Business Skills

Developing a Culture of Innovation
Learning objectives:
  • What is innovation?
  • Researching your market
  • The principles of the innovation funnel
  • Techniques for generating ideas
  • Techniques for harvesting and expanding ideas
  • Techniques for validating ideas – costing and customer appeal
  • Creating an environment for improvement and innovation to flourish.
Crafting a Compelling Business Plan
Learning Objectives:
This programme works through the stages required to prepare for then develop a robust and compelling business plan along with lots of opportunities to practise and review best practice in your sector:
  • How to articulate a compelling goal
  • What do you need to assemble before you begin
  • What needs to appear in each section and how best to approach it
  • Writing a powerful management summary
  • Tips, ideas and resources to support you.
The Secrets of Great Project Management
Learning objectives:
  • Adopt a project management style of approach and be familiar with some of the key terminology used in this field.
  • Be able to scope and plan a project or ad-hoc piece of work effectively and efficiently.
  • Create understanding of, and support for a project within the team and stakeholders.
  • Use some simple, effective frameworks and tools to keep things on track.
  • Adopt a methodical approach to budgeting and keeping costs under control.
  • Understand how to monitor projects in progress and manage risk.
  • Create a legacy for your project
Becoming an Independent Consultant
Overall objective:
Delegates will explore and develop techniques which will enable them to package and market their skills and their expert knowledge in order to be attractive and saleable to potential clients. They will learn to use new tools and techniques to develop a commercial approach which helps them get the results they’re looking for.

Learning objectives:
  • Understand what background research is required in order to start positioning your services as a consultant to third party organisations
  • Learn a process which enables you to create your own compelling and distinctive ‘value proposition’
  • Pick up tips and ideas to consider when thinking about how you determine your pricing strategy
  • Look at how successful consultants use a mix of online and offline marketing tools to promote their services to potential clients
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“I really liked Amanda's style of teaching. She was very engaging and made me feel relaxed - something that I often find difficult to do. I felt completely at ease and wanted to participate. Well done Amanda and thank you. “
Librarian delegate – The secrets of successful Project Management
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