Personal development

Personal effectiveness masterclass + coaching add-on

Better understand yourself, communicate with impact and get the most from others.

1 day

Members: £750 + VAT
Non-members: £840 + VAT

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Personal effectiveness masterclass + coaching add-on


£750.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£840.00 Plus vat


Better understand yourself, communicate with impact and get the most from others.

This online programme is delivered over four 90-minute live virtual classrooms and will improve your effectiveness in the workplace. Through understanding patterns of behaviour in yourself and others (using the DiSC tool) you will learn strategies for adapting to those around you that will both improve results and improve the way that others see you.

Adopting a more confident and assertive communication style will positively impact working relationships and developing your organisational skills will increase your productivity.

How does the masterclass work?

It will be delivered over four virtual classrooms (VCs), plus an optional clinic, which will take place a month after the last VC, for attendees to discuss successes, challenges and best practice:

  • VC 1: Understanding yourself and others
  • VC 2: Personal accountability
  • VC 3: Time management and resilience
  • VC 4: Unconscious bias
  • Two coaching sessions
  •  Masterclass clinic (optional)

These VCs are not lectures. Instead, they are highly interactive sessions and encourage the same kind of participation as learning in a physical classroom, providing the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others, as well as reflecting on your own and sharing best practice.

The time between VCs allows you to absorb the ideas and reflect on the lessons learned before the next session. Any questions you have will be answered before we develop your thinking with further learning.

Coaching sessions

To support your business and career development, this masterclass includes two 60-minute coaching sessions, which will run once a week following the course, with the aim to support you in embedding what you have learnt and the insights you have gained directly into your team and the wider business.

This is a unique opportunity to discuss any issues that you're currently facing with an experienced business coach, who will guide your thinking, strategy and actions to ensure your learning experience has a direct impact on the bottom line.

Masterclass clinic

A month after your Masterclass has finished, you will have the opportunity to join the rest of the group for an optional hour to discuss successes, challenges and best practice. Bring your current issues to the table during this 60-minute session, and let the group, facilitated by an expert business coach and trainer, guide your thinking towards strategic, innovative solutions.

An opportunity to reflect on how far you’ve come and focus in on what changes and tweaks still need to take place for you to reach your goals.

Who should attend?

We can all benefit from reflecting and identifying areas of improvement. This masterclass is especially suitable for those wanting to increase productivity without working longer and improve their communication and working relationships.

How will I benefit?

  • Have a set of tools to improve your organisation skills
  • Have developed your understanding of and learned techniques to communicate more assertively
  • Have explored different behavioural styles and gained insight into how to adapt your approach to improve your relationships and impact
  • Understand the way our brains process information at an unconscious level and developed strategies for overcoming your natural biases to make fairer decisions
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Building resilience
  • Assertiveness and personal accountability
  • Behavioural styles – understanding patterns of behaviour in ourselves and others.
  • Understanding and managing unconscious bias

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and D

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Personal effectiveness masterclass + coaching add-on.

  • Alison Roberts

    Alison Roberts

    Alison has over 30 years’ experience in training, coaching and mentoring, having won three awards working with individuals and global organisations to improve their people and business performance.
  • Andy Weber

    Andy Webber

    Andy is a professional facilitator with over 15 years of experience in coaching, mentoring, consulting and delivering training.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, D

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