Whether you are an experienced business executive or teacher, or you just setting out on your career, Devon Business & Education Centre will have courses that could help you. We work with the best expertsise and aim to put on a wide range of courses that match the ethos, aims and ambition of Devon Business & Education Centre. All courses are bookable online and run from the Centre.
If you are a trainer and you feel you would like to offer courses through Devon Business and Education Centre, please get in contact.
Feel the fear and present with confidence! This one day workshop is ideal for anyone looking to develop their presentation skills - whatever the purpose. The course will allow delegates to overcome initial concerns, develop key skills and practice in a safe and relaxed environment.
Previous attendees have said:
"This course has given me strategies to become confident in public speaking"
"It challenges the mind in a positive way - great feedback"
"A great venue, delicious food and a brilliant course - thank you"
Chris Lorimer is an experienced trainer, speaking coach and public speaker at international conferences and high profile events across the UK. His approach will help all potential speakers whether preparing for a conference speech or a wedding. He works with delegates in groups or one to one, whatever their preference.
In times of change, whether at work, home, school or through your relationships with others, unpleasant emotions can easily throw you off balance, even making you feel unwell.
This workshop explores how unpleasant emotions can be used in a positive way and can help you build your resilience in times of change, whatever the context. This introduction into Emotional Logic is appropriate for anyone who feels stuck in their emotions and are looking to move on or those who are looking for ways to support others going through emotional turmoil.
Emotional Logic was developed in the 1990s by a Devon GP. Over the following decades, he developed an approach that has been proved to be a highly effective way for individuals to use their emotions in a positive way, supporting their recovery. The approach is now used globally and is achieving much interest in the treatment of mental health issues, especially in the UK.
This workshop will be lead by Chris Lorimer who is an accredited Emotional Logic facilitator.
Lean operations are essential for all organisations that are looking to scale up, removing wasteful activities that do not contribute to the customer experience or the bottom line. This introductory workshop has been designed by South West Growth Service specifically for business owners, directors or managers who are looking to identify ways and approaches to introduce lean operations. The course is underpinned by active learning through the use business simulations that are enjoyable, high energy and high impact, providing learning insights for all businesses and organisations, across all sectors.
The day will provide you with an understanding of:
10.00 Refreshments will be provided on arrival
10.15 ? 11.00 Introduction to Lean and operational improvement
11.15 ? 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 ? 12.45 Business simulation 1 and review
12.45 ? 13.45 Lunch
13.45 ? 14.15 Identifying process inefficiency
14.15 ? 14.30 Break
14.30 ? 15.15 Business simulation 2 and review
15.15 ? 15.45 How to implement lean in your organisation
15.45 ? 16.00 Summing up and close of day
This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Director, Chris Lorimer. Chris is a lean process improvement expert who developed his insights through his MBA at Warwick University, fully deploying them as Head of Operational Excellence at Barclays where he introduced Lean across the Private and International Bank. He led multiple award winning lean process improvement projects, has been a keynote speaker and judge at the European Six Sigma Awards. He has helped introduce lean to organisations across the public and private sectors, including Higher and Further Education, manufacturing, professional services, finance and digital marketing.
Is your business leading the way through innovation?
This one-day workshop will help you apply the principles of design thinking to your business, to encourage innovation and increase productivity.
Design thinking is a process used to innovate better solutions for business challenges. It originated at Stanford University in the 1990s and has since been applied to almost every business arena.
The learning outcomes from this interactive workshop will include:
This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Associate, Sawsan Khuri. Sawsan is a collaboration consultant helping businesses enhance their collaborative power and boost their innovative capacity. With a science background and extensive experience in building bridges across professions and roles, she has developed pioneering, collaborative working programmes around the world.
Lunch is included - please provide any dietary requirements.