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Personal Development

Personal development courses are aimed at those wanting to better themselves in work and life. You may be interested in these if you want to do a role more effectively, develop a skill or tackle a challenge. You may also be looking to re-train, upskill or achieve a certain goal. Here you will find courses such as time management, presentation skills, de-escalation skills, holding difficult conversations, lone working and personal safety, assertiveness and many more.

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We can offer bespoke courses for a cohort of staff. Want to find a free quote? Contact the centre staff team at learn@skillstogrow.com or call 01730 777059.

13/08/2021
09:30 - 12:30
Safeguarding Awareness for Adults and Children Find out more Book Now
08/09/2021
13:00 - 16:00
Being a hybrid worker Find out more Book Now
05/10/2021
09:30 - 12:30
Time Management Find out more Book Now
14/10/2021
09:30 - 12:30
Safeguarding Awareness for Adults and Children Find out more Book Now

Safeguarding Awareness for Adults and Children

Date: 13/08/2021

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Price: £40.00

You need to recognise safeguarding concerns relevant to your role and know the procedure for reporting safeguarding issues. You have a responsibility to be aware of safeguarding practices and know clearly what to do if you feel there is a cause for concern.

In this session : You will have an awareness of who might be a vulnerable adult or identify where a child could be at risk; what constitutes maltreatment; how to protect themself from creating a safeguarding concern and what they should do if they suspect maltreatment of a vulnerable adult or a child.

Content:
• Definition of safeguarding
• An understanding of what constitutes abuse or maltreatment
• What your role is in relation to this
• Safe and good practice
• Overview of Data Protection Act
• Recognising when to report issues and to whom
• Reporting procedure and the subsequent process

Delivered online via Zoom: You will join a small group with other volunteers online to explore the issues identified above, in a supported and informal environment.

Date: Friday 13th August
Time: 09.30 - 12.30

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Being a hybrid worker

Date: 08/09/2021

Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Price: £45.00

There is no doubt that the future of work is hybrid. Prior to the pandemic, very few organisations offered remote working, with just 5% of the workforce in the UK working remotely. Now, 63% of employers are expected to offer some form of hybrid working to
employees. Some employees have found that working from home is suitable for their needs and has improved their work-life balance. Others, particularly younger employees, miss the social element of the office. However, the majority of employees want a balanced approach to work with a degree of flexibility to allow them to flourish in the new post-pandemic normal.

This online training session will equip you with insights from neuroscience, psychology and behaviour science to help you thrive in the hybrid workplace. During this online training course participants will learn the following:
 What is hybrid work and how it might look like.
 How individuals' needs are expressed in the workplace and their impact on performance,
workplace relationships and well-being when adopting the hybrid way of working.
 The social brain phenomenon and its implications for the hybrid workplace.
 Qualities of employees who thrive in the hybrid workplace.
 Skills for thriving in a hybrid work environment.
 What team members can do to help each other thrive in the hybrid workplace.

This online training will be delivered by Zoryna O'Donnell, MBA, MSc, FInstLM, GQHP. Zoryna is an experienced coach, mentor, trainer, public speaker and author. She is an alumna of The Neuroscience Academy, a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), a mentor of the Warwick Business School (WBS) Mentoring Programme, a tutor and a coach at the Academy of Women's Leadership.

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Time Management

Date: 05/10/2021

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Price: £45.00

With ever-increasing workloads and deadlines, the ability to manage our time has never been more important. Time is a fixed resource and, no matter what we do, we can’t change that. There are only 52 weeks in a year, 7 days in a week, 24 hours in a day and 60 minutes in an hour. This means that we need to ensure we use our time wisely and accomplish more with less effort and less stress – both at work and in our personal lives. This online training session is for busy people who want to be able to manage their time better. Anyone at any level of their organisation will benefit from the strategies and techniques discussed throughout this intensive 3-hour training which is specially designed to provide delegates with the most effective skills and techniques in the shortest possible time.
It will cover the following key elements:
 Understanding time (clock time vs real time) and productivity.
 Dispelling the myths of time management.
 Self-management as time management.
 Essential tools and techniques in time management
 Effective delegating.
 Designing your most effective day and week.
 Top tips to improve your time management skills.

This online training will be delivered by Zoryna O'Donnell, MBA, MSc, FInstLM, GQHP. Zoryna is an experienced coach, mentor, trainer, public speaker and author. She is an alumna of The Neuroscience Academy, a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), a mentor of the Warwick Business School (WBS) Mentoring Programme, a tutor and a coach at the Academy of Women's Leadership.

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Safeguarding Awareness for Adults and Children

Date: 14/10/2021

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Price: £45.00

You need to recognise safeguarding concerns relevant to your role and know the procedure for reporting safeguarding issues. You have a responsibility to be aware of safeguarding practices and know clearly what to do if you feel there is a cause for concern.

In this session : You will have an awareness of who might be a vulnerable adult or identify where a child could be at risk; what constitutes maltreatment; how to protect themself from creating a safeguarding concern and what they should do if they suspect maltreatment of a vulnerable adult or a child.

Content:
• Definition of safeguarding
• An understanding of what constitutes abuse or maltreatment
• What your role is in relation to this
• Safe and good practice
• Overview of Data Protection Act
• Recognising when to report issues and to whom
• Reporting procedure and the subsequent process

Delivered online via Zoom: You will join a small group with other volunteers online to explore the issues identified above, in a supported and informal environment.

Date: Thursday 14th October
Time: 09.30 - 12.30

Book Now