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Free Management Courses With ICA & John Haynes January 27, 2009

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coaching-academy-logoTonight Tuesday 27 January 2009

Due to unique circumstances John Haynes and the International Coaching Academy have announce that they will cover the cost of the courses they provide so that you pay nothing.

This is open to manager, directors, owners, staff, or to somebody looking for a new career.

Come Along to The Open Evening to find out more on:

Goal Setting
Sales Skills
Business Skills
And many many more…

The open evening is FREE and you will also have the chance to meet other likeminded people looking into self development.

The courses are free for a limited time due to funding.

Email your details to confirm your attendance and see how John and the Team will inspire you.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
5:30pm – 7:30pm
International Coaching Acadmy – No1. Maryland Street

Pathways to Level 2 NVQ Training Available September 15, 2008

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Pathways to level 2 NVQ is a major new initiative from Liverpool Chamber of Commerce’s training arm, Trident Training Ltd.  The programme is designed to help get staff trained in order for businesses to better succeed and experience the positive impact of skills training. Prior to 2010 such training can be fully funded by the government. After this date all organisations will be expected to bring their employees’ qualifications up to the expected level 2 national standard and fund it themselves.

Any organisation regardless of size is eligible for Trident Training’s  scheme, and any staff member aged 19+ (no upper age limit) with less than 5 GCSEs at grade A-C who have not previously achieved an NVQ. Residents or employees in the Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Knowsley areas are all eligible.

Courses and qualifications that will be available include introductory courses, covering use of the internet and e-mail, business admin and customer service, as well as a range of NVQ Level 1 courses. Bespoke training packages can also be arranged. Candidates will then progress on to a Level 2 NVQ Qualification in their chosen sector.

Providing candidates meet the relevant criteria all the training provided will be free, including the progression, to both organisations and employees. Training can be scheduled at a time and location to suit the needs of individual businesses. Most NVQs are also available via ‘E-Portfolio’, accessible over the internet, therefore allowing additional flexibility for those participating.

For more information contact Sharron Woods at Trident Training on 0151 227 1234, extension number 2248. Or email sharron.woods@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Mersey Entrepreneurs Targeted By Free Advice Workshops August 22, 2008

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A leading Merseyside business support agency is staging a series of free advice workshops for recently established small businesses covering a range of issues including book-keeping, tax and e-marketing.

The workshops are being staged by Blue Orchid at its Old Hall Street offices in the Cotton Exchange as well as locations across the region and places must be pre-booked in advance.

Blue Orchid director Chris Brown said the events are designed to help smaller businesses which need additional expertise and guidance.

“Small businesses do not have the luxury of large numbers of staff for every discipline,” she said. “These events focus on areas which require specialist knowledge and expertise. The workshops are run by people who understand the pressures of running a business. We offer practical advice which focuses on improving firm’s profitability and efficiency.”

Click ‘more’ for the full events timetable.


Think Deep Before You Have To Dig Deep! June 24, 2008

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As an employer, are you aware of the funds available to upskill your workforce?

There is concern in the Government about the quality of skills among employees in the UK.  A recent report presented  by Lord Leitch indicates that the UK is languishing close to the bottom of the EC league for employed staff whom do not possess any form of qualification at NVQ level two and above.

The Learning & Skills Council are promoting the “Train To Gain” Fund to encourage all employers to assist with this initiative by offering 100% funding of a vocational qualification to level two for any employee who have not achieved grade “C” and above for GCSE  or any NVQ at level 2 or it’s equivalent.

Management are not exempt in this scheme, the offer is extended to managers, supervisors or team leaders to complete a level three or four management vocational qualification.

The Government has made it clear that if employers do not seize the initiative, they will force a bill through that will make it compulsory for the employer to ensure their employees are qualified to at least a level two NVQ and at the employer’s expense.

For further information on how Train to Gain can help your business contact Trident Training on 0151 227 1234.

Jenny’s Jog Blog Part I June 13, 2008

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This September 21 sees the Liverpool 5K Team Challenge taking place in the city centre. Liverpool Chamber staff are busy putting some teams together and getting in shape for the big event. One of our gazelle-like entrants is Head of Membership  Jenny Stewart. She has kindly agreed to document her Spartan-esque training routine as an inspiration for others taking on the challenge…

Week One:
Having been inspired by  Alan Rothwell at RunLiverpool, and his colourful description of  last year’s Santa Dash, I’ve decided to take on the 5K Team Challenge – as an avid dog walker, how difficult can it be? I’ve begun a disciplined training routine under the watchful eye of my much sportier sister. I think I was compelled to train when I heard I would have to buy new shoes. Unfortunately she meant running shoes, but her advice of the more expensive the better to ensure I used them, went down well and a posh pair of trainers were duly bought. Actually I got a bit of a bargain, and managed to buy an amazing pair of high heeled, ankle strap shoes in a wonderful green…(that’s quite enough of that Jenny, the ed)

On the first night, I my trainer told me so far so good. I had gone further than I’d ever gone before…I’d actually put on my running shoes. But now I had to run! We started slowly, measuring distances by lampposts rather than milestones and are working our way up.  The first night we walked a lampost and ran a lampost covering a total distance of 8/10ths of a mile. (I can be accurate because I took delight in measuring the disctance the very next morning- in the car of course!). Using the tried and tested ‘walk a bit, run a bit’ method, we’ve slowly been building up my stamina. I don’t mind admitting I’m a dedicated 20 a day smoker. I’m not proud of it but I do it. I’m also a coffee-holic, so in the Bridget Jones style: Fags: 20; Lattes (full fat): 4, and Bars of chocolates or slices of cake: 3.

At the end of week one I am covering 8/10ths of a mile. Running 3 lamposts, walking one, but looking forward to the weekend off!

Will she go for the burn? Or just burn out? Look out for next week’s update to find out!

If you or your company would like to enter a team, you can find all the details and an application form on the Run Liverpool 5k Team Challenge website.

How To Get 16 Hours Work Done In 8 Hours June 6, 2008

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The Chamber Professional Development Programme is working in partnership with John Haynes Liverpool International Coaching Academy.

On this programme you will learn:

– concentration,
– how to overcome procrastination,
– to have speed and dependability
– how to get your job done faster
– how to delegate your work
– how to increase your efficiency

You will enjoy your work feeling you are getting results every minute of the day and more importantly you will be getting paid more money for those 8 hours. You will become an expert in time efficiency and feel the confidence and the success of gaining 16 hours works in 8 hours.

Date: 20th June 2008

Duration: 1 Day

If you wish to book a place on this seminar please contact Sarah Abraham on 0151 227 1234 ext 2276 or at sarah.abraham@liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Latest Professional Development Seminars at Liverpool Chamber April 22, 2008

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Hurry – it’s your last chance to book on NEBOSH as limited places are left. This seminar starts on 28th April – 2nd May then the 19th May – 23rd May and the exam date is 6th June 2008.

Forthcoming Seminars May 2008

Excel Introduction – 1st May  – 2 Days  – Liverpool  – £300
First Aid Awareness at Work – 6th May  – 4 Days  – Liverpool – £240
Word Introduction – 6th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £300
Excel Advanced – 8th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £330
Access Advanced – 12th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £330
Cold Canvassing for Appointments – 15th May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £160
Core Leadership Programme – 3 Days – Liverpool – £160
High Performance Leadership – 15th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £995
First Aid Refresher – 15th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £150
Equality and Diversity for Staff – 15th May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £185
IOSH Working Safely – 16th May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £165
PowerPoint Introduction – 19th May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £150
Project Introduction – 19th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £330
First Aid Awareness – 20th May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £85
Access Introduction – 22nd May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £300
Equality Opportunities Training Programme for Managers – 22nd May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £185
Successful Selling – 23rd May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £199
Project Advanced – 26th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £390
Maximum Achievement – 28th May – 2 Days – Liverpool – £995
Employment Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures – 28th May – Half Day – Liverpool – £105
IOSH Working Safely – 30th May – 1 Day – Liverpool – £165
Core Leadership Programme – 29th May – 3 Days – Liverpool – £160

Prices do not include VAT.

Also don’t miss out on our Leadership Foundation Programme which we are running on 3rd to 5th June 2008.

For more details please contact the Chamber Professional Development on 0151 224 1883

Free Seminar For Transport Industry April 21, 2008

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Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Come along to a free seminar briefing on the implementation of the Driver CPC held by  RTITB and Voss.

Whether you operate one vehicle or 100 the CPC will affect your business. The Driver CPC will impact on almost 1,000,000 drivers; will require 3,000,000 training hours annually (freight only) and will require the training of more than 1,000 new instructors.

By any measure the CPC is a major challenge for the industry. We do hope you will be able to set aside time and attend this important FREE event.

Topics covered include:

  • EU DIRECTIVE 2003/59/EC – Driver Certificate of Professional Competence: Mandatory Driver Training
  • The Driver CPC in detail – who, what, when and where
  • The opportunities and challenges the Directive presents
  • The type of training options available
  • The type of training infrastructure that will be required
  • Options available for minimising cost and maximising benefits

There will also be the opportunity to see a demonstration of the RTITB’s new desktop, portable, in-house training system called Digit-ALL that can be used for training individuals or groups of drivers.

The free seminar takes place on Wednesday, 21 May between 10.30 – 12.30 followed by a buffet lunch at LACE Conference Centre, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AA.

To book your place please call Voss Training on 0151 650 6600.

New Professional Development Brochure Out Now April 14, 2008

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The Chamber Professional Development Programme has just released their new brochure which has a wide range of seminars. If you did not receive one please email us, telling us your name and company.

First Aid and Health and Safety are important factors of your business. Here at the Chamber we have seminars which can cover the areas from First Aid Awareness to First Aid at Work Accredited and IOSH to NEBOSH. To see the courses in full visit our website.

Get Health & Safety Aware With Liverpool Chamber March 11, 2008

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Working in partnership with Safety Management Consultancy, Liverpool Chamber’s Professional Development Programme is offering a range of Health and Safety training at all levels.

You can have a member of staff at fully accredited NEBOSH level by June 2008. We also offer one day seminars covering a range of key Health & Safety topics.

Take a look at the courses on offer and what they provide…