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Call of the Wild Invited To Present at Prestigious VINE HR Event

VineHR event in May 2014Call of the Wild are delighted to have been personally invited by the Head of HR at Vine HR to deliver a lecture and chair a workshop at the Vine HR event to be held on 7th May 2014 in Colchester. VineHR are a not-for-profit company formed by the Heads of HR from all 15 local authorities in Essex. Their aim is to raise performance and achieve consistency in people management strategy across the county.

Information, Advice and Guidance Courses

Information and advcie and guidanceOur new  information, advice and guidance training courses are designed to support all learners whether you are new to this area or a currently practicing. Our experienced staff have over 20 years experience in the Information, Advice and Guidance sector. This Advice and Guidance Diploma covers skills that are transferable across a broad range of sectors such as Support services,  Advocacy,
Housing, Mentoring, Youth Services, Counselling, Debt advice, Citizens advice, Employment advisor, Career advisors

Presentation at UWE Creative Leadership Workshop Series 2014

farmer with laptopIn recognition of our expertise and the innovative approach we take to learning and development with our partners  PDC we’ve been asked to present to the University of the West of England on Thursday 20th March 2014 as part of their Creative Leadership Workshop Series 2014.

The presentation will draw on notions of reflective walking for leadership and management development. The event will be introduced by Dr Gareth Edwards, Dr Arthur Turner and Kevin Gould. They will summarise some initial findings from a new research project in collaboration with Dr Mike Zundel from Liverpool University and Neil Sutherland from the Bristol Business School.

Directors Fund Small Firms With Their Own Cash

Experian LogoAccording to findings published  by Experian®, the global information services company, a quarter of small and medium sized enterprise (SME) directors have used personal finance sources of funding including mortgages, credit cards and savings accounts to support their business.

Lead Like a Great Conductor by Italy Talgam

Italy talgamAn orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this charming talk, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders. After a decade-long conducting career in his native Israel, Italy Talgam has reinvented himself as a conductor of people in business.

Endorsed Training Provider with Leadership Management Wales

Call of the WildCall of the Wild is one of the first organisations in Wales to achieve the quality award and become an endorsed training provider with Leadership & Management Wales (LMW) , the Centre of Excellence for leadership and management skills in Wales.

The Leadership & Management Quality Award represents the first definitive standard for training providers offering leadership and management development to companies and their employees. Those who gain the award become part of a select group of training providers who demonstrate best practice and maintain the highest standards.

Leadership and Followers – TEDTalks

Ted Talks - LeadershipTEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts.

The Science of Nature & Its Importance for Learning

When Was the Last Time You Kissed a Frog?

Filmmaker David Bond is a worried man. His kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors – not like it was back in his day. Click more below to view these compelling videos.

He decides it’s time to get back to nature – literally.

“This film will change your life”Patrick Barkham, The Guardian

Grow Your Business At No Extra Cost – Great Results States Vince Cable

Graduate trainingAre you looking to grow your business in the next 12 months but worried about the cost. Call of the Wild have been working with companies throughout England  to effectively double their trainign and development budgets at no extra cost to you!This has been achieved using  a training and development Government sponsored scheme launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable called GrowthAccelerator.

In the past 12 months GrowthAccelerator has been the catalyst for many ambitious businesses to realise their high growth potential more quickly. A report has just been published reviewing the first year performance of the scheme. Here we share the insights from the service’s first year on what determines high growth potential and how GrowthAccelerator is helping businesses to deliver jobs and real economic value.

What Growth Accelerator Does

GrowthAccelerator works by finding businesses with the highest growth potential, identifying and helping to overcome the barriers they face and providing support under four streams of activity: Access to Finance, Business Development, Growth through Innovation and Leadership and Management.

Change Management Good Practice – The Challenge of Change

Incredible Hulk 2Call of the Wild has recently been asked to deliver a workshop on change to an audience of 50 education professionals who are delegates in a change management conference in Portsmouth.
Looking at change from the unique perspective of each individual the question that Call of the Wild intends to pose to the audience is:-

“Why do some individuals thrive on the challenges presented by change, yet others see change as a threat which has an adverse impact on their performance”

ILM Level 3 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring – Funding Available

ilmOur new ILM Level 3 Certificate  in Coaching and Mentoring goes live today. In addition the good news is that the course can be fully funded (subject to eligibility)

What is Coaching

Coaching uses one-to-one conversations and guided questioning to unlock inner potential. It helps managers deal with change and find solutions to business problems using their own resources. It’s an effective way of creating a high performance culture in your organisation.

Management Training Needed Before You Can Dismiss an “Unsuitable” Manager?

Employability skillsPoorly Performing  Managers Need to be Offered Training or Face the Consequences!

To enable the directors to focus on running the company, a manager has been brought in. However, there have been a number of complaints about their poor management style. Can you dismiss them because of this?

To answer this question, we need to turn to the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) recent ruling in the case of JJ Food Service Ltd v Kefil 2012. Mr Kefil (K) had worked for JJ’s, which is a major food distributor, for more than 14 years. During that time, he had been promoted twice, initially to warehouse manager and then to stock control manager.