Training & Workshops

Training is an integral part of the human resource management strategy to keep employees and management engaged and forms the backbone of an organisation’s development centre to strengthen and upskill the workforce. An empowered, experienced and engaged workforce will be primed to solve complex problems and will work together to achieve corporate, divisional and team objectives. In the words of Richard Branson, “train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” Learning organisations have much lower rates or attrition and less low performers who need to be managed out of the business. Most employees and managers are likely to have a sense of loyalty and gratitude for an organisation and its senior management team for investing in their training and development.

Training doesn’t just take the form of formal, classroom style training. The best training or development programmes we have been part of will break down inhibitions and create a safe and sharing environment of learning. We like to operate a ‘Chatham House Rules’ during debates and discussion panels on training or coaching sessions. Going into training, development or coaching sessions with an open mind will guarantee participates with a unique opportunity to share and receive from peers, colleagues and the facilitator of the sessions. A well facilitated training session will help individuals to explore their experiences and will encourage them to further share successful problem solving and innovative solutions to avoid or reconcile conflict or bottlenecks. We like to work with teams to develop and enhance collaborative problem-solving and idea generation incubators.

The types of training programmes we offer:

  • Bespoke workshops (half day/full day)
  • Facilitation sessions to encourage and collect ideas from management and senior management teams
  • Board and Committee observation
  • Senior executive coaching
  • Director readiness training for further Board and Committee members
  • In-house company secretariat development, taking the team from administrators to advisors
  • Coach sessions of senior management on the key areas to consider when presenting to a Board, Committee or Chairman’s Office
  • ‘Bringing Governance or Compliance to life’ – how to get internal buy-in for your frameworks and get traction with management
  • Handling conflict and how to present your proposal and also get stakeholder buy-in, winning the hearts and minds of your approving body
  • The design and delivery of Director and Committee member inductions
  • Independent resource to design and support in-house learning and development sessions by your human resource department, where internal resource is limited

We would be happy to provide your organisation with bespoke training, development or coaching programs to enhance performance, engagement and comradery. A happy and engaged workforce will work better both individually and collectively. Change management training and other areas of specialism are our passion. Our team of experienced subject matter experts will happily work with your human resources, corporate affairs department or CEO’s office to design and rollout training, development or coaching sessions to take management to the next level of engagement or empowerment.  If you want to know more of the different programs we offer or can design for you, just drop us a message or call to speak with one of the team.

Tania Anis - I've had the pleasure to see Robert in action on several events. His sessions are nothing short of being engaging and informative .It is always humbling to see a man with such expertise, willingly divulge his knowledge so thoroughly. Always a pleasure attending your sessions Robert. Thank you for your contributions to our successful events.

Jareen Kaur, Conference Producer-Large Scale Events, Functional at Marcus Evans Group

Robert enhanced the quality of my 5th Annual Directors’ Duties: Corporate & Family Boards conference in Dubai this year with his passion and dedication as a Speaker. He played a key role in my conference success with his excellent facilitation of the panel discussion on ‘Safeguarding Your Directorship Accountability Vs Personal Liabilities’.   Read More..

Irfan Butt, Tax Director – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Great service on projects with full understanding of the complex subject matters without losing sight of the bigger picture and what the clients intended to achieve. No hesitation in recommending and appointing him again on projects with excellent and timely delivery of projects within the agreed timetable. Read More

Anke Plock-Girmann, Director at PwC ‘Jordan’, ACE

Robert was instrumental in forming the regional translators into a centralised virtual translation team and the use of software to capture know-how to improve efficiency and quality by creating a company brand of Arabic translation. During our work Robert advised on operational matters in the new department and served in a governance role.

Amanda Line, Partner at PwC

Robert has a deep knowledge of governance and compliance issues and is an expert in all company secretarial matters. He has great communications skills and made a significant contribution to our Corporate Governance and Board Readiness training initiatives.

Steven Barlow (Chief Officer Risk, Internal Audit, Governance)

Robert is a consummate corporate governance professional who provides highly effective company secretarial and advisory services to the Board. He drives discipline and rigor into processes which significantly strengthen the maturity of the Board’s activities and decision making.He successfully works with the Board members and the Group’s senior management to ensure strategic alignment and the implementation of best practice.

Sangeetha Kaur Nair (Senior Conference Producer at Marcus Evans)

I have worked closely with Robert on several events and it has always been a great pleasure. He was a remarkable chairperson at the recent 9th Annual Board Secretary Conference in Dubai, as he took charge and was excellent with engaging the delegates throughout the session. Robert’s knowledge on corporate governance is just excellent and he has a very positive attitude toward always willing to share and learn for future improvement… Thank you Robert for being a great leader and someone so easy to work with.

Farhana Majid, Director, Financial Services Transformation

Robert and I worked very closely on two high profile reviews for a sovereign wealth fund and a diversified investment company in the Middle East region.

He quickly built rapport with the client as the Legal subject matter expert on both the projects and engaged in thought provoking discussions around best in class corporate governance, compliance frameworks, legal department’s strategic remit as enablers for the business to move forward and policies and procedures review. Read More

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