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A14 Informal Networking

Friday mornings / 09:00AM
The A14 Informal Networking Meetup is a relaxed environment where business owners and professionals can meet over coffee on a Friday morning. Building strategic relationships and generating new business in the region is the key objective. Unlike most networks, we keep things very low key and laid back! There are no presenters or pitches here. After a while I guarantee you would have made some great friends, and as we know your friends will always help you spread the word about your business. There is no charge to attend, and you get free coffee/teTa top-ups. Anyone in business is very welcome to come along - with no strings attached. ...

Train the Trainer

01/02/2017 - 02/02/2017 / 08:00AM

Essential skills for work-based trainers including structuring the session, understanding learning styles, managing a group and maintaining interest and enthusiasm. Who is the course suitable for? All those who want to develop and deliver effective training at work. It is ideal for work-based trainers and all involved in any type of staff training.

Focus on Africa: Growing into overseas markets

02/02/2017 / 09:00AM

This is an intensive and interactive one-day masterclass which introduces delegates to the essential pathways for growing your business into a variety of African markets. Key contacts from the Africa Business Group will be on hand to outline different markets including Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Botswana, South Africa and more. Leading the discussions will be Kevin Korgba MD of ETK Group who are excellently placed to give advice on market entry, James Houston from Nigeria British Chamber, Business Council Africa and Asoko Insight. The main discussion points include market entry, insurance, how to get paid, logistics and distribution. One-to-one meetings can be booked on the day and there is plenty of networking opportunity to ensure that you have the time to air questions and concerns in a supportive environment. Why attend this event? Africa contains real expansion opportunities for companies looking to expand into overseas markets. Take time to hear about what it could hold for your company with: Current market entry and country-specific knowledge from speakers One-to-one meetings to cover your individual questions and projects

Brexit - It's time to ask questions!

03/02/2017 / 08:30AM

After a tumultuous year in 2016, the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP is looking ahead to 2017 – the challenges, changes and opportunities in store for businesses looking to grow – by announcing a new event. The LEP will be hosting its first ever Question Time style event on 3rd February 2017 at the Marriott Hotel near Huntingdon. The event will be hosted by Richard Duxbury, Regional Managing Director for Trinity Group – owners of the Cambridge News, who will be firing questions at an array of engaging panellists. Already signed up to participate in the panel debate are Jonathan Djanogly MP, Chairman of the LEP – Mark Reeve, Steve Elsom from Lloyds Bank, and Vicky Ford MEP.

 

Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon

07/02/2017 / 05:00PM

Our popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend. Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections - anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm. Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an informal chat about your company and what you do. It’s a relaxed but effective way to learn more about the local business community and make new connections. You will also meet members of Chamber staff so if your company is considering joining the Chamber, it’s a great opportunity to ask about the benefits of membership and discover what you can expect to gain from joining our growing network of Chamber members.

Managing People

08/02/2017-09/02/2017 / 08:00AM

This course covers three essential areas of Managing Performance, Managing Change and Building an Effective Team. Managing performance is about ensuring your team achieve the goals of the business. When people don’t perform it can be hard to know what to do. Many of us would rather avoid the conversations about performance / poor attitude/ behaviour etc. The ‘head in the sand’ approach is very popular! We hope the problem will disappear. In reality things often get worse. This course shows you what you need to do to manage performance effectively. In today’s challenging environment the ability to manage change is essential. Staff can find this process uncomfortable and stressful and this can stretch many managers. We cover the main skills needed to manage change effectively. Building a team is the final module. Here you will explore what a high performing team looks like and how you can achieve that.

Presentation Skills

23/02/2017 / 08:00AM

During this one-day course you will gain confidence to deliver dynamic and engaging presentations. We’ll cover the importance of structure, body language, visual aids, question handling and keeping an audience’s attention. All courses are adapted to suit your needs. Please contact WATA to discuss.

Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon

07/03/2017 / 05:00PM

Our popular informal networking evenings continue to attract businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industry sectors and, most importantly, they’re completely free to attend. Your company doesn’t need to be a member of the Chamber to take advantage of this great opportunity to make new business connections - anyone is welcome to join us from 5.00pm. Simply buy yourself a drink from the bar and join other business people for an informal chat about your company and what you do. It’s a relaxed but effective way to learn more about the local business community and make new connections. You will also meet members of Chamber staff so if your company is considering joining the Chamber, it’s a great opportunity to ask about the benefits of membership and discover what you can expect to gain from joining our growing network of Chamber members.

Strategic Roadmapping

Thursday 9 March 2017 / 09:00AM

A thorough introduction to strategic roadmapping, guiding participants through each step of the roadmapping process. Intensive one-day training course One day courses - Wednesday 5 October 2017 and Thursday 9 March 2017 Two day course Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 June 2017 Roadmapping is a graphical approach to support strategic planning that enables companies to align technological capability and business plans so that corporate strategy and technology are co-ordinated in an integrative manner. A 'fast-start' roadmapping approach The aim of the roadmapping training courses is to provide delegates with the knowledge and confidence to apply roadmapping concepts and methods within their own businesses. The emphasis is on the rapid initiation of the method and its customisation, based on multifunctional workshop techniques. The courses are interactive and based on the delivery ethos of a balanced combination of presentations, group activities and discussions. One and two-day courses We offer a choice between a one or two-day course. Both provide a thorough introduction to strategic roadmapping, guiding delegates through the process of roadmapping, including ‘hands-on’ activities, during which actual roadmaps are created. The one-day course is focused on product-level roadmapping and visual communication. Our two-day course allows time to cover topics in greater depth. Delegates will benefit from additional material and exercises in strategic landscaping, workshop facilitation practices and tools/toolkits. Note: Both one and two-day courses can also be run as in-company training events. Such courses can be readily adapted to focus on topics of specific interest to companies, and combined with consulting support to rapidly apply and transfer the approach to your organisation. If this is of interest, please email Rob Phaal - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. A copy of 'T-Plan: the fast start to Technology Roadmapping. Planning your route to success', developed in collaboration with a wide range of companies, will be provided as part of each course (normal price £149), together with a copy of the latest Technology Roadmapping book Roadmapping for Strategy and Innovation - Aligning technology and markets in a dynamic world for each delegate (normal price £195). Who should attend? The course is suitable for: •strategic planners •product managers •technical managers •consultants

Handling Challenging Conversations

09/03/2017 / 08:00AM

Most of us can cope with the easy conversation at work, it’s the challenging ones we find difficult! We may put them off hoping the situation improves – in the end we need to address the issue. This one day course is ideal for anyone who has challenging conversations with employees and/or colleagues and would like to become more confident and be able to carry out the conversation more effectively.