Learning Academy On-Demand Modules

Over 100 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 modules for just £65pp (free to anyone on an Assisted Learning Pathway) and pace yourself, with learning modules every month or quarter, to build a development plan for the year that is bespoke to your needs. If you missed the live module you can watch the recording below. If you have interest in a specific category click on the link below any module to see more in that topic.

Managing Assumptions - Module 2

Module 2 - Learn how variation and change in our assumptions is natural and expected and how to illustrate this to your stakeholders
 - See different ways of using data visualisation to educate stakeholders on the variability of assumptions
 - Understand different methodologies to include factors such as business experience and external factors into your assumptions

Managing Assumptions - Module 1

Module 1 - Understand the need for everyone to realise the importance of managing your assumptions and how targets can drive behaviour
 - Consider the importance of assumptions in your models
 - Understand how creating shared ownership of assumptions will help with buy-in

Operating models, routing strategies and skill design - Module 2

Module 2 - The conclusion of our module on call routing strategies.  In this module you will
 - Look at Call Purity vs Occupancy vs Specialisation
 - Learn how to use COS diagrams to illustrate the effects of routing plans
 - View the Routing Toolkit

Operating models, routing strategies and skill design - Module 1

Module 1 - An introduction to call routing strategies and how they support different operating models and the benefits and pitfalls for each approach.       
 - Issues encountered when planning for Multiskilled environments
 - Understanding the purpose of multiskilling in your organisation
 - Balancing different perspectives

Review Frameworks

Hosted by Ian Robertson

For effective quality and improvement we need review frameworks but these aren’t always as effective as they could be.  In this module we explore the principles that will allow you to design and use your frameworks to deliver real value.
 - Hear about the purpose of review frameworks and the value they can deliver.
 - See the different types of frameworks we need to deliver sustainable improvement
 - Learn from some of the most frequently asked questions from our members.

The Quality & Improvement Cycle

Hosted by Paul Smedley

Learn the role quality and improvement can play in implementing your strategic objectives.  Understand the importance of your role and how you can help others.    
 - Hear how a framework can help us drive success
 - See “The Quality & Improvement Cycle”: step by step
 - Learn how to transform your impact within your operation

Introduction To Real-time

This module provides an introductory understanding of:
- the fundamental inputs and outputs of Real-Time processes.
- the role of Real-Time Planning within the planning cycle 
- the characteristics of best in class Real-Time teams as evidenced through The Forum's standards benchmarking programme
 

The Four Lens Model – Delivering the company’s strategy

In this module we look at our Strategy Pyramid Model from the perspective of quality and improvement.    
 - Hear how to reduce conflicts within your organisation
 - See how to give focus where it matters
 - Learn how to deliver balanced and sustainable value and benefits that support your organisational strategies

Introduction to Influencing Skills

Being able to influence the decision of others is a key skill for all planners.  In this session, learn the basic approaches which will allow your audience to process information in their own way, using their beliefs and memories to deliver great outcomes.
 - Learn the difference between Tell, Ask and Influence
 - Understand how people make decisions
 - See how the language of engagement helps influencing

Driving Strategy through Capacity Planning

This course is part of the “strategic analyst” series of webinars, designed to help everyone in analytical roles become a more active contributor to their organisation’s strategic narrative.

In this webinar we will explore:
 -    What is strategy 
 -    Benefits of working at the strategic level 
 -    Making sense of your organisational strategy
 -    Building capacity plans with you strategy in mind
 -    Influencing strategy through capacity planning

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