Academy Box Sets

Take the opportunity to gain accreditation in a specific subject. Our Box Sets are groups of related modules that help you focus your learning. The full box set cost includes your accreditation. To complete accreditation, you need to watch all five modules and send an email to accreditation@theforum.social to describe what you have taken from the modules and how you have applied these in your role.
Each Box Set costs £295 +VAT. (Free to anyone on an Assisted Learning Pathway). Click on the descriptions below to book your place now.

Box Set: Setting the right targets

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Targets are key to delivering our strategies and managing performance, whether you are a leader, manager or analyst, setting, understanding and delivering targets in the right way is essential for success. This series includes 5 online learning modules to apply the learning in your own role to become an accredited Data, Analytics & Insight Professional.

You can watch each module on its own without applying for accreditation. You will then be charged for each individual module.

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Box Set: Shrinkage

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Understanding Shrinkage is key to delivering our strategies and managing performance, whether you are a leader, manager or analyst, setting, understanding and delivering targets in the right way is essential for success. This series includes 5 online learning modules to apply the learning in your own role to become an accredited professional.

You can watch each module on its own without applying for accreditation. You will then be charged for each individual module.

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Box Set: Engagement

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The knowledge and ideas we have is of little value if we cannot drive change and improvement. This box set offers you a number of different methods that can improve your engagement with your stakeholders and increase their buy-in. This series includes 5 online learning modules to apply the learning in your own role to become an accredited professional.

You can watch each module on its own without applying for accreditation. You will then be charged for each individual module.

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Box Set: Telling a Story with Numbers

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The analysis and insight we produce is of little use if it does not drive action. This box set looks at how we can present our data to gain the buy-in and support of our stakeholders so we can drive change and improvement. This series includes 5 online learning modules to apply the learning in your own role to become an accredited professional.

You can watch each module on its own without applying for accreditation. You will then be charged for each individual module.

Free Box Set: Technology Showcases Customer Strategy & Planning 2020

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We have gathered together the Technology Showcases from the Customer Strategy & Planning Conference in September 2020 in one place so that you can view them together. This is a free Box Set so you will not be invoiced for watching it.

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Free Box Set: Technology Showcases National Conference 2020

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We have gathered together the Technology Showcases from the National Conference in December 2020 in one place so that you can view them together. This is a free Box Set so you will not be invoiced for watching it.

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Box Set: Best Practice in Planning

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Introduction: Learn how to apply the whole planning cycle, from capacity to scheduling & real-time, with the chance to explore further your role and where it fits in.

After this course, you will;

 - See how each planning stage impacts others
 - Explore the importance of handoffs and the data journey
 - Understand the importance of shrinkage and forecasting in maintaining an effective plan

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Box Set: Scheduling & Wellbeing

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Introduction: Learn about lifestyle and wellness options that help balance people with business needs and explore the volatility of your operations’ workload.

After this course, you will understand;

 - How to analyse your flexibility requirements and opportunities
 - What options are available to improve your coverage while supporting wellness & lifestyle
 - How to develop a flexibility strategy that is a corporate asset

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Box Set: Operational Effectiveness & Readiness

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Introduction: Learn how to determine the optimal approach and build an operational playbook, in order to improve your Real-Time function and tactical planning framework.

After this course, you will understand;

 - The role of Real-Time and how to add most value as analysts
 - The predictability/impact of events. How to set effective triggers and actions
 - How to analyse your flexibility demands and manage shrinkage

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Box Set: Capacity Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

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Introduction: This course gives you knowledge to support you in your role and overcome the obstacles you face, to help you create a culture of data-driven decision making.

After this course, you will understand;

 - The key numbers in a capacity plan & how to explain them
 - How plans & forecasts flows from strategy & budgets through the entire planning cycle
 - Managing data to ensure a single version of the truth

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Box Set: Best Practice In Insight, Reporting And Analysis

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Introduction: Learn the secrets of great analysis and reporting that drives action, whether working on resourcing, customer, performance, analytics or other types of data.

After this session, you will understand;

 - What good looks like: with examples, trends, top tips and pitfalls to avoid
 - How reports & presentations can drive brilliant learning
 - Methods to improve data structure, accuracy and analysis

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Box Set: Knowledge Management

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Knowledge and Content Management is growing in importance within our industry. It is key to helping both internal colleagues and external customers. These videos offer practical knowledge and examples for specialist knowledge management teams, as well as key tips and guidelines for analysts, planners or managers looking to understand more, or curate knowledge in their own area of specialism.  

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Box Set: Power Query - Automating with Excel

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As analysts we can spend a lot of our time on repetitive tasks. Copying and pasting data from one file to another, cleaning and combining our data to produce regular reports. This is not only tedious and time consuming but it also can lead to errors.

Automating this work can free up our time to do more rewarding work and deliver extra value.

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Box Set: Quality & Improvement

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Learn new approaches to driving improvement in your role, alongside other professionals looking to gain new skills or knowledge and make a tangible difference over the coming year. You will:

 - Learn how to put customer experience and quality at the heart of your operating model & culture.
 - Understand how a fit-for-purpose monitoring & prioritisation framework can drive improvement and be able to apply this in your work.
 - Learn how to drive powerful improvement, using data and feedback, for service recovery, process improvement and behavioural change.
 - See what best practice looks like, with insight from practical examples, emerging trends and top tips, seeing how to avoid key pitfalls.

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