West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Empowering Leaders

Empowering Leaders

A range of courses developed to nurture and progress leadership skills with specific interventions to support female employees to narrow the gender gap in leadership positions.

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. For the latest update on how training providers will deliver the courses in the current situation, please see information within the profile.

Brook Corporate Developments

Brook Corporate Developments

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Brook Corporate Developments

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon.

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.

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Business Horsepower

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Business Horsepower

Aspects of this course are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon.

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 mastermind 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.

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Calderdale College

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Calderdale College

These courses are currently unavailable online, further details to follow. Please enquire if you’d like more information about how Calderdale College can support in the meantime.

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.

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DMM Training and Development Ltd

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DMM Training and Development Ltd

These courses are currently unavailable online, further details to follow. Please enquire if you’d like more information about how Calderdale College can support in the meantime.

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 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.

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Innovate Now Ltd

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Innovate Now Ltd

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon..

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 10 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.

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Investors in Excellence

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Investors in Excellence

These courses will be delivered online and is available remotely.

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.

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Lattitude7

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Lattitude7

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon.

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 Haigh, owner of Lattitude7, will be the lead facilitator on our Empowering Leaders workshops and is a highly experienced trainer.

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 on a Coaching for Performance Programme and has a qualification in Cultural Awareness.

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Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Business School

Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Business School

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Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Business School

Aspects of these courses will be delivered online and are available remotely.

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.

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University of Leeds, LUBS

University of Leeds, LUBS

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University of Leeds, LUBS

These courses are currently unavailable online, further details to follow. Please enquire if you’d like more information about how Leeds University Business School can support in the meantime.

The University of Leeds is a leading research University and we use our research capabilities to underpin all of our programmes.

In 2010, Leeds University Business School (LUBS) was contracted by Goldman Sachs to create and deliver a Small Business Growth Programme for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. In partnership with Said Business School (Oxford University), we developed an innovative programme that consistently delivers impactful results to the businesses that qualified.

We used specialist knowledge developed by Professor Richard Thorpe and Professor Nigel Lockett, as well as many other leading academics in the field of entrepreneurship, to create a world leading programme that helped the business owners develop their very own tailored Business Growth Plan.

We have continued to build on this knowledge, our continued research and feedback to be the lead provider of Phase two of the National Programme and to-date have seen an additional 620 high-growth small businesses complete the programme.

From our continued research and the feedback received from over 1,500 SME’s across the UK we have designed and developed the SME Future Leaders programme in order to assist the Business Owners to achieve their strategic objectives.

We work with senior management teams in order to give them the business knowledge and the necessary tools to enable the team to develop an operational plan. We then develop the team’s communication and leadership skills in order to implement the plan within the business.

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Luminate Education Group

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Luminate Education Group

These courses are currently unavailable online, further details to follow. Please enquire if you’d like more information about how Luminate Education Group can support in the meantime.

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.

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Pro-Development UK

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Pro-Development UK

These courses will be delivered online and is available remotely.

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.

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Quantum Vantage

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Quantum Vantage

These courses will be delivered online and is available remotely.

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 has 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.”

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Shipley College

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Shipley College

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon.

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.”

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Sport and Activity Professionals

Sport and Activity Professionals

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Sport and Activity Professionals

Aspects of this course are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon.

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.”

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Centre for Management and Business Development Limited

Centre for Management and Business Development Limited

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Centre for Management and Business Development Limited

These courses will be delivered online and is available remotely.

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.

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University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

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University of Huddersfield

These courses are currently unavailable online, further details to follow. Please enquire if you’d like more information about how the University of Huddersfield can support in the meantime.

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.

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Wakefield College

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Wakefield College

A range of Leadership and Management courses taken from the Chartered Management Institute suite of qualifications and units, and which can lead to Chartered Manager status. Courses can be tailored to meet the needs of the business and individual. All courses can be undertaken remotely with tutor support, or face to face in classroom sessions at the college or in the workplace.

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.”

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WISE CIC

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WISE CIC

These courses are currently unavailable online, further details to follow. Please enquire if you’d like more information about how WISE CIC can support in the meantime.

IVE is a progressive training company that places human creativity at the heart of business productivity and innovation. We offer training programmes focused on building creative capacity to companies worldwide. We help businesses of all sizes and types implement and manage change within their organisations by developing creatively resilient teams.

We have been at the cutting edge of creativity policy and creative learning for more than 20 years, using innovative approaches to grow creative, future ready leaders through tailored, experiential and reflective training and that instils self-leadership capacity within each participant, and equip them with the skills they need to be effective and resilient in uncertain times.

Our approach in this programme focuses on using play and creative challenges in order to unpick roles, build collaborative routines and analyse the behaviours that are crucial to be effective in a team. In so doing we help people start to ‘think outside the box’, make new discoveries and open minds to ‘what if?’, ‘how can we…?’ and ‘let’s try this’. It is also built upon wide ranging evidence from our research into the impact of creativity on learning.

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