Remote Access to Leading Lancashire

Remote Access to Leading Lancashire

The LMC Business Team are now digitally delivering all Leading Lancashire courses over the coming weeks via video conferencing.

Leading Lancashire

EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUNDING SECURED TO DELIVER LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS TO LANCASHIRE BASED SME WORKFORCE

Lancaster and Morecambe College has successfully secured European Social Funding to support employees of all ages to develop effective leadership and management skills and behaviours. The programme of activity will enable people to progress into, develop and sustain leadership and management roles, as well as support for progression in work, tackling disadvantages and wider careers choices.

The project will work with SMEs and the self-employed in the following Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership priority sectors; Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, Digital, Creative, Visitor Economy, Financial Services and Construction. 

The Leading Lancashire project will be delivered by a consortium of 11 organisations, including Lancaster & Morecambe College and will be led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Activities will be delivered across the partnership through coordinated promotional campaigns and will be supported by robust needs assessment, focussing on upskilling, advice and guidance and coaching/mentoring activities. Lancaster & Morecambe College are proud to offer a range of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) awards and certificates in Leadership and Management delivered by a highly experienced team.

Leading Lancashire Courses:

All Leading Lancashire courses are now being delivered digitally over the coming weeks.

 View our Leadership & Management Courses here

View our Digital Media Courses here

Once registered onto a course, you will receive instructions on how to join your conference call via email, this email will include your meeting ID and password. We are hoping to deliver each session within the specified time periods, however please do allow a little bit of time at the end of your session in the case of techincal faults during the conference call.

For further information on any of the below courses, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Current courses

CMI Level 3 Award - Managing Volunteers

Date and time: 
18, 25 June, & 02 July 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
Duration:
3 weeks

This CMI accredited award is a 3 week course designed to assist managers who work with volunteers. The aim of the unit is to equip managers with the knowledge of how to engage, motivate and support volunteers. As part of your learning outcomes  you will look at the reasons and benefits of volunteering as well as the legal and organisational requirements for managing volunteers. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Managing Change & Instilling Resilience

Date and time: 
22 June 2020, 09:30-12:00
29 July 2020, 09:30-12:00
Duration:
2.5 hours

Change is inevitable if an organisation is to maintain competitiveness and currency of practice. This course has been designed to enable you to evaluate types and reasons for change within organisations and be able to select and apply theoretical models for its management.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Business Planning and Leadership

Date and time: 
24 June or 22 July 2020, 10:00-13:00
Duration:
3 hours

This course will offer you an insight into how to write and evaluate a Business Plan. Business planning is an essential component of Organisational Leadership and Development. Often time-consuming, but essential if you want to have a business that is going to survive in a competitive market place. If your business doesn't have one, maybe it's time to start writing it. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Business Improvement Techniques Part 1 & 2

Date and time:
Part 1: 24 June and Part 2: 26 June 2020, 09:30-12:00 
Part 1: 12 August and Part 2: 19 August 2020, 09:30-12:00
Duration:
2.5 hours per course

Within any business, continual improvement and refinement of techniques is critical in maximising the effectiveness of the business and maintaining competitiveness.

These sessions offer the learner business improvement techniques suitable for improving business performance in the workplace, however small.

To improve the efficiency of the workplace, the sessions will cover:

  • The application of continuous improvement techniques
  • Flow process analysis
  • Visual management systems
  • To reduce/eliminate waste

The application of Kaizen activities within the workplace

  • Problem solving to reduce costs and improve quality, delivery and responsiveness
  • The application of potential failure modes and effects analysis
  • The principles and application of Poka Yoke (mistake/error proofing)

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

LinkedIn: Building Your Personal Profile

Dates and time: 
25 June or 26 June 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
Duration:
1 day

Create a winning profile that works, attract high worth contacts and increase the reach of your profile. Learn how to gain interest, create the right impression with logos, cover banners and profile statements.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Managing Data and Information Using Pivot Tables and Excel

Date and time:
29 June or 13 July 2020, 09:30-12:00
Duration:
2.5 hours

The aim of this session is to equip the learner with the knowledge of using Pivot Tables from Excel to summarise data in a quick and easy manner.

The ability to solve problems, make timely business decisions and respond to customers’ needs is all dependent on the ability to manipulate good quality data and information. .

Learners need only to have a basic knowledge of Excel to be able to gain benefit from this course.

The course will look at:

  • Manipulating data from information already available
  • Using the Headings to change the information
  • Sorting and Filtering
  • Multiple tables on one page
  • Using Count, Sum and Average on Calculations.
  • Graphs and Charts from Pivot Tables
  • Presentation of Pivot Table information

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Leadership and Organisational Culture

Date and time:
01, 09 or 29 July 2020, 10:00-13:00
Duration:
3 hours

This session is an opportunity to develop your knowledge regarding how organisational culture directly impacts upon staff and business performance. This session will offer you an opportunity to reflect upon how organisation culture and performance are inter-related, share your experiences and consider new working practices. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Presentation and Training Techniques Part 1 & 2

Date and time: 
Part 1: 1 July 2020, 09:30-12:00
Part 2: 8 July 2020, 09:30-12:00
Duration: 
2.5 hours per course

Delivering presentations can be very challenging. Training others can also have many pitfalls.

The aim of this session is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to plan presentations/training sessions to meet the needs of a target audience. 

It will address issues which may occur during training/presenting e.g. understand learning styles, designing programmes of training, motivate the trainer/clients, presentation techniques, understanding assessment and evaluation. 

The sessions will look at:

  • Making the learner aware of inclusive issues during training and presentations
  • Looking at the skills and abilities of an effective presenter
  • Address issues which may occur during training others
  • Understand learning styles to help with training
  • Help design programmes of learning
  • Motivate the trainer/clients
  • Presentation techniques
  • Understanding assessment and evaluation

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Facebook for Business

Date and time:
02 July 2020, 10:00-16:00 
Duration:
1 day

This course is a must for all businesses who wish to maximize the awareness of their business on Facebook. A practical course, where a Facebook Pro will guide you through the changes, hints, tips and features you need to increase your following, reach and engagement.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

LinkedIn: Building Your Company Profile

Date and time:
03 July 2020, 10:00-16:00
Duration:
1 day

Build on your knowledge of LinkedIn in this step by step guide to creating your company page on LinkedIn. Delivered by a LinkedIn Professional this course guides you through the setup of a company profile, create your company bio, add your keywords, connect into groups, create followers, interest and increase your network. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Contributing to the Delivery of a Project

Date and time:
06 July or 22 July 2020, 09:30-12:00 
Duration:
2.5 hours 

This session aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, tools, and techniques for managing and monitoring projects or improvements within the workplace.

It also identifies approaches to managing risk and responding to the needs and expectations of others working with the Project/Improvement Plan.

The course will cover the following areas

  • Describing the stages of the Project Life Cycle
  • Using a SWOT Analysis for decision making
  • Understanding a Project/Improvement Initiation Document (PID)
  • Using a Gantt Chart for timelines
  • Designing a risk analysis tool for mitigating risk
  • Compare methods for communicating project activities to individuals
  • How to monitor progress against a project plan

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Leading Performance and Innovation using Reflective Practice

Date and time:
08 July or 06 August 2020, 10:00-13:00
Duration:
3 hours

This course is aimed specifically for leaders and teams in the care sector. It will provide an opportunity to critically reflect and consider the fundamental questions that enable the highest professional standards to be a the centre of care. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Developing Your Leadership Skills and Knowledge

Date and time:
15 July or 12 August 2020, 10:00-13:00
Duration:
3 hours

This session is for anyone who is or aspires to be a leader and wants to develop or enhance their, knowledge, skills, insight and understanding of the key components of effective leadership.  

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Facebook Adverts for Business (Beginners)

Date and time: 
09 July 2020, 10:00-16:00
Duration:
1 day 

This course is for beginners and will take you from basic to advanced advertising on Facebook. You’ll learn, Facebook ad basics, how to set up the Facebook Pixel, how to create lookalike audiences, how to run retargeting ads to audiences, and how to create a Facebook ads strategy that works. 

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Instagram for Business

Date and time:
16 or 17 July 2020, 10:00-16:00
Duration:
1 day 

Learn how to correctly set up and use your Instagram account, to grow your business Instagram stats and trends. What Instagram is and how does it work. How people use Instagram. How businesses are now using Instagram. How to gain followers and keep them. How to create an engaging Instagram profile. How to take photos and post them correctly. How to Effectively use Instagram photos and create sales conversion. Also covering Stories, Newsfeeds, Highlight and InstaTV.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Twitter for Business

Date and time:
30 July 2020, 10:00-16:00
Duration:
1 Day

Are you using Twitter for business, not sure how to harness it’s power for your business? This introduction to Twitter course will provide you with a full refresh and review of Twitter. How best to use this fast moving platform to keep your customers and potential new customers informed and engaged. What to share and what not to share, what to follow, how to Hashtag, how to tag.

For further information please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Time Management

Date and time: 
05 August 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
Duration:
1 day

Do you spend your working day being busy from the minute you arrive at work until the time you leave but achieve very little? If you do then this highly practical workshop is the course for you. You will learn an array of tools and techniques to help you work smarter not harder and control events rather than be controlled by them.

For further information on any of the below courses, please contact us on 01524 521483 or email LMCBusinessAdminTeam@lmc.ac.uk

Key benefits to businesses and employees:

  • Increased confidence and skills
  • Networking and developing relationships with peers
  • Progress career path
  • Succession planning
  • Upskilling of the workforce with more employees gaining qualifications
  • Business growth supported through development of a more highly skilled workforce
  • Increase the level of employed women to encourage progression in employment, and help address the gender pay gap

Modules:

  • Managing Team Performance
  • Managing Change
  • Team Leading
  • Delivering Coaching and Mentoring
  • Conflict Management
  • Resilience
  • Recruitment & Retaining Talent
  • Project Management