We use Accelerated Learning Techniques in our business training programmes to engage the learner in styles that help the content and skills to stick.  Training programmes are highly interactive, focused on real life situations and

The Director Development Programme

Director Development Programme is built to your needs, including:

  • 360 degree feedback
  • Competency reviews on core skills
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Directors
  • Strategic Direction and Planning
  • Market evaluation
  • People and Performance Management
  • Budget Management
  • Motivation and Morale

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Board Development Training Programme

Board Training for public and private sector organisations ranges from a two day programme or a series of short, sharp sessions.  Typically, here are some of the subjects covered:

  • 360 degree review
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member
  • Skills and Capabilities of a Board Member
  • Setting Direction
  • The Policy Governance Principles
  • Prioritising Issues
  • Scrutinising issues
  • Separation of duties between Board and Executive Directors
  • Behaviours at Meetings – helpful and unhelpful
  • Information Requirements
  • Risk Management
  • Escalation of issues of concern
  • Common Situations

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Management Development Programme

Whether new or existing managers, we can provide a solid programme of skill development, grounded in proven practice and supported by realistic scenarios.

  • Role and expectation of Managers in your organisation
  • Attributes of excellent managers – the findings of research
  • The Managerial Competency Profile
  • Managerial Styles Frameworks
  • Who are you as a manager?
  • Your Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Core people management skills
  • Task Management
  • Delegation
  • Supervision
  • Development of colleague
  • Dealing with difficult situations

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Advanced Manager Development Programme

Take time to engage staff in creating the future.  We can run events from 2 to 500.

  • Defining your team’s purpose, mission and objectives
  • Managing the outside – agreeing team roles and performance criteria in relation to other teams
  • Team Performance Review
  • Team Business Planning
  • Team Design and Individual Selection
  • The Maintenance Routines of Excellent Managers
  • Setting Performance Criteria and Goals
  • Things you can and cannot do to staff
  • Motivation and morale
  • Individual performance improvement
  • One Minute Management
  • Development planning

Find out more about our Advanced Manager Development Programmes




Clients Say

Jim is an ultimate professional who I have worked with on the Royal Haskoning Business Development Programme. His key skill is his ability to identify an individuals strengths and work at developing that. Jim is personable and creative in his approach to coaching. As far as I am concerned he has been at the forefront of making the Royal Haskoning Business Development Programme a success.
Laura Orton
Scientist / Royal HaskoningDHV, Global Engineering Company
I have worked with Jim through a business development course and found him to have been absolutely brilliant and I'm pleased to have had the opportunity to learn from his experience.
Tara Leigh Mcvey
Principal Consultant / URS Corporation
Jim has an amazing quality to connect with people and really inspire them to make changes that get real results. My team are always fired up and ready to make things happen after a session with Jim. He is also a thoroughly nice guy...such a pleasure to work with!
Leigh Ashton
MD and Author / The Sales Consultancy
Jim ran a business development programme for fifteen of my staff at Royal Haskoning. Our primary aim was to change the culture of our approach to sales: to be more proactive in developing and closing opportunities. Jim's approach was fantastic throughout the programmme. He has a pragmatic and down to earth style that really inspires people to follow through. He is focussed on delivering great outcomes and the team have been truly fired up to make a difference. I have no hesitation in recommending Jim.
Sarah Budd
Business Unit Director Maritime and Waterways - UK, Asia, Australia / Royal HaskoningDHV
Jim ran some very effective Assessment Centres. He also facilitated a number of workshops and meetings to help the team capture Best Practice. Jim was always very accessible and ready to provide fresh thinking and new ideas. He has a vast knowledge base and his genuinely cheerful and positive energy cut through ambiguity and vague thinking, helping you to arrive at very results oriented and practical actions that make a difference.
David Klaasen
MD / Inspired Working
I have worked with Jim over many years; he has the genuine ability to enthuse and motivate individuals and teams to excellence. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and is innovative, totally reliable, very approachable and open to new ideas at all times. I can't recommend Jim highly enough.
Sarah Wearing
CEO / The Art of Balance Ltd
I first came across Jim in about 2001 when I was looking at putting on a series of breakfast marketing seminars for SMEs- Jim had creative ideas and was well received by those attending. I found him easy to work with and delivered the results I needed. I then came across Jim in 2009 when he delivered some workshops for Business Link on working with SMEs - he has a great presenting style and delivered great results
Cheryl Palmer
Practice Manager / Stanford Medical Centre


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