West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Innovative Working

Innovative Working

Training courses that can help individuals to drive working and employment practices that wrap around operational and employee demands.

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.

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Brook Corporate Developments

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Brook Corporate Developments

Online delivery: Course can be delivered online with sessions between 2-3 hours. Usual delivery is onsite, full day sessions.

Lean Office and Services

Combined Strategy and ISO 9001:2015 Implementation

ISO 9001:2015 Implementation

Combined Management System Implementation Business Skills to Enhance Performance

Workplace Enhancement for Increased Productivity

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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: Lean Office and Services, Combined Strategy and ISO 9001:2015 Implementation, ISO 9001:2015 Implementation, Combined Management System Implementation, Business Skills to Enhance Performance and Workplace Enhancement for Increased Productivity

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Calderdale College

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Calderdale College

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon. Enquire for more information on how Calderdale College can support your business.

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: Commercial Awareness, Innovation, Research and Development, Creating and Enhancing Relationships, Managing Change, Motivational and Engagement Skills, Developing your Team, Conflict Management

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Investors in Excellence

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Investors in Excellence

Online delivery: We can deliver these courses on Thinkiflic or on a platform to suit the client including Zoom, Office/MS Teams and Google Hangouts or Skype.

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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 (My Excellence) and Unlocking Potential

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Lattitude7

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Lattitude7

Online delivery: Programmes will be interactive using Zoom, MS Teams or Google Hangouts and exercise templates will be provided – no assessment necessary.

Building Relationships Outside the Box

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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.

As an experienced HR practitioner, Helen Straw will be the lead facilitator on our Innovative Working courses. Helen has in-depth operational and strategic HR experience, which will ensure that the workshops are developed and delivered in line with best practice and the latest thinking but always with a commercial approach. Martin Haigh, owner of Lattitude7, will also facilitate one of the 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 a Coaching for Performance Programme and has a qualification in Cultural Awareness.

Courses: Managing and Improving Your Employee Relations, Culture – it’s how we do things round here!, Dignity at Work, Building Relationships Outside the Box

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Pro-Development UK

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Pro-Development UK

Online delivery:

Creating High Performing Workplaces - Employee Engagement programme - learning via Zoom - unchanged content and approach

Creating High Performing Workplaces - Employee Engagement workshop - learning via Zoom now a 2 hour workshop

Creating High Performing Workplaces through Talent and Succession Planning -learning via Zoom - unchanged content and approach

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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: Creating High Performing Workplaces – Employee Engagement Programme or Workshop and Creating High Performing Workplaces through Talent and Succession Planning

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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. Enquire for more information on how Shipley College can support your business.

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 Three Customer Service

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The Centre for Management and Business Development Ltd

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The Centre for Management and Business Development Ltd

Online delivery: Delivered one to one or in small groups via Zoom. Session times are reduced to 1-2 hours each dependant on subject content but more frequently to suit the learners’ schedules and ability to implement learning:

The Operational Excellence Programme

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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: The Operational Excellence Programme

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University of Huddersfield

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University of Huddersfield

These courses are currently being developed for online delivery and will be available soon. Enquire for more information on how the University of Huddersfield can support your business.

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: DREAM – (Driving Innovation, Resolving Conflict, Encouraging Equality, Advancing Wellbeing, Managing Relations)

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We are IVE ltd

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We are IVE ltd

Online delivery:

Building Creative Capacity in the Workplace

This programme will provide participants with a practical and reflective experience that will equip them with the tools needed to respond confidently to the current pandemic as well as the volatile and unpredictable landscape we find ourselves in. It uses innovative approaches to grow creative, future ready leaders, which instils self-leadership capacity and equips participants with the skills needed to be effective and resilient in uncertain times.

The training consists of 4 immersive sessions via Zoom; each lasting 3 hours. Sessions are spread over a 4 month period (see dates below), giving participants the opportunity to embed learning in their day to day practice. Training will be supported by an online module that participants can undertake once they have registered for the programme. They will also be able to access two online coaching sessions as part of the training.

  • Wednesday 21 October 2020 – 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 4 November 2020 – 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020 – 10am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 20 January 2021 – 10am – 1pm
  • IVE will be running monthly FREE 1.5 hour taster sessions for interested businesses starting in September

    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.

    Course: Building Creative Capacity in the Workplace

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    WISE CIC

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    WISE CIC

    These courses will be delivered online and are available remotely, with face-to-face sessions resuming later on down the line.

    WISE Campaign C.I.C is a business-to-business membership organisation that empowers companies to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM), through business-led initiatives and tailored consultancy.

    WISE is experienced in successfully designing and delivering leadership programmes. WISE also designed a toolkit for wider use across the Leeds City Region area that supported employers to address unconscious bias, promote equality of opportunity and affect wider cultural changes at an organisational level, which will aim to improve the recruitment, selection and professional development of female employees. The toolkit was informed by existing research and good practice but will be tailored to the needs of local employers.

    WISE has 21 staff, two associates and a Board of nine members. We are also supported by a 21-strong team of Ambassadors, who are an established network of influential and diverse women working in STEM at high-ranking levels. Additionally, the WISE Young Professionals’ Board, which comprises 12 exceptional young individuals working in STEM aged under 30 at WISE member organisations, inform strategy and provide insight.

    WISE is a sustainable, independent social enterprise that has grown significantly in recent years.

    Courses: Ten Steps Workshop, Introduction to Diversity and Ten Steps for SMEs

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