Leadership and Management Development
So we offer a range of practical training and qualifications that help supervisors and managers develop the skills and knowledge to succeed.
Many of our training and qualifications are available through training workshops, online and through blended learning so whether you have one person or hundreds to train, we can help.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
"Delegates are now better equipped in management and leadership skills. Importantly self awareness among delegates has improved and self development has strengthened within them also. Polaris Learning deliver tailored programmes, delivered in a focused and relevant manner and in a style that truly engages the participants."
“This has been a fantastic course for me, helping me to understand key roles I needed to fulfil in my position. Delivery and coaching was first class. Would recommend this course to anyone looking at further advancing their career.”
“The Talent for the Future programme has been a real success with many of the employees being promoted into supervisor roles with other candidates progressing to the next level of the ILM award. Polaris Learning has worked closely with Baxters to ensure the programme met our business requirements to develop our next generation of supervisors. The energy and drive from both the candidates and the Polaris Learning trainers has been superb!”
“I now think more like a manager. I know how to handle situations, I know when to step in, I have more confidence in mentoring, delegating and using active listening.”
"The trainers encouraged participation. It is clear that they have a working knowledge of subjects covered in this course. The insight they have given has, both professionally and personally, made a difference to what I do and how I think."
"The trainers were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the subject. They understood our business structure and culture and provided examples relevant to our business."
"Personally I learnt a good bit about my management style and the areas I need to improve on. So much so that I am now really conscious of trying to improve my listening skills and to not be distracted when someone is telling me something!"
"I found the course very useful and find myself more aware of how I conduct myself and communicate with others."
"Having taken part in other "mind numbing" courses, this was a breath of fresh air."
"I am finding that the information given is becoming more and more relevant to my role. I have begun implementing many of the alternative methods and techniques which have been suggested to me and have found them to be both beneficial and effective in most cases."
"It has helped me manage my time and assess my team in a more practical way."
"The course was helpful in reminding and re-emphasising the various management tools available and methods for dealing with personnel in an effective manner."
"Lots of interaction, able to pass on experiences and scenarios. Speed of course was good allowing for plenty of time on a topic if required. Trainer encouraged interaction."
"Very happy with course, everything spot on. Was good variation and texture of materials and content. Trainer had extremely good training style and was very knowledgeable about all subjects."
"Found this course very relevant to my role. Trainer presented the course very well and to a high standard throughout. She had a calm method and kept us engaged over the duration."
"A key outcome was to better understand communcation within a team and as a leader, how this can be perceived by others. Also motivating and influencing colleagues to improve performance and satisfaction."
"I always felt there was plenty of personal participation opportunities and it was an easy atmosphere to talk freely and ask any questions if you had any."
"Trainer has been supportive throughout the training course, the content was delivered enthusiastically and was engaging. Questions were always answered. Thank you!"
Working with Polaris Learning, Baxters launched a ‘Talent for the Future’ programme to ensure retention of their key operators while creating a flow of talent for succession planning.
The focus of the programme was to ensure an effective blend of learning to include both people and technical skills required for managers in the food industry.
Candidates worked towards full accreditation for an ILM Award as well as a Scottish Vocational qualification in Food and Drink Operations at Level 3. The programme was delivered through a variety of workshops, in-house assessment and assignments (supported by a full mentoring programme involving senior managers).
Since being launched in 2014, this programme has since won an award for “Tremendous Training and Development” and Baxters are looking for us to roll out a programme globally in the near future.
Bibby Offshore wanted a tailored management development programme that would prepare future managers for their role.
This was a six month programme bringing onshore employees from across the business together.
Through a series of workshops and work place assignments, the employees achieved the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management.