Time Management and Personal Productivity Training

Increases the time you have available to get things done

Aimed at Time Challenged Professionals

Today’s fast-paced customer-centric marketplace requires a highly responsive time-dependant approach.
An overloaded ‘not enough time’ culture impairs business performance.
Unexpected tasks compete with existing workloads; and long working hours reduce productivity.

The Solution – Using Your Time More Effectively

Our solution applies to every type of situation and is designed to be both practical and fun.
It instils best-practice time-management skills into each participant’s working habits, no matter what their situation is.
These can be used as a highly effective base on which participants can begin to prioritise and manage their workloads effectively.

Delegates will be asked to complete a pre-programme assignment, to look at their experience of the past 30 days in general and the past 7 days in detail.

Here’s a Sample of a Time Management Workbook from previous workshops.
Time Management Workbook

The Business Benefits

Our programme benefits, including:

  • more done in less time
  • transformation to a highly productive ‘can-do’ business culture
  • increased business performance

Participants will learn how to:

  • alter their beliefs around their use of time
  • adopt better time-related behaviours
  • prioritise, focus and plan their time more effectively
  • streamline business meetings, emails and unexpected demands
  • control time rather than letting time take control
  • make time to invest in the future
  • assign cost and value to daily routines, tasks and meetings
  • handle their in-trays: whether paper, electronic or ‘mental’
  • plan the next 30 days in detail

If this workshop looks like something that would suit you…

And is the Price right? Rainmaker On-Your-Site Workshops Price List Valid until Nov 2015

Call us now on: 0333 444 1955

Email us at:  info@rainmaker-coaching.co.uk

Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results™ Workshop

Trademark of Franklin Covey inc Leader Training.

  • Do you want to ‘Inspire Greatness’ within your team?
  • Are you looking for Leaders within your organisation?
    • Leaders that fully engage their teams?
    • Leaders who enjoy outstanding business results?
  • Rainmaker shows leaders how to unleash the contributions of teams
  • Shows them how to drive towards their organisation’s critical priorities
  • Creating an environment where individuals want to give their best efforts

Great leadership starts with these principles:

  • People are capable of greatness
  • People can make dramatic contributions
  • People offer their best when leaders live by the four imperatives of great leaders.

What is the Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results programme?

  • A 3 day programme
  • Which enables Leaders to fully understand the ‘Knowledge Worker’ age
  • It’s aligned to the 21st century workforce.

What does the Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results programme cover?

  • The programme covers four imperatives.
  • These are critical to gain a full picture of how to engage teams.
  • You gain a set of tools which can be taken and used straight away.
  • The ROI will be recognised immediately
  • Attendees will instantly use the information and concepts.
  • You will gain a team that is productive as they report on their weekly successes;
  • The programme creates energy, purpose and passion within your team

What are the benefits of the Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results programme?

  1. Leaders leave with their team’s purpose aligned to the critical business needs.
  2. A team is engaged in delivering the goals of your business.
  3. Sustained business results which could be:
    • Increased profitability
    • Increased revenue
    • Stakeholder satisfaction
    • Or your organisations purpose actualised

How do we deliver the Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results programme?

On your site or at a near to you off-site venue

If this programme looks like it will suit your needs

Call us on: 0333 444 1955

Email us at:  info@rainmaker-coaching.co.uk

What’s the business case for the Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results programme?

  • We have all experienced working for someone who is not a Great Leader
  • We know what it’s like to work for someone who knows how to lead
  • A leader who does not have the skills at their finger-tips is not as effective
  • Does a Great  Leader who communicates well get more out of a team?
  • How does a team perform versus just a group?
  • What does someone who motivates people get out of their team?
  • Training a Team Leader will pay for itself many times over
    • In Increased Profits or Revenues
    • Increased Employee Satisfaction, Loyalty and Motivation
    • Increased Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

Who would actually deliver the Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results programme?

An Experienced Learning and Development Specialist

Sally Prescott: North West of England and London Based

  • Sally is a fully accredited FRANKLINCOVEY programme deliverer.
  • Sally is a Learning & Development Specialist and ICF Accredited Coach
  • 22 years of energetic experience working in the service industry
  • Sally loves enabling people to reach their goals.

Over a 14 year period at Forte Hotels Sally led teams to success for the benefit of both the hotel and individual employees at all levels. During this time, she was inspired to pursue a career in Human Resources and Learning & Development, and is a CIPD graduate.

She has also worked for The Savoy, Intercontinental and Jumeirah Hotels – making a significant difference over an 8 year period.  Sally has led hotel teams to be dedicated in delivering customer service excellence and profitable performance.

 

If the GREAT LEADERS, GREAT TEAMS, GREAT RESULTS program looks like it will meet your needs …

Call us on: 0333 444 1955

Email us at:  info@rainmaker-coaching.co.uk

Finance Management for the Unaccountable

Finance for Reluctant Financial Managers

A one day workshop for new managers and other people wishing to learn more about the basics of finance.

Objectives

  • To learn the vocabulary of finance necessary to be successful.
  • To learn new skills around managing the finances of a business
  • To learn (or review) the nuts and bolts of finance necessary to run a successful business.
  • To use our financial skills to make better management decisions.

Your chance to get finance completely clear in your mind – and to ask all the so called stupid questions you want.

Modules

Cash Flow

Theory – realisation that cash is king

Stock Management

Theory – the impact of stock management on the P&L.
Just in time ordering.

Discounting and Pricing Management

Theory – the impact of pricing on the P&L.
(e.g. offer 20% off to a customer ….. the impact on profit)

Communication

Theory – Communicating the importance of financial concerns to the rest of the team.

Profit and Loss Account

Theory – the nuts and bolts of the P&L, starting right from “why have accounts at all?”. Why cash does not equal profit. What’s breakeven.

Many Practical Exercises

  • Exercises around the P&L. Ensuring complete confidence with the structure of the document. Examines the business case for employing a new member of staff.
  • The specifics of a business financial system.
  • Include definitions of net v gross profit, direct costs and overheads, COGS, depreciation, capital and revenue expenses.
  • Exercises around “so what”
  • – i.e. the implications of changes to the P&L.

What do we want delegates to be saying after the Workshop?

  • “Phew – I understand the concepts
  • This is not as hard as I thought it would be
  • I am starting to realise that monitoring the P&L is the most important thing I will be doing
  • I am determined to keep control of the finances of my business
  • I am confident to make business decisions based on sound financial knowledge of my business
  • Increasing prices is not the first thing to do to increase profits, I could reduce stock holding
  • I need to be careful to keep cash in hand to play for things like VAT

 

What does Finance Management for the Unaccountable cost?

Grab the Price List for all variants of our workshops
Rainmaker On-Your-Site Workshops Price List Valid until Nov 2017

If this workshop looks like something that will satisfy your needs …

Call us now on: 0333 444 1955 from your mobile

                                         or 0845 652 1955 from your landline

You can also Email us at:  info@rainmaker-coaching.co.uk

Running Effective Meetings Training

Do you want to make Meetings More Productive?

Who wouldn’t? How much time could you save?

Suggested Format for the Workshop

  • The first part of the day is spent observing your normal team meeting
  • Understanding your normal method of organising and working through the agenda items.
  • Our facilitator will be taking notes on what goes well and what can be improved using structures like the one below and will merely ask questions to clarify actions, agreements and owners if necessary
  • The second ½ day is spent on our “Making Meetings More Productive” Workshop.
  • We always aim in our workshops to give attendees a little theory then use demonstrations.
  • Lots and lots of just doing it! Practicing with the trainer and your colleagues
  • We do expect delegates to bring common meeting issues to deal with during the workshop

How many delegates do we recommend to attend?

12 Max

What ares the issues we are trying to Solve?

For most of us, meetings are an essential part of our work lives.

However the very mention of the word can send a cold shiver down our spines.

One wag observed:

“Meetings are like panda matings.  The expectations are always high, but the results are usually disappointing.”

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Many organizations have improved their meeting productivity, the morale of participants and the quality of their outputs by the using a number of tools, structures, rules for meeting agreements all of which we’ll cover in our workshop

What are the questions that we’ll cover during the workshop?

  • Why are you holding this meeting?
    •  Too often meetings happen because they are the “weekly staff meeting”
    • or the monthly sales review”
    • and “we always have them” even when there is nothing significant to discuss.
  • Does the need for the meeting justify the investment of time and money?
    • Do you know how much the meeting is costing?
      We’ll show you how to calculate the costs of a meeting to your organisation…
  • What is the expected outcome of the meeting?
    • What is to be accomplished during the time invested?
      Establishing a desired outcome provides a focus and a “benchmark” against which actual outcomes can be measured.
  • What type of meeting is it? 
    •  The mission and responsibility of your work group usually prescribes the purpose and type of meetings necessary to accomplish your goals.
  • Have you invited the right people?
    • On the basis of the type of meeting planned, you will want to be certain the right people will be there.
  • Have you allocated the right amount of time?
    • Have you created an agenda for the meeting?
    • Have you published the agenda with sufficient lead-time so attendees know what to expect?
  • Who does what in your meetings? 
    •  We’ll touch on the four key roles in meetings
    •  Facilitator – Timekeeper – Minute Taker -Scribe
  • How will decisions be made during the meeting?
    • Who will make the final decision?
    • What rules and conventions will we abide by in our meetings?

Grab the Datasheet  Rainmaker Making Meetings More Productive Workshop

Who will be leading the Making Meetings More Productive workshop?

Kevin Howes MCIPD

Kevin Howes 2016Kevin has more than 25 years delivering bottom-line results in blue-chip companies and SMEs.

His clients tell him they like his informal, practical, straight-talking approach.

He’ll roll up his sleeves and build enduring relationships at all levels based on mutual trust, personal credibility and a passion for achieving agreed results.

He’s trained people in companies like AbiCare , Accident Exchange, Britax, Commsoft , DaimlerChrysler, Epson, Ford, Griffon-Hoverwork, Hewlett-Packard, Legal & General, Lloyds Bank, Oracle, Sankyo, BT Cellnet (now 02), and Zurich Financial Services to name but a few

How much does the 1-day on-your-site Workshop cost?

Grab the price list for all variants of our workshops
Rainmaker On-Your-Site Workshops Price List Valid until Nov 2017

If this workshop looks like something that would suit you…

Call us now on: 0333 444 1955 from your mobile

                                 or call 0845 652 1955 from your landline

You can always email us at:  info@rainmaker-coaching.co.uk

We’ll call you back or email within 1 working day. Promise.

The First 90 Days Onboarding Coaching

Finance for Reluctant Financial Managers

A one day workshop for new managers and other people wishing to learn more about the basics of finance.

Objectives

  • To learn the vocabulary of finance necessary to be successful.
  • To learn new skills around managing the finances of a business
  • To learn (or review) the nuts and bolts of finance necessary to run a successful business.
  • To use our financial skills to make better management decisions.

Your chance to get finance completely clear in your mind – and to ask all the so called stupid questions you want.

Modules

Cash Flow

Theory – realisation that cash is king

Stock Management

Theory – the impact of stock management on the P&L.
Just in time ordering.

Discounting and Pricing Management

Theory – the impact of pricing on the P&L.
(e.g. offer 20% off to a customer ….. the impact on profit)

Communication

Theory – Communicating the importance of financial concerns to the rest of the team.

Profit and Loss Account

Theory – the nuts and bolts of the P&L, starting right from “why have accounts at all?”. Why cash does not equal profit. What’s breakeven.

Many Practical Exercises

  • Exercises around the P&L. Ensuring complete confidence with the structure of the document. Examines the business case for employing a new member of staff.
  • The specifics of a business financial system.
  • Include definitions of net v gross profit, direct costs and overheads, COGS, depreciation, capital and revenue expenses.
  • Exercises around “so what”
  • – i.e. the implications of changes to the P&L.

What do we want delegates to be saying after the Workshop?

  • “Phew – I understand the concepts
  • This is not as hard as I thought it would be
  • I am starting to realise that monitoring the P&L is the most important thing I will be doing
  • I am determined to keep control of the finances of my business
  • I am confident to make business decisions based on sound financial knowledge of my business
  • Increasing prices is not the first thing to do to increase profits, I could reduce stock holding
  • I need to be careful to keep cash in hand to play for things like VAT

 

What does Finance Management for the Unaccountable cost?

Grab the Price List for all variants of our workshops
Rainmaker On-Your-Site Workshops Price List Valid until Nov 2017

If this workshop looks like something that will satisfy your needs …

Call us now on: 0333 444 1955 from your mobile

                                         or 0845 652 1955 from your landline

You can also Email us at:  info@rainmaker-coaching.co.uk

What is Behavioural Interviewing?

In a nutshell interviewing tips, skills, questions and techniques are an important skill to acquire.

Behavioural Interviewing is asking a question about a candidates experience to ascertain if the way they behaved in a situation is what you want for your organisation or for the job.

Behaviour in the candidate’s past experience is a good guide for future performance.

An example:

You require someone to work on their own a lot.

The first stage is to name the behaviour.

                  Behaviour named:   Working alone

The second stage is to define ‘working alone’ into how this person needs to behave in a job.

Behaviours:

Being very clear about own working priorities.
Able to make decisions without reference to anyone else.

The third stage is to design behavioural questions designed to obtain evidence from the candidate.

Suggested Behavioural questions for ‘Working Alone’:

  • Can you think of a time recently when you needed to ask someone else’s advice before you could complete a piece of work?
  • Describe the most important decision you have made recently.
  • Talk me through a project which you managed yourself over the past 12 months.
  • Can you think of a time when you struggled with a decision and needed someone else’s help?
  • Have you ever forgotten to do something for someone?
  • Describe a deadline you have missed recently.
  • Can you think of a day when you already had a lot to do, yet you were asked to do something else?

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