Time Management

Learn how to make much more effective use of your time and to exert conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities. We look at the methods that people use to make effective us of their time, including Prioritising and scheduling tasks, setting goals, managing distractions, and beating procrastination.

Robertson House

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June 11, 2019

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£

146.00

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Asthma attacks, poisoning, hypoglycaemia, dealing with bleeding, different types of injuries, including head injuries.          

Head injuries. Major trauma recognition

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  • understanding group dynamics
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  • selecting the tools that best help the group progress
  • designing a realistic agenda
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October 28, 2019

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Risk assessment of the workplace is vital to protect your workers – and it is also the law.

This highly practical one-day course, will equip you with the basic skills you need to keep safe and comply with legislation. In easily understood, jargon-free sections, we look at the risk assessment legislation, spotting common hazards and minimising them, and carrying out your own workplace risk assessment

Moving and Handling of Objects and People (a 1/2 day course)

October 29, 2019

£

64.00

The moving and handling of other people is a key part of the working day for a lot of carers and care staff – if you are one of them then this course is for you.

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£

146.00

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118.00

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On completion of the course, delegates will:

  • Be able to apply the legal requirements relating to supervising staff safely
  • Be able took at their own workplace procedures to minimise the threat of hazards and risks
  • Be confident in carrying out health and safety monitoring in the workplace.

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£

146.00

In this one day course you will learn techniques to help you communicate more effectively in difficult situations, and to address issues that might otherwise fester and escalate. We look at:

  • Recognising classic situations where conflict may grow 
  • Develop non-aggressive but assertive skills behaviours
  • Developing strategies for resolving conflicr to stop conflict escalating
  • Recognising personality typesg – including your own

Emergency First Aid at Work

December 5, 2019

£

124.00

This training is suitable for everyone who has an interest in learning the basic first-intervention skills that can prevent an accident or medical emergency from escalating into something much worse. The course first looks at how best to assess the situation. What is the issue? Is the person responsive? Can they breathe? Are you the best person available to help? We then look at the skills to make basic interventions in different accidents and emergencies, whether it be bleeding, choking, chest pains or burns.

This training is certificated by SafeCert. Certification is awarded upon successful completion of a short examination on course content, which forms part of the day.

Developing Self Confidence and Self Asserertion

December 10, 2019

£

146.00

Most of us loathe confrontational situations, and we have all at various times in our lives felt that we have come off worst in a situation because we got flustered, felt shy or intimidated, or simply could not think of decent responses.

If you recognise this - then do not worry. Building self-confidence and self-assertiveness is easier than you think! This course will teach you the key tips and techniques that you need in order to:

  • Be more able to resist the pressures of excessively dominant people
  • Take more control of a situation, and get your voice heard
  • Gather your thoughts and marshal your arguments so that you do not ‘lose it’ when making your case

Personality Disorders Awareness

December 12, 2019

£

146.00

Affecting around 1 in 20 people. Deeply ingrained and maladaptive patterns of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society. Mind.Org on Personality DisordersThis one-day training course is intended for anyone who works with a client-group or with the general public, and who feels that an understanding of the more common types of personality disorder would help them to relate and interact at a more meaningful level.

The aim of the session is not in any way to provide ‘labels’, or to stigmatise. Instead, we look at ten different personality disorders to show how individual can differ significantly, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel and relate to others. And how unusual, odd or aggressive behaviour may be underpinned by a personality disorder, which might well be improved by the right interventions.

Fire Safety (a 1/2 day course)

January 13, 2020

£

62.00

A HALF-DAY SESSION. This course is for anyone who has responsibility for Fire safety in their workplace – or those who simply wish to ensure that their working environment is safe. We look at: . The most common causes of fire . The behaviour of fire . Actions on discovering a fire . Alarms and evacuation . PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan) . Fire extinguisher usage

Safety For Lone Workers

January 29, 2020

£

124.00

New To Managing

January 30, 2020

£

146.00

In this one day course you will learn techniques to help you communicate more effectively in difficult situations, and to address issues that might otherwise fester and escalate. We look at:

  • Recognising classic situations where conflict may grow 
  • Develop non-aggressive but assertive skills behaviours
  • Developing strategies for resolving conflicr to stop conflict escalating
  • Recognising personality types – including your own

Writing First-rate Reports

February 4, 2020

£

146.00

This course is for anyone who dreads writing reports, or who struggles to get their clear meaning across. Over one day, you will learn the tips and techniques to help you produce accurate, concise, clear and well-structured documents. We look at:

  • Types of reports – what is best for you
  • Gathering your facts and figures
  • Saying what you mean to say – simplicity, clarity, structure and jargon-busting
  • Beating procrastination and the dreaded writers block.

Developing Self Confidence and Self Asserertion

February 11, 2020

£

146.00

Most of us loathe confrontational situations, and we have all at various times in our lives felt that we have come off worst in a situation because we got flustered, felt shy or intimidated, or simply could not think of decent responses.

If you recognise this - then do not worry. Building self-confidence and self-assertiveness is easier than you think! This course will teach you the key tips and techniques that you need in order to:

  • Be more able to resist the pressures of excessively dominant people
  • Take more control of a situation, and get your voice heard
  • Gather your thoughts and marshal your arguments so that you do not ‘lose it’ when making your case

Facilitation Skills

February 17, 2020

£

146.00

For any meeting or project to achieve a successful outcome, first-rate facilitation skills are vital. A good facilitator will ensure that all voices are heard, that key messages are understood, and that there is commitment by every person involved.

In this one-day course, you will learn to design and manage facilitation processes that you can use time and again to ensure the success of your meetings and projects. We look at the range of skills and tools needed by a great facilitator, including;

  • planning your desired outcomes in advance
  • understanding group dynamics
  • choosing the correct group process – what is best for you?
  • selecting the tools that best help the group progress
  • designing a realistic agenda
  • keeping everyone engaged – and dealing with sceptics
  • getting buy-in and shared responsibility
  • recording outcomes, actions and questions are properly recorded and actioned, and appropriately dealt with afterwards. 

 

Time Management

February 18, 2020

£

146.00

Learn how to make much more effective use of your time and to exert conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities. We look at the methods that people use to make effective us of their time, including Prioritising and scheduling tasks, setting goals, managing distractions, and beating procrastination.

Effective Support and Supervision of Staff

February 20, 2020

£

146.00

Giving strong support and supervision to staff can make a world of difference to how they perform.This one-day course is suitable for managers, team leaders and anyone who has to oversee and motivate others. We examine key mechanisms that can be applied to any group and which make for effective support and supervision of both individuals and teams. Discover a mix of hard-skills and soft-skills ranging from

defining your role and their role, establishing expectations

  • Setting boundaries
  • Earning respect
  • Creating a constructive and sharing atmosphere
  • Giving feedback
  • Dealing with conflicts and tensions
  • Underlying causes of poor performance
  • listening skills
  • Training Needs Analysis

Tools and Techniques of Stress Management

February 25, 2020

£

146.00

People will leave this courses with a useful set of tools and techniques that they can deploy both for their own use and can also share these skills with clients and colleagues. . The day includes:

  • Awareness and relaxation skills
  • Relaxation and visualisation skills
  • Visualisation and problem solving/goal setting skills
  • Goal setting and useful thoughts
  • Remaining relaxed in turbulent times 

Speaking in Public (a 1/2 day course)

February 27, 2020

£

74.00

Speaking in public need not be fearful or daunting! You will leave this half day course with tools and techniques that will make youa more assured and confident speaker in front of an audience. We look at:• Preparation for speaking to an audience.• Ways to build your confidence and beat anxiety• Voice - diction, rhythm and pace • Positive and negative body language• Connecting with your audience • Using dynamic rather than passive language

Making Great Presentations

March 9, 2020

£

146.00

All of us have witnessed really good presentations – and really bad ones! And so we all know the difference that a quality presentation can make to how the audience reacts. The truth is, great presenters are seldom born – most have learned some simple rules and techniques that they use to make their case more interesting and compelling. And you can too!  In this one day session, we look at:

  • First principles - deciding what you want from the presentation Telling your story – and layering your information
  • Death by PowerPoint! What to include – and what to leave out
  • Engaging your audience - body language and demeanour
  • Beating the jitters – ways to calm your presentation nerves

Risk Assessment in the Workplace (a 1/2 day course)

March 10, 2020

£

62.00

Risk assessment of the workplace is vital to protect your workers – and it is also the law.

This highly practical one-day course, will equip you with the basic skills you need to keep safe and comply with legislation. In easily understood, jargon-free sections, we look at the risk assessment legislation, spotting common hazards and minimising them, and carrying out your own workplace risk assessment

Dealing with Difficult Situations

March 16, 2020

£

146.00

In this one day course you will learn techniques to help you communicate more effectively in difficult situations, and to address issues that might otherwise fester and escalate. We look at:

  • Recognising classic situations where conflict may grow 
  • Develop non-aggressive but assertive skills behaviours
  • Developing strategies for resolving conflicr to stop conflict escalating
  • Recognising personality typesg – including your own

Moving and Handling of Objects and People (a 1/2 day course)

March 17, 2020

£

64.00

The moving and handling of other people is a key part of the working day for a lot of carers and care staff – if you are one of them then this course is for you.

Poor moving and handling technique can lead to short-term or even long-term pain for the carer or the person being handled, and over the course of this day you will learn the recognised techniques to prevent or minimise the risk of injury.

Managing Difficult Situations

March 23, 2020

£

146.00

Managing people can be a rewarding but also challenging experience. This course explores ways in which to manage employees fairly.

Often, as a manager, you find yourself in a situation where you have to manage not just the situation but also the emotional input of the people involved. Managed well, these moments can have a positive outcome. But managed poorly or ignored they can be disastrous for staff morale and effectiveness. In this interactive course we look at:

  • Recognising the warning signs of challenging scenarios
  • Understanding others’ perceptions and expectations
  • Reacting in an appropriate way
  • Techniques for defusing arguments
  • Keeping calm and confident
  • Giving positive criticism and getting feedback

Managing Health & Safety

March 25, 2020

£

118.00

This course is for anyone who has responsibility for the management of Health & Safety in their workplace. It takes you through the elements required to implement effective safety management as outlined in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

On completion of the course, delegates will:

  • Be able to apply the legal requirements relating to supervising staff safely
  • Be able took at their own workplace procedures to minimise the threat of hazards and risks
  • Be confident in carrying out health and safety monitoring in the workplace.

Emergency First Aid at Work

March 30, 2020

£

124.00

This training is suitable for everyone who has an interest in learning the basic first-intervention skills that can prevent an accident or medical emergency from escalating into something much worse. The course first looks at how best to assess the situation. What is the issue? Is the person responsive? Can they breathe? Are you the best person available to help? We then look at the skills to make basic interventions in different accidents and emergencies, whether it be bleeding, choking, chest pains or burns.

This training is certificated by SafeCert. Certification is awarded upon successful completion of a short examination on course content, which forms part of the day.

Coaching Skills for Great Managers

March 30, 2020

£

146.00

Who's your best manager ever? Whether it is your current boss, or someone you still recall fondly after thirty years, it is a safe betthat they:. had a light managerial touch. checked in on your progress and your needs, but didn’t fuss over every detail. asked the right questions, but also let you talk and contribute. worried about your personal development. gave clear guidelines and explained why things were neededThese managers – the ones who let us fly and who help us to ‘own’ our work – act more like concerned colleagues than traditional ‘just do it’ bosses. And study after study shows that they create happier and more productive working environments. Over the last two decades, the techniques of the best managers have been studied and codified under the generic term Coaching Skills. In this one-day course, we look at some of the best of Coaching Skills:. Understanding the different things that drives different people. Finding ways to make each person’s work meaningful to them. Providing real, regular and two-way feedback. Having coaching conversations – about work needs, real and imagined fears, personal growth, colleagues behaviours

First Aid at Work (Three day course - 6,7,8 April 2020)

April 6, 2020

£

230.00

This three-day course will give attendees the in-depth knowledge of First Aid they need to fulfil first aid responsibilities at their place of work as required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The session is delivered using both theory and practical examples, and includes the following

The role of the first aider First aid regulations

Communication - and managing the medical emergency scene       

Asthma attacks, poisoning, hypoglycaemia, dealing with bleeding, different types of injuries, including head injuries.          

Head injuries. Major trauma recognition

Resuscitation of adults. Lack of respose. Fainting.

Chest pains, heart attacks, strokes and seizures. Defibrillators and how to use them.

Burns and scalds, head injuries, spinal injuries, bone injuries, facial injuries, allergic reactions, choking.

Course runs 9.30 - 4.30 over three consecutive days 13,14,15 February 2018.