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The courses are being offered as part of the Higher Performing Workplaces (HPW) project which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Eligible businesses (those operating in the Leeds City Region*) can receive 40% ESF funding towards the cost of any HPW training.
These courses can help individuals to remain agile and resilient in current challenging times and to drive working and employment practices that wrap around operational and employee demands.
Not sure where to start?
Get in touch with our team of Skills Associates and we will help you choose the right course and access the funding!
*the business must be based in one of the following districts: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York.
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. Many courses are delivered online.
Brook Corporate DevelopmentsMORE INFO
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
Courses available immediately
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
Calderdale CollegeMORE INFO
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
Investors in ExcellenceMORE INFO
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.
Courses available immediately
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
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
Course is available immediately
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
Pro-Development UKMORE INFO
Team Building during Challenging Times - can be delivered as a half day or full day online event
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
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, Creating High Performing Workplaces through Talent and Succession Planning and Team Building During Challenging Times
Shipley CollegeMORE INFO
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
The Centre for Management and Business Development LtdMORE INFO
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
Course is available immediately
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
University of HuddersfieldMORE INFO
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)
We are IVE ltdMORE INFO
How to be Resilient and Agile Leaders in times of Uncertainty
Cohort 1: 2-5pm Tuesday 12 January, Tuesday 26 January, Tuesday 16 February, Tuesday 30 March.
Cohort 2: 10-1pm Wednesday 10 February, Wednesday 3 March, Wednesday 7 April, Wednesday 12 May.
Cohort 3: 2-5pm Wednesday 10 March, Wednesday 24 March, Wednesday 21 April, Wednesday 26 May.
Cohort 4: 10-1pm Tuesday 6 April, Tuesday 20 April, Tuesday 25 May, Tuesday 29 June.
IVE will be running monthly FREE 1.5 hour taster sessions for interested businesses, the next session is 2 December
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: How to be Resilient and Agile Leaders in times of Uncertainty