Personal Development

IODT have been delivering vocational and academic professional development programmes in the UK and overseas for over 18 years, more recently established an office in Luton, operated a branch in Qatar (Middle East) with further expansion in West Africa. We are experts in providing high quality accredited vocational training, and hold NCFE (National Certificate of Further Education), AIM Awards, CACHE, Anglia ESOL Centre Status ensuring our vocational qualifications are all accredited and internationally recognised.

Our diverse team of trainers both in the UK and overseas hold a vast pool of experience, knowledge and expertise in our vocational qualifications. We believe in the value of work-based learning to develop people at all levels from administration all the way up to senior management. We are able to provide for all of these levels as our vocational qualifications range from Level 1 to Level 7, allowing a progression from Awards to Diplomas.

As such our experienced team of staff are committed to helping the delegates make the most of their experience at IODT under the direction of its Founder and Co-Directors.

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Being Assertive In Managing Difficult Conversations Confidently

*Women Only Workshop also available.

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Duration: 1 day Delegate

Course Overview
We have so many interactions in the run of a day, it’s reasonable to expect that some of these are going to be difficult. Whether these are conversations that you have in person, or you manage a virtual team and need to speak with someone in another city, there are things that you can do to make these conversations go smoothly. This one-day workshop will give you the tools to manage difficult conversations in an assertive and confident way to get the best results possible out of them.

This workshop will help you to:
• Understand the concept of assertiveness and establish the difference between being assertive versus being aggressive or non-assertive.
• Determine when, where and how to be assertive, body language and self-control (breathing techniques)
• Manage and control your emotions in order to maintain a high level of assertiveness at all times
• Establish how to create win-win working relationships by building self confidence and self-esteem in your personal and professional life. Use good communication skills during a conversation
• Draft a script for a difficult conversation
• Use specific steps to carry out a difficult conversation
• Access additional resources as required
• Maintain safety in a conversation

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Building Positive Relationship at Work by developing Effective Communication Skills

*Women Only Workshop also available
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Duration: 1 day Delegate

Course Overview
Building positive work place relationships is vital for career success. Relationships can positively or negatively affect your satisfaction with the job, your ability to advance and gain recognition for your achievements. When you build positive relationships, you feel more comfortable with your interactions and less intimidated by others. You feel a closer bond to the people you spend the majority of your time working with.

However, for a lot of people, relationship building isn’t natural or easy to do. Most refuse to admit this is a concern because it is such a basic, common sense concept; they assume they already know how to do it.

Course Aims:

IODT will help discover what delegates can do to contribute to a healthy workplace and building positive relationships. To identify when working with people who respect you and who value your contributions strongly affects the level of job satisfaction, in turn can improve the delegate’s ability to produce quality work.

• Identify common communication problems that may be holding you back
• Develop skills in asking questions that give you information you need
• Learn what your non-verbal messages are telling others
• Develop skills in listening actively and empathetically to others
• Learn how to make your feelings heard
• Enhance your ability to handle difficult situations
• Be aware of the five types of relationships

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Employability Skills: Career Planning Workshops

*Women Only Workshop also available

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 2 days

Course Overview

To equip participants to make an analysis of their key motivators, interests, skills & achievements in preparation for making Career Management decisions.
Course Objectives:
During the session, you will:
• Review the pre-course initial assessment and VAKS document making an assessment of your learning styles.
• Build up yourself-confidence in relation to yourself, your career-management and job preparation.
• Begin drafting a number of key transferable skills and achievements in order to write/update a CV and for drafting Application Forms.
• Begin to think and express positively your skills and achievements

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Business Tool Box 4 Women

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Women Only Workshop
Duration: 2 days

Course Overview

The purpose is to provide opportunities for participants to understand what is involved in running a business and to determine if entrepreneurship and self-employment is right for them. The aim is to encourage and support people to become self-employed or to start their own business.
Topics to be covered will include:
• Have you got what it takes to start a business?
• Self-esteem and confidence
• Finding a business idea.

The workshops will be delivered by people who have personal experience of running a business and who are expert in motivation a coaching. We will be providing innovative approaches which really engage the target group and wherever possible use local entrepreneurs to bring the session to life.

Start Up Workshops
The purpose is to focus on individuals who intend to become self-employed or startup in business. The workshops will support new business start-ups through improving their knowledge and skills. Six- day workshops will be delivered which take a holistic view of the business and include such topics as:
• Essential business planning
• Researching your market and produce a marketing plan
• Financial planning
Participants will work through development of a business plan we will provide a pack of materials which will enable participants to continue to develop their business plans after the workshop.

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Business Leadership: becoming management material

*Women Only Workshop also available

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Duration: 2days
Group Discounts Apply

Course Overview

This two-day workshop is a tool for your leadership development. It is designed to help you create and accomplish your personal best, and to help you lead others to get extraordinary things done.

At its core, leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and persuading others to follow. But the responsibility entails much more. Leaders must get their message out in a way that inspires, make the most of their limited time, and build roads to precious resources. They must negotiate alliances, improve their colleagues, and align the ambitions of the many with the needs of the organization.

What makes for a great leader? Is it something to do with inward characteristics, such as confidence and focus? Is it more about outward presence, including charm and compassion? Or is it about the ability to create a vision and get others to commit to it?

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Presentation Skills: Present like a Professional

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Duration: 2days
*Women Only Workshop also available

A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, you will master the skills that will make you a better speaker and presenter.

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