Academy Modules

Over 140 modules of learning form the backbone of our academy, allowing you to focus on what is most relevant and important. Join the courses as online webinars for just £45pp and pace yourself, with learning modules every month or quarter, to build a development plan for the year that is bespoke to your needs.

Understanding people (including how to say no)

Date TBC

Understanding Growth / Fixed mindset:

- What happens in our heads when we hear or say "no"
- Learn to handle objections

Intro to the Planning Cycle

Date TBC

Learn the role planning plays in implementing your strategic objectives.  Understand the importance of your role and how you can help others.
 - Understand how the strategic objective is implemented into a forecasting, scheduling and real-time plan.
 - Learn about the importance of effective data checkpoints, change governance and hand-overs 
 - Play apart in driving continuous improvement and become the nerve-centre of the business

Intro to the Planning Cycle

22nd Nov, 10:30AM

Learn the role planning plays in implementing your strategic objectives.  Understand the importance of your role and how you can help others.
 - Understand how the strategic objective is implemented into a forecasting, scheduling and real-time plan.
 - Learn about the importance of effective data checkpoints, change governance and hand-overs 
 - Play apart in driving continuous improvement and become the nerve-centre of the business

Telling Stories with numbers

Date TBC

In this webinar we explore techniques for presenting and communicating data to support turning insight into action.  These include:

- The Pyramid Principle

- Emotional Engagement

- The Pattern of Great Presentations

Measures of Success for Forecasting

Date TBC

The setting of an arbitrary blanket target of say +/-5% forecast accuracy highlights that an organisation does not truly understand the nature of forecasting. Explore the key responsibilities of forecasting and how to take a holistic view when setting measures of success.  Learning outcomes include:

- What does good look like?  Explore the key characteristics of an ideal forecast and key considerations to develop understanding and learning.

- Define your purpose.  Understand how forecasting can support your business strategy and impact it can have on customers and colleagues.

- Creating the right measures.  Understand different perspectives and develop a holistic framework of success measures.

Introduction to Coaching

Date TBC

Learn how adopting a coaching approach when communicating with others can help you support and be supported by your peers and deploy a different technique when looking at root cause analysis. Learn about the versatility and benefits of taking a non-directive approach in your communication.

Introduction to Stakeholder Management

Date TBC

This course provides an overview of the fundamental components of successful stakeholder management. Learning outcomes include:

- The value of Stakeholder Identification

- Fundamentals of stakholder mapping

- The benefits of stakeholder influencing

Gathering Qualitative Feedback

Date TBC

Hear about different methods for collecting information along with the pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to engage with your stakeholder to gather feedback and information to improve your planning.

- Understand different methods for gathering feedback

- Improve your questioning skills and start to gather honest usable feedback

- Learn how to gather feedback that make you feel good

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As a member, you are not on your own but part of a community with others facing many similar challenges. We are here to help you to make a tangible impact in your organisation and show how developing the capability of each specialist professional function is fundamental to your business.

Book for one of our events to experience our exceptional community or get in touch to talk about how we can help you and your teams to be fully effective in adding value to your business. Email advice@theforum.social, call 0333 123 5960 or contact any of The Forum team


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Workshops

Capacity Planning, Forecasting & Budgets
11th February, Manchester
Our new workshop programmes for 2020 are continually updated with examples of the latest developments.

Other Learning Workshops

Conferences

Customer Strategy & Planning 2020
27th & 28th April 2020
Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change.

National Conferences 2019
Catch up on the highlights
Annual conferences dedicated to the needs of their communities.

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