Professional Development Training Courses

Professional Development Training

Professional Development Training courses

Professional Development Course Outlines

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292126 Kanban Management Professional 1 16 hours Kanban Management Professional 1 (KMP1) is a highly interactive two-day course accredited by the Lean Kanban University (LKU). It combines teaching, group discussions and a fully immersive simulation to illustrate how the Kanban Method helps individuals, teams, and organisations to manage and improve the delivery of products and services to their customers.   The Kanban Method provides pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based guidance for successful evolutionary change. It starts with what you do now and pursues evolutionary change while respecting current roles, responsibilities and job titles, and encouraging leadership at all levels. This allows organisations to evolve business processes gradually, define and use relevant metrics to measure progress, and significantly reduce the risks associated with complex change programmes.   You will leave this course with knowledge of the Kanban principles and general practices, and skills that will enable you to apply Kanban with confidence in your organisation. What Will You Learn? - Identify internal and external sources of dissatisfaction - Analyse demand vs capability - Model the knowledge discovery process - Design kanban systems and their visualisations - Identify and prioritise improvements - Choose cadences for activities - Identify classes of service What Will I Receive? Two days of high quality training with Michael Chik who has 20 years of experience in software development. During the course, refreshments and lunch will be provided. You will also receive: Course materials (print & electronic) Electronic copy of the book "Kanban - Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business" by David J. Anderson Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) Lean-Kanban University (LKU) certificate of course completion Who Is This Course For? Anyone who is involved in product development or knowledge work. This includes but is not limited to the following: Programme and delivery managers Product and project managers Product developers, software developers and testers People working in operations or support Business analysts High-level management Anyone interested in implementing Agile in their organisation   Day 1 Introduction to Kanban Definition of the Kanban Method Kanban in action: immersive Kanban simulation Using a kanban system: practical lessons from the simulation Day 2 Introduction to STATIK: Systems Thinking Approach To Introducing Kanban Identifying internal and external motivation for change Demand analysis for different types of work Mapping the workflow Discovering different classes of service Choosing system replenishment and delivery frequencies Designing a kanban system To improve your learning experience this course uses non-technical exercises, simulations, a case study and discussions organised in small groups.
51793 Coaching Skills 7 hours Audience Staff who need to be fully prepared to deliver high quality Coaching sessions To individual members of their own staff To their teams To individuals who are not directly connected to their own teams but who would value their independent – and non-judgemental - input Format of the course A combination of: Facilitated Discussions Delegate Coaching sessions – with full feedback By the end of the course, delegates will be able to: Define “Coaching” and explain in detail the use of Coaching to improve individual and team performance – particularly relating its use to understanding the reasons behind (and rectifying) under-performance Deliver meaningful Coaching Sessions Define Coaching Ensure clarity on what exactly Coaching is and how it is used Link “Coaching” as a discipline to improving individual and team performance (or analysing and rectifying under-performance) Understand how learning shared can easily be transferred into a “commitment to action” Coaching models Introduction to the GROW model G = Goal: the purpose of the discussion or changes the individual / team wishes to make R = Reality: an honest assessment of the current situation and the need for change O = Options: what can be done to achieve that change; what else; is there anything else…? W = Will: is the desire there to see this through or will one of the other factors – GRO –prevent the achievement of the change; how will we measure progress? Consideration of all the factors required in: Turning vision into reality Delivering measurable outcomes Making effective decisions Managing the change Introducing the House of Change: understanding the need sometimes to make things worse before they can get better Becoming a successful Coach How does a Coach behave? What does a Coach do? Understanding the need to remain separate – aloof? – from the detail and only contribute individual comments / suggestions at appropriate times Coaching performance from individuals whose day-to-day work we don’t understand The link with Performance Management Objective setting – understanding what is required Managing against these objectives – understanding what success / shortfall looks like Recognising (and rectifying) under-performance; particularly recognising the causes of under- performance (which may be nothing to do with the individual’s workload) Coaching and Feedback: links and differences Coaching in Practice Facilitated sessions of Coaching – initially in a group environment to allow targeted feedback; then in coaching pairs – to put into practice the models which have already been discussed.
51791 Communicating and Influencing - For Managers and Team Leaders 14 hours Audience Staff who need to be fully aware of the issues surrounding Communicating and Influencing: Their colleagues Their bosses Their internal and external customers and stakeholders Format of the course The course will be a highly-interactive combination of: Facilitated Discussions Slide Presentations Exercises and Case Studies By the end of the course, delegates will be able to: Appreciate the need to manage their own behaviour before they can influence others’ behaviour Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various communications media available Manage their internal and external customers and stakeholders Explain how to deal with the difficult situations they may encounter in the office This course is almost identical to the Team Members’ course (see separate outline) but with these changes: There is an addition module entitled: Leadership v Management which covers: The similarities and differences between Leadership and Management. What makes a Great Leader; what makes a Great Manager? Management Styles There is an additional module entitled: Delivering Change which covers: Why Change does / does not work Change Principles Resistance to Change – and why, occasionally, resistance to change is beneficial
162098 Presenting with Confidence 21 hours Audience Staff who need to be fully prepared to deliver presentations: To their teams To clients To other audiences internal to the company To other audiences external to the company Format of the course A combination of: Facilitated Discussions Delegate Presentations – with full feedback By the end of the course, delegates will be able to: Prepare and structure an effective presentation Prepare themselves properly for that presentation Deliver that presentation with confidence Use the various visual aids that a presenter might choose to employ in creating a stimulating presentation Deal with the different types of people who they will encounter in their presentations Presentation Skills Delivery of a pre-prepared presentation on the delegate’s chosen subject but related to their work. N.B. The duration of each delegate presentation will depend on the length of the course and on the number of participants. Eight is the ideal number of participants Full one-to-one and group feedback Preparing a Presentation Questions tor the presenter to ask in advance Why me? Logistics of what, where, when, how – and how long? Understanding how the answers to these questions affect the structure of the presentation Structuring the content: Research – know the subject Putting the content in order Creation and use of complimentary visual aids Preparing the Presenter A presenter’s three fundamental communications tools: Verbal – the words being used and avoiding slang and jargon Vocal – the sound of the words avoiding any distracting verbal tics and punctuations Visual – the look of the presenter: dress; mannerisms; presence Rehearsing the presentation – and getting honest feedback from a trustworthy source Coping with nerves Preparing the environment Room layouts – and how they communicate underlying messages to those attending the presentation Using the room to enhance the presentation experience Presentation Skills – revisited Delivery of another presentation (after suitable preparation time). N.B. This could be the same presentation as in Module 1 but revised following the detailed feedback Full one-to-one and group feedback Presentation Skills – revisited If time permits: delivery of another presentation (after suitable preparation time) Full one-to-one and group feedback
162260 Pi-Projects 2 hours Students, Teachers, or Lecturers A basic workshop conducted on-site using the Raspberry Pi computer. This one-session workshop is intended for people who want to learn the basics of project-computing whilst having a little fun at the same time.
162145 Assertiveness 7 hours A highly participative course involving individual and group discussions and skills practice to enable delegates to share ideas and develop their skill levels. Audience Anyone who is looking to enhance their assertiveness skills Aim This course aims to raise confidence and increase the delegate’s ability to communicate confidently and assertively with colleagues and customers. Objectives By the end of the programme the participants will: Understand and overcome the barriers to being assertive Recognise behaviour traits within yourself and others and learn effective strategies for managing them Communicate effectively with a wide range of people to achieve a win-win situation wherever possible Effectively manage difficult situations. What is assertiveness and how can I achieve it? Understanding and overcoming the barriers to assertiveness Building self confidence Communicating effectively – getting your message across Identifying influencing strategies that can effectively manage difficult situations Continuing Professional Development (personal reflection and action planning).  

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