Fantastic feedback from Bedspace

Emma has just finished delivering a Management Development Programme for Bedspace, and we have received such lovely feedback. We were told the course was a resounding success – and team members shared their experiences. Here’s what some of them said –

💬 “Thoroughly enjoyed the course and Emma was a great trainer. It gave me the opportunity to mix with managers in other departments, allowing us to share our strengths and weaknesses and grow from this with Emma’s support. I have since nominated my team leaders to be enrolled on the next cohort!” (Operations Support Manager)

💬 “The course was well-led, and it provided a good chance for managers to use real-life examples and discuss best practices using the models provided by Emma.” (Group Living Team Manager)

💬 “Fantastic course delivered by a fantastic trainer, Emma. It was a great opportunity to spend time with several other Bedspace Managers and Leaders. Highly recommended course to develop management skills.” (Leaving Care Team Manager)

💬 “Excellent and informative course which allowed us to collaborate with colleagues we don’t always have the availability to spend time with. Emma was fantastic at keeping everyone engaged and was able to provide relevant, real-world examples.” (Outreach Team Leader)

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Spring News

Lots of travel again, lovely to meet and catch up with so many regular and new clients, as well as delivering online sessions for clients across the UK and overseas.

It seems that Spring 2023 is the time to think about how to effectively implement your strategy – we have had several requests to help with

  • aligning strategy with projects
  • how to effectively prioritise initiatives and assess for value, risk and bias
  • how to plan clear and simple project processes.

We have lots of tips and resources to offer, and can help you with any element of this type of work.

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HR Essentials for People Managers

Are you responsible for recruiting and managing people, want to do it brilliantly but unsure of the employment law knowledge you need to do it well? If so, our new workshop will help you understand your responsibilities, fundamental UK legislation, and how to access up to date information. We look at good practice for engagement through the lifecycle of people’s time with your organisation, particular things to consider when managing in a hybrid environment, and frameworks to help you be a great people manager. We can deliver this session in house, and are currently running as an open course – details here:

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The High Impact Leader

Our latest course is aimed at people who work at a Senior Leadership level who want space to think about how they are leading.

The session will support you in considering the organisational culture you are creating, how to ensure people are collaborating and able to innovate effectively, and you will gain an understanding of how to motivate and engage teams after a period of huge uncertainty.

You will be given assessment tools to use following the session that will allow you to critique your approach and gain feedback from your teams to ensure the approach you are taking is motivating and challenging whilst supportive.

We are currently running this as an open course for The Hub Events, (details below) and can also run this in-house as a full day or two half day sessions

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Autumn courses

It’s the end of the holidays, and we have many opportunities for learning. During the Autumn, we are delivering public courses on a wide variety of topics, here are just some of them:

Women Advancing in Leadership

Beyond the Pandemic – Brilliant Leaders, Thriving Teams

HR Essentials for People Managers

Leading Hybrid Teams

Project Management Bootcamp

Making your Strategy a Reality – achieving practical outcomes through projects

Effective Strategic Decisionmaking

Plan, Prioritise, adapt – bring focus to your workload

For links, see our Current Courses page on this website. We are also always happy to deliver courses in house for you, please get in touch to find out more.

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Closing the gap between strategy and projects

This half day session will help you look at the choices you are making and understand how to use projects to turn your organisational aims and objectives into successful outcomes. You will leave the session with practical information and techniques you can implement immediately. I can deliver or adapt this session for your organisation and there are also public sessions inOctober and December – details here:

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Plans for 2022

As we are settling into a new reality, three main risks are emerging from our different ways of working that can impact on how your team and organisation is operating:

  • An impact on organisational culture, in particular with people’s well being and silo working.
  • Inability to experiment effectively
  • Lack of effective strategic decision making

We are designing new interactive online sessions for 2022 to focus on these key challenges, the sessions can be delivered as a modular programme, or adapted according to your organisational needs. The programme will allow you to critique your approach to leading your teams well in a hybrid world and will address all of these risks. We will use very recent research that looks at best practice in this area and give you practical feedback tools to shape your thinking. It is aimed at leaders, or those who wish to develop as leaders. If you are interested in knowing more, we would love to hear from you.

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Engaging and motivating your remote project team

Many conversations with clients and when delivering training have shown that people are finding it difficult to run projects remotely in terms of missing those informal or spontaneous opportunities to communicate – ask questions, get advice, work together on a plan or gain visibility of their project. So I have put together a three hour online session for project managers/leaders or project teams who would like to collaborate and communicate more effectively when not everyone is in the same place. The session will share best practice, tips and techniques to explore how you can utilise the skills and strengths of remote/hybrid teams to benefit your projects.

We cover:

  • Identifying problems and challenges
  • Benefits of a remote or hybrid team
  • Getting it right from the start – best practice for remote project teams
  • Agreeing communication norms
  • Building trust in your project team – key strategies to improve collaboration
  • Increasing project visibility
  • Planning a Ways of Working Charter with your project team
  • Managing competing demands and maintaining your focus

The session can be adapted to suit your organisation’s needs and can be held in house.

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Plan, Prioritise, Adapt – how to bring focus to your workload

We are all working in new ways and dealing with unpredictable situations, which makes managing our everyday work even more challenging. This half day virtual interactive session gives you space to explore where things are going wrong, gives practical information and offers techniques and best practice to help you manager your every day work. The session is for anyone who wants to improve the way they plan and prioritise work, and will help bring focus to make your day less overwhelming and more productive.

The session covers:

  • Accepting uncertainty
  • Six domains of resilience
  • Working out what is essential – defining priorities
  • Outlining the scope of your work
  • Producing a realistic plan
  • Linking tasks to resource – tips and tools
  • Contingency planning  – and keeping a focus on core priorities when things change
  • Managing competing demands
  • Learning to say no – leaving space for innovation

The session can be delivered in house, and adapted for your needs, and it is also being run as a public session.

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Project Management Training 2021

It has been quite a year for Causeway – from having to cancel all face to face training bookings from March, to adapting every course for online and writing new courses to fit the new ways we need to work. Thanks so much to our loyal clients, our business is surviving and thriving. It’s almost time to take a deep breath at the end of this turbulent year for everyone. Let us know if we can help your organisation choose and implement projects successfully in the new year. Thanks again and hope you get time to relax and reflect before the new year begins.

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