Terra Nova training and development

Terra Nova's Services: Workshops/Briefings


"One of the best courses I have attended. Thought provoking and enjoyable". - Residential Child Care Manager

Terra Nova run briefings for managers on topical issues of the day, plus skills based workshops on the following subjects:

  • Rules of Engagement
  • Active Listening
  • Assertiveness
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Coaching
  • Action Learning
  • Leadership and Management
  • Facilitation
  • Growing Dynamic Teams
  • Principle Centred Leadership
  • Reviewing
  • Motivation
  • Feedback

Briefings for managers

Terra Nova briefings are a cost effective method of quickly bringing staff up to date with new ideas, initiatives or working practices. Terra Nova adopts a seminar format of presentation, discussion and practical work to engage and involve groups of up to thirty participants. Because they are relatively short, and can take place in-house, briefings cause minimal disruption to the working day. Starting the working day immediately after a Breakfast Briefing for example, can stimulate productive analysis of the day to day work reality, at a time when the mind is most alert.

Terra Nova can provide briefings on the following topics:

Developing a Learning Culture: If the ability to learn from experience is the only sustainable competitive advantage in the future, how can organisations encourage, capture and disseminate learning?

Managing Motivation in a Changing Environment: Organisations want a more motivated, flexible work force; one which recognises opportunities and takes responsibility. At the same time they are unable to provide the level of job security that was possible in the past. How can staff be motivated to embrace change while acknowledging that the changes could threaten future job prospects?

The Future of Leadership: This session takes a look at the style of leadership that will be most appropriate in the organisation of the future. In particular it will look at how leaders can encourage a Learning Culture and how to motivate people towards change.

Performance Management: How do we identify the key success factors from the plethora of Performance Measures currently flooding organisations. This session will look at the Performance Measures that really count in an organisation - those that employees understand and which they are motivated to achieve.

Team-working: Why has team-working become the buzz phrase in the reorganisation strategies of so many companies. What do they hope it will deliver? How does the concept of self-managed teams work in practice? What are the boundaries of responsibility between teams and management? This session deals with these and other questions relating to team-working in the new millennium.

Rules of Engagement: Many organisations talk about 'our people are our greatest asset'. All too frequently however, policies and working practices contradict the rhetoric. This session looks at the benefits of an 'engaged' workforce and at the leadership style, organisational policies and processes that underpin successful engagement.

Briefings last between 1.5 - 2 hours.