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Posted 26 September 2012 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

Personal Development Courses

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• Bespoke in-house training.
These can be tailored to your specific needs.
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You may find the following will help with the development of your Personal development skills training.

Professional development skills training

"Professional development" and "training" are key concepts for your business.


Because your business is only as strong as the performance of the people who work there.

And the performance of the people who work there is only as strong as their knowledge base.

And because technology, politics and the economy keep evolving, then there is a continued need for you to keep training your people, in order to update and hone their skills and to maintain a positive mind set.

What does it mean to say "professional development training"?

Professional development training demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement.

The principle of continuous improvement states that: Since everyone is imperfect, there is always "room for improvement". In order to progress, you need to improve.

Professional development training is an attempt to find answers

Professional development training is an attempt to find answers to the following question:

"How can I get the best from myself and others?"

Your quest is to discover all the possible answers to that one question!

The question can be split into two subset questions:

  1. How can I get the best from myself?
  2. How can I get the best from others?

You will agree that it is impossible to get the best from others, if you don't know how to get the best from yourself. If you are confused, angry and depressed, then the chances of you inspiring the best performance from the others are slender.

And since you really would benefit if you could get the best from others (your colleagues, your customers, your boss, your family), then you must learn how to get the best from yourself.

How can you get the best from yourself? In order to get the best from yourself and others you need to develop your levels of:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Skill
  3. Attitude and
  4. Energy

1. Professional development training: A gain in knowledge

"Knowledge is power". It is a well-worn phrase, because to a degree- it is true. Certainly; ignorance is not bliss.

In order to continuously develop, you must gain knowledge Knowledge of what? You need more knowledge of the following:

  1. Your product and service
  2. Your industry
  3. Your customers' needs
  4. New technology and its applications in your business

To continuously develop, you must gain new skills

Skills relating to what?

  1. Self-motivation and emotional management
  2. Communication skills
  3. Selling and negotiation skills
  4. Problem solving skills
  5. People management skills
  6. Leadership skills
  7. Time management and prioritisation skills

To continuously develop, you must have sufficient energy

What about your energy levels?

What are they like, today?

In science, Energy is defined as "the capacity to do work"

Some people seem to lack sufficient energy and enthusiasm to do their work.

Do you know anyone who seems to lack energy and enthusiasm for their work?

We all need to maintain our energy and our enthusiasm.

How can you improve the levels of knowledge, skill, energy and productive power?

Answer: Through proper training. A good quote from the Queen Elizabeth II

"It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained."

Training can outgun natural talent every time The talented athlete that fails to show up for training will be beaten by the not-so-talented athlete who is well-trained and match-ready.

Proper training can achieve miracles A good training programme is intended to:

  1. Identify the principle of successful action.
  2. Isolate the specific skills required to "put the theory into practice".
  3. Allow the learner sufficient time to rehearse and perfect new skills, in a safe environment.
  4. Allow the individual to gain confidence based on competence.

Here is another great quote
"You can achieve any goal that you set for yourself - but only if you know how."

Why use professional development training programmes?

Because it pays to get help from the people who specialise.

Economists call this principle: The division of labour

You live in a complex society in which we all need to specialise. For instance; you don't make your own furniture nor did you install the plumbing and electrical system in your house. Instead you employed people who specialise in furniture manufacturing, others in plumbing and electrics. It pays you to get help from the people who specialise and who therefore have become proficient in writing and delivering professional development programs.

It is quicker, easier and better to gain the assistance of others.

Our expert professional development programs can help you

What professional development programs do you need?

  1. Team leader training skills
  2. Self-motivation and emotional management
  3. Communication skills
  4. Selling and negotiation skills
  5. Problem solving skills
  6. People management skills
  7. Leadership skills
  8. Time management and prioritisation skills

If any of these are things you need, then please call us +44(0)1452 856091

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