JamBerry Newsletter December 08
Book of the month
Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring - David Clutterbuck
Welcome to the JamBerry e-newsletter. This month we are covering:
· Taking Stock: Succession Planning in a Recession
· Finding funding for training and coaching
· Working at Heights! XMAS Cheers!
“Wear a smile - one size fits all.” Author Unknown
5 tips on…..
Get Excited - Exciting goals fuel your imagination. You’ll come up with ideas and options you would never have considered without them.
Keep your goals close – don’t waste your energy talking about them; go out and take action!
Break you goals into steps – develop a three step action plan for each goal
Build a Success Network – Select your relationships with care. Those you associate with will determine how you think and act. Seek out a few people to form a small success network, that will applaud your wins and support your disappointments.
Taking Stock: Succession Planning in a Recession
A recent CBI survey on Education and Skills suggests that whilst the UK’s senior managers are seen to be effective, some weaknesses exist in the middle to lower management tiers. Research by the Hay group reported that two thirds (68%) of business leaders felt their middle management tier was inadequately trained for their current role.
With the current round of redundancies and changing demographic patterns meaning that more people are leaving the workforce than are joining it, there are significant implications for succession planning. It is now vital that organisations invest in their lower tiers of management as today’s middle managers will form tomorrow’s senior management team.
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Finding funding for management development
Not sure if you can afford to develop your management and leadership skills next year? Did you know that there are a number of grants and finding options available which could help you and your business get the training you deserve?
An example is the new funding being made available from Train to Gain South East offering up to £1000 towards a learning programme for companies with 5-250 staff. This money can be put towards one or a combination of training solutions to benefit you and your business. For example:
· Training programmes
· Bespoke/tailored training options
· Peer learning
· Business mentoring/coaching
Other sources of funding exist as well, including grants from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), SEEDA funding and a number of others.
If you would like to find out more about funding that is available, tell us your training needs and we will try and help you. Call us on 08450 945584 or email email@example.com
Working at Height Regulations!
At this time of year it is enormously important that policy and procedures are not allowed to lapse as we enter the festive season. Among the many requirements please remember the Working at Height Regulations. Typing chairs are not designed to stand on to put up the seasonal decorations, although they can make very interesting skate boards to the un-initiated.
You must also remember your responsibilities regarding contractors and uninvited visitors, especially those in red suites and disguises. Before allowing these individuals to enter the building they must obviously register in the visitor’s book and fill in any permit to work forms for working on the roof. Parking on the roof, with or without reindeer should be prohibited and appropriate signage displayed.
BA, MSC Training and Performance Management, NLP Practitioner
Steve Amos has worked as an independent training consultant since September 1998, specialising in performance management and interviewing skills. He has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients, and is particularly experienced in working with government departments and local authorities.
Steve is committed to delivering high quality training and development solutions which respond to customer needs and achieve agreed objectives. He is a clear, succinct communicator with excellent listening and questioning skills.
In January 2006 Steve was awarded an MSc in Training and Performance Management by the University of Leicester. His dissertation was on the application of competency frameworks in the government sector.
Steve was previously employed as a trainer for the Lord Chancellor’s Department.
HAVE A GREAT XMAS BREAK!
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