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SKILLS GUERNSEY EVENTS

Skills Guernsey was established in 2013 to identify the strategic direction for developing business skills in the island. In partnership with local training providers Skills Guernsey is now developing a catalogue of courses targeted at the specific training needs highlighted by Guernsey business.

Visit our YouTube channel for free management training videos

 

FREE WORKSHOPS

 

  • 3rd May: Free Management Development workshops

    • Date:                   3rd May
    • Time:                  10.00am -11.00am, 11.45am - 12.45pm, 1.30pm - 2.30pm. 
    • Venue:                Les Cotils
    • Cost:                   Free
    • Provider:             The Guernsey College of Further Education
    • Booking:              Book now on EventBrite
    • Are you interested in developing key skills and strategies in the following areas: managing overload, influencing skills or tackling poor performance? All sessions are free and you can attend as many as you wish. Places are limited to 25 per session, so early booking is advisable.
    • For Further details or to book a place, please contact skillsgsy@gmail.com or book here on EventBrite

 

ON-DEMAND COURSES

 

  • BPP Professional Development on-demand courses

    • For any information on the below courses, please click here
    • A leader's guide to mastering influence
    • An introduction to project management
    • Analysing strategic success
    • Assertiveness
    • Boost your emotional intelligence, boost your career
    • Building better business cases
    • Building powerful value propositions
    • Dealing with change
    • Delegation for success
    • Effective business writing skills
    • Enterprise risk management
    • Feedback that works
    • Implementing strategy
    • Managing difficult members of staff
    • Negotiation mastery
    • Presentation skills
    • Smarter thinking, smarter working
    • The successful manager
    • Time management for professionals

FULL AND HALF-DAY COURSES

 

  • 25th April: Managing Relationships

    • Date:                   25th April
    • Time:                   9am to 4pm
    • Venue:               TBC
    • Cost:                   £154
    • Provider:            The Guernsey College of Further Education
    • Booking:            Book now on EventBrite
    • This one-day workshop will provide you with useful ideas, techniques and skills to help you build and maintain effective relationships with anyone you want to work with in a positive and effective way.
    • During the workshop you will:
    • - understand why positive relationships matter
    • - discover and practise ways of building effective relationships
    • - decide on key personal behaviours to commit to, that will help you in this
    • For further details, or to book a place, contact skillsgsy@gmail.com
  • 10th May: Problem Solving

    • Date:                   10th May
    • Time:                   9am to 5pm
    • Venue:                 GTA University Centre, Union Street, St Peter Port
    • Cost:                    £225
    • Provider:             The Learning Company
    • Booking:             www.thelearningcompany.gg or www.gta.gg or call 730598
    • This workshop will explore our natural approaches and resources to decision making and problem solving, identifying areas of both strength and struggle and providing techniques to improve the quality and speed of decision making, planning and problem solving. We will consider individual decisions/problems and group problems, how to practise and prepare, how to exercise our 'thinking' muscles and a variety of learning environments and how to apply our problem solving skills to those environments.  The course includes a variety of breakout exercises and activities to ensure that the learning makes a long lasting differences to all participants. 
  • 16th May: Resource Management

    • Date:                   16th May
    • Time:                   9am to 4pm
    • Venue:               TBC
    • Cost:                   £154
    • Provider:            The Guernsey College of Further Education
    • Booking:            Book now on EventBrite
    • This one-day workshop will take a fresh approach to resources - examining in detail how resources beyond money can be acquired and used to achieve significant results.
    • During the workshop you will:
    • - identify the key resources (not money!) that are necessary for getting things done
    • - learn how to acquire and use such resources to best effect
    • - trade key resources to create a financially free win-win outcome
    • For further details, or to book a place, contact skillsgsy@gmail.com
  • 17th May: Interpersonal skills

    • Date:                   17th May
    • Time:                   9am to 4pm
    • Venue:               TBC
    • Cost:                   £154
    • Provider:            The Guernsey College of Further Education
    • Booking:            Book now on EventBrite
    • This one-day workshop will introduce you to a range of micro behaviours and skills that are crucial in building and maintaining rapport with anyone.  These are the building blocks that underpin successful interactions, and ensure you are equipped in making a positive first and lasting impression.
    • During the workshop you will:
    • - identify the top 10 key inter-personal skills
    • - practise developing and sharpening such skills
    • - choose which sets of behaviours and skills work best with different people
    • For further details, or to book a place, contact skillsgsy@gmail.com
  • 19th May: ALS for Industry

    • Date: 19th May
    • Time: 9am to 4pm
    • Venue: TBC
    • Cost: £154
    • Provider: The Guernsey College of Further Education
    • Booking: Book now on EventBrite
    • ALS stands for Action Learning Set - a different way of learning.  Not everyone likes formal classroom learning; many of us learn most from intelligent conversations with others who face similar situations or concerns, or who have tackled them successfully.  Action Learning Sets bring such people together, and with the aid of a facilitator, take turns to lead on their main issue or concern, and listen to the contribution and ideas of others.  This one day workshop will take you through this process.  It is useful for anyone who likes learning in this way, and also for those within your company who might like to know more about this effective technique.
    • The workshop will cover:
    • - Principles, processes and benefits of ALS
    • - Putting principles into practice: ALS in action
    • This one-day workshop will run from  9.00-4.00.  Light refreshments will be provided, along with a full pack of supporting information.
    • For further details, or to book a place, contact skillsgsy@gmail.com
  • 1st June: Mindworks

    • Date:                   1st June
    • Time:                   9am to 4pm
    • Venue:               TBC
    • Cost:                   £154
    • Provider:            The Guernsey College of Further Education
    • Booking:            Book now on EventBrite
    • In many ways your mind, and how you use it, determines almost everything else.  This one-day workshop will introduce you to a range of approaches, all focused on building mental strength and mastery.  
    • During the workshop you will:
    • - learn a number of approaches that focus on mental skills and strengths, including mindfulness, meditation, hypnotherapy and growth mindset
    • - practise these techniques
    • - assess which of the techniques will work best for you, and in which situations
    • For further details, or to book a place, contact skillsgsy@gmail.com
  • 17th June: Dealing with Conflict

    • Date:                   17th June
    • Time:                   9am to 5pm
    • Venue:                 GTA University Centre, Union Street, St Peter Port
    • Cost:                    £225
    • Provider:             The Learning Company
    • Booking:             www.thelearningcompany.gg or www.gta.gg or call 730598
    • This workshop will examine how conflict affects organisations and the importance of dealing with difficult situations in a timely, appropriate and effective manner. We will explore different types of conflict ("hot" and "cold"), practice communication skills and strategies for conflict resolution and learn to understand our own personal style when dealing with conflict. This full day course is highly engaging, incorporating a variety of breakout exercises and activities that will help engage the participants and make the learning 'stick' for the long term. 

SKILLS GUERNSEY: LIVE WEBINAR SERIES

Each webinar lasts for 1 hour, provides you with our top tips on the topic, and allows you to ask questions and interact with the presenter.  Copies of the material used will be available for a limited time after the webinar.

The webinars will be delivered by Arnie Skelton from the Guernsey College of Further Education.  Arnie has 26 years of designing and delivering programmes across the UK and abroad, on a wide range of management topics.  Feedback on his sessions has always been extremely positive:

"great value - really useful information, presented in an engaging way"

"excellent, practical suggestions in an easy to access format"

The fee for each webinar is £80 per person (this includes all fees).  There is a discounted fee of £350 for all 6, representing a saving of almost 25%.

To subscribe to one or more webinar, or for further details, email skillsgsy@gmail.com.

Links to these events will be available in the future, please check back soon.

  • 26 April, 10-11 am           Taking Ownership and Avoiding Blame and Negativity

    • Summary of content:
    • - why some people take ownership, and others choose to blame
    • - what 'taking ownership' means, and how to do it effectively
    • - how to address the negativity in others
    • Book Online
  • 26 May, 10-11 am            Being Successful: The 5 Key Ingredients

    • Summary of content:
    • - definitions of success - and what it means to you
    • - the 5 key ingredients essential for success
    • - taking the necessary steps
    • Book Online
  • 26 May, 3-4 pm                 Excelling at Interview

    • Summary of content:
    • - skills, setting and internal emotional state: how they relate
    • - top 10 tips for a successful interview
    • Book Online

SKILLS GUERNSEY- TRAINING THE INDUSTRY TO TRAIN (Special offer)

This three day programme, subsidised by Skills Guernsey, is open to anyone currently in employment who would welcome the opportunity to get excellent advice and development opportunities to become a specialist trainer within their current field of expertise.

Guernsey College of FE are looking to employ, on a contractual basis, industry specialists to help deliver some of the College's programmes, which require specific technical skills.

So if you currently have such skills, and would like to use some of your spare time teaching those skills to others, but lack the training experience or qualifications, then this may be the course for you.

This three-day programme will provide you will a greater understanding of how people learn, along with a host of ideas, tools and techniques to equip you to be an excellent teacher or tutor. The number of delegates is limited to a maximum of 12, so that you get excellent and personal support and feedback from two experienced and highly rated trainers.

As part of Skills Guernsey's 'Bridge The Gap' initiative, this course is being subsidised, so the price on offer may not be repeated.  The cost of this programme, which will run on 27/28 April and 18 May, will be £400 per person - a saving of 25% of the normal fee of £525.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis.

If you are interested, please contact skillsgsy@gmail.com or book now on EventBrite

SKILLS GUERNSEY - CREATING SUCCESSFUL CHANGE 4 DAY PROGRAMME

A 4 day programme on the 13th, 14th, 29th & 30th June.

Limited offer for a trial period only!

This 4-day, 2 block programme is a unique and highly effective programme if you want to develop individual staff through one to one feedback and coaching, within a team environment.

This four day programme is in two two-day blocks.  The cohort consists of two teams of 6, and each has three projects to work on over the four days.  The first 2-day block requires the team to take the three projects from initial brief to a detailed proposal, and the second 2-day block requires the team to take one of the projects to a fully detailed implementation plan, and will require the team to deal with blockages to the change (including resistant staff and sceptical senior managers)  Each group has a skilled facilitator attached, who observes the team over the four days, and provides individual and team feedback and coaching (live and in written format afterwards.)  All team members also have the opportunity for a private and confidential 1-1 coaching session on each block.

The normal cost for this programme is £800 per person.  For this trial offer only, the programme is £550 per person - a discount of over 30%.

Price:  £550.00

For further details, or to book a place, contact skillsgsy@gmail.com or book now on EventBrite

 

 

 

 

 

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