Group Learning and Development

I routinely work with senior leaders and top teams, either on a 1-2-1 or on a group-basis. In a group dynamic, I favour a highly interactive approach which engages the particpants and encourages contribution. Below are some of the topics for learning and development in a group “workshop” setting that I especially enjoy delivering.

Behavioural Safety Coaching
Understanding what makes a progressive safety culture – and building skills and confidence for positive safety conversations.

Performance Management
Structured developmental conversations where personal objectives are set and evaluated – with no nasty surprises!

Honest Conversations
The conversations at work that we should be having, but often don’t. What stops us? Tools and techniques to help them go well.

Interview Skills
Sitting on either side of the interview table requires practice. For interviewers, questioning and listening skills. For interviewees, building rapport and the stories that sell us.

Equality & Diversity
Recognizing our own unconscious biases can be a good first step to building an inclusive culture. How to break down walls and capitalize on the individual strengths within your team.

International Meeting Skills
Sounding out socially and building consensus – bridging the cultural divide in the global business market.

Employee Engagement
What’s the secret for any organization seeking to deliver on its Brand Promise? Inspire your workforce to be self-motivated – creating brand advocates who live the message.

Assertiveness
Make your voice heard without damaging relationships. The skills and confidence to ensure your agenda is heard – and the awareness and empathy to validate that of others.

Customer Satisfaction
Some businesses rely on a healthy net promotor score to maintain growth. For others, a high frequency of customer complaints brings penalties from regulators. Giving staff the skills to create customer delight.

Giving Effective Feedback
Infrequent reactive feedback can be the cause of problems escalating. Practice with objective, constructive feedback – whether positive, corrective or developmental.

Change Management
Some people have a higher ambiguity threshold than others. Lead through periods of uncertainty by inspiring confidence and promoting the vision.

Presence & Impact
Developing presentational skills through boosted confidence, increased self-awareness and practice with tools and techniques.

Fair Treatment
The language we use can reveal a lot about our hidden thoughts and feelings. Objectivity and good listening skills can help address potential grievances before they escalate.

Consultative Selling
Pushy salespeople do not help your business grow. Rapport with customers, questioning and listening skills and demonstrating the value proposition.

Inclusive Leadership
Global economic megatrends have challenged our traditional perception of what good leadership looks like. Leading from the middle and building high-functioning inclusive teams.

Leading & Influencing
Effective leaders are capable of effecting changes and realizing their goals. Building strong alliances and assertiveness without conflict, in the search for the win-win outcome.

The fields listed are examples of just some of the types of training I have delivered or supported, in businesses all over the UK and abroad. Below I’ve listed a few of the industries that I’ve worked within. The potential applications for Drama-based training, are wider than many expect. One particularly unusual example that sticks in the memory was working with the British Antarctic Survey, to help them manage the potential stresses of working in close confinement with their colleagues for months at a time, while posted in BAS Antarctic research stations!

  • Legal Services
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Broadcast & Journalism
  • Local Government
  • Financial Services
  • Civil Engineering
  • Public Sector
  • Telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Maritime
  • Oil & Gas
  • Food Production
  • Food Retail
  • Transport
  • Trade Services
  • Dental Healthcare
  • Medical Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Social Housing
  • Aerospace
  • Estate Management
  • Exploration
  • Higher Education
  • Environmental Research
  • Waste Management
  • International Banking

 

Behavioural Safety Coaching
Understanding what makes a progressive safety culture – and building skills and confidence for positive safety conversations.

Performance Management
Structured developmental conversations where personal objectives are set and evaluated – with no nasty surprises!

Honest Conversations
The conversations at work that we should be having, but often don’t. What stops us? Tools and techniques to help them go well.

Interview Skills
Sitting on either side of the interview table requires practice. For interviewers, questioning and listening skills. For interviewees, building rapport and the stories that sell us.

Equality & Diversity
Recognizing our own unconscious biases can be a good first step to building an inclusive culture. How to break down walls and capitalize on the individual strengths within your team.

International Meeting Skills
Sounding out socially and building consensus – bridging the cultural divide in the global business market.

Employee Engagement
What’s the secret for any organization seeking to deliver on its Brand Promise? Inspire your workforce to be self-motivated – creating brand advocates who live the message.

Assertiveness
Make your voice heard without damaging relationships. The skills and confidence to ensure your agenda is heard – and the awareness and empathy to validate that of others.

Customer Satisfaction
Some businesses rely on a healthy net promotor score to maintain growth. For others, a high frequency of customer complaints brings penalties from regulators. Giving staff the skills to create customer delight.

Giving Effective Feedback
Infrequent reactive feedback can be the cause of problems escalating. Practice with objective, constructive feedback – whether positive, corrective or developmental.

Change Management
Some people have a higher ambiguity threshold than others. Lead through periods of uncertainty by inspiring confidence and promoting the vision.

Presence & Impact
Developing presentational skills through boosted confidence, increased self-awareness and practice with tools and techniques.

Fair Treatment
The language we use can reveal a lot about our hidden thoughts and feelings. Objectivity and good listening skills can help address potential grievances before they escalate.

Consultative Selling
Pushy salespeople do not help your business grow. Rapport with customers, questioning and listening skills and demonstrating the value proposition.

Inclusive Leadership
Global economic megatrends have challenged our traditional perception of what good leadership looks like. Leading from the middle and building high-functioning inclusive teams.

Leading & Influencing
Effective leaders are capable of effecting changes and realizing their goals. Building strong alliances and assertiveness without conflict, in the search for the win-win outcome.

The fields listed are examples of just some of the types of training I have delivered or supported, in businesses all over the UK and abroad. Below I’ve listed a few of the industries that I’ve worked within. The potential applications for Drama-based training, are wider than many expect. One particularly unusual example that sticks in the memory was working with the British Antarctic Survey, to help them manage the potential stresses of working in close confinement with their colleagues for months at a time, while posted in BAS Antarctic research stations!

 

  • Legal Services
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Broadcast & Journalism
  • Local Government
  • Financial Services
  • Civil Engineering
  • Public Sector
  • Automotive
  • Maritime
  • Oil & Gas
  • Food Production
  • Food Retail
  • Transport
  • Trade Services
  • Dental Healthcare
  • Medical Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Law Enforcement
  • Sports & Leisure
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Social Housing
  • Aerospace
  • Estate Management
  • Exploration
  • Higher Education
  • Environmental Research
  • Waste Management
  • International Banking