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We're usually busy delivering to our clients, but, in the gaps, we thought it would be valuable to share our experiences with you. These are simple, real examples of training and development courses we've run, covering a wide range of areas and with a wide range of clients. Take a look at the ones that grab you, and get in touch with us to see what we can design for you, to help you and your people

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management training case studies

A tough, in-depth day looking at what we really think is wrong with each other...!

Let's be honest, sometimes people really annoy us. They get under our skin. They irritate. But lets be honest again - we do the same to them! We spent a whole day being very, very honest with each other, so that we can work better, together.

management training case studies

A highly interactive day developing business-to-business presentation skills

Even if you're not in sales, the business-to-business presentations you give are about selling - your product, your ideas, yourself. Clarity in your objectives, robust preparation, and mastery of your delivery techniques are the essentials...

management training case studies

The launch of a two-year Leadership Academy - including great photos of a challenging event

We thought it was vital to properly launch our Leadership Academy, so we set the group a series of tough, stretching challenges. The most important challenge would be to look coldly at their performance and be critical of themselves and each other. Here's how we did it.

management training case studies

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and teambuilding - including a video to watch

Building and developing your team is great. But how much better is it to build something for the community at the same time? And just how good will your people feel afterwards?

management training case studies

Train the trainer - or "Inspirational Coaching". A very practical approach to developing coaches.

We were delighted to be asked to re-design and deliver an annual "train the trainer" programme for graduates who'd joined one of the world's biggest companies. Here's what we did

management training case studies

High performance team development - moving to the next level

Being asked to create and implement a programme to develop one of the best teams within an organisation was an honour. We designed a "flash bang" programme, with real flashes and bangs...

management training case studies

Leader Development Programmes - a long-term project, also showing verbatim delegate responses

For the best part of seven years, we've been designing, delivering, reviewing, redesigning and re-delivering a company's Leader Development Progamme. We were finalists in the CBI awards 2009 for this project as well.

management training case studies

Creating a new team vision, for a new team. Includes photos of sunny Scotland in January!

Setting up a brand new distribution centre, with a brand new team, in a brand new location was going to be a challenge, and these clients were smart enough to realise that. Here's how we helped them ensure a flying start...

management training case studies

Even finance teams can learn to love positive communication!

As our business is run by a trained accountant and ex-finance manager (amongst other rather diverse skills!), we feel able to cheekily use stereotypes of finance people. We also feel able to undermine those stereotypes through great communication skills training.

management training case studies

Big trade shows can be tough for your people. So invest in them as well as your "stand".

One of our clients, making a very smart decision, decided to link a significant investment in a new trade show stand to investment in developing the people who could make a success of it. And boy, did they succeed!

management training case studies

Feedback, performance reviews, and assessments are critical. Particularly when they affect your bonus.

Having made the decision to use the Lominger Competencies model as the framework for performance assessment, and bonus payments, our client wanted to ensure that all managers knew how to deliver the assessments properly, and that all staff knew the basis on which they were going to be reviewed. Here's how we helped.

management training case studies

The effective way to prioritise projects - and photographic proof that it can be fun as well.

Of the three primary objectives of this programme, project prioritisation for an incredibly busy, in-demand team, was the major one. Here's how we did it...

management training case studies

Dealing with workplace stress, and its impact on a team.

Stress, and its impact on people and organisations, can often be brushed under the carpet. One smart team decided this wasn't a smart approach, and so asked us to develop and deliver a programme to help them. That's exactly what we did.

management training case studies

Developing communication skills - for the increasing number of "remote" teams

Home working, outsourcing, and the sheer size of some organisations means that face-to-face communication is often replaced by less personal means of communication. One of our clients recognised the potential challenge, and asked for some help.