Creativedge Training & Development Ltd
Power House
Harrison Close
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK5 8PA

Tel: +44 (0) 1908 232725
Email: info@creativedgetraining.co.uk

Supporting your organisation through the current climate

Perfect for the current climate, discover our range of interactive and engaging live virtual sessions.

Remote Working - Virtual Training Courses

Developing Trust with Your Team
Developing Trust with Your Team

Learn how trust affects engagement, innovation and performance…

  • What trust affects
  • Building trust
  • What erodes trust
  • Your trust worthiness
  • Rebuilding trust

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Effective Remote Working
Effective Remote Working

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

Working remotely can provide our working lives with some much-valued flexibility. It reduces costs for employers, allows them to attract the most talented people and numerous studies have shown that employees prefer employers that offer it. However, it presents some unique challenges too:
• Feeling isolated
• Knowing if our colleagues are feeling OK
• Our colleagues knowing if we are OK
• Missing out on feeling part of a team
• Reduced professional profile-being out of sight and out of mind
• Increased barriers to knowledge sharing
• Trust-will people think we aren’t working hard? Are my colleagues doing what they say they will do?
• Managing distractions in a space that may not be designed for work.
• Motivating ourselves without others to hold us to account
• Difficulty in communicating effectively

Learn how to identify and support …

  • Create a productive working environment (physical and mental)
  • Manage distractions (children/digital distractions/interruptions)
  • Maintain personal connections with colleagues over the distance
  • Establish a remote working routine that works for you
  • Keep your work and personal profile visible

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Engaging People Remotely
Engaging People Remotely

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

How can you engage a team you can’t see?

Keeping a team engaged is a challenge for managers at the best of times, but it’s even harder you and your team can’t see each other face to face. As more people than ever before embrace remote working, the ability to engage people over distance becomes an increasingly important part of any managers toolkit.

Engaging remote managers understand that team experience is more important than team location. They remove the guesswork from identifying team engagement by knowing their people on every level and they can create a vibrant team atmosphere even when their team are in different locations. Above all, they know that engagement is about people, not places and they can flex their experience and skills to any environment. Learn the 5 disciplines of engaging remote managers…

  • Identify the unique challenges of engaging people remotely
  • Understand what truly engages the individuals in your team
  • Develop the 5 disciplines of engaging remote managers
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and accountability in your team
  • Create your own remote engagement approach

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Executive Presence
Executive Presence

Your presence is how you are perceived, the adjectives used to describe you and the impact you have on others. If you think about those you know and those you work with you will have perceptions of them, some might strike you as confident and authoritative, others may come across as warm, quiet or shy.

Our presence is created by our behaviours we can vary them as appropriate in different situations. Two high level behaviours – Prominence and Gravitas impact the way we are perceived and in turn how people respond to us. Learn how to dial up or down on these behaviours depending on the situations you find yourself in.

When we communicate, we give off signals that come in visual, vocal and verbal data. We can practice and consciously adapt what we are communicating to choose the impact we want in any given moment. For example, we may want to be remembered by a stakeholder so choose to increase our prominence. In another moment we may want to decrease our Gravitas in order to connect with people who are more junior in the organisation.

Learn how to increase or decrease our perceived power, weight or authority…

  • Dispel the myth that Gravitas is inherited rather than deliberatively developed
  • Ensuring the perceptions others hold about you are fit for purpose and serve you
  • Increase or decrease our memorability
  • Build on Gravitas by being authentic, humble and wise
  • Charisma is not a gift, it’s a tool

Session Goals and Objectives…

  • How to consciously manage our impact on others
  • Align your values with your behaviour
  • Increase your self-awareness
  • How to make conscious decisions about how you want to be perceived
  • Practice and gain ideas through watching those who do this well

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Leading a Remote Team
Leading a Remote Team

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

For many years now there has been strong growth in the percentage of employees who work remotely located from part or all of their team. Many employees are seeking new possibilities to work more locally (often from home) to achieve an improved work/life balance.

But there is also research indicating that despite the obvious challenges, remotely-located employees are sometimes more engaged than employees working in office-based teams.

Working the majority of your time in a different location to the rest of (or most of) your team can leave you feeling isolated. With that isolation, it’s easy to lose a sense of belonging and become demotivated.

Learn how to effectively manage a dispersed team…

  • Review the challenges faced in managing from a distance
  • Explore the actions of the effective remote manager
  • Identify the key responsibilities and qualities involved
  • Consider team communication and the use of technology
  • Recognise the importance of building trust and team identity

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Mindset
Mindset

Mindset impacts the way we view the world, and how we think and act around others. In the workplace, it’s vital that we take on a growth mindset, where we allow ourselves to embrace change, learn from mistakes and develop because of them, rather than in spite of them.

Develop a growth mindset – the belief that you are in control of your own ability and can learn and improve. Positive energy in the workplace will not only transform your life but increase your team’s capacity for achieving and overachieving goals.

Negative emotions have their place, and some good process or cultural changes can stem from having tough conversations. However, it’s important to find ways to inject positive experiences into your team’s interactions to create a net positive workplace.

Our mind-set impacts our behaviour and in turn the beliefs and behaviours of others. This can either help us and the situations we face or hinder us. Inclusion is a “mindset” more than anything and believing in its value is the first step.

“Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning” – Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.

Learn how to get in the right mindset to drive the behaviour you want to see…

Session Goals and Objectives…

  • Understand the impact of your assumptions and beliefs
  • How to find out whether your assumptions and beliefs are true
  • Alternative stories which observable facts could support
  • Understand your ladder of inference
  • Help you to shift from your current mindset position
  • Notice your responses – what is your thinking and reasoning?
  • What are your assumptions/beliefs and the impact of these?
  • Questioning others’ thinking and reasoning
  • What is actual observable data
  • Skills practice

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Networking Remotely
Networking Remotely

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

The development and maintenance of mutually valuable relationships. It is a way of meeting people and sharing ideas in order to make solid connections with others.

Networking online has its challenges. The internet is vast and finding the right people to connect with can be hard enough. Creating meaningful connections can be even harder because we lose the casual chat and subtle cues of non-verbal communication that help us to bond with others.

The internet is boundless and full of content designed to grab our attention, making it easy to get ‘lost’. Having some goals in mind makes networking online much easier and saves us from disappearing down an internet ‘rabbit hole’.

Learn how to develop the skills to network effectively online…

  • Identify your goals and network online with purpose
  • Find ‘your crowd’ and establish the right networks for you
  • Make meaningful online connections
  • Make a positive impression online
  • Explore some easy, proactive ways of raising your profile online

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Psychological Safety
Psychological Safety

Any team, regardless of their applications or everyday responsibilities, require a sense of psychological safety to perform at their best.

High staff turnover, lack of motivation and productivity, breakdowns in communication and friction during conflict can all take away from high performance. Developing an environment that supports psychological safety enables employees to adapt quickly, collaborate effectively and deliver more.

It’s understandable to be reluctant to engage in behaviours that could negatively influence how others perceive our competence, awareness, and positivity. Although this kind of self-protection is a natural strategy in the workplace, it is detrimental to effective teamwork.

Learn how to create an environment that supports inclusion…

  • Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and understand self-fulfilling prophesies
  • See failures as learning opportunities which nurtures risk taking and innovation
  • Reducing unhealthy competition and creating a culture of inclusive collaboration
  • Effective communication and promoting healthy conflict
  • Solve complex problems and foster cooperative relationships

Session Goals and Objectives…

  • Increase your personal engagement
  • Improve presence and stronger relationship forming skills
  • Gain clarity, focus and form frameworks for tasks
  • Develop a mindset which supports growth and development
  • Create an environment that supports inclusion

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Recovery Week for Managers
Recovery Week for Managers

Join us on a journey of virtual learning, collaboration and discovery.

 

Five days. Five sessions. A journey of bite-size virtual learning. Preparing managers for success.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven dramatic and unparalleled change to workplaces globally. Employees and managers alike have experienced significant challenges in their established routines and traditional ways of working.

So far, the priority has been about responding to the crisis. As restrictions are slowly eased, organisations begin to look forward, and the next phase – recovery – now comes more clearly into focus. With uncertainty about effective treatments or vaccine on the near horizon, and the possibility of multiple waves of the pandemic, one thing is apparent. This will not be a typical recovery.

Much still remains uncertain as organisations regroup and position themselves for new realities. The unchartered road ahead, will undoubtedly test your skills as a manager and leader.

If you manage people, then this Virtual Recovery Week will support you along the road to success!

Each day we will spend a focused 60 minutes together to explore a different, but vital aspect of managing your people over the coming weeks and months.

Over the week, as our journey of learning unfolds, we will navigate some of the key challenges, collaborate and share ideas, tips and techniques. Join us!

 

MONDAY – BUILDING TRUST | TUESDAY – CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS | WEDNESDAY – MOTIVATING OTHERS | THURSDAY – COACHING | FRIDAY – MENTAL HEALTH: A PROACTIVE APPROACH

Download the full brochure here

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Remote Communication Skills
Remote Communication Skills

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

Everybody knows that communication within a business is the key to success. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, going through sales reports, emailing or on the phone to clients or reporting the status of a project to your boss, communication is at the forefront of everything that you’ll do.

However, things get a lot more difficult if you hire employees that work around the world, also known as remote employees. Even with the presence of advanced communication technology, such as instant messaging services and video conferencing platforms, it’s vital that you master the art of communicating with these workers so that your business can succeed.

Learn how to . . .

  • Set communication protocols and guidelines
  • Essential email and telephone communication skills and awareness
  • How to create and follow a clear workflow
  • Maintaining engagement and focus
  • Collaborating across the internal networks effectively
  • Utilisation of media tools to maintain presence

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Remote Teamworking
Remote Teamworking

Learn how to work and communicate effectively in remote teams, and raise your profile in the organisation…

  • The growth & pain of remote working
  • Managing your motivation
  • Keeping connected – proactive communication
  • Building your profile
  • Maximising your network

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Wellbeing For Employees
Wellbeing For Employees

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

Three in five employees have experienced mental health issues in the past year because of work, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by charity Business in the Community. So, what steps can be taken to improve wellbeing in the workplace?

So many of us (62 percent, according to a poll by Monster.com) feel that awful sense of dread on Sunday nights when contemplating the working week ahead. While it’s natural to feel sad that the sun is setting on our weekends, it’s important for our mental health that we can look forward to our return to work with a sense of excitement. After all, most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else!

Feeling anxious about your role, or your ability to rely and trust your colleagues and manager, has a seriously detrimental effect on the performance of teams at any level. On high performing teams, where stakes are higher, stress levels can skyrocket.

We can all relate to having “off days” this is inevitable in the modern world, and it’s easy for these issues to result in a day of being not at our best during work. But what if these days are more regular than good ones? And what if the cause of them is work itself?

Learn how to understand your work needs and have the confidence to speak out…

  • Understanding what we mean by wellbeing and why it matters
  • Tips and techniques to help you improve/maintain your wellbeing
  • Recognising your triggers and when you need to ask for help
  • Recognising how you can help your colleagues
  • Practice applying the skills involved

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Wellbeing For Managers
Wellbeing For Managers

Our 90 minute bite-size sessions are a great way to get quick practical tips and advice during your highly engaging and interactive virtual training. This CPD accredited session is worth 2 points.

Three in five employees have experienced mental health issues in the past year because of work, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by charity Business in the Community. So, what steps can be taken to improve wellbeing in the workplace?

So many of us (62 percent, according to a poll by Monster.com) feel that awful sense of dread on Sunday nights when contemplating the working week ahead. An unhappy and mentally unsafe workplace can affect your employees in the following ways:

  • Cause anxiety, depression and panic attacks
  • Feeling lethargic and demotivated
  • Less productive and less able to come forward with issues that need solving
  • More sick days and long-term sickness
  • High staff turnover.

No wonder then, that employers who don’t safeguard their workforce’s mental well-being are seeing the price paid from their own bottom line.

The good news is that by paying attention to our employee’s needs and thinking about how to cultivate a nurturing, productive environment, you can stop the rot before it begins and ensure your staff are relaxed, secure and confident to perform at the top of their ability.

Learn how to safeguard your workforce’s mental wellbeing…

  • Practical steps you can take everyday to improve you own wellbeing
  • How you can make a difference to your team
  • Become a role model
  • Create a safe psychological environment
  • Practice applying the skills involved

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.
Working in a Remote Team
Working in a Remote Team

For many years now there has been strong growth in the percentage of employees who work remotely located from part or all of their team. Many employees are seeking new possibilities to work more locally (often from home) to achieve an improved work/life balance.
But there is also research indicating that despite the obvious challenges, remotely-located employees are sometimes more engaged than employees working in office-based teams.
Working the majority of your time in a different location to the rest of (or most of) your team can leave you feeling isolated. With that isolation, it’s easy to lose a sense of  belonging and become demotivated.

Learn how to effectively work in a dispersed team…

  • Review the challenges faced in working from a distance
  • How to stay motivated when working remotely
  • Important communication principles to keep you connected
  • Effective use of communication technology
  • Build your profile and visibility to optimise career opportunities

Delivery options available:


Classroom Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people by one of our engaging trainers.

Virtual Our 90 Minute Toolkit sessions delivered live online in a Virtual classroom environment.

Licensing We can provide a license to purchase our 90 minute toolkit session materials to deliver in-house.

Toolkit Plus Our 180 Minute Toolkit Plus sessions delivered in a classroom for up to 20 people for an in-depth, interactive learning experience.

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