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Training and Development

Training and Development


Contents Management & Leadership Essentials Learn, Absorb & Understand Write, Speak & Influence Creative Thinking & Innovation Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching Engagement & Personal Balance

Why Illumine Training? Prepare… Participate… Practise… The Illumine Experience Management & Leadership Essentials Essential Management Skills From Competent Manager to Effective Leader Building High Performing Teams Passionate Leadership Effective Change Management Practical Thinking for Project Success

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Learn, Absorb & Understand

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Write, Speak & Influence

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Creative Thinking & Innovation

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Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching

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Engagement & Personal Balance

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Fast Reading and Super Memory Effective Speed Reading™ Mind Mapping for Business Mind Mapping for Education Improve Your Memory Accelerated Learning for Trainers

Think on Your Feet® Powerful Presentations Dealing with the Media Effective Communication with NLP Negotiation Skills Writing Dynamics™ Grammar on the Rocks™ Creativity for Logical Thinkers Creativity at Work Programme (Blended Learning) Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Problem Solving Workshop Structured and Critical Thinking Generating Ideas Decision Making workshop Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking™ Facilitation and Meeting Skills High Performance Coaching

Developing Resilience at Work Employee Engagement Value Adding Appraisals Stress Management Energy and Well-being Time Management and Personal Effectiveness Emotional Intelligence The Balancing Act — Work/Life Balance The Power of Positive Thinking

FIT — Fast Impactful Training (90 minute sessions) E-learning Options FREE Resources Terms, Conditions and How to Book

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Why Illumine Training? — ‘better brains for better business®’ Who we do it for

Better brains for better business® with Illumine Training — the perfect training partner to enhance and develop your Management & Leadership Essentials.

Since our inception in 1996 we have built a reputation we are proud of. We develop long term relationships with many of our clients, but are also happy to run ‘one-off’ programmes that address specific needs. Our clients cover all sectors and training is delivered in many locations around the world.

As well as offering the essential skills required to be a successful manager or leader, we offer a unique portfolio of high quality, high impact techniques, building skills in six interrelated areas: Management & Leadership Essentials — the

essential skills required to be a successful manager and leader.

Learn, Absorb & Understand — learn more

efficiently, take better notes, think and plan effectively and be well informed.

Write, Speak & Influence — make a

positive impression, be remembered, build relationships and influence effectively — in every interaction.

Creative Thinking & Innovation — generate

new perspectives and ideas, solve real problems and enhance decision making and team working.

Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching —

enhance group participation, share knowledge and run productive meetings that make good use of everyone’s skills and experience.

Engagement & Personal Balance — enhance

engagement and motivation, reduce stress levels and improve performance.

The range of courses and workshops has been developed to contribute significantly to organisations’ management and personal development agendas — with a strong focus on high levels of skills transfer and a wide variety of flexible delivery options.

Where we do it — WORLDWIDE! We are an international business; whilst we are UK based, we deliver our courses all over the world through our in-house training option (where we deliver training at your premises). We also have a rolling programme of public workshops which are held in Central London.

We run in-house courses for private and public sector organisations. For selected topics we also run public workshops, which are open to everyone. Our public workshops give people the opportunity to develop their thinking skills and, for organisations, a chance to see the content before running an in-house course.

Why Illumine Training?

What we do

As well as offering solutions to a specific challenge or learning requirement, our courses are regularly used to complement existing and new management, leadership, talent and graduate development programmes — working in partnership with other suppliers or in-house trainers.

How we do it Our reputation has been founded on three simple principles: Run programmes that consistently deliver real and lasting benefits — ask to see the great feedback we get from delegates. Be easy to work with — we are flexible in our approach and delivery so that we can meet your needs. Be friendly and professional.

Our green credentials

It is very tempting for so-called ‘Middle Market’ companies to put off doing anything on recycling or managing their carbon footprint, or supporting the local community, until all of the other challenges of running a successful business and competing on the world stage have been met. Long ago, we decided that not being able to do everything that we would like to do should not stop us from doing what we can, when we can. We are proud of what we have already done and keen to do more. This directory+44(0)1753 and most of our866633 printed literature use sustainable materials. Find out more about our green credentials at info@illumine.co.uk www.illumine.co.uk/green

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Prepare... Participate... Practise... The Illumine Experience In the UK there over 10,000 training ??? 1 or 2are days

companies. Worldwide it is estimated that ?? there are over 250,000. Some are good and a few are very good. A very small number are consistently outstanding. We have a very clear vision for Illumine: To be widely recognised by buyers of training as the benchmark provider of management and personal skills development.

Prepare... Whether you are attending a course yourself or you are sourcing and arranging training for other people, you will want to ensure that you always get: • Value for money — high quality training costs individuals and organisations hardearned money and it is important that the money is well spent. • Value for time — it is vital that time spent on training courses is time well spent and that people learn real skills that make a difference to performance and motivation. We focus on thinking as a source of competitive advantage, and our unique range of courses and workshops has shown, time and again, that it successfully addresses challenges that are real — and in so doing make a real difference to people — making them more effective and more efficient at work, AND providing them with life skills that they can use and benefit from in many different ways: • The Courses — we have sourced the best courses from around the world, and have also developed our own courses, so that our clients can enjoy a range of different, effective and motivating training courses, in a variety of delivery formats, that they will not be able to find elsewhere. • The Trainers — ‘specialist’ and ‘expert’ are over-used terms. However, because they focus on specific skills, our trainers are acknowledged authorities in what they do. Many are published authors, and all are passionate about the subjects they train in and are dedicated to constantly improving the quality of the training they provide.

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• The Service — a personal service is provided by thoughtful, thorough and professional people, making your “before, during and after” training experience a pleasure. • The Materials — everyone learns in different ways, and providing appropriate and comprehensive supporting materials is a crucial element. Materials are constantly developed to ensure that they meet the changing needs of our clients. • The Post-course Support — our rigorous course follow-up and support mechanisms are in place to ensure that you are happy with what has been delivered. We have developed a password protected Post Course Learning Area that provides attendees with unparalleled access to additional support to reinforce their learning.

Participate... Our courses and workshops are practical. We believe that everyone should be able to return to work and actually use the techniques they’ve learnt. We provide all the materials necessary for the delegate to learn and be able to refer back where necessary.

Practise... We believe that effective post course support is a vital component of training — reinforcing and helping to embed what is covered on a course. We therefore provide EVERY attendee with FREE unlimited access to our online Post Course Learning Area. The Post Course Learning Areas have been developed to give invaluable hints, tips and additional tools and techniques to maximise learning and remind you of what you’ve learnt. If we are tailoring a programme that is specific to your needs, we can include relevant content in the Post Course Learning Area. We’ll be happy to discuss the options available to you. Why not give us a call on +44(0)1753 866633 or email info@illumine.co.uk


Management & Leadership Essentials The essential skills required to be a successful manager and leader

Because the specific needs of every organisation are unique, the courses have been written in such a way that they can be easily tailored to meet organisations’ precise requirements. The following outlines should therefore be regarded as indicative of course content; please talk to us about your specific needs. Essential Management Skills..................................................6 From Competent Manager to Effective Leader...........................7 Building High Performing Teams.............................................8 Passionate Leadership.........................................................9 Effective Change Management............................................. 10 Practical Thinking for Project Success................................... 11 Think on Your Feet® ......................................................... 20 Creativity for Logical Thinkers............................................. 28

Management & Leadership Essentials

We have developed a range of management and leadership courses that are ideal for any organisation looking to develop the effectiveness of their team leaders, managers and leaders.

90 Minute FIT (Fast Impactful Training) Sessions................... 50-51

Do you have a team or group of individuals to train? Looking to set up a management or personal development programme, or add new dimensions to your existing offering? Our in-house and bespoke tailoring options provide the opportunity to: Save — we can deliver at your choice of venue, saving money, time, staff travel and

overnight accommodation costs.

Tailor — we can tailor the content of most courses to meet your specific needs. We can

also build workshops around specific business issues or challenges.

Motivate — invest in your people at the same time as investing in your business. Training

is great for team development, as well as addressing business critical challenges.

The solution may be just a phone call away.

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Essential Management Skills

2 days

Develop the essential skills to become a really successful manager. Ideal for those preparing for or new to management

Management & Leadership Essentials

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Understand the core roles, responsibilities and differences between a Manager and a Leader. • Define your management style, performance management, delegation and empowerment styles. • Communicate effectively one to one and in team meetings. • Understand team dynamics, assess and improve individual and team energy and performance. • Enhance your planning and organisational skills. • Set objectives, conduct proactive performance reviews and develop talent through coaching and feedback. • Understand and apply Emotional Intelligence. • Motivate and engage staff. • Run effective team meetings.

Who is this course for? Anyone in, or moving into, a team leader or management position, who has yet to receive training in how to manage effectively.

Duration and format

Learn the essential skills that will enable you to be an effective team leader or manager: l Understand the role and purpose of a manager. l Define the core skills and behaviours required to manage teams effectively. l Learn how to manage performance effectively through coaching and feedback. l Develop skills and behaviours to communicate effectively and motivate your team. l Set really SMART objectives.

Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) In-house Course (for groups and teams) A two day programme where the content can be tailored to specific requirements.

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From Competent Manager to Effective Leader

2 days

Develop leadership skills by enhancing your communication style, and understand how to harness the energy, enthusiasm and motivation of the people around you

• Identify your leadership style and its impact on others. • Understand the essentials of leadership. • Analyse and solve problems both at team and organisational levels. • Support and develop your team. • Maximise interpersonal effectiveness. • Understand different types of conversation and use them effectively in different situations. • Delegate, coach, set objectives, negotiate and maximise inter-departmental collaboration through effective communication. • Confidently invest your energy and adapt your mindset to suit different situations.

Who is this course for? Mid level managers — experienced first line managers and managers of managers. Managers who want to become effective leaders.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A two day programme where the content can be tailored to specific requirements.

Key benefits Move beyond the processes required to be a competent manager by learning the specific skills and behaviours needed to be an effective leader: l Learn how to have great conversations with staff, peers and more senior colleagues even when put on the spot! l Gain a better understanding of your style and how to adapt it to inspire and motivate others through effective communication.

Management & Leadership Essentials

Overview of course content

l Develop an armoury of listening, questioning, verbal and non-verbal communication skills that can be used when dealing with others both formally and informally.

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Building High Performing Teams

2 days

Foster collaboration, build cohesive teams and resolve conflict effectively and for the benefit of all team members

Management & Leadership Essentials

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Understand the types of teams and what makes them successful. • Develop a motivated, high performing team. • Define your leadership styles and how to be an effective team leader. • Effectively communicate and work with your team. • Understand decision-making styles. • Get maximum impact from team meetings. • Create collaboration within and between teams. • Resolve conflict.

Who is this course for? Managers and Team Leaders responsible for building and leading high performing teams.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A two day programme where content can be tailored to specific requirements.

Learn how to develop a high performing team: l Identify with different types of teams and how to define team success. l Create a team charter to develop your own high performing team. l Understand how to adapt your leadership style to be effective in different situations. l Communicate effectively with your team so that all team members contribute to the team’s goals. l Deliver team meetings and discussions that are participative and positive.

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Passionate Leadership

1 or 2 days

Leading WITH passion and FOR passion

Leading individuals and teams will be easier and more fun with our practical tools and techniques. You will be able to: l Build trust and credibility.

The programme begins with a confidential diagnostic based on the unique PassionWorks!™ model, providing valuable insights into the key elements of generating a passionate workplace.

l Guide staff to self-motivation. l Address performance gaps easily and positively.

This unique programme is based on the eight core leadership skills required to create and sustain a passionate workforce. These skills are:

l Coach to inspire and boost ownership.

• Align and focus — creating goal clarity and momentum.

l Facilitate team meetings to generate energy and engagement.

• Communicate and inspire — uplifting your team. • Measure — tracking progress. • Coach and challenge — recognising, developing and building talent to create success.

Management & Leadership Essentials

Key benefits

Extensive, ground-breaking research has revealed a straight forward approach to creating positive, productive and passionate teams. This programme focuses on how to create and sustain passion at work. Leaders are able to understand the dynamics of passion at work and they learn how to manage the conditions which give rise to it.

l Recognise and address negative behaviours.

• Improve processes — innovating and accelerating results. • Remove obstacles — stimulating progress. • Celebrate — nurturing collaboration. • Manage disappointments — maintaining engagement.

Who is this course for? Managers and Leaders who want or need to engage and motivate staff.

A brief history… PassionWorks!™ is based on in-depth research into what creates and sustains passion at work. The research led to a book and a unique and robust model that measures and defines the extent to which people are having a passionate (or fully engaged) experience at work.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A one or two day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Effective Change Management

2 days

Apply skills that enable you to initiate, execute and manage change effectively

Management & Leadership Essentials

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Understand change and the components of successful change. • Understand the planning and preparation required for successful integration. • Define goals, best practice and positive outcomes. • Develop a positive attitude. • Manage different responses and attitudes to change from other people. • Develop workable strategies to manage change.

Develop a clear understanding of how to successfully take charge of change: l Develop emotionally intelligent methods to manage change that take into account people’s different attitudes and feelings. l Understand resistance to change and how to deal with that effectively.

• Identify valuable strengths and resources. • Effectively guide, communicate and motivate. • Understand useful models for change. • Develop the frameworks and tools required to manage change successfully. • Build and maintain momentum.

Who is this course for? Anyone responsible for managing or executing significant change in their organisation.

l Learn a range of strategies and tactics to manage change effectively. l Identify strengths, resources and skills that result in successful change.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A two day programme where content can be tailored to specific requirements.

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Practical Thinking for Project Success

1 day

A toolbox of thinking techniques to enhance project management

For a project to succeed it is essential to have clarity on your outcome, have a deep understanding of the processes involved in achieving it and have techniques that enable you to anticipate future challenges and prepare for them.

l Develop greater self awareness, understand current strengths and weaknesses.

This course will generate awareness of current thinking styles, provide fresh insights and new ideas for planning projects. It will explore: • Gaining clarity on all phases of project lifespan. • Identifying obstacles and barriers to project success. • Identifying current thinking styles and preferences. • Exploring habitual thought patterns, generating awareness of them. • Techniques to gain clarity on project outcomes. • The importance of understanding the perspectives of all stakeholders involved in the project. • The key role of communication in planning and delivery.

• Tools and techniques that improve thinking skills during all phases of the project lifecycle. • Enhance project problem solving skills. • Active learning, lots of opportunity to apply techniques and strengthen understanding.

Management & Leadership Essentials

Key benefits

Overview of course content

• Tools to determine future pitfalls, barriers and challenges. • Visual thinking tools for the planning phase, seeing the bigger picture and the detail at the same time. • Techniques for generating ideas and finding solutions to future challenges. • Running project planning sessions and applying techniques.

Who is this course for? Anyone whose job involves project planning, implementation and execution. It provides an essential toolkit for anyone looking for fresh insights and approaches to the planning process. Managers as part of a management or leadership development programme.

Duration and format A one day in-house course (for groups and teams) that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Learn, Absorb & Understand Management and personal development skills programmes to help you learn more effectively, take better notes, think and plan effectively and be well informed

Learn, Absorb & Understand

Information overwhelm is a challenge for every business professional. The volume of information available to us these days can be overwhelming. Being able to absorb it, remember it, use it effectively and being able to ‘do more with less’ is a growing challenge for all of us. Fast Reading and Super Memory ����������������������������������������� 13 Effective Speed Reading™ �������������������������������������������������� 14 Mind Mapping for Business ������������������������������������������������� 15 Mind Mapping for Education ����������������������������������������������� 16 Improve Your Memory ������������������������������������������������������� 17 Accelerated Learning for Trainers ���������������������������������������� 18 Speed Reading — E-learning Course �������������������������������������� 52 Mind Mapping Mastery – E-learning Course ����������������������������� 53

90 Minute FIT (Fast Impactful Training) Sessions ������������������ 50-51 Our courses and workshops can be used as a stand-alone to address a specific challenge or business need. They are invaluable when considering the skills required to develop your leadership and management teams. They will complement existing development programmes — in fact this range of courses is proven to add value by helping people to learn more effectively!

Do you have a team or group of individuals to train? Looking to set up a management or personal development programme, or add new dimensions to your existing offering? Our in-house and bespoke tailoring options provide the opportunity to: Save — we can deliver at your choice of venue, saving money, time, staff travel and

overnight accommodation costs.

Tailor — we can tailor the content of most courses to meet your specific needs. We can

also build workshops around specific business issues or challenges.

Motivate — invest in your people at the same time as investing in your business. Training

is great for team development, as well as addressing business critical challenges.

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Fast Reading and Super Memory

1 or 2 days

Strategies and skills to master information and ease information overload (Formerly known as the Advanced Thinking and Learning Workshop)

Practical and effective tools that dramatically improve the quality of thinking and learning: • Benchmarking current performance. • The brain and how we think. • Mind Mapping for note-making, note-taking, thinking, planning… • Effective reading and reading faster. • Memory principles, rhythms and systems. • Strategies for learning and working effectively.

Who is this course for? Busy people at all levels whose effectiveness is compromised or threatened by high volumes of information that they need to absorb, filter and make sense of.

l Turn information overload into information mastery — well informed, up to date, in control. l Efficient and effective use of time spent reading, studying and learning. l Improved thinking, planning, organising and decision making — and more time available to ensure they are done well.

Learn, Absorb & Understand

Key benefits

Overview of course content

Also great for lifelong learners — anyone doing professional exams, diplomas, MBAs etc.

A brief history… This course is based on the work of Tony Buzan, and others, and brings the concepts and practical skills of Mind Mapping, Speed Reading and Memory right up to date. The course was developed by Clive Lewis, the UK’s leading exponent of these techniques. It has been refined over the last ten years to become the leading programme for people who need to absorb high volumes of information and to think more effectively.

Duration and format Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) In-house Course (for groups and teams) Compact one day and comprehensive two day versions available. Mind Map® and Mind Maps® are registered trademarks of the Buzan Organisation

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Effective Speed Reading™

½ or 1 day

Save time, read faster, understand better and remember more

Learn, Absorb & Understand

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Understand how the eye works… …and how it works with the brain.

l Dramatically increase reading speed whilst maintaining (or improving) comprehension.

• Assessment and monitoring of reading speed. • Techniques to treble (or more) reading speed. • INSEAK® — an introduction to the Intelligent Strategy for the Effective Acquisition of Knowledge. • How to understand and remember. • Practice and how to continue improvement after the course.

Who is this course for? People whose work or learning, or both, involves getting through a lot of reading.

l Reduce study time. l Become extraordinarily well informed. l Free up time for thinking, planning and doing. l Build confidence and reduce stress.

Anyone who wants to create more time for themselves by reading faster — but who still needs high levels of comprehension.

A brief history… This course is based on a clear understanding of how the eyes work, how the brain works, and how the eyes and brain work together. The course was designed by Clive Lewis, author of The Extraordinary Reader, which itself was based on 30 years’ experience of speed reading and other aspects of thinking and learning effectively.

Duration and format Public Workshop (one day only) www.illumine.co.uk/dates In-house Course (for groups and teams) One day, half day and bite-sized learning (FIT) sessions available. INSEAK® is a registered trademark of Illumine Training

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Mind Mapping for Business

½ or 1 day

Improve note-taking, think more creatively, improve memory and raise your effectiveness — all on one page!

• Understand the brain and how to use it more effectively — and its relevance to Mind Mapping. • Learn how to Mind Map® — establishing a technique that can be used in a wide range of situations. • Practice and coaching.

Key benefits l Improve note-taking and communication skills. l Overcome information overload.

• Continuing development (including access to a password protected Post Course Learning Area).

l Improve organisational and planning capability.

Who is this course for?

l Enhance creativity and problem solving.

Anyone who wants to find more effective and more efficient ways of working. People who are keen to give themselves a competitive edge and find ways of developing themselves and increasing the contribution they can make.

l Improve retention and recall. l Learn how to use Mind Maps in a wide range of situations.

Learn, Absorb & Understand

Overview of course content

A brief history… This course is based on the work of Tony Buzan, and brings the concepts and practical skills of Mind Mapping into the 21st century. Mind Mapping has been around since the early 1970s when it was primarily a technique for improving learning skills. Whilst still very popular for that, Illumine and its Director of Training, Clive Lewis, have been at the forefront of ensuring that it is now recognised as a highly effective business tool, valuable in a wide range of situations.

Duration and format Public Workshop (one day only) www.illumine.co.uk/dates In-house Course (for groups and teams) One day, half day and bite-sized learning (FIT) sessions available.

Mind Map® and Mind Maps® are registered trademarks of the Buzan Organisation

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Mind Mapping for Education

1 day

Enhance your teaching skills, benefiting you and your pupils!

Learn, Absorb & Understand

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Your brain — learn the principles behind how the brain works and how this can enhance learning for yourself and your pupils.

l Save time and improve organisation skills.

• Learning to learn — how to overcome the fear of failure to help pupils become effective learners.

l Improve your memory — and your pupils’.

• How to Mind Map® — learn the principles of constructing a Mind Map — the structure, shape, format and style.

l Develop creativity.

• Mind Map application and exercises — a set of practical examples that focus on teacher-pupil situations.

l Use Mind Maps to teach from, and test pupils’ understanding.

• Action planning — develop a plan to take back to the classroom with you.

Who is this course for?

l Enhance your own planning — lessons, curriculum etc.

If you want to enhance your own and your pupils’ learning and produce lessons that are impactful, memorable and fun, then this is the programme for you: • Teachers at primary and secondary schools. • Lecturers at sixth form colleges and university support staff.

A brief history… This course is based on the work of Tony Buzan and brings the concepts and practical skills of Mind Mapping into the 21st century. Mind Mapping has been around since the early 1970s and is now used extensively in education, from primary school to doctorate level. Whilst it is often taught badly, with little regard for the underlying understanding of how our brains work, when taught properly it has a profound impact on the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Www.illumine.co.uk/dates An intensive one day course that can be tailored around specific requirements.

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Improve Your Memory

½ day

A good memory creates a big impression

Being able to consistently recall key information at the right time during a conversation, meeting or presentation creates a great impression — a characteristic of successful people. However, good memory is not exclusive to a fortunate few; anyone can learn to use their memory to its full potential. • Memory problems — understanding how and why we forget is an essential first step in knowing what we need to change. • Memory principles and rhythms — insight into the different types of memory, how it works and how to remember during and after learning. • Practical strategies — techniques for developing the ability to remember whatever you need to remember, when you need to remember it. • Names and faces — build relationships and impress with your ability to recall names and faces.

This programme will show you practical strategies for boosting your memory which you can apply anywhere: l Remembering more — never forget facts, figures, a name or face again. l Increasing knowledge management — dramatically improve your learning effectiveness.

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Key benefits

Overview of course content

l Memorising lists — deliver presentations and speeches without notes.

Who is this course for? Customer-facing staff can create a strong positive impression by simply remembering names and key information. It is also perfect for anyone who feels that their memory lets them down, who wants to create a better impression and to become more successful.

A brief history… This course addresses the common concern that it is difficult to remember things. When we ask, on our courses, for the biggest concern people have about their brains, being unable to remember things — facts, figures, dates, names, quotes, conversations — is often number one. This course shows you how memory works and how everyone can significantly improve their memory. It is based on the science of how we naturally forget and how to reverse that process. It includes an introduction to the techniques that memory champions use.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Half day and bite-sized learning (FIT) sessions available.

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Accelerated Learning for Trainers

2 days

Dramatically increase the effectiveness of your training delivery

Learn, Absorb & Understand

Key benefits

Overview of course content The programme, based on how people learn best, enables you to make your delivery style more captivating and makes the learning easier and more fun for all concerned. The course is built around the ‘Nine Keys to Accelerated Learning’ — proven techniques for brain-friendly learning, pictured below. In these 2 days, you’ll have a ‘full immersion’ learning experience — rich learning activities will build your knowledge, skills and confidence, so you can hit the ground running and apply your learning as soon as you get back to work.

Who is this course for?

l Experience and apply the Nine Key Principles of Accelerated Learning. l Use memory aids to ensure new learning reaches longterm memory. l Consider new ideas for maintaining learners’ interest, energy and selfesteem.

Trainers (both occasional and full-time) and training managers who want to bring a new level of learning impact and effectiveness to their organisation’s training programmes.

l Keep your own energy, confidence and enthusiasm high.

A brief history…

l Take away lots of new ideas for learning activities.

Accelerated Learning is a collection of techniques that have grown up since the late 20th century, based on the research and practical approaches developed by Georgi Lozanov, Howard Gardner and others. This course was developed by one of the UK’s leading accelerated learning experts, Paul Z Jackson and is run by one of the leading trainers in this specialist field.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A comprehensive two day course that can be tailored to specific needs.

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Write, Speak & Influence Make a positive impression, be remembered, build relationships and influence effectively — in every interaction

Write, Speak & Influence

No matter what our role, to be successful we must be able to communicate effectively. Every day we communicate with different people, in different situations, inside and outside of the organisation. In fact we’re always communicating! How well we communicate reflects not just on individuals, but on the whole organisation; its’ professionalism, attitude, organisational culture and how well it’s trusted. Good communication helps us to retain customers, build long lasting relationships, gain new customers, reduce churn and build the trust and respect in our brand that is needed to succeed and grow. Think on Your Feet® �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20 Powerful Presentations �������������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Dealing with the Media ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 22 Effective Communication with NLP ������������������������������������������������������ 23 Negotiation Skills ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 24 Writing Dynamics™ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25 Grammar on the Rocks™ ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 26 90 Minute FIT (Fast Impactful Training) Sessions ��������������������������������50-51 Our courses and workshops can be used to address specific communication challenges or business needs, and they are invaluable when considering the skills required to develop your customer facing, leadership and management teams.

Do you have a team or group of individuals to train? Looking to set up a management or personal development programme, or add new dimensions to your existing offering? Our in-house and bespoke tailoring options provide the opportunity to: Save — we can deliver at your choice of venue, saving money, time, staff travel and

overnight accommodation costs.

Tailor — we can tailor the content of most courses to meet your specific needs. We can

also build workshops around specific business issues or challenges.

Motivate — invest in your people at the same time as investing in your business. Training

is great for team development, as well as addressing business critical challenges.

The solution may be just a phone call away.

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Think on Your Feet®

1 or 2 days

Think and communicate with Clarity, Brevity and Impact!

Write, Speak & Influence

Key benefits

Overview of course content This programme provides you with a number of plans proven to help you think quickly (even when under pressure), organise your thoughts and get to the point. At the end of the programme you will be able to assemble your thoughts and communicate them effectively during any spoken communication, including: • How to achieve clarity — structuring ideas using both sides of the brain and learning how to simplify complex information.

l Gives confidence to present in front of a wide variety of audiences. l Present with enthusiasm and feel comfortable and appear calm.

• The importance of brevity — how to condense your thoughts and get straight to the point.

l Plan and structure appropriate content for impact and clarity.

• Creating impact — learn how to be more persuasive by understanding the listener and their perspectives and concerns.

l Appeal to, and connect with, the audience.

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs to get their point across clearly, concisely, persuasively and memorably. Anyone who is involved in meetings, presentations, discussions and briefings — and is likely to be asked questions without time to prepare in advance.

A brief history… This course is based on the logic of Descartes and the work of Marshall McLuhan. It recognises the fact that the majority of verbal communication occurs in situations that can’t be prepared for in advance — ad hoc, one to one situations. Over 100,000 people throughout the world have benefited from this course — the only one we’ve identified that has, as its primary focus, building the skill of communicating effectively when put on the spot.

Duration and format Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) In-house Course (for groups and teams) Compact one day (in-house option only) and comprehensive two day versions available.

www.illumine.co.uk/toyf +44(0)1753 866633 info@illumine.co.uk

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Powerful Presentations

1 or 2 days

Achieve great clarity and impact in all of your presentations by adopting simple techniques and using your own style and personality to deliver compelling messages to small and large audiences

Write, Speak & Influence

l Confidence to present in front of a wide variety of audiences.

• Scene setting, mind set and delivery. • Understanding your audience and getting your message right.

l Present with enthusiasm, feel comfortable, appear calm and engage with your audience.

• Preparing a well structured presentation and bringing it to life. • Controlling nerves and injecting energy when presenting.

l Use tools to plan, structure and deliver appropriate content for impact and clarity.

• Bringing it all together and making it memorable. In addition, the two day course helps you to present with real clarity and impact whilst engaging your audience using your natural style and personality:

Write, Speak & Influence

Key benefits

Overview of course content

l Bring your presentation to life and make it memorable.

• Add impact through clarity of outcomes and powerful messaging. • Use visual aids to support your presentation... and not be your presentation.

• Gain insights in how to deal with difficult members of your audience and those tricky questions we all dread! • Develop skills to involve your audience and keep the pace and structure. • Deliver a truly powerful presentation which is recorded and yours to take away.

Who is this course for? Anyone who is faced with delivering presentations, either regularly or occasionally, and would like to build their confidence and skills to a point where they can present confidently and with clarity and impact.

A brief history… It’s not just senior executives that make presentations. The purpose of this course is to develop your skills as a confident and powerful presenter, able to develop and sustain audience rapport. Your audience will be judging you on how competently you deliver your message, not just the message itself, so this is an essential skill.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Compact one day and comprehensive two day versions available.

www.illumine.co.uk/pres +44(0)1753 866633

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Dealing with the Media

1 day

Get your message across to your audience by using the media effectively

Write, Speak & Influence

Key benefits

Overview of course content This highly engaging and interactive session starts with what the media want and how they work; what a news story is, and how to express what you want to say in a media-friendly form. You’ll experience realistic interviews with newspapers, radio and TV, led by a seasoned broadcast journalist and a cameraman/sound recordist. The course includes: • Understanding the Media — learning how to work with journalists in all media while avoiding traps and misunderstandings. • Crafting your Messages — practice in expressing yourself and how to ‘sell’ your message:

l Win new audiences for your product, service or point of view. l Understand the relationship between you, your audience and the media. l Be confident and in control when dealing with the media.

- Quickly - Authentically - Appropriately (for the circumstances) • Handling an Interview — answering journalists’ questions so as to give them a good, positive story while reinforcing, not compromising, your key messages. The interviews are played back in a supportive group setting, critiqued and then repeated as necessary. Delegates are provided with full handouts and video copies of their role-play media interviews to review at their leisure.

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs to get a message to their audience(s) using radio, TV or newspapers. Anyone who is interested in promoting the reputation and services of their work or company.

Duration and format Interactive one day programme. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

www.illumine.co.uk/dwm +44(0)1753 866633 info@illumine.co.uk

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Effective Communication with NLP

½ day

Excellent communication need not be the privilege of the few

In this hands-on workshop you will develop practical strategies to use both personally and professionally. You will also understand:

l Become more persuasive.

• First principles — the key principles of NLP.

l Increase your confidence when communicating.

• Our past — understanding the effect of our beliefs and past experiences. • Building rapport — the facts about body language. • Our senses — making use of all our senses. • The brain — demonstrating what happens in our brain to influence understanding. • The mind — how the unconscious mind works.

l Deliver memorable messages.

l Communicate clearly and concisely. l Understand and work better with other people.

Write, Speak & Influence

Key benefits

Overview of course content

• Language — understanding how we communicate through language patterns. • Communication — highlighting the use of different levels/styles used in communication. • Persuasion — how to influence and persuade others positively.

Who is this course for? Anyone whose success depends partly on the strength of their face-to-face communication. It will benefit people in any organisation, but particularly those in sales, marketing, customer service and teams working together on projects.

A brief history… Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) involves the study of human excellence, demonstrating how to communicate well and influence others. It incorporates tools and techniques to make messages more effective and persuasive. NLP is sometimes regarded with suspicion by those who see its usage as a way to manipulate others. Used properly, that should not be a concern, as it should focus on applying principles of rapport building and ways to improve communication in its many guises.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) An intensive half day in-house course that can be tailored to a specific communication challenge.

www.illumine.co.uk/comm +44(0)1753 866633

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Negotiation Skills 2 days Develop the skills required to negotiate, persuade and influence

Write, Speak & Influence

Key benefits

Overview of course content The programme provides you with a clear process for planning and conducting negotiations effectively: • Why and when we negotiate.

l A clear understanding of the process of negotiation. l Skills to negotiate from a position of strength.

• Self understanding. • Understanding the other party. • Strategies and tactics. • Building skills. • Complex negotiations and using alternative media.

l Confidence to respond positively as the negotiation progresses.

• Building self-confidence and credibility. • The balance of power and positive influence.

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs to conduct negotiations successfully in a range of situations.

A brief history… Negotiating is a very specific form of communication, as both parties start with specific positions and objectives, usually with well defined ‘unacceptable’, ‘acceptable’ and ‘best case’ outcomes. This course is based on an understanding of how to conduct successful, win-win negotiations, building the skills and confidence to negotiate effectively and to respond appropriately as the negotiation develops.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A two day comprehensive course that can be tailored.

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Writing Dynamics™

1 or 2 days

Professional writing skills for business

The programme provides you with a clear process for writing efficiently and effectively: • Meeting the writer’s challenge — a five step process for all types of writing. • Thinking creatively and logically — a process for getting your ideas on paper quickly. • Planning — organising your ideas to maximise impact. • Drafting (writing) quickly and painlessly — build momentum and develop thoughts. • Editing for sharper focus — choosing words and using them for lasting impact.

Key benefits l Succinct and impactful writing which is professional and easy to read. l Save time and increase productivity. l Documents that are persuasive and interesting to read. l Engage and hold your readers’ attention.

Write, Speak & Influence

Overview of course content

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs to write clearly and persuasively — reports, briefings, articles, papers.

A brief history… This course is based on an in-depth analysis of how successful professional writers spend their time when they are writing. That analysis revealed that they spend the biggest proportion of their time planning, followed by editing and drafting (writing). This is in sharp contrast to how most people split their time when they are writing – most of their time is spent actually writing, followed by editing in an unfocused and inefficient way, with little time spent planning. The course therefore trains professionals to write like professional writers!

Duration and format Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) In-house Course (for groups and teams) Compact one day (in-house only) and comprehensive two day versions available. Can be bundled with our Grammar on the Rocks™ workshops to provide an all-round writing solution.

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Grammar on the Rocks™

½ day

This intensive half-day refresher focuses on what you must know about grammar

Write, Speak & Influence

Key benefits

Overview of course content This course offers a practical approach to the rules of grammar. It will actively improve your understanding and use of grammar without bombarding you with too much information:

l Enhanced impression on customers, colleagues and superiors.

• A quick refresher — speed up your ability to write and edit, covering nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and pronouns.

l Brush up on the basics.

• Major ‘Rocks’ — the essentials: apostrophes, plurals, subject-verb agreement and bad verbal grammar.

l Increased confidence in your business writing.

• Minor ‘Rocks’ — these items will come in handy when those who know their grammar may react negatively to your mistakes. This covers colons, semicolons, punctuation of lists, using the right words in a sentence and hyphen usage. • Submerged ‘Rocks’ — not commonly known, not even by some experts! Learn where to add prepositions and split infinitives.

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs a refresher on the key ‘must get right’ rules of grammar. Anyone who is concerned that grammatical gaffes could threaten their credibility or others’ (clients and/or colleagues) perception of them.

A brief history… Many people are concerned that their usage of grammar can let them down from time to time. This course (and its name) is based on the premise that there are a number of grammatical ‘rules’ that are a mystery to many people, either because they were not taught at school or because they have long since been forgotten. These grammatical ‘rocks’ have the potential to sink us — hence the ‘grammar on the rocks’ metaphor.

Duration and format Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) In-house Course (for groups and teams) Available as a half day in-house course.

www.illumine.co.uk/gram +44(0)1753 866633 info@illumine.co.uk

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Creative Thinking & Innovation Generate new perspectives and ideas, solve real problems and enhance decision making and team working

...Creativity is not something we are born with; when given access to the right techniques, everyone is capable of developing their creative skills. We offer a combination of Edward de Bono techniques, Mind Mapping and other recognised tools, applying them to business situations in a practical way. These programmes are highly flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation: Creativity for Logical Thinkers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Creativity at Work Programme (Blended Learning) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Problem Solving Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Structured and Critical Thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Ideas are important in business. We use them to solve business challenges. Without them there would be no innovation, no flair, no choice and no excitement. Great businesses have great business ideas, successful businesses harness them...

Generating Ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Decision Making Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 90 Minute FIT (Fast Impactful Training) Sessions ��������������������������������50-51

Do you have a team or group of individuals to train? Looking to set up a management or personal development programme, or add new dimensions to your existing offering? Our in-house and bespoke tailoring options provide the opportunity to: Save — we can deliver at your choice of venue, saving money, time, staff travel and

overnight accommodation costs.

Tailor — we can tailor the content of most courses to meet your specific needs. We can

also build workshops around specific business issues or challenges.

Motivate — invest in your people at the same time as investing in your business. Training

is great for team development, as well as addressing business critical challenges.

The solution may be just a phone call away.

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Creativity for Logical Thinkers

1 day

Provide your people with the complete creative thinking tool-kit

Key benefits

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Overview of course content Fresh thinking, new perspectives and great ideas are the lifeblood of all successful organisations. This course shows you how everyone can make a valuable contribution through: • The need for fresh thinking and the nature of creativity — learn why it is essential for individuals and organisations to be more creative. Understand what type of thinker you are, so you can develop your own personal creativity and help others to access theirs. • Creativity vs innovation — understand the relationship between creativity and innovation. • The creative process and the creative process model — discover why creativity is important and understand how to develop your ideas by using Illumine’s creative process model. • Tools and techniques — learn a range of practical and easy to use techniques for idea generation, problem solving and evaluation.

l Practical, easy to use ‘toolkit’ – for idea generation AND evaluation l A robust approach to problem solving that delivers workable solutions l Confidence and skills to facilitate your own creativity sessions l Improved team working, enhanced motivation and greater job satisfaction.

• Running creative sessions and harvesting ideas — discover how to gain the confidence to facilitate your own creativity sessions, making sure that all the ideas in your organisation are generated, captured and effectively evaluated.

Who is this course for? Anyone who faces challenges that cannot be addressed by conventional thinking alone; anyone who wants to unleash their own creativity and that of others; managers, as part of a management or leadership development programme. Also available as a tailored Creativity in Business programme — ask for details.

A brief history… Many years ago we were working with a client who challenged us to combine the structured and highly innovative approaches of Edward de Bono and other pioneers of creativity — with the associative thinking of Tony Buzan, the originator of Mind Mapping. The result was an early version of this course which has been further developed to incorporate a unique creative process model, and is now an essential part of many organisations’ development programmes.

Duration and format Public Workshop

In-house Course (for groups and teams)

(www.illumine.co.uk/dates) A one day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs. Public courses are run regularly to allow individuals to attend this course.

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Creativity at Work Programme (Blended Learning)

1 Day

l Quickly build an ability to generate fresh thinking and new ideas.

The following unique, fully-belnded learning programme will give you:

The Online course

l Enhance creative problem solving.

This part will be completed by everyone, in their own time. Six modules cover the following: • The concept of functional fixedness.

l Lead others in unleashing their creative potential.

• The relationship between creativity and innovation. • The three stages of the creative process.

• A simple model for when it is appropriate to be creative – and when it is not. • The differences between logical and creative thinking. • The vital role of the language we use when generating new ideas.

The Face to Face workshop

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key benefits

Overview of course content

A review of the online course will be followed by a high-participation day in which learning is maximised through a process of exploration and discovery, with a strong focus on ‘having a go’: • The need for fresh thinking and new ideas. • A simple but effective creative process model. • Techniques for each stage of the process. • Facilitation of creative thinking sessions.

Who is this course for? Anyone who faces challenges that cannot be addressed by conventional thinking alone; anyone who wants to unleash their own creativity and that of others; managers, as part of a management or leadership development programme.

How is this course different? This is a fully blended learning experience consisting of: • Online course – 6 modules • Face to Face course • Post course and Mobile App

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Compact one-day (in-house only) that can be tailored.

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Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

2 day

Effective problem solving and the generation of fresh perspectives and new ideas should not be left to chance

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key benefits

Overview of course content This course starts with an understanding of the nature of creative thinking and a structured approach to problem solving. Participants will learn a wide range of practical techniques to understand problems thoroughly, generate and develop new ideas and solutions, compare and evaluate solutions and then communicate those ideas effectively: • The need for fresh thinking and the nature of creativity. • The problem solving process. • Discovering the real problem • The creative process and the creative process model. • Techniques to generate fresh thinking and new ideas. • Running creative thinking sessions and harvesting ideas. • Communicating ideas effectively.

l Practical, easy to use ‘toolkit’ – for idea generation AND evaluation l A robust approach to problem solving that delivers workable solutions l Confidence and skills to facilitate your own creativity sessions l Improved team working, enhanced motivation and greater job satisfaction.

Who is this course for? Anyone who faces challenges that cannot be addressed by conventional thinking alone. Anyone who wants to unleash their own creativity and that of others. Managers as part of a management or leadership development programme. Anyone who needs to solve practical problems.

A brief history... Our popular Creativity for Logical Thinkers course has been running for many years – as has our problem solving course. We have been repeatedly asked for a course that combines the best elements of both courses – which is exactly what this course does.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) A 2 day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Problem Solving Workshop

½ or 1 day

Effective problem solving involves a robust process and the right mindset

Problems are a part of business life. Having a robust and reliable approach for attacking and solving problems is essential. This course introduces the unique ROSCAR™ step by step approach to problem solving: • Understand the real problem. • Focus on the desired outcomes. • Source and generate options. • Evaluate and make choices.

Key benefits l Gives confidence to deal with problems effectively. l Save time and avoid the demotivation that stems from seemingly intractable problems. l Improved processes and systems.

• Take action. • Review success and learning.

Who is this course for? Anyone and everyone who is required to solve problems effectively.

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Overview of course content

A brief history... Some years ago we were asked to put together a ‘simple’ problem solving course. When we explored the various problem solving models that were in the public domain, we decided that we didn’t like them. Either they were too rigid or they focused on the problem — rather than how to develop a workable solution. So we developed our own approach — ROSCAR™ — a nononsense approach to problem solving.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Www.illumine.co.uk/dates A half day or one day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Structured and Critical Thinking

½ day

A practical toolkit for effective thinking

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key benefits

Overview of course content This is a tool kit for tackling challenging situations systematically, thinking them through and swiftly considering all options. The structured thinking techniques will provide fresh insights and a better understanding of problems or challenges, making you better equipped to deal with them more effectively. It will explore: • The need for structured thinking. • Generating awareness of habitual thought patterns. • Techniques to gain clarity on outcomes and objectives.

l Tools and techniques that improve thinking skills. l Enhance problem solving skills. l Active learning, lots of opportunity to apply techniques and strengthen understanding.

• Understanding the perspectives of all stakeholders involved in a situation or challenge. • The techniques designed to explore complexities within a difficult situation. • The importance of questions to expand thinking. • Tools that will help generate ideas and find solutions to challenges. • Running sessions and applying techniques.

Who is this course for? Anyone whose job involves problem solving, ideas generation and wider thinking. It provides an essential toolkit for anyone looking for fresh insights and approaches for tackling challenges and problems.

Duration and format A half day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Generating Ideas ½ day A short, sharp, focused workshop — kick starting creativity for those in a hurry!

l Quick and effective idea generation.

With this course you can introduce your people to a number of creativity techniques at the same time and focus on a particular issue with a group or team. High energy, high impact and great fun; perfect for generating fresh thinking and new ideas:

l Creativity to be unleashed to solve business challenges.

• The nature of creativity — attendees will understand how creative thinking contributes to innovation and discuss the common misconceptions.

l An improvement in team dynamics and the ways they work together.

• The creative process — discover how the process works and how EVERYONE can be creative. • Explore a range of different techniques to unleash creativity — reversals, triggers, hats, metaphors and more. These easy techniques that can be used independently or with others.

l The immediate use of a creativity techniques tool-kit.

• Become more creative at work — how to put these simple to use ideas into action on return to your work.

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key benefits

Overview of course content

Who is this course for? Teams or groups from all disciplines and levels who need to generate ideas. This could be to address a specific or immediate business issue. The programme can also be used as part of a management or team away-day.

A brief history… Over many years we have often been asked to run short, sharp creativity sessions, where the focus is on coming up with new ideas. Drawing on the work of some of the greatest thinkers in the field — De Bono, Buzan, Osborne — these sessions, ideal for team building and away days, focus on the divergent thinking part of the creative process – generating new ideas.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) This half day programme can be easily tailored, at short notice, to address a specific or immediate business issue.

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Decision Making Workshop

1 or 2 day

Effective decision making demands an effective process

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key benefits

Overview of course content In this programme you will learn how to set the context around which decision must be taken, how to evaluate all factors involved to develop possibilities, how to assess each possibility against set criteria, how to identify the best option, and then how to develop that into a successful decision. • Module 1 — Understand The Problem

- Context (the wider strategy, and the ‘what’, the ‘why’ and the ‘when’?)

- Constraints (time & resources)

- Tasks (specified & implied) — What has changed?

• Module 2 — Evaluate Factors

- Cost, trends, demographics, market, population, experience, time, culture, media)

• Module 3 — Develop & Evaluate Courses of Action

l Make decisions that are right for the context in which they are being made. l Learn how to evaluate factors and options objectively. l Make decisions that reflect the risks involved, mitigate those risks where appropriate and maximise the chance of success. l Communicate decisions effectively in order to ensure buy-in of all stakeholders.

• Module 4 — Develop Chosen Course of Action

- Associated Strengths / Risks

- Implementation Plan

• Module 5 — Give Direction

- Communication plan

- Involvement (the ‘who’?), intent (the ‘what’?), purpose (the ‘why’?), pivotal event/moment

- Re-evaluation, assessment of decision and follow-up

Who is this course for? Anyone and everyone required to make difficult decisions at any time in line with their work.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams)

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Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® 1 day Excellent collaborative thinking for more productive meetings

This course is run by one of Edward de Bono’s most experienced certified instructors, whose focus is on ensuring all participants are able to use and benefit from the technique immediately. You will understand: • The Six Hats approach and the nature of parallel thinking. • Each of the hats. • How to use the hats. • When to use the hats.

Who is this course for?

Key benefits l Revolutionise group problem solving, save time and reach decisions quickly. l Greater objectivity when evaluating ideas. l Bring positive change to an organisation in a simple way. l Facilitate productive and effective meetings.

Anyone who wants to contribute to or run more productive meetings, discussions and workshops. Senior managers and executive committee members who have to regularly evaluate proposals and make collective decisions.

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Overview of course content

A brief history… Edward de Bono is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contributors to the area of creativity and effective thinking. Although a prolific writer, many regard his Six Thinking Hats concept as his most important contribution to effective thinking. It represents a highly effective ‘parallel thinking’ process. We have been running the official Six Thinking Hats course for well over 10 years.

Duration and format Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) In-house Course (for groups and teams) A one day programme that is delivered by a De Bono accredited trainer as a public workshop or in-house course.

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Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking™

1 day

Change the way you think!

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key benefits

Overview of course content This programme will show you how to think ‘out of the box’ to arrive at innovative solutions that are relevant and timely for your organisation. It includes the following concepts: • Alternatives — develop alternatives from the ideas you already have. • Focus — define your focus and stick to it. • Challenge — breaking free from the limits of the accepted ways of thinking; explore the way we do things and seek alternatives. • Random Entry — use random input to open up new lines of thinking. • Provocation and Movement — explore how perceptions limit creativity and how to challenge those limitations.

l Develop better idea generation and problem solving skills. l A valuable aid to strategic planning and process review. l Use your ideas to get immediate results when attacking problems. l Constructively challenge current thinking. l Turn problems into opportunities.

Who is this course for? Those seeking to review their organisation’s strategy and competitiveness. Those responsible for radically improving operational processes and procedures. Those who prefer a more process orientated approach to problem solving.

A brief history… Edward de Bono is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contributors to the area of creativity and effective thinking. Lateral Thinking (the term that De Bono popularised) seeks a solution to a stubborn problem through unorthodox methods that would normally be ignored by logical thinking. This programme is more process orientated than the other creativity programmes we offer. Edward de Bono divides thinking into two methods: Vertical thinking — using logical thought processes. Lateral thinking — disrupting logical thought to arrive at the solution from another angle.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) www.illumine.co.uk/dates A one day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching Enhance group participation, share knowledge and run productive meetings that make good use of everyone’s skills and experience

We offer a range of training courses aimed at anyone who needs to be able to facilitate or coach groups, teams and individuals effectively. These courses will provide you with high quality facilitation. Facilitation and Meeting Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 High Performance Coaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 90 Minute FIT (Fast Impactful Training) Sessions ��������������������������������50-51

Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching

High quality facilitation and coaching skills enable managers and other professionals to draw maximum engagement and performance from others. Effective and fast facilitation of meetings and teams is a skill that can be trained and developed, and many consider the ability to act as a facilitator to be a key skill for managers and leaders. We provide courses, workshops and the provision of highly skilled facilitators to help you tackle the real challenges facing your organisation.

Do you have a team or group of individuals to train? Looking to set up a management or personal development programme, or add new dimensions to your existing offering? Our in-house and bespoke tailoring options provide the opportunity to: Save — we can deliver at your choice of venue, saving money, time, staff travel and

overnight accommodation costs.

Tailor — we can tailor the content of most courses to meet your specific needs. We can

also build workshops around specific business issues or challenges.

Motivate — invest in your people at the same time as investing in your business. Training

is great for team development, as well as addressing business critical challenges.

The solution may be just a phone call away.

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Facilitation and Meeting Skills

½ or 1 day

Facilitate discussions and plan, organise and run effective meetings

Key benefits

Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching

Overview of course content

l Identify why so many meetings are unproductive and how to overcome this.

• Make meetings more proactive, productive and effective. • Structure, format and choose the best type of meeting. • Learn powerful facilitation skills, resolve challenges and conflict. The one day version goes into more detail, and will help to develop highly effective facilitation skills and techniques. This maximises the effectiveness of meetings through planning, delivery and follow up. It concentrates on roles and responsibilities, dealing with challenges, overcoming objections and maximising and keeping to time.

Who is this course for? Anyone who plans and runs meetings at any level, from formal board meetings to informal discussions, who wants to save time, energy and resources and avoid unnecessary conflict. Those who facilitate meetings and discussions of any size, who would like to develop their skills in order to become more effective.

l Agree the purpose of your meetings and recognise the value of these to you, your team and organisation. l Learn the art of facilitation in its truest sense, gaining group participation, collaboration and attention. l Shape your meetings so that they are right for your audience and agreed outcomes.

A brief history… Many meetings and group sessions can have a demotivational and negative effect on attendees. Whatever your level of experience, it is always worth considering alternative approaches when holding meetings or facilitating team and group sessions.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) www.illumine.co.uk/dates A one or half day in-house course that can be tailored to specific needs.

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High Performance Coaching

½ or 1 day

Increase productivity, improve motivation and enhance results by developing a consistent and effective approach to coaching

l Recognise the right approach and benefits of adopting a coaching leadership style.

• Understand coaching, its role and the qualities and behaviours required to be successful. • Create the right environment and build coaching relationships. • Use the GROW model, setting clear objectives and measuring success. In addition the one day course provides a deeper level of understanding that looks at coaching and mentoring and how to make sustainable changes in the way you lead and manage your people.

Who is this course for? Leaders and managers at all levels who want to achieve high levels of capability in coaching and mentoring to improve performance. Those who are new to coaching and wish to adopt a new approach to how they lead and manage their teams.

A brief history…

l Create the right environment for effective coaching - based on trust and credibility. l Work collaboratively through building rapport and communicating effectively. l Set measureable objectives and link to the GROW model to offer a rounded approach to coaching.

Meetings, Facilitation & Coaching

Key benefits

Overview of course content

l Deliver Feedback to improve performance even when the going gets tough.

Coaching is becoming a major part of the role of a manager. We developed this highly interactive and participative course to help raise the quality and effectiveness of coaching in the workplace. The techniques and approaches can be used in both coaching and mentoring situations, as they focus on adopting the right behaviours and approaches in order to achieve real results.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) www.illumine.co.uk/dates A one or half day in-house course can be tailored to specific needs.

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Engagement & Personal Balance Enhance engagement and motivation, reduce stress levels and improve performance

Engagement & Personal Balance

Individuals, teams and leaders need to be engaged, inspired and motivated - whatever the business environment. It is essential to attract great people and then ensure that they are fully engaged and have the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute fully and be fulfilled in their work. Understanding what engages and motivates yourself and your employees is vital. Our range of courses and workshops provide practical approaches that help you to increase motivation and engagement, deal positively with stress, maintain work-life balance, build emotional intelligence and promote well-being. We show you how to develop creative and constructive methods of thinking that aid motivation and achievement through these programmes: Developing Resilience at Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Employee Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Value Adding Appraisals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Stress Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Energy and Well-being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Time Management and Personal Effectiveness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Emotional Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Balancing Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 The Power of Positive Thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Passionate Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 90 Minute FIT (Fast Impactful Training) Sessions ��������������������������������50-51

Do you have a team or group of individuals to train? Looking to set up a management or personal development programme, or add new dimensions to your existing offering? Our in-house and bespoke tailoring options provide the opportunity to: Save — we can deliver at your choice of venue, saving money, time, staff travel and

overnight accommodation costs.

Tailor — we can tailor the content of most courses to meet your specific needs. We can

also build workshops around specific business issues or challenges.

Motivate — invest in your people at the same time as investing in your business. Training

is great for team development, as well as addressing business critical challenges.

The solution may be just a phone call away.

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Developing Resilience at Work

1 day

Developing practical ways to continually build resilience in an ever changing world

Overview of course content

As change in the workplace has become the norm and we are constantly facing new and bigger challenges. When things don’t go as planned, it is our ability to bounce back that is essential. How we handle stress and ‘failure’ has a strong correlation with the likelihood of future success. For this reason, it’s important to develop a set of resilience skills. Resilient people demonstrate great flexibility, high energy, mental agility and consistently perform at their peak. • Understand resilience — understanding what contributes to personal resilience. • Growing from setbacks — how to stop adversity from affecting you negatively. • Assertiveness — reframing situations and applying assertiveness techniques. • Developing resilience — exploring the role of diet, emotional intelligence, goal-setting and self-confidence in building resilience.

l Understand the personal and professional implications of resilience l Identify thinking patterns which will help you to deal with setbacks positively. l Identify your own change readiness and how this corresponds with resilience. l Overcome and grow from setbacks, by understanding them in the context of personal  control.

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

l Be more assertive at work. l Develop personal resilience and self-confidence.

Who is this course for?

• Anyone responsible for teams who are looking to develop their resilience at work. • Managers working in high-risk environments looking to help their team members deal with setbacks constructively and move on from them. • Teams wanting to develop high performing, supportive culture and environment. • Individuals who feel they could benefit from being better equipped to bounce back from failure, setbacks or adversity.

Duration and format  Public Workshop (1 day) www.illumine.co.uk/dates In-house Course (for groups and teams)

A one day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Employee Engagement

1 day

Creating and sustaining passion in your workplace

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content The programme begins with a confidential diagnostic based on the unique PassionWorks!™ model, providing valuable insights into the key elements of generating a passionate workplace. The programme is based on understanding both the drivers of full engagement at work and the blockers. Each workshop is tailored but will typically include: • Passion at work — the benefits, understanding the model, identifying ‘passion’ phases. • Meaning — understanding meaning and its drivers. • Values — understanding the role of personal values in generating a passionate work experience. • Progress — understanding progress and how to see it more clearly.

Learn how to self-manage for high levels of engagement at work: l Understand the components of high levels of engagement. l Learn how to maximise engagement in yourself and others. l Higher engagement, leading to greater motivation and productivity.

• Success — celebrating success and its importance. • Action planning — multiple activities to set personal goals.

Who is this course for? Individuals who want to feel fully engaged – to ignite or re-ignite passion for their work.

A brief history… PassionWorks!™ is based on in-depth research into what creates and sustains passion at work. The research led to a book and a unique and robust model that measures and defines the extent to which people are having a passionate (or fully engaged) experience at work.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A flexible in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs. Can be delivered as staff briefing sessions (arranged to support the Passionate Leadership programme) through to detailed two day training courses.

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Value Adding Appraisals

½ or 1 day

Making appraisals work for you

l Retain and motivate staff.

Is your experience of appraisals a box-ticking exercise and waste of time? As you have to do them, why not make the most of them? This workshop provides all of the building blocks to hold a successful appraisal meeting. It shares a powerful framework for giving feedback as well as an effective model for setting personal development plans.

l Develop staff to fulfil personal and organisational needs. l Optimise team work. l Improve working practices.

Participants will be able to: • Run meaningful appraisal meetings with concrete results.

• Demonstrate active listening and effective questioning techniques. • Give difficult feedback constructively. • Set personal development plans.

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content

Who is this course for? Managers who are required to conduct staff appraisals and want to ensure that the appraisal adds value to the working relationship, motivation and long-term effectiveness of their team.

A brief history… This course was developed in response to the complaint, which we had heard repeatedly, that appraisal meetings are a waste of time, focused as they often are on form filling. The setting of objectives, developing staff and providing (and receiving) valuable feedback, are all essential management skills. The appraisal process and meeting is the perfect opportunity to do these things. This course, which can be tailored to include appropriate links to client specific processes and forms, focuses on the appraisal as an essential management activity which must add value.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A one day or half day in-house course that can be tailored to meet particular needs.

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Stress Management

1 or 2 days

Develop skills and techniques to manage stress more effectively both for yourself and others, focusing on changing thoughts and beliefs and positive thinking

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Understand what stress is, its causes and effects. • Take action on stress by challenging irrational and limiting beliefs. • Identify the symptoms and signs of stress, evaluating your stress levels and embracing change. • Recognise the way in which people respond to varying circumstances, situations and stimuli. • Learn strategies for managing stress and neural reconditioning. • Use health, exercise and relaxation to control stress. In addition the two day course provides a deeper level of understanding and experience of some really practical tools that are transferable to home and work situations.

Who is this course for? Those responsible for teams who are looking to develop techniques to manage stress effectively. Managers working in a high pressure environment looking to prevent stress becoming an issue. Individuals where stress is affecting their performance and their personality.

l Understand stress and recognise the symptoms in yourself and others. l Have the awareness, knowledge and strategies to deal with stress more effectively. l Look at the impact of change and how, by a shift in mind set, results can be hugely affected. l Create a personal vision and compelling goals to build personal success. l Understand how what we eat, and how we relax, impacts on levels of stress.

A brief history… Most jobs will have some pressure; this is what challenges you and gives you the stimulation to achieve job satisfaction. This sort of pressure is healthy; if it is excessive and you feel inadequate or unable to cope, then it becomes ‘stress’. Stress has a detrimental effect on our performance; it makes us behave inappropriately. In order to cope well at work, we need to know how to respond well to these difficult situations. This workshop will enable you to recognise the symptoms and sources of stress, and learn how to respond appropriately.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A one or two day in-house course, or 90 minute introductory in-house ‘FIT’ session that can be tailored to specific needs.

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Energy and Well-being

½ day

Increase energy for sustainable peak performance

• The energy factor — what energy means to you, how much energy you have and what affects your energy. • Exercise for energy — how you exercise and how you should be exercising; ways to incorporate exercise into your daily life. • Energy/Fuel/Nutrition — eating for energy including snacks; what are the best foods for brain power and stress? • Time for yourself — take a look at how stressed you are and how this affects you; learn how to recognise the symptoms of stress and take back control.

l Improved productivity and performance. l A reduction in absenteeism. l Better mental and physical stamina. l A reduction in stress and a greater sense of well-being.

• Energy for action — create an action plan to take things forward.

Who is this course for?

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content

Anyone that wants to maximise potential at work. Anyone who feels their energy levels are affecting their performance levels. People managers with demanding work schedules.

A brief history… Maintaining sufficient energy to be able to work and live optimally is a real challenge when there are so many demands on our busy lives. The Energy and Well-being course is a rapid introduction to practical ways of addressing that challenge, providing practical tips to enhance health and well-being. Enabling people to take responsibility for their physical energy reduces sickness and absence, and enhances creativity and productivity.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A focused half day in-house programme or one-to-one coaching sessions.

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Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

½ or 1 day

Develop practical strategies and options to manage your time more effectively in order to work more efficiently

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content • Understand yourself, your body clock and focus on your greatest opportunities.

l Reduce stress.

• Learn the key components of time management.

l Understand when you work best, increase your effectiveness and productivity.

• Avoid time traps and interruptions. • Prioritise and organise to maximise time. • Manage and organise yourself and others.

l Manage priorities and achieve goals.

• Reducing stress levels. • Learn useful timesaving tools and techniques. In addition the one day course looks in more depth at practical ways of shifting your attitude and approach to achieve lasting change.

Who is this course for? Anyone who is expected to manage high workloads and changing priorities, effectively.

l Stay healthy even when under pressure, both in the mind and body. l Practical and usable tools and tips to help you to manage your time more efficiently.

A brief history… Managing time effectively is essential for anyone and everyone who wants to achieve sustainable success. But everyone is different. We all have different personality types, body clocks and preferred ways of working. Prescriptive techniques for organising your work are therefore inappropriate. Starting with a look at how you work and behave, this course focuses on providing practical tips and ideas that you can choose to use.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) Public Workshop (www.illumine.co.uk/dates) A one day, half day in-house course or 90 minute introductory inhouse ‘FIT’ session that can be tailored to specific needs.

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Emotional Intelligence

½ day

Effective leaders are masters of their own emotions

On this course you will learn how to understand your own emotions and the emotional triggers of others, take control and gain the respect of your peers. If you can control your own emotions and respond appropriately to those of others, you can open the door to greater career success: • Understand the meaning of ‘Emotional Intelligence’. • Identify how your emotions affect your performance. • Learn practical strategies to manage emotions in difficult situations.

l Relate more effectively to work colleagues. l Cope with obstacles and disappointments more productively. l Show others how to become resilient and persistent in pursuing career success. l Improved management and leadership through understanding the cause and effect of emotion.

• Learn how to continue developing your ‘EQ’.

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs to be in full control of their emotions to fulfil their potential.

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content

Those responsible for ensuring that emotional intelligence becomes a characteristic of key managers in their organisation.

A brief history… Being able to manage our emotions is increasingly recognised as an essential leadership quality in today’s business world. Ever since Daniel Goleman’s ground-breaking book on the subject, the challenge has been to not only understand what it is, but to persuade people at all levels of the importance of a ‘high EQ’ — and that it is something that can be improved. This course does exactly that.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A half day course that is run in-house and can be tailored to specific needs. It can also be combined with other courses for particular purposes, or delivered on a one-to-one coaching basis.

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The Balancing Act — Work/Life Balance

½ day

Engagement & Personal Balance

Key benefits

Overview of course content This session takes participants through a process to reevaluate their lives and develop strategies that enable them to focus on what matters most at work and at home: • Identifying key activities at work and at home. • Recognising behaviour habits that sabotage balance. • Learning assertive communication skills to negotiate priorities. • Developing strategies to achieve work-life balance.

Who is this course for?

l Feel calmer and more relaxed — improving energy and health. l Perform much better and be more productive. l Take control of your life — more time for your friends and family...and yourself. l For organisations — better retention, motivation, engagement…

Anyone who: • Is stressed and/or anxious too often. • Finds themselves rushing around a lot. • Is prone to making mistakes and feels there aren’t enough hours in the day. • Suffers from sleepless nights.

A brief history… Managing work life balance is one of today’s major challenges. The individual who has a rounded and fulfilled life is generally someone who communicates well and performs more creatively. Being out of balance can affect business performance and creativity. This practical workshop was put together to provide individuals with a set of strategies that they can apply to help them achieve sustainable work life balance.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) A focused half day in-house programme or one-to-one coaching sessions.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

1 or ½ days

Develop a ‘can-do, will-do’ approach

• How to identify negative thinking and behavioural habits. • Methods, models and techniques for switching negative thoughts to positive ones. • Thinking systems for success – planning a positive future. • Visualisation techniques to transform business situations.

Who is this course for? Anyone who needs to maintain and help others maintain a positive outlook even when considerable challenges are affecting people. Anyone who sometimes (or frequently) needs to:

Key benefits l Develop a positive mindset and attitude, never giving up easily. l Business — remain motivated and get more done. l Personal – attract great relationships and people in your life; become more motivated, inspired, energetic and confident. l Inspire others.

• Improve personal effectiveness.

Engagement & Personal Balance

Overview of course content

• Boost confidence. • Build a positive working culture. • View things from a more positive angle. • Establish more control and balance in their life.

A brief history… Negativity is infectious and damaging to businesses. Fortunately positivity is also infectious and leads to a ‘can do’ attitude within an individual, a team and an organisation. This course was designed to provide attendees with an understanding of the consequences of negative thinking and to arm them with a range of practical approaches and strategies to turn negative thinking into positive.

Duration and format In-house Course (for groups and teams) One or ½ day course which is run in-house and can be tailored to specific needs.

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FIT Sessions — short, sharp 90 minute workshops Fast Impactful Training that will maximise your training time by delivering practical tips, hints, tools and techniques for attendees to use immediately. The sessions are highly motivating, delivered with high energy and with the versatility required in today’s environment.

FIT Sessions

Management & Leadership Essentials PassionWorks!™ — enhancing engagement and commitment We can only manage — ourselves and others — to maximise passion and engagement, if we understand how it is made up. This session introduces a new model for passion at work and provides practical ideas for creating and maintaining passion.

An Introduction to Change Management Change is a part of organisational life. We all have choices as to how we respond to change. In this workshop, delegates will learn practical strategies and tools to manage positively the challenges posed by on-going change, so that instead of seeing change as something to fear and avoid, they can embrace it as an opportunity for growth and improvement.

Learn, Absorb & Understand Speed Reading Essentials™ We are all bombarded with too much to read — emails, reports, briefings, journals, legislation, books — and have too little time to read them. Speed reading is an essential skill in today’s information rich world. In this session you will learn how to extract information from written material easily, read faster and understand more AND you will learn how to continue building your reading speed after the course.

Mind Mapping Masterclass Mind Mapping is the uniquely effective tool for thinking, planning, organising and remembering. You will learn how to harness the power of this technique and apply it to help you in many aspects of your work. Mind Mapping is sometimes described as the ‘Swiss army knife for the brain’ and you will quickly discover why!

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Names & Faces... And Other Stuff!™ Do you often forget names, faces, appointments and other stuff that you really should remember? If so, you will love this session! Learn how to remember names and faces so well that you will never have to say ‘you know…whassisname’ ever again — because YOU will know the name. You will also learn systems for remembering lists and appointments — and anything else that you need to remember. Everyone can remember more – much more - and this session shows you how!

Write, Speak & Influence That’s What You Think!™ Seeing things from different points of view can be a real challenge. This session is all about enhancing communication to ensure you really understand the other person’s point of view. Doing so will help you to develop more effective working relationships and help you to influence others positively.

Rapid Rapport™ Rapport is the first stage of communication. Without that atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding (“being on the same wavelength”), it is difficult for any communication to occur. Learn how to quickly create rapport with anyone, even meeting them for the first time. What would effortless good communication be worth to you and your organisation?

Are You Listening?™ When we listen effectively, we get better quality information and a better understanding of it too. Good listeners positively encourage others and consequently upset fewer people. This means less frustration, more co-operation and a more satisfying working life...for all concerned!


Engagement & Personal Balance

Unleashing Creativity™

Peak Performance Strategies™

Creativity comes in many guises and, of course, some people are more naturally creative than others. However we are all capable of greater creativity. It is a skill that can be learnt — and this session will show you how to unleash your own creativity and that of your colleagues.

Understanding how to maintain peak performance is vitally important to manage the increasing demands within the business world. This session provides practical solutions to enhance health and perform at the highest level, to increase personal effectiveness and business efficiency. You will learn how to improve your health, stimulate your brain and maintain your energy throughout the day.

Problem-solving in a Nutshell™ We are all faced with problems — solving them effectively is an essential skill. In this session you will learn a systematic process for attacking and solving problems. Within an overall ‘Plan, Do, Review’ framework, you will learn how to benefit from a range of simple but effective models to help you to solve problems effectively.

Stress Management™ Gain an understanding of the power of managing stress in yourself and the people around you and the impact this has on people and performance. Get to grips with the causes of stress in the workplace and learn strategies for handling stress positively.

Meetings & Facilitation

Eat Well, Perform Well™

Facilitating Groups and Teams This session will focus on practical approaches to facilitating group thinking sessions in ways that maximise creative output and involvement from everyone.

What we eat each day makes a difference to how we feel, how we perform and whether we have the stamina to keep going. You will learn what to eat throughout the day to stimulate your brain, reduce stress and increase your energy. You will also explore coping with business lunches and what healthy nutrition really means.

Running Meetings Effectively How to manage and run meetings effectively; either with or without a formal agenda. The different roles and how to manage the process and the people involved in the meeting. This session will include tips for handling different people and their behaviours within meetings.

FIT Sessions

Creative Thinking & Innovation

Time Management Time management is important to make sure we meet deadlines and goals. This session will take a look at the importance of managing time effectively and give valuable hints and tips along the way. You will learn the key components of managing time efficiently and look at the key challenges and your attitude to managing your time. You will learn the key principles of planning and tips for staying healthy and stress free.

In-house Training FIT Sessions are delivered as in-house programmes for those organisations wishing to develop teams or groups of individuals from across the organisation. Call our Account Managers to discuss your needs. +44 (0)1753 866633 or email inhouse@illumine.co.uk

www.illumine.co.uk/fit +44(0)1753 866633 info@illumine.co.uk

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Illumine E-learning

Illumine E-learning

Introduction to Creativity Creative thinking is a process that can be learned, like any other. But the start point must be an understanding of the underlying nature of creativity. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to understand how creativity occurs in the workplace and wants to understand how the creative process works - so that they can work more effectively.

Key benefits: • Understand what we need to do to create new perspectives and new ideas. • Understand the relationship between creativity and innovation. • Understand the creative process. • Learn a simple model for when it is appropriate to be

www.illumine-online.com/icr Speed Reading Understand the mechanics of how you read and how you can read faster. This new e-learning course is packed with practical exercises to help you develop a strategy for reading faster based on our INSEAK® (Intelligent Strategy for the Effective Acquisition of Knowledge) model, a great technique for reading faster with good levels of comprehension.

Key benefits: • Double or treble your reading speed. • Learn how to increase comprehension and retention. • You will start to benefit immediately and will carry on benefiting for the rest of your life.

www.illumine-online.com/srel

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This easy to follow, online introduction to Mind Mapping is for anyone who wants to learn this flexible technique in their own time. It’s been developed by taking key learning and attendee feedback from our award winning Mind Mapping Mastery Webinar, and creating a more flexible ‘e-learning’ programme. The content is written and presented by Clive Lewis, the Master Mind Mapper, who has been using Mind Maps® in a wide-ranging and successful business career for over 30 years.

Illumine E-learning

Mind Mapping Mastery

Key benefits: • Learn great Mind Mapping techniques and ‘get it’ straightaway. • Discover the keys to Mind Mapping effectively. • • • •

Learn how to use Maps to help you in multiple different ways. Improve retention and recall. Revisit modules when you need to. Learn quickly and in your own time.

Mind Map® and Mind Maps® are registered trademarks of the Buzan Organisation

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Free Resources We are a training organisation and believe in offering as many resources as possible to help you improve. That’s why we have a number of resources available to you for FREE.

Free Resources

The Monthly ‘Illuminating’ E-newsletter If you need a little ‘illumination’ then our monthly e-newsletter is for you. We fill it with practical articles covering real challenges and solutions. We’ll introduce you to some of the tools and techniques we specialise in and give you some hints and tips to kick-start your thinking. And it’s FREE! Sign up on our website www.illumine.co.uk Speed Reading Challenge Ever wondered how fast you read? You can test your reading speed and comprehension, and compare your results with others, with our FREE Speed Reading Challenge. Test your reading speed at www.illumine.co.uk/testmyreadingspeed

Brain Fitness Your brain is an amazing organ — like the rest of your body it needs looking after, stimulating and keeping fit. Although there is no scientific evidence that ‘brain training games’ or a ‘brain workout’ will enhance cognitive ability, the ones you’ll find in our ‘Brain Fitness’ area are a great way to keep your brain fit, stimulated and active. See them at www.illumine.co.uk/brainfitness Articles and News Centre Our articles and news centre is packed with useful hints, tips and links to information and news that will help you get better brains for better business®. Take a look at www.illumine.co.uk/blog Facebook® Page

Grammar Test

Follow us on Facebook and you’ll get access to our regular posts. Find us at www.illumine. co.uk/facebook

Don’t let your grammar get you down! Test yourself with our FREE grammar test at www.illumine.co.uk/grammartest Mind Mapping Resources The ‘Mind Mapping Site’ is (as you might expect) all about Mind Mapping. It’s full of information and advice about Mind Mapping. It has a comprehensive list of Mind Mapping software, including links to download and buy. You’ll find information on Mind Mapping training and there are loads of examples of Mind Maps® for educational, business and personal use. Take a look at www.mind-mapping.co.uk

Creativity at Work - Free App Six modules, including video explanations, describing and explaining how creativity occurs, the value of choosing the right language, the differences between logical and creative thinking and an invaluable creative process model to make it easy to work with the various creative thinking techniques. Take a look at www.illumine.co.uk/creatapp

Brochures and Guides Throughout the year we regularly produce a range of detailed themed guides and short topic guides covering a wide range of subjects. These offer an overview of techniques, ideas to help you reach a solution, and go into more detail on a particular subject. Many of the guides are launched exclusively through our e-newsletter and Facebook® page. Find out more about our brochures and guides at www.illumine.co.uk/brochures-guides

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Contacting us: Illumine Training +44 (0)1753 866633 info@illumine.co.uk www.illumine.co.uk

Mind Map® and Mind Maps® are registered trademarks of the Buzan Organisation


Terms, Conditions and How to Book

All details included in this directory (and supplementary materials) were correct at time of going to press; Illumine reserves the right to change or modify any detail after this period. At Illumine Ltd we pride ourselves on the quality and effectiveness of our training and consultancy. We value very highly the relationships we have with our clients and want to do everything we can to develop and sustain those relationships. With that in mind, we have established a simple set of terms and conditions in order to clarify the commercial aspects of those relationships. Please take a moment to read these conditions and call us if you have any queries or feel that they are unreasonable. In the absence of such communication we will assume that you have accepted the conditions. VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate. Intellectual Property For all programmes the materials provided remain the intellectual property of Illumine Limited and its partners, who assert their right to worldwide copyright unless specifically agreed otherwise in writing. Data Protection llumine does not sell, trade or rent its data to any other organisations. Additional Terms and Conditions — Public Workshops Invoicing: Invoices are raised immediately on booking and will be sent to the agreed contact. Please let us know in advance of any particular requirements concerning who and where the invoice is to be sent. All bookings are classed as definite bookings and are liable for full cancellation and no-show terms. Payment Terms: Payment of invoices is due one month before the workshop date. If a booking is made within one month of the workshop, payment is required immediately. No-shows: Failure to attend any workshop will be classed as a cancellation and full fees will be due. No refunds or transfers will be granted. Cancellation: Illumine reserves the right to amend content, timings, dates and published prices, or to cancel any event. Changes to prices, times and dates will be advised before the programme start date. Any event paid in full will not be subject to the increased price.

If you are unable to attend a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, you may make a once-only transfer to another workshop, provided you notify us in writing at least one month in advance. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made within one month of the workshop date. We are happy for you to transfer your registration to a colleague at any time without charge. All changes/cancellations must be advised in writing. Additional Terms and Conditions — In-house Courses Invoicing: Invoices are raised immediately following a course and will be sent to the agreed contact. Please let us know in advance of any course if you have particular requirements concerning who and where to send the invoice to. Payment Terms: Payment of invoices is due seven working days from date of our invoice. Cancellation or Postponement: Should it be necessary for you to cancel or postpone a course for any reason, the following charges will be incurred: • More than 30 days from the agreed date of the course (No charge) • 16 — 30 days (50%) • 15 days or less (100%) Course cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Expenses: Expenses incurred in the delivery of training and consultancy will be charged at cost. This will include travel, accommodation, meals and freight/carriage. Travel by car will be charged at 45p per mile. Overseas clients and other services provided by Illumine Limited may be liable to additional terms and conditions which are available on request.

How to book Public workshop bookings can be made online at www.illumine.co.uk, by email info@illumine.co.uk or credit card bookings can be made by telephone +44 (0)1753 866633. All are regarded as confirmed bookings and are subject to our business terms and conditions (detailed above). Requests for in-house courses, FIT sessions and other Illumine services should be made via our Account Managers on +44 (0)1753 866633 or email inhouse@illumine.co.uk


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Six modules, including video explanations, describing and explaining how creativity occurs, the value of choosing the right language, the differences between logical and creative thinking and an invaluable creative process model to make it easy to work with the various creative thinking techniques. Take a look at www.illumine.co.uk/creatapp

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