Courses

We deliver a wide range of courses relevant to Cambridge businesses, from personal development and enabling skills training, to management and leadership development, as well as specialist technical, finance and HR subjects.

Training providers and location

The Learning Collaboration courses are led by select trainers, national and international training companies and institutions. They have all been recommended by our member organisations and we are rigorous in collecting feedback that you are welcome to review.  We choose the right trainer for the course and don’t employ any directly on our staff so that we can update our offering as required.

Most shared courses are hosted in Cambridge but we can also arrange training for your remote and overseas offices.

Many of our courses have been accredited for Continuous Professional Development points which you and your staff can register.  Members access all courses at highly competitive rates.CPD Accredited Courses

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Assertiveness Skills Workshop

Assertiveness Skills Workshop

Assertiveness is not always about getting your own way, but it is about being able to confidently express your own needs. This workshop is about understanding what assertiveness really means to you, and how to be more assertive when you need to be.
Be a PA with PA

Be a PA with PA

A One-Day Workshop for Pas, EAs, Secretaries and Administrative Professionals. This Workshop is based around effective outcome thinking, communication and awareness tools. The tools utilise Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques that have been developed and utilised by leading edge organisations in order to achieve excellence.
Business Plan Writing

Business Plan Writing

This workshop is intended to take you through the process of producing an effective business plan whether you want to secure a loan, attract investment or demonstrate the viability and potential of your business idea.
Caring for Elders: An eldery person in your life

Caring for Elders: An eldery person in your life

This workshop is designed to help staff reflect on the challenge of combining caring responsibilities for older family members or friends with the day to day demands of their work and home life. Participants will explore tools and techniques to help build resilience and improve knowledge and confidence.
The Chimp Model: An Introduction

The Chimp Model: An Introduction

An introduction to how we can improve the quality of our professional and personal lives.
Coaching for Performance

Coaching for Performance

We shall put performance coaching into context with other management skills and show how it helps people to learn, grow and stay motivated under stress. Most of the day will be spent practising the frameworks and skills that make great performance coaches.
Confident Communication

Confident Communication

Aimed at anyone who needs to communicate/present with confidence, including technical people and introverts. This course is based around interaction and feedback. By the end of the session delegates will have the confidence to speak in their own character, the ability to write great content and techniques for engaging their audience.
Dealing with Difficult Behaviour - I'm not crazy, I'm just not you!

Dealing with Difficult Behaviour - I'm not crazy, I'm just not you!

It is said that ‘variety is the spice of life’ but sometimes the range and diversity of people we come across can be really challenging.
Delivering Projects in Partnership

Delivering Projects in Partnership

This course is designed upskill those responsible for managing the process of bringing different parties together to deliver a project on time and within budget.
Developing Resilience at Work

Developing Resilience at Work

This workshop is for business professionals who are expected to perform effectively in a highly demanding environment. It is designed to help delegates understand how they can develop a resilient attitude to a range of business scenarios, that may in the past have created a high degree of anxiety.
Effective Briefing Skills

Effective Briefing Skills

This course is designed for individuals who want to improve the quality and impact of their briefings. Briefings should be brief by nature … but impactful by design!
Effective Communication

Effective Communication

Any review of essential management skills always puts effective communication close to the top of the list. Yet poor communication is at the root of many problems. This workshop will help managers understand their own communication style, the essentials of good communication and develop their confidence to communicate effectively.
Recruitment: Effective Online Copywriting for Recruitment

Recruitment: Effective Online Copywriting for Recruitment

This workshop is designed to provide delegates with the skills, tools and techniques they need to write online copy for recruitment campaigns. With a strong practical focus, delegates will create two job ads from their own job descriptions which they are invited to work on during the course.
Employee Benefit and Design

Employee Benefit and Design

Half day course for anyone involved in reward and benefits, HR professionals/managers, pay and reward specialists.
Employee Benefits Communication

Employee Benefits Communication

Half day course for anyone involved in reward and benefits, HR professionals/managers, pay and reward specialists.
Essentials of Management

Essentials of Management

We recognise that managing people on a day to day basis is challenging and often the most difficult part of a managers’ role. Managing people effectively requires a very different skill set and this 6-month programme is aimed at focussing on four key areas which are fundamental to the success of an effective manager.
Facilitation Skills Workshop

Facilitation Skills Workshop

This one day workshop will give you the skills, tools and confidence needed to facilitate effectively. This workshop is appropriate for anyone who needs to work with groups to achieve change and improve effectiveness.
Finance for Non Financial Managers

Finance for Non Financial Managers

This is a one day course designed to send you back into your businesses confident in your understanding and application of basic financial terms and concepts.
Imposter Phenomenon

Imposter Phenomenon

Success: what lies behind the mask? An exploration of courage, confidence and the imposter There are few experiences more draining than feeling like a phoney. The notion of being less competent than you should be, or believing your success to be a bit of a mistake, can be stressful. Many people have a voice inside that says they could do so much more, at work, in their community or at home.
Improving Personal Impact & Influence

Improving Personal Impact & Influence

Have you left meetings wishing that you had spoken out or had a greater share of the airtime? Recognising that people are different, have you wondered how you can adapt your style of communication to better connect with others? Learn a consistently effective model of influence that you can deploy when needed.
In House Course

In House Course

All of our courses are available in house. If you cannot see a course listed please contact us.
Intercultural Skills: Working Effectively with India

Intercultural Skills: Working Effectively with India

The objectives of this course are to understand the impact of cultural differences when managing and motivating Indians and enhance one’s communication (getting through) to Indian colleagues and 'speaking their language'.
Interviewing Skills

Interviewing Skills

Good recruitment is about finding the right person for the job. Although simple enough, it is often challenging to select the right candidate, especially in a competitive market. There are usually a number of people involved in the recruitment and selection process and this workshop is suitable for anyone who is part of that process and would like to develop their skills in this important area of responsibility.
Introduction to Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

This one day workshop is aimed at people who want to understand the fundamental principles of project working, typically team members with some elements of project management in their day-to-day role or for those who regularly participate in project teams. It assumes little previous project management knowledge.
LGBT+ Awareness: An Introduction

LGBT+ Awareness: An Introduction

This half-day training session about diverse genders and sexualities, is created to help you develop your understanding and confidence in this area.
Management Skills to Promote and Support Mental Health at Work

Management Skills to Promote and Support Mental Health at Work

A series of 6 half-day workshops to address management competencies to help identify poor mental health, confidently talk about concerns and support employees with mental health concerns.
Manager Masterclass - Delegation & Empowerment

Manager Masterclass - Delegation & Empowerment

Delegation is at the heart of good management and this workshop will help you break the ‘vicious circle’ of poor delegation, so you can take a fresh look at your style and task list.
Managing a Return to Work after Mental Health Absences

Managing a Return to Work after Mental Health Absences

This full day workshop aims to give managers confidence in supporting people returning to work after a mental health related absence.
Managing Feedback in the Workplace

Managing Feedback in the Workplace

This course has been specifically designed to provide individuals with the skills, knowledge and attitude required to promote a healthy feedback culture, in teams, where everyone feels comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
Managing People for the First Time

Managing People for the First Time

Taking a supervisory role is the first step into management - an exciting but often challenging move. This one day workshop covers all the essential skills that you will need to ensure that you feel confident to carry out this role effectively.
Mastering Management with Micromastery™

Mastering Management with Micromastery™

Designed for the 21st Century and the realities of a fast paced world where time and business pressures are acute, this programme aims to explore the key principles and practice of management which deliver the greatest return on investment, and to equip the participants with the key management skills they need to perform beyond expectations in their role.
Maximising LinkedIn

Maximising LinkedIn

This half day workshop event is for people who are already on LinkedIn but want to take it up a level and get more value from it.
Minute Taking with Confidence: Writing Effective Minutes

Minute Taking with Confidence: Writing Effective Minutes

This single day workshop will help you to prepare, produce and polish minutes with confidence and is designed for delegates at all levels. It includes both writing skills and interpersonal techniques. It will also build the confidence you need to take control and elicit the information you need to write excellent minutes.
Presentation Skills:Advanced

Presentation Skills:Advanced

This workshop is designed for individuals who present regularly as part of their role and want to enhance their already competent skills. The workshop is highly interactive, with research in psychology to get the most out of you and your audience, practical exercises to enhance key skills and presentations of increasing demand to build skills and confidence within a supportive environment.
Presentation Skills: Introduction

Presentation Skills: Introduction

This workshop is designed for individuals who have little or no experience of presenting. The workshop provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to practice skills and gain confidence in their presentation ability.
Project Management for Non Project Managers

Project Management for Non Project Managers

This programme is designed to develop good Project Management Practice and is intended for those people who don’t normally manage projects.
Project Management & Leadership

Project Management & Leadership

This two day workshop is aimed at Managers that lead teams and projects. The content assumes that delegates have basic knowledge with some experience and understanding of project working, and that they are responsible for running at least one project. The focus is on the leadership aspects of project working, whilst still covering tools and techniques.
Psychology of Persuasion

Psychology of Persuasion

Whether you have to persuade someone to buy, invest, buy into, change, or do something, understanding the psychology behind how we are persuaded and why we resist is essential for an effective result. This workshop will give you an insight into the psychology of persuasion and the tools to enhance your approach.
Sales for Non-Selling Professionals

Sales for Non-Selling Professionals

According to Daniel Pink (author of To Sell Is Human), we are all in sales now whether or not we like to admit it. This one day course (with additional reinforcement to support implementation) is for professionals who are not in a formal sales role but have a responsibility to bring in revenue, client acquisition and/or grow existing clients as part of their role.
Social Media for Business

Social Media for Business

You know you’ve got to be there in this modern business world, but you also know you’re a long way short of making the most of social media. And anyway, where’s the time?
Software and Technical Courses

Software and Technical Courses

We can offer a range of IT courses for a range of software and technical packages, at all levels of competency and all software versions.
Staying Healthy for Life

Staying Healthy for Life

Life is full of challenges - work can be demanding and home life busy. It is easier to deal with these challenges when you feel well and rested - it is easier to concentrate, easier to be productive, easier to make good decisions and easier to deal with stressful situations.
The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation

Half Day course to get to grips with the new law
The Media Maestro

The Media Maestro

Let’s be honest. Being interviewed for a news story is a little scary. Get it right, and it’s great for you, and your company. But get it wrong, and you can fast become a figure of fun. This course teaches you all you need to know to deal with journalists, and how to become a media maestro, making a winning impression in print, online or on the air.
The Public Relations Package

The Public Relations Package

Is your product or service worthy of media attention? But you don’t know how to go about getting a journalist interested? Which is highly frustrating, because you understand that a mention in the press will bring in new customers, investors and partners. This course will tell you all you need to know to raise the profile of your company by attracting the attention of a news editor.
Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak

Respond in the moment with confidence and credibility – every time. This course is about building or developing the skill of being able to respond effectively, in real time, to any and every question or challenge thrown at you – however unexpected.
Time Management

Time Management

Time is one of the most important assets at work and everyone has a responsibility to ensure it is well managed. This doesn’t always mean being ‘maxed’ out – it’s about getting balance into your life to ensure your priorities are taken care of.
Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer

A Trainer needs to establish credibility within the first 30 minutes of any training intervention; and then build on that to make it both a valuable and enjoyable learning experience which changes performance. This one day workshop will provide the tools and techniques necessary for achieving this.
Transition to Leadership

Transition to Leadership

We have our natural leadership style but unless we are aware of it we will be unable to flex when required and the morale and resilience of the team will be negatively affected. This two day event is designed to highlight what is important, what you currently 'measure up to' and where you can change to ensure greater leadership success.
Transition to Management

Transition to Management

The first line manager role is unique in organisations as this person is the one level who manages non-managers. This brings its own set of hurdles to overcome, and for people new to managing others there is a lot to learn. This course is aimed at those new to management; those with about 6 months experience as a manager; or those you are looking to promote in the next few months.
Understanding and Promoting Good Mental Health at Work

Understanding and Promoting Good Mental Health at Work

A series of 3 half-day workshops to understand and promote good mental health, encouraging everyone to confidently talk about mental health.