Testimonials

Our members have found great benefit in collaborating for shared learning. Here are some of their success stories.
Learning Collaboration Courses, & HR, L & D Peer Group Sessions 2017
eg technology has been a member of the Cambridge Network since 2007 and it is great to see how its offering has grown over this time. eg technology employees regularly attend networking events and training across a broad spectrum of subjects which are relevant to our business. Registration is easy online and the events always well run and attended making them both very useful, to the point and enjoyable. The latest news from Cambridge Network is a useful one stop update for what is going on around Cambridge businesses and the Recruitment Gateway a perfect platform for advertising jobs locally.
Helen Coppen Office & Quality Manager eg technology ltd
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Transition to Management Course 2017
What a fantastic course! I came away from this feeling as though I had learned what I had expected and more. The trainer, Des, was extremely engaging and I took away many tools which I will be using in my workplace, especially the “SAID” tool for having difficult conversations and the 1-2-1 framework.
I didn’t feel as though this was in any way a ‘lecture’ course, there was enough theory, but mixed with group discussion and role play. There were also no ‘awkward standing in front class’ moments – all role plays were done in small groups of three.
The activities were relevant to the theory we were being taught and really helped cement the learning and helped to see how we could put this into practice in the workplace. As soon as I left the course I felt confident that from day one I would be a much more effective manager and be aware of how to tailor my approach depending on the individual’s style and needs as well as understanding what motivates different individuals. If I feel any further training would be needed in other areas I would look at other courses by the Cambridge Network before looking elsewhere.
Hannah Coe, Accounts Payable Supervisor Mundipharma Research Ltd
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Experienced Managers Peer Group
This will be really valuable in the future. The sessions themselves reiterated some things I have learnt from previous courses, as well as new techniques to try. However, it’s really the group of engaged individuals that made the difference to other courses.
AS, RedGate
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Strategic Managers Peer Group
The diversity of the group is one of its key strengths and sharing issues across the group has been remarkably similar regardless of the v. I thought that issues might be so different within the public sector, but they really are not that much different. I have been pleasantly surprised that my experience in the public sector has been of some use to the group, as well as getting lots from the private sector.
CC, Addenbrooke’s
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The Learning Collaboration has provided some fantastic support to us over the last year and we have calculated has saved us over 30% of what we would have previously spent on the equivalent courses....
Katie Bardes, Training and Development Specialist, Royal Society of Chemistry
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We have derived huge benefits from using the Learning Collaboration for a wide range of training and development needs. These have included substantially lower costs, great efficiency and most importantly, the opportunity to share experience with people from a wide range of companies. It also means our scarce internal resource can be directed at company specific activities whilst leaving the Learning Collaboration to look after the rest.
Bill Parsons, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, ARM
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The Learning Collaboration is not a static, staid company that sits aside of Napp, rather an evolving and participative business partner. We highly recommend the Learning Collaboration to any company considering becoming a member.
Kathryn Buck, Organisational Development Administrator, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited
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Marketing Peer Learning Group

The Marketing Peer Learning Group is a great opportunity to learn something new and connect with other marketers. The talks are enjoyable as well as offering practical insights many of which I have found useful for my job. The Cambridge Network team is doing a great job and I look forward to attending more meetings in the future.

Desi Aleksandrova, Marketing Communications Manager, FlexEnable

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