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.

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How Effective is Your Team?

Learn how to enhance the performance of your team.

  • Team effectiveness profile (pre-work activity)
  • The 4 critical areas for all teams
  • How we’re doing – strengths and limitations?
  • Overcoming team blockages
  • Agreeing practical team actions

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Introduction to Management

Learn how to be an effective manager from day one.

  • What managers (are supposed) to do
  • Action centred leadership
  • Common mistakes of new managers
  • The importance of being ‘authentic’
  • Identifying personal actions

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Leadership

Learn how to develop and adapt your leadership style.

  • Personal experiences
  • Manager or leader?
  • What’s my style?
  • Payoffs and penalties
  • Developing leadership flexibility

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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

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Managing Absence

Learn how to achieve and maintain positive attendance at work.

  • The impact on productivity?
  • Holding a return to work interview
  • Sensitively uncovering reasons for absence
  • Spotting the early warning signs
  • Skills practice

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Managing Change

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.

To be effective, any change needs to be led – or at the very least managed. Many organisations overly focus on the project/process management aspects of change. While this is an important factor – it is not the critical factor … people are!

Usually when change fails, it fails because managers have not taken into account the impact change has on the individuals concerned from a psychological perspective.

Learn how to plan and manage change successfully…

  • Consider the realities of change in the workplace
  • Recognise the key drivers of business change
  • Practice applying your change management skills
  • Appreciate how people typically react to change
  • Recognise the essential do’s & don’ts for managing change

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Managing Meetings

Learn how to hold effective and productive meetings.

  • The meetings you’re involved in?
  • Experiences of meetings
  • The true cost of a meeting?
  • Common meeting nightmares
  • A.P.P.L.E. – planning effective meetings

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Managing People

Learn how to effectively manage the different people in your team.

  • Key challenges in managing people?
  • Performance and potential
  • The stars, steadies, supporters and slackers
  • How to get the best from your people
  • Applying principles to your own team

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Managing Performance

Learn how to achieve results and deal with under-performance.

  • Performance – what good looks like?
  • The skill-will matrix
  • 4 reasons for under-performance
  • How to raise the performance issue
  • The ‘set-up-to-fail’ syndrome

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Mentoring

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.

A mentor serves as a role model who offers acceptance, confirmation, protection, and even friendship to the mentee. A mentor listens, observes, asks, counsels, coaches, challenges, and sponsors the mentee.

Mentoring is a relationship. It is also a journey. On this expedition are two people. One person (mentor) believes in the other’s talents and is committed to that person’s success. The

other (mentee) is willing and open to learning, and growing, and becoming the best they can.

Learn how to make the most of working in a mentoring partnership …

  • Establish what successful mentoring looks like
  • Plan for potential challenges that you may come across
  • Be able to use the ‘Trust Equation’ to help you build trust right at the outset of your mentoring relationship
  • Understand how you can consciously manage a positive impact on your mentee
  • Consider the benefits of agreeing a mentoring charter
  • Utilise some practical ideas to start your mentoring partnership off to a positive start

 

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