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Online delivery now available – interactive, fun and practical. Just what you would expect from Challenge

“A year from now, you will wish you had started today” – is one of our favourite quotations.  Covid-19 has brought many challenges but also some great lessons in leadership and opportunities to learn.   We’ve adapted our training delivery to encompass online workshops and tutorials.

All of our courses have been adapted to include content related to working remotely.  After all it’s topical and indeed necessary at present, as too is creative thinking and we’ve ensured that we have refreshed our ...

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Rising to the challenge – check out our online webinars

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks designing our training to be just as engaging and practically applicable as always – just delivered in a virtual classroom instead, using Zoom.  We’ve had great feedback from those who have accessed these already and are developing more “bite sized” topics which will be promoted and delivered in partnership with East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

As soon as we are able we will be delivering our usual courses face to face, as well ...

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Launch of Challenge Chatter – our monthly fact sheet on a topical training area

We’re excited to announce that each month we will be issuing an update on a topical issue relevant to managers, leaders and anyone who is interested in training and development within organisations.  To launch this, our first topic is “Competencies” an area often discussed, misunderstood, or seen as too cumbersome to implement.   What do you think about competencies?   Check out our update to see our take on them.  It includes ways to make them manageable and take the guess work ...

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We’re now the proud hosts of FSB Connect Nottingham Networking

We had a fabulous turnout for our second Networking Event with over 30 people in attendance.  We heard from Neil Denny of Roythornes Solcitors on how to turn  conflicts and disagreements into positive interactions.  Neil’s presentation was full of informative tips and he kept everyone in the room interested with his innovative delivery (which involved playing a guitar!).  These events will take place on the fourth Friday of every month, with the next one taking place on 28th February.  It ...

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Could you be our next Recruit? Management / Leadership Training Consultant (Part-time)

We are seeking a Management/Leadership Training Consultant to join our friendly team.  The role is part time and could be either 2 or 3 days each week. A term time only contract could also be offered for this role.    To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to dawn@challengeconsulting.co.uk.  Applications close on 25th January 2020

More details of this exciting opportunity can be found here :

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An exciting few weeks at Challenge – new clients, new topics, and fun along the way

The last few weeks at Challenge have been exciting and rewarding.  We’ve worked with some fantastic companies, all of whom are investing time and money into their employees and are committed to developing and retaining their talent in the fields of Leadership & Management.  These include Center Parcs, Nottingham Trent University, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Fujichem Sonneborn, Scaglia Indeva, and Carter Brown Experts.    These programmes have all been tailored and delivered over a number of days to enable the skills ...

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25% discount off EMCC annual membership

ILM have recently collaborated with EMCC (East Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Council) to offer 25% off their annual membership fee for student learners and those who have attained ILM qualifications.

This collaboration is great news, since the EMCC is at the forefront of new thinking and is working to drive up standards within Coaching and Mentoring Practice.   More information can be found at ILM & EMCC collaboration

ILM Level 5 is generally seen as the industry minimum standard for qualified coaches ...

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SME in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Chesterfield? 40% of your training costs reimbursed…..

All of our accredited training would now be eligible.     You may have heard of the Stay Ahead Fund, which reimburses 40% of training costs to SMEs in the D2N2 area.  If you have 5 to 250 employees If you are an SME and are based in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Chesterfield, then you too could claim up to £2,500 towards training costs.    All our Qualification based courses are now eligible (Level 2, Level 3 and Level 5 Programmes in ...

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Construction Industry Training Board Approved Provider Status – £600 per person available for Level 3 Training

We are proud to announce that we have now gained Approved Provider Status with the Construction Industry Training Board.  Those who work in Construction and within the Supply Chain will know that the CITB are at the forefront of supporting the industry and promote good practice.  As specialists in Leadership & Management, we have designed and delivered many training programmes within the Construction Industry to site managers and supervisors, as well as having specially designed training for those currently on ...

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Congratulations to…..our latest ILM Level 3 Group

Another set of successful delegates – lovely bunch of people who have all achieved an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management.  Congratulations to each and every one of you….and thank you for your lovely feedback.   Congratulations also to those who completed the Award version of the programme (you know who you are !!).

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