Wednesday August 31, 2011
by Helen Flint, Development Director at Purple Cubed
Bite sized development sessions wrapped up in our purple learning day
I can still remember attending my first learnpurple learning bite. Call me biased, but I really was blown away by it – the style of delivery was unique to anything I’d previously experienced. It was energetic, fun and incredibly informative despite only being 90 minutes. When I left, I felt uplifted, invigorated, inspired and motivated. Six years later, still feel like that when I come out of a learning bite session.
This bite-sized formula has also been applied successfully over the years in our bespoke development solutions. They’re perfect for organisations who find it challenging to release their people for a half or full day’s development. Often their people can be on shift work so we always find a way to work around this, ensuring that the learning experience isn’t compromised and success achieved.
This format works particularly well for the bespoke customer service excellence programmes we deliver. We’ll often have bite sized sessions running throughout the day for different groups. Larger groups can be accommodated in this forum which means that over 100 plus people can be developed over the course of a full day’s learning.
As a business, one of our key aims is to always be ahead of our game and develop new solutions which meet our clients’ needs. In order to do this we regularly speak to our clients; finding out what they really need from us as an organisation. The last few months have been no exception and conversations were focused on what our clients want from our public learning sessions.
We found out that they’d like a more time and cost effective way to receive our 90 minute learning sessions, with topics being grouped into specific skill sets (similar to our hugely successful purple leadership programme) but keeping ourearly delivery slot from those who want to be back in the workplace for 11am. From this information we have reinvigorated and improved our learning bite programme – ensuring it is the best practice method for personal development in the form of our new Purple Learning days:
- Five learning bites in one flexible day of learning (you can choose one, a few or to complete the whole day)
- Focused on developing attitude, skills and knowledge in your people
- Delivered in a fast, effective and convenient way.
We’re going to be targeting specific groups, from developing leaders to achieving service excellence, with each day exploring five essential topics. Using accelerated learning, practical examples, and inventive development techniques; presenters create fun and excitement. Delegates leave refreshed, enthused and buzzing with ideas to implement within the workplace, immediately.
‘Creating leaders at all levels’is the first Purple Learning Day and will be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London on Wednesday 26th October. Specifically for developing leaders, this encompasses:
1. Manage and motivate – building teams to achieve greater results
2. Impact and influence – creating a positive impact through effective communication
3. Effective time management – working smarter to get things done
4. Managing conflict – minimising conflict to create team harmony
5. Managing performance – creating high performing teams
These subjects are competitively priced at £90+VAT per person/course there is a special introductory offer of buy 4 get the 5th free.
Why not come and experience them for yourselves? Click here to find out more and book now.