This week (17th – 23rd May 2021), is National Learning at Work Week and, as an advocate of life-long learning, Marshall Centre are spending the week celebrating the benefits of implementing a strong learning culture.
As we begin phase three of lockdown easing, bars and restaurants can start serving guests indoors again, the cinemas are reopening, university students can return to in-person lectures and we can start travelling to ‘green-listed’ countries, which is great news for the sectors and people who were hit the hardest by lockdown. With the introduction of free rapid-flow test kits and nearly 2/3 of the UK population having received their first vaccine, we are slowly starting to win the battle against COVID-19. However, the aftereffects in terms of the devastating impact on our economy, will likely be felt for years to come.
Many people have been out of work long-term due to redundancies, business closures and prolonged furlough and, according to Nottingham University (2020), “when jobs and firms are destroyed by economic crises, the economy loses skills and capacity that are hard to re-build.” So, it is vital that the business who have managed to survive the crisis, invest in staff training, retraining and development to help fill those skills gaps and rebuild the economy.
It can be tempting in a downturn economy to reduce investment in learning and development. However, according to Deloitte (2016), "high-performing companies invest 1.5 – 2 times more on leadership development than low-performing companies." Training your leaders and mangers should be an ongoing priority and not just a luxury during the strong years because it boosts morale, improves retention, increases productivity, attracts new talent and reduces the capability gap.
At Marshall Centre we offer a range of leadership development programmes to suit every need and budget:
Capture Future Growth
A programme delivered in partnership with Cranfield Executive Development, to help SME's develop future-fit strategies and ensure their people are equipped with the essential management tools to implement it successfully.
The Ken Blanchard Companies ®
With over 40 years of research and experience in training millions of the world's best managers we are excited to partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies ® and bring you their award-winning leadership development programmes in the areas of leadership, trust, coaching skills, and change.
Association for Project Management
We are pleased to offer both the Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and Project Management Qualification (PMQ) as a trusted accredited partner. Both qualifications offer a progressive structure for your career development, helping you stay ahead of the curve in your professional field by incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills.
Charted Management Institute (CMI L3 and L5)
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the Chartered Body for Management and Leadership. For over 70 years, they have worked with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. They are the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade for managers and leaders.
As well as Level 3 Certifcate and Level 5 Diploma, we also offer the new `CMI Bitesize` proposition to support the rapidly growing demand for Bitesize learning. CMI Bitesize is a practical and completely online learning experience, made up of a collection of short content playlists aligned to key Management and Leadership topics relevant in today’s world - aimed at aspiring or practicing middle managers.
Mental Health First Aid
We are living in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Whether we think about economic instability, rapid technological advancements, climate change, political instability, social movements or BREXIT, the competitive environment is constantly changing. Many people are uncomfortable with change, and consequently, may experience hightened feelings of stress and anxiety.