We’re not your average East Midlands management training provider!

We provide East Midlands businesses with practical training for managers, supervisors, and team leaders. As you’d expect, our management, HR, wellbeing, and soft skills courses are designed and delivered by a highly qualified, experienced, and accredited team of experts. But since we also run a multi-award winning HR Consultancy, we actually do all the things we talk about in our training, on a day-to-day basis out there in the real-world. As a result, we can adopt a down-to-earth and business focused approach within our courses, bringing theory to life by drawing on numerous interesting cases that we have ourselves personally dealt with.

So, rather than boring you with a load of dull hypothetical academic talk, we’ll instead show you the best practical ways to effectively deal with the types of tricky management issues that you’re likely to really face within your workplace. Which means that our training fully involves participants through interactive exercises, case studies, and Q&A sessions. No ‘death by PowerPoint’ here!

We supply the full lifecycle of training services, all the way from initial pre-training needs analysis to post-training evaluations and follow-up support. We can deliver our management training in whatever format best suits you, ranging from single off-the-shelf bite-sized webinars to bespoke programmes of full-day classroom based sessions with comprehensive follow-up support. We don’t view our training as simply an end in itself, but rather as an effective means of helping your business get to where it wants to go.

Don’t just take our word for it!

Useful course

This was a useful course covering some well known and less well known issues in discrimination. It’s interesting to see the views on the differences between banter, bullying and harassment. This is a massive subject, quite contentious in many ways and open to much debate but the course aims to set the ground rules and increase awareness in the workplace.

Nicholas Brading
Technical Sales

Really helpful

I love the half-day session. I was fully engaged throughout. Annie knows how to bring the material to life and provide a thought-provoking session.
I would certainly recommend this session.

Suzi Rose
L&D Advisor

Enjoyable, knowledgeable and skill developing training

The training had me engaged throughout. A lot to take in but all very interesting and useful. Especially liked ways to manage difficult conversations and looking at the storm model and update my own methods! Very much liked the three steps to accelerate trust as a tool. Thoroughly enjoyed ‘The menti metre’ as it was great looking directly at results in the moment to get an example of shared beliefs and understanding how important our own values are when being authentic leaders! Great course and would recommend it to others.

Marina Martin
Lead Occupational Therapist
Merton integrated learning disabilities team

Essential and well delivered training

This training is essential for managers and employees who need to have a clear understanding of Mental health and practical structured ways to support their team.
Mental Health First Aid does exactly that.
I really benefited from Annie’s open-ness and professional knowledge coupled with the group discussions and learning gained from other candidates in different industries was extremely valuable.
It has really helped me identify new ways of working and supporting the health of my team. This course, just like physical first aid gives clear guidance on immediate support that can be applied in a multitude of scenarios.
I would recommend this training for at least one person in every workplace.

Helen West
Project Manager

Mental Health First Aid training; a great investment.

I recently attended the 2-day Mental Health First Aid training at Loates Management Training and am really pleased I did. Sometimes it’s hard to allow yourself two days ‘off work’ and invest in your own development, but I’m glad I did. Apart from increasing my knowledge about mental health, the training has given me the confidence to approach staff about mental health, the focus to further invest in mental health awareness and – as a great bonus – the importance of self-care was a great reminder.

P.S. The training room in Loates’ new facility in Darley Mills is fantastic too – onsite parking and a stroll in the park at break time.

Francoise Derksen
HR Manager

Quality Management Training !!

I arrived at training centre feeling a bit apprehensive but was trained by a HR Jedi giving me a boost in confidence and greater understanding of HR practices, The training consisted of Case studies past experiences and example activities.
I found this course very helpful for my day to day duties within my role, it gave me a better understanding of how to approach and deal with any difficult issues which may arise in the workplace and has given me the confidence to handle them efficiently and proactively.
Sarah Loates (the course trainer) was very engaging and I felt tailored the course to my needs I was given the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and go over sections that I felt I needed more training on, Sarah at all times remained her very bubbly self which gave me the opportunity to gain the maximum from this course.
I would definitely recommend this training as I believe this to be beneficial to any line manager. I would certainly recommend Loates Management Training to others.
Thank you for your patience and sound advice 🙂

Ghafar Hussain
Acting Service Delivery Manager

Great course

Although having been a manager for many years there is always more you can learn. Also, provides an opportunity to reflect on your own practice and validate you are ‘doing a good job’!. This course did exactly that.
Sarah, the trainer, was fantastic, delivered the course really well, got everyone engaged. I particularly liked the way she asked participants questions without them necessarily expecting it. Very easy during virtual training to be distracted with other work, particularly with the camera off! Sarah made sure she had everyone’s attention, gave everyone the opportunity to contribute and was very knowledgeable about the subject. She utilised participants experience well.
Great course, would highly recommend to new and long standing managers.

Angie Thompson
Manager

An eye opening but great course and a huge support throughout from both Annie and Mandy

Annie was lovely throughout the course. Mandy the lady that joined her on course was also great – both very knowledgeable on subject and full of empathy for offers of experiences within the training session.

Can’t wait to complete more courses through Loates – thanks again.

Jo Barrie
Office Manager

Really useful tips

I really enjoyed the session and found some really useful tips that will help me in the future. The trainer was engaging and shared some personal experiences which was brave and helped to illustrate the points.

Lisa Bryant
HR Director

No 'death by PowerPoint' here!

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Our management training services

Scheduled Courses

Public open courses, suitable for individuals and micro-businesses

On-Demand Courses

Private in-house delivery of off-the-shelf courses, suitable for smaller companies

On-Demand Programmes

Private in-house delivery of sets of off-the-shelf courses, suitable for larger organisations

Fully Bespoke Training

Private in-house delivery of training custom designed to meet your exact requirements

We can help you with management training!

Already know what you want? Great, let's get to it!

Not sure exactly what you need? No problem!

Our friendly and down-to-earth management training experts will point you in the right direction. We'd love to have an informal chat to find out more about your business and so help you identify the areas most in need of attention.

We're not after a quick sale, we're all about building long-term relationships. In fact, we don't even employ any sales people. Which means that right from the start you'll be talking directly to someone who can actually help you!

We're ready and waiting, so just get in touch!

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Upcoming management training courses

Upcoming HR training courses

  • Your Guide to Performance Management
    on Wednesday 8th May, 2024

    The action planning workshop will show you how to set clear objectives, hold regular review meetings and manage performance.

  • Recruiting in a Tight Labour Market
    on Thursday 30th May, 2024

    This *FREE* webinar is limited to SMEs based in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire

  • How to Resolve Workplace Conflict
    on Wednesday 12th June, 2024

    Understand why conflict arises, discover different ways to manage issues effectively and pick up top tips for creating a harmonious workplace.

  • How to Manage Day-to-Day HR Issues
    on Wednesday 26th June, 2024

    Our online workshop is a short practical guide for HR and people managers, where we discuss the fundamentals of HR.

  • How to Manage Employee Absence
    on Wednesday 3rd July, 2024

    Estimated to annually cost businesses £554.00 per employee, absence is a cost to the business. Post-pandemic line managers are increasingly having to deal with more complex cases. This course covers practical aspects of managing absence and deals with some of the more complex scenarios involving long-term absences.

Upcoming wellbeing training courses

Upcoming MFHA training courses

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