Helping businesses and charities to be better

Fun and informal, our training sessions improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of you and your team. Discover our most popular courses below. Alternatively, let us know if you have a different topic in mind – we’re happy to discuss bespoke training sessions. And though we’re based in Sheffield, we can travel across the UK or deliver workshops online.

 

Open Training Sessions

Our open training sessions are available to anyone interested in improving their skillset. For example, our ‘power hours’ focus on a different topic each session – previous themes include demonstrating impact and staying motivated in business. We’re big fans of personal development and would love to see you at an upcoming event.

Top Tips for Grant and Trust Fundraising

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Working for a new charity, social enterprise or non-profit organisation? Welcome to the rewarding yet frustrating world of fundraising! Fortunately, our training session shows you how to identify funding opportunities and key things to consider when applying. As we also have experience reviewing grants, you’ll gain a valuable insight into the funders’ ideal application.

How to Make the Most of Networking Online

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Online networking is the new normal. While virtual events bring many benefits – you can meet people from Sheffield and Sweden on the same day! – it can be difficult to adapt your approach. In this session we demonstrate how you can find relevant events, engage with people through the screen and create quality connections. You’ll leave the workshop feeling confident about networking in the digital world.

Setting Up Your Own Business

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Like the idea of being your own boss? This masterclass covers the key foundations for setting up an enterprise – including marketing, budgeting and identifying your target audience. Whether you want to earn extra money alongside a full-time job or solely focus on your project, we’ll help your new venture be the best it can be.

Crafting Compelling Content for Social Media

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Are your posts compelling and consistent? Unfortunately, many charities and SMEs struggle with writer’s block when it comes to their social accounts. Fortunately, this workshop will get your creative juices flowing thanks to our marketing tips and fun exercises. You’ll no longer dread planning your content calendar!

How to Be LinkedIn

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Venue: TBA

LinkedIn can lead to new contracts, useful connections and generous donors. It’s a fantastic resource…if you know how to use it! During this session you’ll identify the key steps to LinkedIn success and create an action plan to improve engagement. Still need convincing? 100% of attendees would recommend this course to others. The session is particularly useful for anyone who’s neglected their account or has yet to set up a profile.

Assessing Risk: Beyond Just the Tick Box

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Venue: TBA

There isn’t enough time. I don’t know where to start. It’s not that important. Do any of these sound familiar? Many CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners don’t fully consider the risks facing their organisation. Luckily, our session transforms this (admittedly!) dry topic into an engaging discussion about defining, identifying and reviewing potential issues. Afterwards, you’ll understand that managing risk isn’t just good practice – it can also protect your cash flow and reputation.

LEAN Business Improvement Techniques

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LEAN may sound like a protein shake, but it’s really a business model that maximises value while minimising waste. Essentially, it can help your business or charity be more efficient. During this workshop you’ll explore how a long-term approach to LEAN can reduce your organisation’s costs and make your team more resourceful.

How to Develop Your Active Listening Skills

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Active listening is used in counselling, training and solving disputes or conflicts. Though it sounds like a straightforward skill, it requires the listener to fully concentrate, understand and reflect on what’s being said. In this workshop you’ll develop your own techniques and learn why it’s a useful skill for the workplace.

Essential Leadership Skills

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Venue: TBA

Great leadership is important for any organisation. If you struggle to see yourself as a leader or feel pressured to know all the answers, this is the session for you. We’ll cover the key insights, principles and skills needed for inspiring your team. This is also useful for anyone who regularly works with challenging clients. Thanks to our tried and tested advice, you’ll become a more confident and effective leader.

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