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Personal Development Training Course - Two Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Personal Development Training
  • Personal development training will help you get the best from yourself and others
  • Learn about the Magic of Thinking Big: How to set and achieve worthwhile, valuable goals
  • Improve your communication skills; be more specific, persuasive and inspiring
  • Manage your time. Prioritise your work. Make more progress with less effort
  • Handle difficult people and conflict situations with more skill and confidence
  • Master your own emotions. Gain greater self-awareness. Develop more Emotional Intelligence
  • Inspire others to become more optimistic. Help them to become more productive
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

Book Now - Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

17 - 18 July
London - Central
£875 +VAT
17 - 18 July
Manchester City
£875 +VAT
7 - 8 August
Birmingham
£875 +VAT
19 - 20 August
London - Central
£875 +VAT
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The open training course costs only £875 +VAT per delegate. For this price we provide:

  • Two full days of quality training
  • 12 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Training articles and newsletters
  • Access to additional free training material after the course

Plus, 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

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July

17 - 18 July 2019London - CentralLondon etc. venues, London - Central (W2 2EA)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
17 - 18 July 2019Manchester CityManchester etc. venues, Manchester City (M1 3HU)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >

August

7 - 8 August 2019BirminghamBirmingham etc. venues, Birmingham (B4 6TB)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
19 - 20 August 2019London - CentralLondon etc. venues, London - Central (W2 2EA)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >

September

11 - 12 September 2019Manchester CityManchester etc. venues, Manchester City (M1 3HU)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
16 - 17 September 2019BirminghamBirmingham etc. venues, Birmingham (B4 6TB)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
18 - 19 September 2019London - CentralLondon etc. venues, London - Central (W2 2EA)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
25 - 26 September 2019Leeds CityLeeds Double Tree, Leeds City (LS1 4BR)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >

October

7 - 8 October 2019LutonLuton Hilton Garden Inn, Luton (LU2 8DL)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
14 - 15 October 2019London - CentralLondon etc. venues, London - Central (W2 2EA)£875 +VAT£875 +VATBook Now >
21 - 22 October 2019ReadingReading Crowne Plaza, Reading (RG1 8BD)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >
23 - 24 October 2019Manchester CityManchester etc. venues, Manchester City (M1 3HU)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >

November

6 - 7 November 2019BirminghamBirmingham etc. venues, Birmingham (B4 6TB)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >
13 - 14 November 2019London - CentralLondon etc. venues, London - Central (W2 2EA)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >
18 - 19 November 2019Leeds CityLeeds Double Tree, Leeds City (LS1 4BR)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >
27 - 28 November 2019LutonLuton Hilton Garden Inn, Luton (LU2 8DL)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >
27 - 28 November 2019Manchester CityManchester etc. venues, Manchester City (M1 3HU)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >

December

2 - 3 December 2019BirminghamBirmingham etc. venues, Birmingham (B4 6TB)£775 +VAT£775 +VATBook Now >
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This course will be delivered by a trainer from the Corporate Coach Group, at the venues listed above. Select a location above to start booking.

Course content was well presented with a good amount of detail, along with practical to-do and tips for future development. The content delivered exceeded my expectations. The Trainer's presentation was well delivered in a clear manner. The course flowed throughout the time and was very enjoyable. Thank you.

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Personal Development Training - Two Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • You are the most influential person in your life
  • How can you get the best performance from yourself (and others)?
  • How to make the best impression and gain a positive response from others
  • Develop the six most important personal development skills
  • How to focus your mind onto specific goals and achieve them, in record time
  • How to communicate with greater accuracy and clarity
  • Avoid misunderstandings by explaining exactly what you mean
  • Define your most important ideas
  • How to tell the difference between being critical and being cynical.
  • How to word your message in a more positive style

Day One - Afternoon

  • How to more easily handle difficult people, and conflict situations
  • How to manage negative emotions such as anger and upset
  • How to avoid emotionalised language and instead use more objective language
  • How to properly prepare your message in advance
  • How to separate reasons from excuses
  • Know when to compromise and when to stand your ground
  • Work some Real-life examples and learn how you can apply the techniques
  • Remember to always finish on a positive note

Day Two - Morning

  • You are a limited resource facing an unlimited demand
  • Since you cannot do everything, you must prioritise
  • Prioritisation is the key to effective time management
  • How to prioritise and put things into the best order
  • Distinguish between 'busy-work' and 'productive-work'
  • Operate according to your plan, not your mood
  • How to handle interruptions and low value distractions
  • How to delegate the right task to the right person
  • How can you improve email management?
  • How to handle interruptions and annoying distractions
  • How you can make massive progress in minimum time and effort

Day Two - Afternoon

  • How your present emotions affect your future results
  • How to create a more optimistic and confident mind state
  • How to help others to share in your positive mental attitude
  • How your words affect how others feel
  • Influence others towards the positive
  • How to generate more physical energy and vitality
  • How to benefit from setbacks, difficulties and defeats
  • How well you use your mind is the number one factor in how your life turns out.
  • How to “stack the odds” in your favour
  • Action plan, final summary close
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A selection of food which is available on our open courses - varies per venue

Personal Development Training - Day One - Morning

Definition: What is Personal Development?

Personal development is the systematic improvement of professional skills, in order to get the best performance from yourself and others.

Self-development

We recognise that “other people” and “the system” will affect your results, but the fact is that YOU are the most influential person in your life, because, wherever you go, YOU are always there.

If you want a better future, then the best way to achieve that is to develop yourself, in terms of improved knowledge, skills, abilities and mind-set.

How can you get the best performance from yourself and others?

Your performance is made up of six major skills:

  • Goal focus
  • Communication
  • Planning / time management
  • Conflict management
  • Personal management: self-confidence and control
  • The ability to inspire others
Goals are the starting point of all achievement

How to develop goal focus

Goals are the starting point of all achievement.
You are defined by your goals.
The difference between a wish and a goal.
Goal setting by means of 8 Part Smart.

Impression Management

Every day you leave an impression in the minds of others. People judge you based on everything you say and do. Decide what impression you wish to leave and then act accordingly.

Practical exercise in impression management: personal branding.

Developing your Personal Communication Skills

Communication is the accurate transfer of information and ideas. Vague or ambiguous communication will cause errors and frustration. Therefore, it is important to master the art of accurate language.

How to Define the Key Terms of Your Message

Practical exercises to improve the accuracy and precision of your language.

It is important to master the art of accurate language

Affirmative vs Negative Language

Affirmative language tells people what is, negative language tells people what is not.

Many people spend too much time talking about what they don’t like, can’t or won’t do.

Instead of that, train yourself to talk about what you like, what you can do and what you will do.

Distinguish the Critic from the Cynic

The ability to distinguish between two similar, but different things, is a major skill to master.

Critics and cynics are very similar, but you must be able to distinguish between the critical thinker, from the cynic.

We will show you how to differentiate between a critical thinker and a cynic.

Develop your self - personal development

Negative vs Positive Instructions

Don’t panic - Suggests panic.

Don’t worry - suggests worry.

It is important to avoid giving negative instructions, instead always frame your instructions in the positive sense.

Practical exercises in reframing negative sentences in the positive sense.

Don’t panic, stay calm.

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A selection of food which is available on our open courses - varies per venue

Personal Development Training - Day One - Afternoon

Conflict Scale

Develop your ability to handle conflict and difficult people

Conflict is inevitable. It is inevitable because not everyone shares your views. Everyone has their own opinions about what is good, right, fair and funny. Consequently, people disagree.

You must know how to deal with conflict situations and difficult conversations effectively.

How to manage negative emotions

Conflicts often degenerate into negative emotions. We need to prevent the negative emotions from taking over. We need to know how to take the heat out of the situation.

When in conflict, do not use opinionated, highly charged, emotional, subjective language. Instead, use only objective, rational, factual, non-emotional language.

We will explain the difference between objective and subject language.

How to use Objective Language in a Conflict Situation

We will practice changing everyday language into objective language and how to use it in real-life conflict situations.

When in conflict:
Keep it simple, keep it safe.

Prepare your Words in Advance

When in conflict, it is important to decide exactly what you will say, before you say it. Don’t just blurt-out something, because the more you say, the more likely you will say something wrong.

Keep it simple, keep it safe.

Distinguish Reasons from Excuses

There is no such thing as a reasonable excuse. It is either a reason, or an excuse.

We will differentiate between what you should take as a reason, for not doing something and what you should dismiss as an excuse.

When to compromise and when not to

Know when to find a middle ground compromise.
Know when to hold the line and stand firm.
We will practice with five real-life scenarios.

Always finish on a positive note

It is important to remember the power of praise.
Appreciation is free to give and costly not to.
Never underestimate the power of “A few kind words”.
Always take the time to say, “Thank you, I appreciate it”.

Course content was comprehensive, including useful tools that I can use at work and in personal life. Just what I wanted to learn. Excellent. Trainers presentation was fantastic. Easy to understand and learn with the techniques. Professional and knowledgeable.

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Personal Development Training - Day Two - Morning

Time management and Positive mental attitude

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

Time management is the art of doing the right things in the right order.
You are a limited resource; facing an unlimited demand. Therefore, you need to make good decisions about how you will prioritise your use of your time and effort.

Operate according to your plan, not your mood

Success comes by doing the most VALUABLE things first.
Not the easiest things first.

Don’t automatically do the easiest things, first.

Instead do the most VALUABLE thing first, even if it is not easy, and even if you are not in the mood.

Procrastination is the art of putting off what you know you should do, because you are not in the mood. Procrastination is the enemy of personal achievement.

The Correct Way to Prioritise

Effective people judge tasks by two criteria, by value and by time.

When deciding how to spend your time ask two questions:

  1. What is the value of the task?
  2. What is the deadline pressure for this task?

We will show you how to prioritise your tasks into four categories.

Productive, Crisis, Fruitless, Busy

Distinguish between 'busy-work' and 'productive-work'

Busy-work is work that keeps you occupied, but is relatively non-productive. Productive-work is high value, but not YET deadline driven.

How to deal with time-wasters

There are three categories of time wasters:

  1. Your own bad habits
  2. Other people’s bad habits
  3. Inefficient systems

We will discuss strategies to deal with all three types.

How to handle interruptions and low value distractions

We live in an age of distractions.
Everyone wants a piece of your brain.
Learn to concentrate your mind onto a point, without allowing it to be distracted by trivia.

Delegation is the art of entrusting a task to another

Proper Delegation

Delegation is the art of entrusting a task to another.
You cannot do it all. You don’t have the time nor energy. Therefore, you must gain the willing cooperation of others. You need others to do things for you. You need to be able to effectively delegate certain tasks to others.
We will help you to delegate the right task, to the right person.

How can you improve email management?

Top tips on how to manage both incoming and outgoing messages - we will look at how you can manage your messages.

How to Prioritise and create a “track to run on”

Without a track to run on, you will run off course.
We will show you how to write your daily priority planner.

The 80/20 principle and its application to personal effectiveness

The 80 20 Pareto principle tells us that majority of the value, is to be found in a small minority of the content. You need to find the 20% of the task content, that will account for 80% or more of its value.
We will help you to do that and become more efficient.

Gain the maximum value, in the minimum time

You are a limited resource, facing an unlimited demand. Therefore, you need to find the maximum value, in the minimum time, without causing offence to anyone.

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A selection of food which is available on our open courses - varies per venue

Personal Development Training - Day Two - Afternoon

Personal Effectiveness and Emotional Intelligence

Your emotions and how to handle them.
Other people’s emotions and how to handle them.
We start with managing our own emotions, since you cannot hope to manage other people, if you cannot first manage yourself.

Your emotions are caused by your state of mind

Your emotions (feelings) are a reflection of your thoughts and beliefs.

Simply put:

  • Positive thoughts create positive emotions
  • Negative thoughts create negative emotions

Therefore, emotional intelligence is based upon your ability to manage your thoughts.

We show you how to create a positive mind-state and how to maintain it, especially during tough times.

Create a positive mind-state and maintain it, especially during tough times

Create and sustain a Positive Mental Attitude

Attitudes are habitual thought processes, which can be changed. With effort, negative thought habits can be transformed into something more positive.

How attitude affects your communication

Whatever you think about, is what you will talk about. Therefore, negative attitudes create negative speech, which negatively affects other people. Positive attitudes create positive speech, which positively affects other people. Therefore, conversation control is our primary means of affecting our own emotions and those of other people.

Conversation Control

There is a relationship between the words you use, and how you feel. Therefore, controlling your conversation is the best way to manage emotions.

We will learn how the needless repetition of negative thoughts, can be replaced with something more optimistic and productive.

The Five Part Success Formula

Personal Development Training - How you feel affects how you act

Success is simple, but not easy.
Success comes from the consistent application of just five words:
Purpose. Plan. Action. Feedback. Change.

How to Transform Failure into Feedback

You can become almost unstoppable, when you learn how to transform failure into “learning experiences”.

Transform “criticism” into “valuable information”.

We will show you how to profit from setbacks, difficulties and defeats.

Make Your Life Better from the Inside Out

Your Life chances can be positively affected by your mind set.

You are not what you THINK you are, but what you think, YOU ARE.

It is not WHAT happens that makes the biggest difference, but rather, it’s what you DO about it.

How to “Stack the Odds” in your Favour

To a certain degree, your life is affected by chance. But you can stack the odds in your favour by doing and saying the right things, whilst avoiding “self-sabotage” and “rookie mistakes”.

Personal Development Plan

Draw up your personal development plan, by listing all the things you will do differently as a result of learning the material we have covered on this course.

The content of the course was very good with lots of thought-provoking topics, eg use of words, dealing with conflict, planning and prioritising. There was lots of material to cover but the trainer covered it at a good speed with lots of small sessions of thinking time. Writing our own action plan was a great idea as much more likely to focus on what is important to us.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

In-House Proposal Document

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Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

Course Summary Diagram

This Personal Development Training course outline is available to download as an A4 poster:

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The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished.

  • PDF download of the training handbook
  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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This course was excellent, very informative and containing relevant content. Plenty to put into action! Trainer's presentation was excellent. Very engaging, good use of 'real-life' examples to illustrate points.

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Personal Development Course Summary

Training to improve your professional skills and make your life better. Communicate with greater clarity and persuasion. Solve problems and work-based conflict. Prioritise and delegate. Motivate and inspire others. ILM CPD approved.

This Personal Development Training course is designed to help you improve your professional skills and help you achieve goals.

Personal Development Training is intended to improve your future, by expanding professional skills sets: Make the right decisions. Communicate with clarity. Prioritise and delegate the right task. Solve problems and handle conflict situations. Improve self-confidence and inspire others

On this course, you will expand your capabilities in the six essential skill sets.
Goal setting. Precise and accurate language. Planning and prioritisation. Conflict management. Emotional management. Inspiring others.

Other people and systems do affect your results, but we know that by far the most powerful influence on your results, is yourself.

If you decide to improve yourself by improving your skills and knowledge, then you will achieve huge benefits for yourself, your organisation, and your family. Investing in yourself and your personal skills is the best investment you can make.

If you want to get the best performance from yourself and others, then you will love this Personal Development course.

Please read the course description.

Personal Development Training Course Quiz

The best way to ensure success is to develop yourself and the people around you.

If you stay the same, nothing will change.
If you will improve, everything around you will seem to improve.

Personal development means developing the key skills that make the biggest difference.

Take this course quiz to see where you are strong and where you are NOT so strong.

View this page on your computer to complete the quiz!

Score yourself out of 10 for each of the following questions. With 10 representing excellence and 0 representing terrible.