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Course Summary

Course 1 - Return on YOUR Investment Workshop

All courses benefit from CIMA Accreditation

Incorporate creativity as an effective problem-solving tool to conquer business challenges. Learn how to creatively generate ideas and conduct productive brainstorming sessions to foster creativity and innovation in organisations. PLUS an exclusive method that is guaranteed to be cost-conscious and profit-producing.

Who will benefit?

Large and small business owners, Corporations, Government Departments, CEO’s, Team Leaders and Management staff will benefit by making Creative Problem-Solving processes an invaluable asset in today’s competitive business environment.

Course Outcomes - Participants will learn how to facilitate:

  • Adapting to different thinking styles in group and team environments
  • Recognising and removing barriers to individuals, teams and departments

Fostering an innovative environment in the workplace

  • Recognising and removing barriers to individual and group creativity
  • Presenting ideas clearly and concisely for maximum stakeholder buy-in

‘Tapping into unconscious knowledge to produce the ‘eureka’ effect, utilising processes immediately in their workplace to rapidly solve day to day problems efficiently and effectively with total ‘team buy in’.

  • Transforming their creative problem-solving skills into practical business solutions

© The Margolis Wheel TM - an opportunity to participate in a unique process where almost any business problem can be solved using the skills and techniques learned in the seminar. Each participant will be requested to present a ‘business problem’ (minimum value £10k) that will be resolved with realistic, cost-conscious and profit-producing solutions.

Workshop Style

The presenter’s style is based on using a combination of dynamic participatory exercises that truly engage an audience:

  • Participative and highly interactive
  • Experiential
  • Leading-edge
  • Proven and effective
  • Tailored
  • Effective in changing people’s behaviour
  • Fun, exciting, memorable

The workshop is highly participative, entertaining and runs in accelerated ‘learning by doing’ mode. Delegates with ‘open minds’ will appreciate how using innovative and creative techniques will provide cost-conscious and profit-producing solutions, improve internal and external ‘customer’ delight, develop better team building and increase personal and professional development in their organisations.

Your facilitator for the day is one of the UK’s leading experiential trainers, Alan Margolis. Please look closely at Alan's profile. His experience is second to none.

The ideas generated during the event will, when implemented, achieve a significant and lasting impact on our activities and outputs – and participants have estimated they will lead to benefits worth over £500k. The participants have since met to consider future learning needs and how to deal with some of the issues identified at the seminar. Once again you have shown that you can be relied upon to provide events that make a real impact’

I.W - Director, Government Office London - Trade & Industry division

‘We decided to go straight into ‘The Margolis Wheel’ consultation exercise and by the end of the session, we had saved the university £30,000 pounds. The Personnel Director felt this session was very worthwhile. We have now identified at least two other sessions (one with Heads of Departments themselves) where we could use the same techniques’

K.M - Staff Development Advisor, University of Bristol

‘The course will help us to reclaim about £0.5m to £1m of operating costs from our forthcoming budget as well as assisting us in nailing some top line and profitability related items for the next to years. Excellent feedback from the IE crew too’’

H.W Phd MBA - Chief Executive - Intelligent Energy

‘Wow! .Best I have been on, very encouraging. Keep up the good work’.

Dr B.C (Psychol) AfbpsS - CIPD Course Director - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

 

Course 2 - CO-CONSULTING - Training for Personal & Professional Development

All courses benefit from CIMA Accreditation

'Co-Consulting' is a process in which two people exchange time and attention and help each other think more clearly and act more powerfully. The theory and practise has evolved over the last fifty years. It started by observing what helped people grow and without any preconceptions. It is now the simplest and most profound approach to improving human functioning between people in organisations.

We start with the assumption that people are fundamentally good, creative and effective. We sometimes have difficulties when either we are hurting, or something happens that reminds us of a time when we were hurting. It is hard to think productively when in the grip of painful emotion. The natural mechanisms for releasing emotion (talking, laughing, sweating, shaking, storming, crying and yawning) were all available to us as young people. When this emotional release is finished the person re-evaluates his or her experience and is then able to think more clearly and act more powerfully.

Unfortunately, people around us often inhibit the natural process because they mistake the release of emotion (the healing of the hurt) for the hurt itself. (Big boys don't cry etc.).

Co-Consulting offers a systematic way for people to use and recover the natural processes of emotional release. Then we are freer of internalised conditioning and are able to be more flexible and be more in charge of our own lives and at the same time more professional and productive within their organisations.

Co-Consulting practice

The core of the co-consulting practice is the session. In a session, one person, the consultant, listens, pays attention, facilitates and encourages the release of feelings. The client talks and expresses their feelings and re-evaluates. The subject matter can be anything that the client chooses. At the end of the client's time, the roles are reversed. With increased experience and confidence in each other, the process becomes increasingly effective.

How do you learn it?

The best way is to experience it in a safe environment. The experience of being listened to profoundly without interruption is so rare and useful that one good session often leaves a person permanently interested in repeating the experience.

Your facilitator for the day is one of the UK’s leading experiential trainers, Alan Margolis.

Client feedback & Evaluations:

‘Received friendship, support, closeness, freeness, plus, plus, plus!’

P.F Marks and Spencer Plc

‘A wonderful experience. I really appreciate learning how to relax and nurture myself.’

Training Manager - Coopers, Lybrand, Price Waterhouse

‘The Institute will highly value the results of this course. The safe environment enabled every one of us to fully participate and to see people and department in a new light. The entire course has been  worthwhile for the Institute and for us as individuals.’

C.I - The University of London - Institute of Education

‘It was such a lively course. It was enjoyed by all. There were so many aspects that people found really useful and beneficial.’

B.W Training Co-Ordinator - AMI Healthcare International

‘Co-Consulting has helped us get in touch with important feelings and given us permission to ask colleagues for what we want. It has also enabled us to accept conflict and problem solve. We now know how to really listen and understand the feelings behind the words and actions.’

B.T - British Medical Association

Course 3 - Morale Boosting – Laughter Workshop

All courses benefit from CIMA Accreditation

"A clown is like an aspirin, only they work twice as fast." (Groucho Marx)

Learn how to boost morale in your workplace and home because Laughter is good for your Business, Home, Life, Soul and Body! - Businesses with happy staff have happy customers!

Research has shown health benefits of laughter ranging from strengthening the immune system to reducing food cravings and increasing one's threshold of pain. Humour also has several important stress-relieving benefits.

What may surprise you, even more, is the fact that researchers estimate that laughing 100 times is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike. Laughing can be a total body workout! Blood pressure is lowered, and there is an increase in vascular blood flow and in oxygenation of the blood, which further assists healing.

Laughter also gives your diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and back muscles a workout. That's why you often feel exhausted after a long bout of laughter -- you've just had an aerobic workout!

We've long known that the ability to laugh is helpful to those coping with major illness and the stress of work and life's problems. Researchers are now saying laughter can do a lot more -- it can basically bring balance to all the components of the immune system, which helps us fight off diseases.

Business and Social Benefits of Laughter: Laughter connects us with others. Also, laughter is contagious, so if you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more and realise these benefits as well. By elevating the mood of those around you, you can reduce their stress levels, and perhaps improve the quality of business and social interaction you experience with them, reducing your stress level even more.

Laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones. In doing this, laughter provides a safety valve that shuts off the flow of stress hormones and the fight-or-flight compounds that swing into action in our bodies when we experience stress, anger or hostility. These stress hormones suppress the immune system, increase the number of blood platelets (which can cause obstructions in arteries) and raise blood pressure. When we're laughing, natural killer cells that destroy tumours and viruses increase, as do Gamma-interferon (a disease-fighting protein), T-cells, which are a major part of the immune response, and B-cells, which make disease-destroying antibodies.

Physical and Mental Outcomes:

  • Lowering blood pressure - Workplace Stress Management Techniques
  • Increasing morale in the workplace and improving staff relationships
  • Customers like doing business with happy staff members
  • Increasing productivity and energy in the business environment
  • Greater creativity in improving cost-conscious and profit-producing results

Your facilitator for the day is one of the UK’s leading experiential trainers, Alan Margolis.

Previous client feedback:

Everyone was engaged, present and open in their fulsome responses. Feedback was effusively positive and energetic. If you want to learn while laughing this is your course.

S.T Lead WPR Locality Manager - Royal Society of Arts

It was a fun course which helped staff to bond and we also learnt a lot of practical skills to improving communication with staff.

M.C housing Manager - YMCA

‘Thank you so much for delivering such a unique training course. Just some comments received ‘Best course I have ever attended’ - ‘Enjoyed the course so much’ ‘introduced to some fascinating and useful exercises’

H.G - Training Manager - RSPB

‘Well, the feedback from the course has been tremendous. All the attendees have been at my desk demanding to be placed on another module of this course already!’

GF - Training Manager - Intercontinental - SmithKline Beecham

‘It was a very interesting training course that had a great effect on all the participants’

A.F - Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.

‘In terms of positive outcomes, we are delighted. The team now consists of dedicated, loyal and positive individuals who now feel good about themselves, each other, and the service they are giving. What more can we ask?’

M.C - Training Manager - Crown Prosecution Service

Course 4 - Creative Problem-Solving Workshop

All courses benefit from CIMA Accreditation

Incorporate creativity as an effective problem-solving tool to conquer business challenges. Learn how to creatively generate ideas and conduct productive brainstorming sessions to foster creativity and innovation in organisations

Who will benefit?

Large and small business owners, CEO’s, Department heads, Team Leaders and Management staff will benefit by making Creative Problem-Solving processes an invaluable asset in today’s competitive business environment.

Course overview

  • Adapting to different thinking styles in group and team environments
  • Fostering an innovative environment in the workplace
  • Recognising and removing barriers to individual and group creativity
  • Presenting ideas clearly and concisely for maximum stakeholder buy-in

‘Tapping’ into unconscious knowledge to produce the ‘eureka’ effect.

Utilising processes immediately in their workplace to rapidly resolve day to day problems efficiently and effectively with total ‘team buy in’.

  • Transforming their creative problem skills into practical business solutions

Workshop Style

The presenter’s style is based on using a combination of dynamic participatory exercises that truly engage an audience.

  • Participative and highly interactive
  • Experiential
  • Leading-edge
  • Proven and effective
  • Tailored
  • Effective in changing peoples behaviour
  • Fun, exciting, memorable

The workshop is highly participative, entertaining and runs in accelerated ‘learning by doing’ mode. Delegates with ‘open minds’ will appreciate how using innovative and creative techniques will provide cost-conscious and profit-producing solutions, improve internal and external ‘customer’ delight, develop better team building and increase personal and professional development in their organisations.

Your facilitator for the day is one of the UK’s leading experiential trainers, Alan Margolis.

Client Feedback

‘Intensive, lively and very useful. Positive environment for learning. One of the most enlightening courses we have ever been on. The course was highly motivating and has facilitated a network which will be of benefit in solving work-related problems through drawing on the experience of others and the pooling of ideas and techniques.'

B.W- National Organisation Manager - National Farmers Union

The overall impression of all the participants was very favourable. The course has provoked considerable change. The opportunity for introspection and reflection was widely recognised. We will benefit from this course for a long time. It was very intensive, run with enormous enthusiasm and energy, and really professionally’.

J.P Director - International Institute for Environment and Development

‘The feedback from all the attendees was very positive about the outcomes. Very well run, fit for purpose, enjoyable, positive, better foundation to build on, very good team-building atmosphere, excellent’

C.C. Quality Management Advisor - Shell International HQ

‘The training was indeed an experience, enlightening and enjoyable. All people reacted favourably and thought the event was mind-boggling and a number of suggestions for change that have already put into practice as well as progress on some deeper issues’

K.B. - Training Manager - The Bank of England

Course 5 - Teambuilding Workshop

All courses benefit from CIMA Accreditation

Teambuilding is an essential part of the management toolkit for the 21st century. Increasingly people need to work more cooperatively and effectively in teams or groups so their organisations achieve more successful outcomes.

Who will benefit?

Large and small business owners, CEO’s, Leaders, Department heads, Managerial staff, Team Leaders, Team members, Sales and support staff and Partnership teams with internal/external customers or suppliers will benefit by making Team Building processes an invaluable asset in today’s competitive business environment.

Course overview

Using vital people skills to improve performance through people. Encouraging exciting working environments - creating the right working atmosphere, ambience and relationships. Improving rapport building, listening skills, non-verbal communication, influencing, motivational and interpersonal skills. Building a high-performance team that develops trust, enthusiasm and mutual support.

Learning key principles for creating internal and external 'customer delight'.

Being inspired and inspiring!

Creating the difference that makes the difference - new thinking styles for increasing behavioural and emotional flexibility. Using a range of practical skills and techniques enhancing individual and team performance. Achieving more positive results from people by improving communication styles.

'Those with the greatest flexibility have the greatest choices'.

The Margolis Wheel TM - an opportunity to participate in a unique process where almost any team building problem can be resolved using the skills and techniques learned in the seminar.

Winners get Going!

Workshop Style

The presenter’s style is based on using a combination of dynamic participatory and interactive exercises that truly engage an audience and will be adapted in situ to meet the specific needs of those attending.

  • Participative and highly interactive
  • Experiential
  • Leading-edge
  • Proven and effective
  • Tailored
  • Effective in changing people’s behaviour
  • Fun, exciting, memorable

The workshop is highly participative, entertaining and runs in accelerated ‘learning by doing’ mode. Delegates with ‘open minds’ will appreciate how using innovative and creative techniques will provide cost-conscious and profit-producing solutions, improve internal and external ‘customer’ delight, develop better team building and increase personal and professional development in their organisations.

Feedback from clients:

‘The training was, overall, a valuable experience. It certainly provided an opportunity to build a team spirit and to work together on learning new methods of verbal and non-verbal communications, interpersonal skills, negotiating techniques, creative problem solving and discussion techniques - all areas of great importance to us.

C.H.R - Training Director - FAO of The United Nations

‘Your course was fantastic and a huge inspiration for our staff and supporters. A

thoroughly enjoyable experience - you got the best out of the audience’

A.B - Community Director - Breakthrough Breast Cancer

‘The course was considered by all those who attended to be most beneficial,

especially those like myself who are heavily involved in the process of organisational

change.

S.M - Senior Training & Staff Development Officer - British Aerospace PLC

‘I had high expectations which were surpassed. An outstanding event that fully

achieved its objectives’ - A.K -Training Manager - Lloyds Bank Plc

 Your facilitator for the day is one of the UK’s leading experiential trainers, Alan Margolis.

Testimonials

  • The ideas generated during the event will, when we implement them, achieve a significant and lasting impact on our activities and outputs – and participants have estimated they will lead to benefits worth over £500k. The participants have since met to consider future learning needs and how to deal with some of the issues identified at the seminar. Once again you have shown that you can be relied upon to provide events which will make a real impact’
    I.W - Director, Government Office London - Trade & Industry division
  • ‘We decided to go straight into ‘The Margolis Wheel’ consultation exercise and by the end of the session we had saved the university £30,000 pounds. The Personnel Director felt this session was very worthwhile. We have now identified at least two other sessions (one with Heads of Departments themselves) where we could use the same techniques’
    K.M - Staff Development Advisor, University of Bristol
  • ‘Wow! ...’Best I have been on’ ... very encouraging. Keep up all the good work’.
    Dr B.C (Psychol) AfbpsS - CIPD Course Director - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • ‘Received friendship, support, closeness, freeness, plus, plus, plus!’
    P.F -Marks and Spencer Plc
  • ‘A wonderful experience. I really appreciate learning how to relax and nurture myself.’
    Training Manager - Coopers, Lybrand, Price Waterhouse
  • ‘The Institute will highly value the results of this course. The safe environment enabled every one of us to fully participate and to see people and department in a new light. The entire course has been worthwhile for the Institute and for us as individuals.’
    C.I - The University of London - Institute of Education
  • ‘It was such a lively course. It was enjoyed by all. There were so many aspects that people found really useful and beneficial.’
    B.W Training Co-Ordinator - AMI Healthcare International
  • ‘Co-Consulting has helped us get in touch with important feelings and ask colleagues for what we want. It has also enabled us to accept conflict and problem solve. We now know how to really listened and understand the feelings behind the words and actions.’
    B.T - British Medical Association
  • Everyone was engaged, present and open in their fulsome responses. Feedback was effusively positive and energetic. If you want to learn while laughing this is your course.
    S.T Lead WPR Locality Manager - Royal Society of Arts
  • It was a fun course which helped staff to bond and we also learnt a lot of practical skills to improving communication with staff.
    M.C housing Manager - YMCA
  • ‘Thank you so much for delivering such a unique training course. Just some comments received ‘Best course I have ever attended’ - ‘Enjoyed the course so much’ ‘introduced to some fascinating and useful exercises’
    H.G - Training Manager - RSPB
  • ‘Well, the feedback from the course has been tremendous. All the attendees have been at my desk demanding to be placed on another module of this course already!’
    GF - Training Manager - Intercontinental - SmithKline Beecham
  • ‘It was a very interesting training course that had a great effect on all the participants’
    A.F - Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.
  • ‘In terms of positive outcomes, we are delighted. The team now consists of dedicated, loyal and positive individuals who now feel good about themselves, each other, and the service they are giving. What more can we ask?’
    M.C - Training Manager - Crown Prosecution Service
  • ‘Intensive, lively and very useful. Positive environment for learning. One of the most enlightening courses we have ever been on. The course was highly motivating and has facilitated a network which will be of benefit in solving work related problems through drawing on the experience of other and pooling of ideas and techniques.’
    B.W- National Organisation Manager - National Farmers Union
  • The overall impression of all the participants was very favourable. The course has provoked considerable change. The opportunity for introspection and reflection was widely recognised. We will benefit from this course for a long time. It was very intensive, run with enormous enthusiasm and energy, and really professionally’.
    J.P Director - International Institute for Environment and Development
  • ‘The feedback from all the attendees were very positive about the outcomes. Very well run, fit for purpose, enjoyable, positive, better foundation to build on, very good team building atmosphere, excellent’
    C.C. Quality Management Advisor - Shell International HQ
  • ‘The training was indeed an experience, enlightening and enjoyable. All people reacted very favourably and thought the event was very worthwhile and a number of suggestions for change that have already put into practice as well as progress on some deeper issues’
    K.B. - Training Manager - The Bank of England
  • ‘Your course was fantastic and a huge inspiration for our staff and supporters. A thoroughly enjoyable experience - you got the best out of the audience’
    A.B - Community Director - Breakthrough Breast Cancer
  • ‘The course was considered by all those who attended to be most beneficial, especially those like myself who are heavily involved in the process of organisational change.
    S.M - Senior Training & Staff Development Officer - British Aerospace PLC
  • ‘I had high expectations which were surpassed. An outstanding event that fully achieved its objectives’
    A.K -Training Manager - Lloyds Bank Plc

Confidentiality

We offer a totally confidential service and encourage liaising with clients before they consider booking courses. We recognise the significant investment in your time and resources. We accept your tight timescales and eagerness to take the next steps. Our payment options are practical and simple. For your security, we hold no client payment details online. With ever sophisticated cybercrime, your safety and security are paramount.

Our Guarantee

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All of our trainers are not just qualified in their field, but passionate specialists who live and thrive in that sphere.
Our guarantee is that you'll enjoy a great learning experience at our course centre in Kings Cross.
The Kings Cross venue is a 5-minute walk from the London Underground, British Rail, and the Eurostar terminals.
Accessibility is key - so come and join us within the next month. Check our Offers page to see what's hot this month.

Alan Margolis

Alan Margolis

Course Tutor

Alan Margolis - HR Development training consultant with over 20 years experience

Alan Margolis is on The Register of Learning Providers No:10024264 and is a Human Resource Development training consultant with over 20 years experience using a variety of Groupwork skills, Counselling, Personal and Professional Development skills, Experiential Learning and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He facilitates learning events in areas such as Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Skills, Presenting with Impact, Management Communication, Return on Your Investment, Stress Management, Influencing & Negotiating Skills, Creative Problem Solving, Training the Trainers, Morale Building, Customer Delight and Teambuilding for organisations such as Investors in People, The British Standards Institution, The United Nations, Government Departments, Arts Organisations and various national and international companies. He believes in empowering and motivating people so, they are able to release their full personal and professional potential.

Alan moved into training and development by establishing his own training consultancy Hampstead Training Consultants 20 years ago after an extensive management career, including some years as Managing Director, with a variety of companies in fields such as marketing, manufacturing and retail. He was one of the first people to produce and market animal and environmentally friendly cosmetics. Alan also designed and produced a product endorsed by ‘The Beatles’ which was sold in over 100 countries.

Testimonials

  • "An exceptionally useful day's training, delivered in a positive and personanable manner, very enjoyable and significant food for thought. Thank You."

    Diane Wilson - DCI Notts Police
  • "The anxiety is gone - now that I understand it. Not only can I make a presentation - I feel I have so much to give now. It's quite a transformation."

    John Eden
  • "Since attending the course, I feel like a completely different person; more confident, relaxed and easy going. I gave a speech at work last week and it went so so well."

    Ben Harding
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