According to the Health and Safety Executive, 526,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, which resulted in 12.5 million working days lost in the same period. Expert Sir Cary Cooper – Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the Manchester Business School – acknowledges that work-related stress has much to do with work pressures but it’s also to do with managers who have the wrong type of skills to be able to do their job properly. He suggests that while they have the technical expertise to do their jobs well, they do not have the right people and soft skills to be able to identify and help solve their team’s challenges.
As both people skills and soft skills are – well – skills, Orchard Training whole-heartedly believes that they can be taught to anyone. However, the right skills have to taught by the right people in the right way and embedded over time with the right amount of support. This is what The Whole Programme does.
The Whole Programme is a specifically designed blended learning approach to upskilling managers with the right people skills and soft skills so that they can do their job effectively while creating a well-being culture within their teams and the wider organisation. The programme takes delegates on a professional and personal journey to help them understand themselves and others on a deeply profound level by challenging every aspect of who they are and why they do what they do; and in many cases, their very perception of the world. The result is that they can be their best selves, be equipped with the mind-set and skills to be able to communicate and influence others to bring the best out in their teams too. It does this while also providing the key management skills they need to ensure they can manage themselves, their team, clients and stakeholders effectively.
The Whole Programme
A series of inter-related – specifically tailored – face-to-face workshops which provide managers with the people skills and soft skills they need
The workshops reach all ‘logical levels’ to ensure complete understanding and buy-in
- They teach the latest developments in psychology and neuro science to provide the hard facts behind the soft skills
- They workshops are delivered by the same, highly qualified and experienced trainer and coach to ensure consistency
- There is pre and post online work to further challenge and support the delegates’ learning
- Each delegate has one-to-one coaching with the trainer (who is a qualified coach) to help them overcome individual challenges
- There is ongoing online support with the trainer – even after the programme has finished
- Every delegate has individual goals that are monitored within given timeframes to ensure the skills are practised throughout
You can use the link on the courses to read the full descriptions of each course, however please be aware that the courses in The Whole Programme are tailored specifically to link in with, and build on, each other rather than be stand alone, individual courses.
These 2 courses together helps delegates to understand themselves better, why they do what they do and how they can be the best version of themselves both personally and professionally. They learn practical tools for changing how they think and behave in order to achieve more positive outcomes.
This course challenges the delegates’ mind-set of how they currently communicate and the pitfalls of that, and teaches the skill of how to really communicate effectively with others.
Find out more: The Art of Communication
This course brings together the first 3 courses and teaches the skill and mind-set of coaching so that they can pick up on the needs of the individuals in their teams, and coach them on any challenges they might be facing. This helps create a coaching and well-being culture within their team.
Find out more: Performance Coaching
This course provides the key management skills required for managing including giving feedback, conducting honest conversations, analysing and dealing with under-performance, understanding and coaching emotional fallouts as well as delegation.
Find out more: Performance Management
As many managers need to be able to inspire trust through presenting, this course helps with the confidence and impact side of presenting as well as the design side too.
Find out more: Pitch Perfect Presentations
One-to-One Coaching Session with the trainer (who is a qualified coach). This can be done as two separate hour sessions or one two hour session.
The ideal timeframe for the programme is a year but this can be decreased or increased depending on the organisational needs. All the course material (and even the course content) can also be tailored to the individual organisational needs.