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Personal Development Training Courses to Change Your Life at All Levels
Personal Development Training Courses to Change Your Life at All Levels
 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Your place for courses for inter Personal Development

Personal Development training delivered at 11 UK locations or at your offices
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DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS

Soft skills - sometimes referred to as interpersonal or social skills - determine your ability to communicate, interact and organise yourself. These transferrable skills, can be used in all career paths as well as your personal life.

Developing job-specific abilities are important to succeed; however, these 'hard skills' are rarely enough on their own. People with extensive technical knowledge can struggle to perform if they lack interpersonal skills, so perfecting your soft skills is essential if you are to recognise your full potential.

People with good soft skills communicate effectively, build positive relationships, manage their time properly and work well under pressure. They are assertive, confident and get their message across while showing respect towards other people. Everybody benefits.

COURSES FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Assertiveness

We have 2 courses for Assertiveness training:

  • Developing Your Assertiveness
  • Assertiveness Basics (Half Day)
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Assertiveness training

Time Management

We have 2 courses for Time Management training:

  • Effective Time Management
  • Time Management Basics (Half Day)
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Time Management training

Communication Skills

We have 1 course for Communication Skills training:

  • Effective Communication Skills

Building Relationships

We have 1 course for Building Relationships training:

  • Building Great Relationships


Why is Personal Development Important?

Luckily, just like technical skills, soft skills can be learned and enhanced, which can not only improve your job performance, but all aspects of your life, far beyond your career.

The modern workplace is often a demanding environment, and developing personal qualities and attitudes will help get you to the top and keep you there.


How Do Activia's Courses Help You?

With courses on time management, assertiveness, communication skills and relationship building, Activia will help you develop valuable skills that will benefit you both in and outside work. We'll teach you how to improve your own self-management, organise your workspace effectively, get your thoughts across in a clear and coherent manner, how to become an effective communicator - and even become more likeable!

Our personal development training courses are designed to have a positive impact on every aspect of your life - that's inside and outside work - and will enhance your relationships as well as your productivity. They will maximise your potential and empower you to deal with the day-to-day issues that can arise wherever you are.

And the benefits are quantifiable: the improvement in performance will provide a huge return on any investment that you or your employer have made.



DELEGATE FEEDBACK FOR OUR

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

AVERAGE REVIEW: 1.0 out of 5  BASED ON 0 REVIEWS

Charlotte Rattlidge, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 31 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Amazing trainer, a real asset to your company. Great course. "

 
Gemma Wheatley, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Oct 30 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Very happy and impressed with the training received from Anna. She was professional and knew what she was talking about, but also conducted her session in a relaxed manner. She also tailored the session to make it more relevant to our own objectives."

 
Dawn Shakespeare, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 28 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "enjoyable training session"

 
Jessica Waldock, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 28 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Great course, very engaging and full of useful information. The trainer got the whole group talking and helping each other. Overall very knowledgeable and engaging trainer! "

 
Lydia Hedges, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 28 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Very useful and interesting content with a great instructor who was interactive and engaging."

 
David Brownhill, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 24 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Really good, and looking to implement / use a couple of the techniques."

 
Katie Sosinski, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 24 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "enjoyed the course and the delivery style, prefer the interactive aspect as opposed to feeling lectured"

 
Michelle Brewis, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 24 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Really enjoyed the training and thought that the trainer gave a really engaged session. I enjoyed her style and pace as she kept me engaged the whole day and i walked away feeling enlightened"

 
Lindsey Roberts, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 24 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Overall good, makes you realise where your time gone and the reasons why"

 
Dave Lees, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 23 2019
Course rating of 1 stars "Good course, covered all aspects for what we required."

 
Liz Williams, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 23 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "The trainer was knowledgeable and I took away understanding of how to manage my time."

 
Shanna Barr, Course: Basic Principles of Business Writing Oct 22 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Felt it was very useful and helped me to think about a few areas I normally wouldn't have when considering my own writing. "

 
Helen Chandler, Course: Basic Principles of Business Writing Oct 22 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "good course, covered what i needed "

 
Morgan Tanner, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 21 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Great training course"

 
John Bailey, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 18 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Very relaxed, covered what I would have expected and hoped. Trainer had very good coaching skills that got the best out of us."

 
Ziyed Hadjam, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 10 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Terrific great easy to understand"

 
Sharon Reid, Course: Effective Time Management Oct 9 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Great - very useful "

 
Craig Edmonds, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 19 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Paddy was fantastically engaging and valued everyone's input, despite everyone's varied background and experience."

 
Georgina Grove, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 19 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Patrick was a very inspirational and entertaining speaker."

 
Caroline Wright, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 17 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "I felt the training fulfilled my requirements."

 
Dean Roberts-Lowe, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 16 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "I thought the course was very well structured and created in a way to be very insightful without being too overwhelming. The course highlighted areas that can benefit me, as an individual and could benefit the business as a whole. It enabled me to take more control and to be able to look at the time I use in a more efficient and digestible way. I have already started to use my calendar planner and to implement some of the techniques raised and highlighted by our trainer Anna."

 
Sarah Witt, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 12 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "The trainer was very friendly & it was a relaxed atmosphere which put me at ease. The training was very thought provoking & everyone had an input & suggestions/ideas which helped."

 
Laura Pavitt, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 12 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "The training by Ann was brilliant. The course was thorough and I left feeling excited to begin putting new processes into practice. "

 
Bianca Williams, Course: Effective Time Management Sep 12 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Ann the trainer was brilliant. Very knowledgeable and didn't give us the answers to exercised until we had tried ourselves and took the time to go through the thought/logic process with us individually"

 
Mike Waters, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 22 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Good session, plenty to try and apply"

 
Lisa Hopkins, Course: Basic Principles of Business Writing Aug 22 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "The course was really good as I was the only delegate so the trainer could adapted the course to my individual needs"

 
Eddie Robinson, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 16 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Steve know his subject & knew how to put this across to the group."

 
Dean Nicholls, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 16 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Very good course and the tutor was exceptional"

 
Darren Evenden, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 16 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "It was great ad I learnt a lot from it but the tutor really made it special"

 
Lindsey Roberts, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 8 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "As a business we like to trial courses and also take a view on whether the trainer would resonate with our employees - in the case of time management then I feel comfortable this would be the case"

 
Katie Abbott, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 6 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "It was useful and I have already implemented tools into my day."

 
Natalia Cetnarska, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 6 2019
Course rating of 2 stars "Interesting training"

 
Victoria Hawkins, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 6 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Very interesting course, came away with some useful tips."

 
Jurg Bennion, Course: Effective Time Management Aug 5 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Really good, relaxed and informative and above all interactive which made it all the better"

 
Laura Shanahan, Course: Effective Time Management Jul 26 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Good range of content and instructor was able to make the concepts relevant to me and my role. Very useful - thank you! "

 
Scott Kitching, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Jul 22 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Informative course well ran"

 
Connor Gudger, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Jul 22 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Good assessor - well lead session"

 
Ryan Lane, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Jul 22 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "very informative session. expanded knowledge of how to structure letters and emails."

 
Sarah Mackintosh, Course: Effective Time Management Jul 18 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Trainer and other trainees were very helpful and encouraging of each other. It was nice to know we all have similar issues with time management and the world of worK!"

 
Arron Baker, Course: Report Writing Jul 9 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Good tutor approach, small numbers on course allowed lots of value to be obtained."

 
Oliver Whiteley, Course: Effective Time Management Jul 8 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "As the only attendee my training was tailored very closely to my own situation. Vivian (apologies if spelt wrongly) asked lots of questions and listened intently to understand the scope of my job role. As we went through the workbook she highlighted particular areas that were suited to my needs. She also had many anecdotes which helped understanding the training a lot easier one might have missed with another trainer. I have already started my activity log which has been insightful from day one."

 
Oliver Comins, Course: Effective Communication Skills Jul 8 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Great trainer with very friendly and approachable attitude"

 
Sally Evans, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Jul 1 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "The instructor was very good and made it an enjoyable day and was clearly very knowledgeable in the subject "

 
Vicki Walker, Course: Effective Communication Skills Jun 28 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "This was a very useful training day. as I was the only attendee, it was then tailored to exactly what I needed rather than going through the booklets. Emphasis and time was then given where it was needed before moving on to the next task. "

 
Laura-Pauline Adcock-Jones, Course: Effective Time Management Jun 27 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Patrick was engaging and really knowledgeable. "

 
Natalie Roberts, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Jun 24 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "The water machine in the room was empty, the course books also hadn't turned up in time. The course itself was good but organisation and facilities were not good"

 
Cathy Knapman, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Jun 12 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Philip was great, very easy to work with"

 
Frances Rigby-Hall, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Jun 12 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "A lot of content to get through in a day. The games were fun."

 
Jerome Somuah, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Jun 7 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "I really found the written exercise at the end of the course very useful. It gave me the opportunity to identify my weaknesses and improve on my strengths."

 
Jenni Graves, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Jun 3 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Trainer was very energetic and made sure that we got up out of our seats and moved around to stay awake and engaged!"

 
Demi Wright, Course: Effective Time Management Jun 3 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Ann was simply amazing and delivered the training in such a positive, exciting, inclusive and interest way"

 
Rianne Gayle , Course: Effective Time Management May 24 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "the trainer was very passionate and interesting. I think the second half of the day could have been more applied and less theoretical"

 
Vinita Crowley, Course: Effective Time Management May 16 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Excellent trainer - very motivated"

 
Duncan Percival, Course: Effective Time Management May 15 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Excellent and informative course and very well delivered."

 
Darren Ridgway, Course: Effective Time Management May 14 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Course was well delivered. "

 
Carolina Restrepo, Course: Effective Communication Skills May 7 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Very knowledgeable trainer for the Excel intermediate Course"

 
Andrew Holloway, Course: Effective Time Management May 3 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Great course, learned a lot of useful things to take forward."

 
Bethann Chevalier, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "I thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it extremely informative. Our trainer succeeded in engaging and including everyone to step out their comfort zone and made the day fun and am therefore confident more information/hints/guidance will be remembered."

 
Lisa Wilkinson, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Just a fabulous course "

 
Sonya Scammell, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "The interactive nature of the training session was excellent and a really good way of learning. The trainer was enthusiastic and made everyone relaxed right from the get go which all in all helped the learning experience. Please pass on my huge thanks to Paddy. "

 
Jean Robinson, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "This was a well organised and efficient training session. Enjoyed the whole training session. Paddy is an excellent facilitator."

 
Kate Evans, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness May 2 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "Trainer was lovely, she really put us all at ease. Please pass the comments on if possible "

 
Ellen Parkinson, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Paddy was a great trainer kept me interested throughout the whole day. I will not hesitate in recommending the course to others in the company."

 
Sara Goodman, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Excellent day and feel more confident in taking minutes"

 
Oliver Bromley, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Excellent instructor, engaging, knew his content well, humorous and all round a very good teacher"

 
Jodie Sapsed, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Overall very enjoyable and a good experience"

 
Amanda Fitt, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy May 2 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Thoroughly enjoyable sessions, very knowledgeable trainer kept mood up and light, covered all errors of the subject as required."

 
Richard Woodward, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Apr 17 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Well presented course. "

 
Maria Wright, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Apr 17 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Martin who held the course was very personable and helpful. He made the training enjoyable and relaxed."

 
Shaun Smith, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Apr 17 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Steve was incredible. I'm not a fan of these courses to be honest but it was by far the best one I've done. "

 
Oliver Phipps, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Apr 16 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "The trainer was BRILLAINT. Made all the infomrtion stick alot more "

 
TRACY thomas, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Apr 16 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Fantastic trainer, fun as much as very benficial"

 
Paul Waters, Course: Effective Time Management Apr 15 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Excellent teacher, explained everything in great detail and was able to involve the whole group no matter what their background / job role was. 100% would recommend this course."

 
Barbara Hunter, Course: Effective Time Management Apr 9 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Would recommend this course and trainer to my colleagues"

 
David Rowand , Course: Report Writing Apr 5 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "the curse facilitator was excellent and extremely engaging"

 
Gabriela Cristea, Course: Effective Time Management Apr 3 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Paddy was wonderful, very engaging, lively and made the course fun."

 
Nicola Ford, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Apr 1 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "Paddy was a great trainer, thoroughly enjoyed his style of training and group interaction. Thank you"

 
Jean Bissett, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Apr 1 2019
Course rating of 2 stars "Paddy the facilitator, did a fantastic job of putting people at ease and to make the day fun."

 
Gary Barnes , Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Mar 29 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "The course was a one to one with Louise who was very effective in discussing and demonstrating the content of the course. This confirmed my knowledge and reinforced any potential area of uncertainty."

 
Lorna Purkiss, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Mar 27 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "The trainer - Bernadette was fantastic. Honestly, I don't like speaking out in groups and she made me feel confident. The group was a lovely set of ladies - just the right amount of people. We laughed and enjoyed ourselves so much, would love to do it again. Well done to Bernie and thanks you"

 
Hugh Shaw, Course: Report Writing Mar 27 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Fully enjoyed the course and the trainer was very good."

 
Carmel Dylak, Course: Developing Your Assertiveness Mar 25 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Working in a small group worked very well."

 
Camila Baranda Hardy, Course: Advanced Principles of Business Writing Mar 15 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "The instructor Catarina was excellent. "

 
Stefan Jackson, Course: Effective Communication Skills Mar 14 2019
Course rating of 4 stars "It was a very informative course and we enjoyed it very much."

 
Sharon Mitchell, Course: Effective Time Management Mar 13 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Dave was very engaging and the day went by in a flash, all comments have been positive thank you"

 
Michael Bradley, Course: Effective Time Management Mar 13 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Very good course and excellent trainer"

 
Verona Fearon, Course: Effective Time Management Mar 11 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Was a good training session. I would say I think this training is good with small groups as the trainer was able to really help us with suggestions for better working practices in our work places."

 
Leanne Turner, Course: Effective Time Management Mar 7 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "The trainer Karl was exceptional and I enjoyed the small group atmosphere, which allowed everyone to share their stories and learn from each others experiences. Karl ensured he helped individuals with their personal difficulties."

 
Angie Miley, Course: Minute Taking Made Easy Mar 6 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Great trainer, really friendly and informative. "

 
Megan Bonhomme, Course: Effective Time Management Mar 6 2019
Course rating of 3 stars "The trainer was lovely"

 
Eugene Hamlyn, Course: Effective Time Management Mar 6 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "The presenter is very good! Enjoyed this practical and useful training."

 
Alexandra Peers, Course: Building Great Relationships Feb 28 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "I found the course beneficial and useful in both a personal and work context. It's given me lots of "food for thought" and has inspired discussion points with various people (from work colleagues, to my boss and my husband)."

 
Hannah Barnett, Course: Building Great Relationships Feb 28 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Really impressed with Jo the trainer, knew her subject and was very engaging. Enjoyed the day. "

 
Richard Gilbert, Course: Effective Time Management Feb 21 2019
Course rating of 5 stars "Will book future courses."

 

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