Free Management Training? What’s the Catch?

As a small business ourselves, we understand that training is a big investment for a small business, particularly during these challenging times when money may be tight.

So, we know that choosing a suitable provider can consequently seem like quite a gamble.

We get that on paper everyone looks pretty much the same, and that a fancy website is no guarantee of a quality service.

Whilst we've got plenty of 5-star reviews from previous happy customers, we understand that there's no substitute for actually checking something out for yourself.

Which is why we welcome any opportunity to showcase exactly what we can do for prospective clients.

We're keen to highlight the types of topics we deal with, and to let you see in person not only how knowledgeable and experienced our trainers are, but also how skilled they are at being able to deliver complex information in an accessible and entertaining way.

So, yes, you've read the price right, the following sessions are completely ★★★ FREE ★★★ for you to attend.

And they're not just pre-recorded video tutorials either, but proper fully interactive webinars and online workshops hosted live by one of our expert trainers, exactly like our paid-for management training courses.

No strings, no catches, no nonsense, no hard sell, just top quality management training at no cost to you.

Plus we're friendly and down-to-earth, and love meeting new people.

What have you got to lose?

Come along and see for yourself exactly how we can help you.

Free Webinars & Online Workshops

Totally free webinars and online workshops, designed and delivered by our team of knowledgeable and experienced management trainers on behalf of D2N2 Growth Hub and LLEP Growth Hub Business Gateway.

Between March 2021 and March 2022 we'll be running around 40 of these sessions. Dates will be added below as soon as the sessions are confirmed.

April 2021

Tuesday 27th April

14:00 – 16:00
How to Have Courageous Conversations
Online Webinar

This session is delivered on behalf of D2N2 Growth Hub and is free to SMEs within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
 

Do you run an SME, or have the responsibility for HR in one? In the current climate, are you keen to develop your ability to engage with staff and sympathetically handle often challenging but essential dialogue with them? If you are, this session will strengthen your resolve to tackle those hard-to-have discussions in the long-term interest of your business and the people in it.
 
https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/events/how-to-have-courageous-conversations/

Wednesday 28th April

13:00 – 16:00
Managing Organisational Change Without the Upset
Online Webinar

This session is delivered on behalf of the Business Gateway Growth Hub and is free to SMEs within Leicestershire.

Would you like to be more proactive with your change programmes? Would you like to develop the skills and knowledge to lead your teams through the transition? Give your change initiative the best chance of success by attending this 3-hour interactive workshop.  

Change remains a constant for business owners and managers within organisations, especially to achieve business growth. The complexities and difficulties of delivering change are well established, with success rates frequently cited as low as 30% (Landing Transformational Change, CIPD, 2014). This course will introduce you to a range of change management techniques and tools that ensure your change is successful.

 https://bizgateway.org.uk/events/managing-organisational-change-without-the-upset/

May 2021

Tuesday 4th May

14:00 – 16:00
Thinking Creatively to Survive and Thrive
Online Webinar

This session is delivered on behalf of D2N2 Growth Hub and is free to SMEs within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Are you responsible for implementing strategies to keep your business moving forward in this ever-changing and challenging environment? Has the pandemic forced you out of the comfortable patterns of work? Do you need to problem-solve and develop new ideas at pace to keep step with the changing tempo of business? If you do, this creative thinking webinar could be just what you need to get started.
 
https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/events/thinking-creatively-to-survive-and-thrive-may/

Thursday 6th May

10:00 – 13:00
HR Masterclass - Session 1
Online Webinar

This session is delivered on behalf of LLEP Growth Hub Business Gateway and is free to SMEs within Leicestershire.
 
Do you run an SME, or have the responsibility for HR in one? This masterclass will give you the confidence to tackle those difficult HR issues with underpinning knowledge of the basics of employment law and practical tips to get the job done right!

Tuesday 11th May

09:30 – 12:30
Managing Absence
Online Webinar

This session is delivered on behalf of D2N2 Growth Hub and is free to SMEs within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

This 3-hour action planning workshop explores the legal pitfalls for employers to navigate absence, then rapidly moves on to share what employers must have in place to effectively manage this.

We explore the best practice tools available to managers, with a pack of supporting document templates to support implementation back in the business.

This is a highly interactive workshop so expect lots of discussion and sharing of best practice ideas, as we bring a whole new light to absence management in the 21st Century.

https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/events/managing-absence-in-the-workplace/

Tuesday 25th May

10:00 – 13:00
Getting Started with Recruiting and Hiring
Online Workshop

This session is delivered on behalf of D2N2 Growth Hub and is free to SMEs within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
  
This 3-hour action planning workshop explores the legal pitfalls for employers to navigate, then rapidly moves on to share best practices to mitigate these and support SMEs in providing a gold standard ‘candidate experience’. 

We explore the most effective attraction methods for SMEs, steps to attract a diverse pool of candidates. And how businesses build an ‘employer brand’ to achieve this. We then consider selection methods, and the smorgasbord of selection tools that employers can utilise to reduce their time to hire, and fill that vacancy.  

This is a highly interactive workshop so expect lots of discussion and sharing of best practice ideas, as we bring a whole new light to recruiting and selecting in the 21st Century.

https://www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/events/getting-started-with-recruiting-and-hiring/

D2N2 Growth Hub

ERDF funded webinars and workshops for SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire.

Free HR Document Downloads

And whilst we're talking about free stuff, we'd also like to let you know about a whole bunch of free downloadable HR resources created by our colleagues over at Loates HR Consultancy, that are available for subscribers to our newsletter.

Discounted Management Training

Not entirely free, but the next best thing.

  • One course free!

    Back-to-Business 2-Day Programme

    £2,100.00 £1,750.00
    for up to 15 delegates
    So, we now know the roadmap out of recovery, we have a plan. Time now to get 'match fit' to lead your team out of recovery into a post-COVID world of hybrid working.  This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to fully engage and energise your team. Which in turn will increase team morale, enthusiasm, creativity and resilience.
  • One course free!

    High Performing Teams 2-Day Programme

    £2,100.00 £1,750.00
    for up to 15 delegates
    This programme combines a range of management, HR, personal effectiveness and wellbeing modules specially selected to help you create high performing teams.
  • One course free!

    HR Essentials 2-Day Programme

    £2,100.00 £1,750.00
    for up to 15 delegates
    This programme combines a range of management, HR, personal effectiveness and wellbeing modules specially selected to help managers gain an understanding of key HR and employment law issues and processes.
  • One course free!

    New Team Leader 2-Day Programme

    £2,100.00 £1,750.00
    for up to 15 delegates
    This programme combines a range of management, HR, personal effectiveness and wellbeing modules specially selected to help your new managers, supervisors and team leaders get the start that they need to confidently guide their colleagues to success.
  • One course free!

    Pick-6 Modular 2-Day Programme

    £2,100.00 £1,750.00
    for up to 15 delegates
    Combine any six courses to build your very own customised management programme, and get them for the price of five! Programmes of courses can be delivered in-person, as well as online.