Influencing Programme Hits the Spot!
Our Personal Influence and Impact skills development programme - PI2 for short – is really hitting the spot with rave reviews from our previous programme participants. We offer this exclusive programme for organisational managers and leaders several times per year, with mixed attendance from a range of business sectors. Word is fast spreading on how powerful and effective this programme is, which has led to us being asked to help a large group of local authority staff to hone their influencing tactics to help them to tackle issues such as improving staff performance, resolving conflict, giving direction, selling ideas, competing for resources and negotiating.
For more information on this programme, please contact Willie Maltman firstname.lastname@example.org
Eglinton Influencing Programme achieves world-class learning certification for the oil and gas industry
Eglinton is proud to announce that our highly acclaimed Influencing & Impact programme, known as Pi2, has become is the first programme to be accredited by the Oil and Gas Academy, OPITO.
The new rigorous certification process introduced by OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy will allow employers and employees to quickly identify the best training courses in terms of quality and relevance for their individual sector.
Willie Maltman, Director of Eglinton, said: “We are delighted to be working with a forward thinking organisation like OPITO who, like us, are passionate about promoting high standards across the sector. It is clearly important that leaders within the Oil & Gas industry have access to the best resources for upskilling their people. This is especially true in areas where there is high demand and a need for increased effectiveness and enhanced performance. We are confident that this important recognition will enable us to develop further our growing client base in the energy sector”. For more on Eglinton’s Positive Impact and Influencing Programme, Pi2 click here.
OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy Chief Executive David Doig said: “A highly skilled workforce is essential for ensuring the health and longevity of the oil and gas industry but until now there has been no benchmark by which to measure the quality of individual learning products available on the open market.
“With many companies offering similar products employers have had little in the way of independent assurance as to which ones offer the highest quality learning provision. Not only will this new scheme ensure that learning products bearing OPITO – The Oil & Gas Academy certification are of a recognised quality but we anticipate it will also help drive up standards across the industry.”
“The UK has an established reputation as a global centre of excellence in terms of the export of our people, services and products. This initiative emphasises the Academy’s position as a vitally important channel through which the industry can further its collaborative efforts to develop a workforce capable of providing a sustainable future for both the UK industry and the international supply chain which it supports.”
Learning products with either a proven track record for success or a high level of established users will be eligible to apply for certification. They will undergo a stringent audit to establish that they fulfil a market requirement, compliment a recognised occupational standard and demonstrate an established usage.
The first ever industry-regulated certification scheme, it is the latest addition to the Academy’s world class learning supply chain and complements international efforts to secure the UK’s position as a global centre of excellence and skills hub for the oil and gas industry.
It is anticipated that once established in the UK, certification will be rolled out on a global level.
Jim Cameron, the Academy’s Director of Approvals and Competence Services, said: “The accreditation process will also benefit providers by offering a quality assurance process which demonstrates their product meets a rigorous set of audit criteria. With the Academy posting successful applications on the website open to all potential users, selection of a bona fide, quality-assured learning product will be less problematic for all concerned.”
As the industry’s focal point for skills, learning and workforce development, the Oil & Gas Academy provides an effective link between the industry, learning establishments and training providers throughout the world to improve the supply of skilled people into the oil and gas sector.
INSPIRATION AT COATBRIDGE COLLEGE
Eglinton are delighted to be working with the senior team of Scotland’s First College to support their goal of becoming a “Great College”. Coatbridge College senior staff are set to reach new heights through the launch of Inspirational Leadership training programme to enhance their skills and improve the student experience.
John Doyle, Chief Executive and Principal at Coatbridge College, said:
‘Through the Inspirational Leadership training initiative we are working to improve our leadership across the College, ultimately improving the student experience.
We strive to continually improve and enhance our provision and services providing our students with the best possible learning experience. It is through continued investment in our staff and sharing good practice that we will achieve our goal of Scotland’s first College becoming a ‘great’ College.’
The Inspirational Leadership training focuses on building the skills and knowledge of over 30 members of staff and will be delivered by Eglinton, a leading consultancy who specialise in the development of leaders and senior managers. The training will be delivered through situational leadership workshops, self reflection and evaluation, allowing staff to apply their knowledge and evaluate its effectiveness.”
Training will include strategic leadership and thinking, relationship management and managing performance and takes place over the coming months to allow staff to start using their new skills and knowledge in everyday work, while honing their skills and gaining a greater understanding as the development programme continues.
At the end of the programme an evaluation against the agreed objectives will take place to determine the impact of the training on the College, and in particular, the impact on the student and their learning experience.