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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. ...

100 years of business and wildlife

02/03/2017 / 06:00PM

Join us on this special occasion at Best Western Orton Hall. You’ll have a unique opportunity to network with plenty of new businesses and learn about the 100 years of business and wildlife. After refreshments we will be joined by Brian Eversham, Chief Executive at The Wildlife Trust, will use his vast knowledge to inform us on 100 years of the Wildlife Trust movement and its dramatic growth. He will offer an insight into how important business support has been and how the trust has worked with local businesses over the years before telling us of their future plans. John Bridge OBE DL, Chief Executive at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, will explain how the Chamber supports its charity members and what we are doing in 2017 during our centenary year. He will also describe how corporate social responsibility can really benefit your business.

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.

Strategic Performance Management

15-16 March 2017 / 09:00AM

How do you measure the performance of your business? Are you measuring the right things? How well are your measures aligned with your strategy? How well are they supporting the implementation of your strategy? In this highly engaging and practical course, Professor Andy Neely will share with you hints and tips on how to design and deploy strategic performance management systems that will help drive the implementation of your strategy. Drawing on over 20 years experience in the field, including extensive project work with BAE Systems, Caterpillar, GSK, Linde and Rolls-Royce, Andy will help you identify how to improve and enhance your performance management systems so they really drive value. Format of the Workshop: This two-day course will cover a host of practical issues to help you design and deploy a successful strategic performance management system. Drawing on wide ranging research and consulting experiences with global clients, Andy will deliver a practical, hands-on course that will enable you to: •Explain the changing nature of the measurement crisis – focusing specifically on the tendency in many organisations to measure too much. •Understand the main strategic performance management frameworks organisations use today, including the balanced scorecard and the performance prism. •Understand why process – the methodology for selecting what and how to measure – is more important than the framework the organisation chooses to use. •Apply specific tools and techniques associated with the design, deployment and application of strategic performance measures. •Identify appropriate performance visualisations that can be used to help convert data into insight. •Understand the multiple roles of measurement and how well designed strategic performance management systems drive strategic success and organisational learning. Andy's teaching style is highly engaging and interactive. He has delivered workshops to a host of clients in the public and private, manufacturing and service sectors. Through his workshops he aims to equip participants with a robust set of tools and techniques that you can apply in you own organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your own strategic performance management systems.

Developing Yourself & Others

15/03/2017-16/03/2017 / 08:00AM

This 2-day programme explores the range of skills required to develop yourself and those in your team. It covers three vital leadership modules of Managing Time & Resources, Coaching & Mentoring your Staff and carrying out Appraisal & Performance Development Reviews. This course is one of our Management Development Courses and can be taken on its own or alongside the other courses in this programme: •Leadership & Management Essentials •Managing People •Strategic Planning & Business Awareness All of the courses can be also used to gain the Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management, accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Coaching for Managers

21/03/2017-22/03/2017 / 08:00AM

Coaching helps increase performances. Develop essential coaching techniques to motivate, set goals and achieve change during this two day course. There is the option to continue for a 3rd day to gain the ILM Level 3 Award in coaching. This requires a 3rd day of training and completion of 6 hours of workplace coaching and three assignments.

Coaching for Managers

21/03/2017-22/03/2017 / 08:00AM

Coaching helps increase performances. Develop essential coaching techniques to motivate, set goals and achieve change during this two day course. There is the option to continue for a 3rd day to gain the ILM Level 3 Award in coaching. This requires a 3rd day of training and completion of 6 hours of workplace coaching and three assignments.

Introduction to Project Management

27/03/2017 / 08:00AM

This practical one day course is ideal for all who lead projects. Many other courses focus on the process side of project management so this course is particularly useful for those who would also like to improve how they handle and manage people in their projects.