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Alexandra is wild about Myerscough’s Leading Lancashire

Published
Thursday 11 March

More and more businesses are benefiting from Myerscough College’s Leading Lancashire management programme.

Wild Discovery At Ribby Hall

Myerscough is a delivery partner in the Leading Lancashire programme, a project which enables businesses in Lancashire with less than 250 employees to develop the leadership and management skills of their workforces, providing them with access to training focussed on developing skills for current and future managers and leaders.

These short accredited courses from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) offer bespoke training to meet individual employee needs.

One recent success story is Alexandra Davies. Alexandra works at Wild Discovery at Ribby Hall Village are some of her thoughts on the course.

She was been sharing some of her thoughts on the programme:

What attracted you and fellow employees to the Level 3 Leadership and Management course?

‘’The course appealed greatly as it targeted a career element I wished to enhance. The virtual layout worked well, as I could construct my learning around my full-time work. The added benefit of the funding support was a contributing factor, as these courses can often be inaccessible for small businesses.’’

What have you learnt about your own leadership style?

‘’This course has opened my eyes to a different side of management and training. It has allowed me to explore myself in terms of my leadership styles, strengths and weaknesses, and encouraged me to develop my skills. This has only enhanced to training within my team, which in turn, has strengthened their experience and productively.’’

How did you find the on-line learning?

‘’Given the constricts of the current situation, it was enlightening to know the course would still go ahead by switching to an online platform. This method has worked favourably, as it allows me to continue to work full-time and fit my learning around my schedule.’’

What are you enjoying most about the course?

‘’I am enjoying the wide variety of content the course entails and how it is all relatable to my career field. This course has allowed me to delve into new subjects which will improve my leadership skills for the overall benefit for the team and the zoo.’’

Alexandra’s line manager, adds: ‘’The management course has been a beneficial addition to enhance the development of my staff members. Additionally, I value the opportunity to collaborate with a local education establishment, as a show of support for the local community.’’

The Leading Lancashire project at Myerscough College is already making a difference to Lancashire employees ensuring they gain the necessary skills to either become first-time managers or lead a team. Moving up the ladder and taking supervisory responsibility can be seen as progression and a move in the right direction but sometimes it can be seen as awkward around old colleagues and friends. It doesn’t have to be that way though and can be mastered through a series of workshops or one to one coaching and mentoring to ensure that staff are upskilled to manage and lead.

Leadership & management courses can be delivered as a full qualification starting at Level 3 or non-regulated with attendance at a standalone workshop or series of workshops with bespoke delivery focusing on your choice of leadership and management.

Delivery can be at your place of work or at Myerscough College’s Bilsborrow campus (subject to the latest Coronavirus restrictions).

Find out how your business can benefit by emailing andrea@myerscough.ac.uk or calling 01995 642143.

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