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News: Tom from The Dairy Cre­ative Agency grows his men­tor­ing con­fi­dence through our lead­er­ship courses

Did you know we offer fund­ed oppor­tu­ni­ties to employ­ees from small to medi­um sized busi­ness­es (SMEs) in the local area to devel­op their skills in lead­er­ship and management?

Our Smart and Inclu­sive Lead­er­ship (SAIL) project offers a range of cours­es which enable busi­ness­es to up-skill their employ­ees, enabling them to move into high­er-lev­el and lead­er­ship roles more con­fi­dent­ly and competently.

We hear from Tom Wal­ters, who is an Account Direc­tor at The Dairy Cre­ative Agency in West Bridg­ford. After join­ing the agency as an Account Exec­u­tive, he was pro­mot­ed to the role of Account Direc­tor and became respon­si­ble for men­tor­ing sev­er­al mem­bers of his team. Tom want­ed to under­take some for­mal train­ing to help him with his role and improve his con­fi­dence as a leader.

Like many employ­ees from SMEs in the local area, Tom was eli­gi­ble to take advan­tage of a fund­ed two-part Coach­ing and Men­tor­ing course with us. He tells us how the course has taught him valu­able skills that will ben­e­fit his work­place and enable him to sup­port his colleagues.

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The course I under­took with Not­ting­ham Col­lege pro­vid­ed me with the nec­es­sary tools to sup­port my deliv­ery of coach­ing and men­tor­ing and allowed me to bounce ideas off oth­er peo­ple to help fur­ther my knowledge. 

The Coach­ing and Men­tor­ing in the Work­place course cov­ered areas such as the impor­tance of lis­ten­ing and ques­tion­ing as well as spe­cif­ic coach­ing tech­niques and mod­els. As a result of what I have learned I have been able to cre­ate an effec­tive coach­ing plan to help devel­op my team mem­bers further. 

Tak­ing part in this course has increased my con­fi­dence and under­stand­ing of what makes an effec­tive and inclu­sive coach. I have a bet­ter under­stand­ing of how I can bet­ter sup­port my team as well as those I work along­side exter­nal­ly too. 

Tom Wal­ters — Account Direc­tor at The Dairy Cre­ative Agency

Looking to access free leadership training for your business?

Our Smart and Inclu­sive Lead­er­ship (SAIL) project can sup­port SME employ­ees by intro­duc­ing them to free train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, so they can devel­op skills in lead­er­ship and man­age­ment. Avail­able to busi­ness­es in Not­ting­hamshire and Der­byshire, these cours­es enable employ­ees to move into high­er-lev­el roles con­fi­dent­ly and competently. 

The cours­es avail­able are:

To reg­is­ter your inter­est in a course, either for your­self or for a col­league con­tact our team on hls@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk or by call­ing 0115 945 7260.

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* The Smart and Inclu­sive Lead­er­ship project is part-fund­ed through the Euro­pean Social Fund

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  • 27th April 2022 (12:00 AM)
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