/First Line Manager – Management and Leadership Development Programme - 4 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District - Programme 1: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 2: 13 to 16 Sep 2021, Programme 3: 15 to 18 Nov 2021

4 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 03, 17 & 25 Mar; 14 Apr 2021, Programme 2: 06 & 20 Oct; 03 & 17 Nov 2021

The Middle Manager – Management and Leadership Development Programme - Programme 1: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 2: 13 to 16 Sep 2021, Programme 3: 15 to 18 Nov 2021

4 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 03, 17 & 25 Mar; 14 Apr 2021, Programme 2: 06 & 20 Oct; 03 & 17 Nov 2021

Senior Leadership and Management Development Programme - 4 Day Open Residential Course in the Lake District - Programme 1: 22 to 25 Mar 2021, Programme 2: 14 to 17 Jun 2021, Programme 3: 03 to 06 Jan 2022, Programme 4: 13 to 16 Jun 2022

4 Day Open Tutor-Led Online Course - Programme 1: 11 & 25 Mar; 22 Apr; 06 May 2021

With over 20 years' experience in the training industry, Results Driven Group (RDG) has established an excellent reputation for the delivery of highly customised and flexible training. We offer CMI and ILM Qualifications (ranging from Levels 3 to 7), as well as Professional Development Training Courses in Leadership and Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Management Consultancy and Project Management. RDG also offers a comprehensive list of open courses and specialises in bespoke skills training and professional development solutions.

Our courses are designed around business need, are results-oriented and focused on ensuring a solid ROI. Candidates will start their training journey with a comprehensive pre-course analysis of their needs, carried out by experienced trainers. A post-course follow-up will ensure that the course was effective and, if more support is needed, trainers will happily coach you to further your areas of development.

Completing a training course that is made relevant to their professional profile, experience and expectations, participants will enjoy the benefits of learning next to their teams during an in-house training programme, or next to a group of like-minded professionals from different organisations when attending one of our open courses. As well as in-house and tutor-led online training, we offer residential courses at our training venues in Keswick in the Lake District, arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the UK.

Courses: ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management, ILM Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management, CMI Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring, CMI Level 5 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring, CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring, CMI Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Coaching & Mentoring, CMI Level 3 Award in Principles of Management and Leadership, CMI New Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, CMI New Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership, CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership, CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, Team Leader/First Line Manager – Management and Leadership Development Programme, The Middle Manager – Management and Leadership Development Programme, Senior Leadership – Management and Leadership Development Programme

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Selby College

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Selby College

Selby College is a core hub for the development of skills in the local area. We are passionate about the support a college can bring to its community, it’s local economy and its residents. As a hub we are keen to further support our work with local businesses to provide creative solutions, matching their aims and ideals to programmes of support.

We are proud of the support offered to businesses large and small, all delivered via a close working relationship between the colleges team, business decision makers and the candidates themselves. Our programmes are designed to be flexible, allowing a fit in and around the important operations of a business, but supported by a coach who will keep candidates on track and focused toward the agreed goal. Programme lengths include single day sessions and longer blended learning offers, using digital resources supplemented by regular interaction with a named support coach.

We understand the pressures that businesses face and can tailor programme outputs to meet the needs of partner businesses. We firmly believe that investment in training should give maximum return and our programmes are designed to achieve that.

Courses: Progression to Team Leading, Team Leading

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Shipley College

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Shipley College

Here at Shipley College, we believe a talented workforce is the key to success. The college is situated in the UNSECO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, in the District of Bradford. The college offers education and training provision on campus, in community venues and on employer premises across the region.

We value both the reputation we have built up for the quality of our training across our business specialisms, and our working relationships with organisations of all sizes in the region.

Our wide range of part-time courses and the professional knowledge of our staff continues to attract over 3,500 adult learners each year. Our students benefit from gaining new skills and insights, developing interests and social interaction.

Courses: Level Two Award in Team Leading Skills, ILM Level Three Award in Leadership and Management, ILM Level Five Award in Leadership and Management

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Sport and Activity Professionals

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Sport and Activity Professionals

We meet with clients prior to training to clearly define learning outcomes to establish desired impacts. Skills gaps are identified via a training needs analysis with each of the participants, determining which modules are chosen for learning. Participants are asked what they want to achieve. From this information, we determine how to pitch the training to suit the participants needs and their individual learning styles to design the training accordingly.

It’s important to understand the key drivers for the training, in order to design the training to suit. Often employers aren’t specifically looking for training but more looking to solve challenges so we work with the employers to explain that up-skilling themselves and their staff through training is a very effective way of resolving these challenges and grow their businesses in the medium to long-term.

Training is therefore aligned to the goals and strategy of the business and in conjunction with the needs of the participants - in terms of what they want to get out of it and how it will help them progress within the organisation personally and professionally.

Training is made fun, engaging, challenging and inspiring through use of lots of real-life, practical and relevant examples i.e. personal experience and other clients successes, enabling participants to see what they themselves can achieve. Training is interactive and practical with plenty of workshop-style elements.

Courses: Strategy, Planning and Goal-Setting in Leadership, Time Management and Prioritisation in Management, Delegation and Planning/Allocating Work to Your Team, Negotiation Skills Needed in Management, Developing a High Performance Culture in Your Organisation, Using Coaching and Mentoring Skills in Management, Managing Entrepreneurial Practice in Organisations, Key Principles of Good Communication in Management, Managing Your Marketing, Sales Management, Management of Key Accounts and Leading on Customer Service, Top Tips for Managing a Business in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector

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Total Support Training

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Total Support Training

Total Support is an approved GQA Centre which has been providing a multitude of courses and NVQs to the glass and glazing industry for 12 years. With the combined experience of our assessment team totalling over 120 years in the construction industry, Total Support continues to strive for excellence in our provision and promote the positive development of people and organisations across the industry. In recognition of our high standards of assessment/training we were awarded the GQA Centre of the Year and for our commitment to our learners the GQA Allan Murray “Making a Difference” Award.

Learner success is the fundamental goal of our company; we believe that effective learning and teaching are vital to a high-quality experience and critical to learner achievement. We spend time with employers and learners to understand their requirements and to ensure training adds value, advising the best training methodologies, taking into account the resources available whether training takes place on- or off-site. Advise on a robust approach to equality and diversity in delivery – also evidenced in content design. Provide development timeline including progress review dates where applicable design content in line with agreed learning outcomes and chosen delivery methodologies e.g., PowerPoint, handouts, e-learning

We make our courses relevant to the learner’s occupation; this includes activities and assignments which encourage the individual to explore knowledge beyond their industry. We take into consideration the experience and educational background of the learner. We offer immediate feedback to allow them to grow and progress in their chosen field. Each learner is a unique individual with their own goals. Empowering a person to work toward these goals through training is a powerful incentive to learn.

With the recent measures put in place by the Government due to COVID-19 the team have been working hard to create new remote training for both our NVQs and Short Courses to allow people to keep training no matter the circumstances as well as making them accessible for everyone. We have made sure that although the method of delivery has changed, the standard has not dropped.

Courses: Level 7 NVQ Diploma In Construction Senior Management (Construction), Level 6 Nvq Diploma In Construction Site Management (Construction), Level 4 Diploma In Occupational Leadership In A Glass Or Glass Related Working Environment, Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

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University of Huddersfield

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University of Huddersfield

At the University of Huddersfield, we draw insight and intelligence from business relationships with over 2,500 companies. We have research specialisms in the engineering and manufacturing sector, the rail industry, med-tech and healthcare, low carbon construction, chemicals, technical textiles and digital and media, so we align well to the Leeds City Region priority sectors.

The University’s 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) hosts over 70 businesses, graduate start-ups and virtual members forming an innovation community of high tech, knowledge rich firms accessing R&D support, talent and business support. This gives us immediate access to the challenges and opportunities facing these growing firms in the industries of the future.

Our Business Growth and Productivity Service is the primary interface for Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain companies and the University. The team offer a diagnostic process, signposting businesses to appropriate provision. The team runs a Business Support for the Manufacturing/Engineering sector through LCR LEP Supply Chain Program and the Northern Powerhouse Supply Chain Pilot. The team has engaged around 200 manufacturing businesses this year across the programmes.

Focusing specifically on our involvement with SMEs, we pride ourselves in our relationships with local businesses. Many of our business relationships stem from our very successful alumni, our award-winning placement team and a plethora of research projects with active involvement of companies to drive home the importance of our research having impact.

Courses: Empowering Leadership: Maximising Leader Effectiveness in a World of Dynamism

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Wakefield College

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Wakefield College

Wakefield College is a large, general further education college based on two campuses in central Wakefield and Castleford.

The college aims to promote social mobility and improve life chances by providing education and training opportunities for all. The college works with a range of local partners to contribute to the wider prosperity, economy and regeneration of the area.

The college has a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework for higher education provision and QAA inspectors recognised good practice in the involvement of employers and students in the development of significant projects that contribute to the higher education strategy.

The college has a long history of providing high quality courses for those wishing to actively improve their careers and future prospects through professional development.

Our enviable links with employers mean our courses are current and keep up to date with the rapidly changing business landscape, giving employers and learners a competitive edge.

Courses: CMI Level Three Courses -

• CMI Level Three Award in Principles of Management and Leadership (single unit)

• CMI Level Three Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership

Example of units that lead to CMI Level Three in Principles of Management and Leadership (Award and Certificate):

• Managing a Team to Achieve Results

• Supporting Teams and Individuals through Change

• Managing Budgets and Resources

• Contributing to the Delivery of a Project

• Managing Data and Information

• Principles of Communication in the Workplace

CMI Level Five Courses -

• CMI Level Five Award in Management and Leadership (single unit)

• CMI Level Five Certificate in Management and Leadership

Example of units that lead to CMI Level Five in Management and Leadership (Award and Certificate):

• Managing Performance

• Managing Change

• Managing Risk

• Creating and Delivering Operational Plans

• Workforce Planning

• Principles of Innovation

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York St John University

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York St John University

York St John University (YSJU) has a long tradition of teaching, training and academic excellence, established in 1841 as a training school for teacher education. Always at the edge of innovation, YSJU pioneered the foundation of the female training school from 2004 onwards.

As part of YSJU, The Business Development team support professionals in learning new skills, progressing careers or improving the performance of an organisation through innovative consultancy. They have been awarded a prestigious MoD Silver Employer Recognition Award for supporting teams across England and Wales who provide services for the Armed Forces community.

The University was chosen as the preferred provider of training for the South Yorkshire Armed Forces Covenant Project. As part of this two-year project which came to a close in July 2019, the training was delivered to over 1,000 delegates over 96 deliveries and is the only independently evaluated university in the country to offer training within this field.

The Business Development Team have extensive experience of supporting training programmes through managing the day to day operations, submitting financial returns and evaluation reports. The University has significant experience and knowledge working with, and supporting, local businesses to develop and acquire innovative skills and knowledge within their business models.

Courses: Project Management Fundamentals, Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Fast-Track Leadership Development Skills, CMI Level Five Certificate in Management and Leadership

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