Apr 17 2014

5 tips to help manage a remote team

By Howard Exton-Smith. For a variety of reasons, for example through reorganisations, mergers and matrix management structures, remote working is becoming more commonplace across all sectors. Remote workers can offer greater flexibility, you can select employees from a much larger talent pool and,


Apr 02 2014

Presentation skills: creating a good impression

Creating a good impression requires ‘impression management’. You want to give a good impression from the moment you arrive (and even before, by being professional and efficient about arrangements).  As a presenter, there are two key stages in impression management: 1. When you


Feb 27 2014

Why people volunteer: understanding motivations for volunteering

Understanding the motivations for volunteers is important because it is this understanding which determines the levels and types of support you provide them. The understanding of what people want from their volunteering is the basis upon which you plan your relationship with them. There are


Feb 13 2014

How to get the most from your training budget

With the financial year coming to an end I’m sure you are looking for ways to make the most of any left over training budget. Our training vouchers are just what you need. They can be purchased now, at a discounted rate, and used


Jan 30 2014

Training the trainer: trainees’ learning styles and stages

Increasingly, many of us are called upon to train colleagues or run training sessions for partner organisations. This blog article identifies the trainees’ different learning styles to help you understand more about how people learn, enabling you to design and deliver more effective training programmes.


Jan 21 2014

A perfect partnership: what Coram Voice thought of being the Centre’s Charity of the Year

Guest blog from Margaret McCulloch, Interim Head of Fundraising at Coram. Coram Voice is the leading national advocacy charity, established in 1975 because a seven year old child, Maria Caldwell, was murdered by her stepfather. Maria’s voice wasn’t heard and the most poignant fact


Jan 09 2014

Simple steps to a happy New Year

By Sally Pearman. Well I for one am always shocked when the New Year rolls in. After all the lead-up to the Christmas holidays, the gift buying, the eating and socialising, we’re now in January – season of good intentions, living frugally and planning for


Dec 05 2013

Minutes: what to put in and what to leave out

When you are taking minutes it’s difficult to know what to leave in and what to leave out. This guide, taken from the Centre’s Taking and writing minutes book and popular Minutes training course, will help you decide what you need to include.


Nov 28 2013

Bite-size Workshops: 90 minutes of intense training

Are you looking for a flexible and convenient training solution?Need training delivered in a quick and cost-effective way?Does your workforce have a variety of skills they need to learn?Looking for seminar training for large teams?Do you want a quick, dynamic training

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