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Learning During a Pandemic

Pandemics can change the way that we work, but essential services are still required, and it’s important that you stay within the law, so make sure your team’s training is kept up to date. There are several ways Stallard Kane can safely deliver learning during a pandemic…

COVID-SECURE CLASSROOMS

We continue to run our open courses, but with limited numbers and with adjustments in place to ensure that it is a COVID-secure environment.

• No sharing of equipment, all candidates have their own equipment for the day
• All desks are seated over 2m apart to maintain social distancing
• Reduced candidate numbers
• No refreshments provided, candidates are welcome to bring their own
• Well ventilated rooms

We can also run courses at your site, providing you have COVID secure measures in place & a large enough training room available which can be set up to maintain social distancing at all times.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS

We have adapted the way in which we deliver our courses and can now offer many of our courses as a Virtual Classroom, delivered via Zoom. This means that staff do not all have to be in the same room for training, they just need access to a computer/laptop, camera and microphone to be able to attend. This offers greater flexibility for companies who still have staff working from home, or do not have a large enough training room to meet the social distancing requirements.

We also offer, via our training partners, CITB courses, such as SMSTS and SSSTS remotely via distance learning, using Zoom.

Most courses can now be delivered remotely, although there are some exceptions, please contact our training team to find out more.

FURLOUGH

An employee on furlough can still undertake ‘training’ or ‘learning’ as long as it cannot be used by the employer to generate revenue.

If an employee is required to complete training that will potentially generate revenue for the company, this will bring furlough leave to an end. Our training courses should all be suitable for
employees on furlough to undertake, but please contact your HR advisor or our HR team for clarification.

Growth Training for Senior Managers

Often new Board members have reached the level because they are very good in a single area (Finance, HR, Operations etc). This course will take new Executives through an overview of the whole organisation responsibilities that come with being promoted to a more senior level.

Some organisations are highly experienced at being able to understand the cross-cutting needs of their organisation. This course gives an introduction to the kinds of diagnostic and reporting they use.

If you’ve carried out an organisational diagnostic, you will know your starting point. This course covers how to take that starting point and turn it into strategy and plans for the immediately foreseeable future.

‘The lost caverns of Head Office’ is one description for corporate performance returns, whether they be financial, personnel, operational, project etc. This course takes you through an overview of tried and tested ways of monitoring how well your plans are going, without creating a mass of returns that take time from those creating them and aren’t read by those receiving them.

How to lead your team effectively

We provide a range of courses which can enhance your leadership skills, whether you have just been promoted to a team leader role or you just want to build on your existing skillset. These courses can cover the following topics and can be bespoke to the nature of your business.

  • Creating plans, implementing and monitoring them
  • Using data for evidence-based decision making, for creating and using a balanced scorecard, and for aligning demand and capacity
  • Structured problem-solving
  • Managing programs and projects to a successful conclusion
  • Dealing with people
  • Mapping customer needs and working out how to meet them
  • Stakeholders – who are they and how to work with them
  • Supporting effective team working
  • Running meetings to deliver your objectives
  • Creating standard work protocols to deliver consistent quality, and using these as the basis to lead your team into a culture of continuous improvement

Coaching and Mentoring

We are able to come into your business and coach new or existing managers to increase their skill set in this role.
We can also implement a mentoring scheme within your business and train you in the skills required for you to run these yourselves.

Conflict Management

We understand that things may not always run smoothly within a business, this training is available for staff at any level and is bespoke to your individual circumstances, just contact us for more details.
If you are interested in signing up for any of these, please contact our training team at training@skaltd.co.uk and they will be in touch to discuss your requirements and set the courses up.
In addition to the courses listed below, we can also offer CITB courses, such as SMSTS and SSSTS remotely via distance learning, using Zoom. If you require a different type of training delivered through virtual classrooms, please contact our Training team.
(An employee on furlough can still undertake ‘training’ or ‘learning’ as long as it cannot be used by the employer to generate revenue. If an employee is required to complete training that will
potentially generate revenue for the company, this will bring furlough leave to an end. These particular courses should all be suitable for employees on furlough to undertake, but please
contact your HR advisor or our HR team for clarification.)

VIRTUAL COLLEGE

We also offer a huge range of online courses, from Food Safety & Hygiene through to Safeguarding, via Virtual College – to find out more, please click the Virtual College logo in the right hand column.

E-LEARNING

All of our clients have access to our eLearning package within the members area, Business Shield, which provides awareness on a variety of topics. If you are a client and don’t currently use this facility, please email admin@skaltd.co.uk, who will set up your account for you.

TOOLBOX TALKS

From time to time, we also produce free Toolbox Talk videos which are hosted on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive notifications when new videos are added.

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To book or to discuss any of our training courses, please contact our training team on 01427678660 or email training@skaltd.co.uk

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