Is it time to invest in your Management and Personal Development Skills?

Management plays a vital role in local authorities where corporate or community objectives cannot be achieved single-handedly. Getting the most out of staff and resources is key to achieving quality outcomes at a time when financial constraints mean an increasing need to "get more from less".

Despite planning budgets being under extreme pressure, spending a relatively small amount of time and money now on developing and/or updating management skills could well be one of the best investments to make for both the short and long term.

TRA's programme of one-day in-house Management and Personal Development Workshops are aimed specifically at those working in the planning and development field and can be arranged for individual authorities or for groups of neighbouring authorities working jointly (the latter of which can be the most cost effective way to deliver training).

There are numerous features and benefits of running in-house Management Development training sessions such as the scope for sessions to be tailored to the specific needs of client authorities; workshops that incorporate up-to-date examples and case studies from LPAs across the country; applicability to both those already in management positions and aspiring managers and all of the other benefits that you would normally expect from in-house training.

The in-house workshops (where we come to you) currently available are:

  • Managing in Planning Today: achieving more from less
  • Creating, Managing and Inspiring Teams
  • Managing and Leading Professionals
  • Managing the Planning Customer's Experience
  • Managing Public Expectations and Dealing with Complainants (two-days)
  • Presentation Skills for Planners
  • Negotiation Skills; the key to achieving planning goals and objectives.

The workshops are delivered by TRA Associate, Chris Weetman, who has considerable experience from a number of local authorities of handling a range of difficult management issues, including re-structuring services.

In-house training sessions can accommodate up to 20 attendees and can easily be organised for individual authorities, or for staff from various authorities joining together. There are a number of benefits to the latter approach, not least affordability and cost-effectiveness but many of our clients find that their staff benefit immensely from being in an environment where they can share local knowledge and experience with staff from neighbouring authorities. 

If you would like more information about our in-house Management & Personal Development Skills workshops or you would like to see outline programmes for any of the above mentioned sessions, please contact Angela Holmes directly, to discuss your requirements, without obligation.

Please note that the above one-day courses are included in our current in-house promotion – where new bookings, delivered in either August or September, are entitled to a 10% price discount (please quote ‘summer discount’ at time of enquiry) – so don’t delay and get in touch, available dates won’t last long!