FDA Workshops

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Creating Competency Examples


Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Elizabeth House, London, SE1 7NQ



Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - VENUE TBC, Central London


This practically based, hands-on workshop will involve practical exercises on sifting examples both individually and as part of a group. It will finish up with a drafting exercise on producing an example for a 'stranger' using the STAR framework as a guide.



Improving Your performance: Competency Based Interviews in the Civil Service



Monday, 20 March 2017 - Saughton House, Edinburgh



Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - Union Jack Club, London, SE1 8UJ



Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - VENUE TBC, Central London



Improving Your Performance: Competency Based Interviews in the Civil Service

By popular request, this 1-day course from Newzpark will take you through the various skills you need to succeed in a competency based interview in the Civil Service. You will engage in a succession of practical exercises that will refine your approach to each stage of the interview process, from preparatory Power Poses through to the Competency Pitch. This course builds on, but stands alone from, the Creating Competency Examples course, also available from Newzpark Ltd via FDA / Keystone. This course is pitched at HEO / SEO, Grade 6 and Grade 7, but if you feel this course will be helpful to you, and are below HEO, please do get in touch.




Personal Impact: FULL DAY: Impact & Influence (Lunch) Courageous Conversations

Friday, 31 March 2017 - The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Southbank, SE1

Start the day with our 3 hour workshop, Impact and Influence.

Explore and understand status and how to resolve status-related challenges. During this session you will learn theatre and performance techniques to connect with your audience and enhance your leadership and management impact.

Then break for lunch...

After lunch you will move onto our Courageous Conversations workshop.

 Using proven technical exercises derived from performance and training methodologies participants will practically explore how to use voice, speech, body language and performance techniques to increase confidence in challenging conversations. The session will culminate in a 'scenario-based' session, where participants will discover new techniques in negotiation, conflict resolution and giving feedback.

For more than 20 years The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has provided an innovative approach to transferring the skills used in the training of actors, through the development of voice, speech and body language to business clients. Central's work has been featured in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Daily Mail, Radios 4 , 2 and London, BBC News, BBC4, and ITV2. Central's business clients include Google, John Lewis, NHS, TV presenters, CEOs and MPs.




**NEW** Personal Cyber Security (Morning and afternoon sessions available)

Thursday, 4 May - Glasgow - VENUE TBC

In this workshop you'll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself at home or at work. You'll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about using a computer safely. Learn about cyber security in a fun and sociable environment.

Please note: No technical knowledge is required, you will also need your own laptop



**NEW** Making Gender Equality a Reality

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - Central London, VENUE TBC

In this workshop, you will:

  • Transform your own gender biases in a safe, engaging and enlightening way
  • Create an action plan for behaving from a new perspective
  • Learn a process that you can apply to any bias


Effective Networking

Monday, 19 June 2017 - Premier Meetings, Cardiff, CF23 7XH

Monday, 21 August - Premier Meetings, Cardiff, CF23 7XH

Course objective:

  • Increase immediate individual impact
  • Develop effective influencing skills
  • Increase confidence in one-to-one conversations, how to be succinct, warm and professional
  • Effective listening skills
  • How to build rapport and influence through effective communication
  • Discover how to frame your message and get it heard


'Lean In' to Your Career with Confidence

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - Premier Meetings, Cardiff, CF10 1 EP

The workshop combines motivation, discussion and practical exercises. We'll explore why it's important for women to keep challenging themselves and aiming for higher grades, the need for confidence as well as competence and how to build it, ways to identify and play to your strengths, steps you can take to become more visible at work, and ideas about how to plan your career with the support you need to succeed.

Please note the provider has advised this course is generally targeted at women.



How to Have a More Productive Working Day

Friday, 15 September 2017 - Central London - VENUE TBC

In this workshop, you will:

  • Tackle overwhelm and procrastination by focusing on a small number of clear goals that matter most to you and your organisation;
  • Break goals into achievable chunks and daily tasks so that you can make steady progress within your working day;
  • Find out how to build and maintain good habits to keep up your momentum;
  • Learn tips and strategies for being productive throughout the day, making the most of your energy and personal working style to get the most important work done;
  • Understand how to lay the foundations in your body and brain for a good day's work every day.



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