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"
"Having the opportunity to practice my presentation a number of times with exceptional feedback".
"Really great feedback - I have gained a lot more confidence".
"Chris has a wealth of experience and such an encouraging approach"
The course runs from 10am until 4pm with a break for lunch.
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.
If your business needs to deliver step change through a significant project - do you feel confident to make it happen? Will it be completed on time, to the right quality at the right cost?
Desgned for business managers, this one-day workshop looks at how project management principles and tools can be applied in any organisation to bring clarity and confidence in delivering required project outcomes.
Applying Prince 2 and Lean principles, by the end of the workshop, you will be able to identify the common pitfalls that compromise projects and understand how to avoid them.
Running from 10-4, this workshop will be structure as follows:
10.00 ? 10.15 Refreshments & registration
10.15 ? 11.30 Defining your project
11.30 ? 12.30 Developing the plan
12.30 ? 13.30 Lunch
13.30?15.15 Starting the project and monitoring progress
15.15 ? 15.45 Finishing well
15.45 ? 16.00 Action planning and close
This workshop is led by South West Growth Service Associate, Lucy Penn. Lucy has been applying her project management skills for over 25 years across PLCs and SMEs. She has introduced project management to several organisations and does it in a way that suits the maturity and operating model of each organisation. Lucy has an inherent talent for bringing clarity to confusion in a way that motivates people and effects change Lucy has a passion for helping businesses get things done well so they can improve performance in a sustainable way.
Lunch is provided - please provide your dietary requirements.
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.
The experience your customers receive from the point of awareness of your brand to the first use of the product or service will determine whether they become, at best, one hit wonders or life long fans. But do you understand what they experience in their customer journey? What are their magic moments? As importantly, are there any miserable moments?
This workshop is designed for Directors and Managers of organisations who are concerned that their customer service delivery does not meet their clients' expectations and want to make significant steps forward to unearth issues and address them.
The course runs from 10am to 4pm with opportunities for networking at lunch.
Key principles covered include:
The course involves business simulations to bring these concepts to life.
This training event is run by South West Growth Service who are specialists in providing business improvement and operational support.
Please provide your dietary requirements for lunch.