Personal Development Courses and Training

Your Personal Development and growth as an individual are goals that support your Professional Development and wellbeing in the long run, helping you realise your true potential. Developing your personal effectiveness, time management skills, confidence and stress management tools will help you enjoy more your personal life and career. With a professional development course you can improve your motivation, confidence, assertiveness, ability to communicate, and become able to manage stress.

Find out what your personal development options are. Browse the list of courses below and request information to receive more details from the training providers.

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2 Day Certificate of Professionalism in Innovation Practice (Innovation for Practitioners)
Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
         
(5)
2 days
840 GBP
London
This Innovation course is designed to equip you with the innovation knowledge, tools and techniques needed to create and implement...
2 Day Innovation Hub Development Workshop
Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
2 days
600 GBP
London
Delivered over two days of practical training, the Innovation Hub Development Workshop aims to equip you with the key knowledge...
5 Days class on Stress Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(2)
5 days
2,794 USD
Multiple (6)
A practical stress management training course offering practical solutions to reduce and manage workplace stress. Learn techniques for effectively managing...
5G Mini MBA - Business & Technology
Innovation Academy
5 days
3,895 GBP
Multiple (2)
The government, high tech organisations and communication service providers will take the lead role in developing the requirements of technology...
8 WorkingSm@rt behaviour changes - 21st century Time Management
Priority Management London
         
(16)
1 day
595 GBP
London
This is a hands on (using Microsoft Outlook), practical way to learn how to work effectively and manage your time...
A Masterclass in Minute Taking
Courtney Associates (Global)
         
(5)
1 day
285 GBP
Multiple (5)
The troubles associated with effective minute taking often boil down to issues related to communication, listening, co operation and organisation...
A Masterclass in Voice Training for Business
London Piano Institute
1 day
275 GBP
London - City
Your voice is one of the most effective sales tools that you have. This masterclass from the London Piano Institute...
Accelerated Learning
International Coaching Academy
Six four-hour sessions over three weeks.
500 GBP
Liverpool
This course from the International Coaching Academy is designed to help participants retain 90% more knowledge in half the learning...
Accelerated Training
International Coaching Academy
Six four-hour sessions over three weeks.
500 GBP
Liverpool
This course from the International Coaching Academy will teach you how to pass on the skills that enable retention of...
Advanced Strategies: Building and Leading Creative Work Teams
London Training for Excellence
5 days
2,515 GBP
Multiple (14)
Introduction Successful organizations are determined to create opportunities for all employees in their different categories that can help them achieve...
Advanced Strategies: Creative Training Management and Maximising the Return from Training
London Training for Excellence
5 days
2,515 GBP
Multiple (14)
Learning Objectives: Introduce participants to the concept and importance of the training process and management training Develop the skills to...
Anger Management
Reed Learning
         
(1)
2 days
925 GBP
London
Do you need to learn to manage your anger better? This one day  Anger Management course will help you learn...
Appraisee Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course encourages attendees to self assess by reflecting honestly on their performance, what they do well, what they do...
Assert Yourself
Chartered Institute of Marketing
1 day
575 GBP
London
This Assert Yourself  course is a 1 day training programme designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of how to...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(50)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps participants understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse demands...
Assertiveness - Developing Personal Effectiveness
Thales Learning & Development
1 day
460 GBP
Crawley
Interactions between individuals are often unsuccessful when one or the other party is either too submissive or too aggressive. As...
Assertiveness at Work
STL
1 day
394 GBP
London
Courses never cancelled. Restaurant lunch. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... At the end of this...
Assertiveness At Work
Reed Learning
         
(6)
2 days
925 GBP
London
This two day Assertiveness at Work course is designed to enable you to be more effective, positive and competent in...
Assertiveness at Work Masterclass
Courtney Associates (Global)
1 day
285 GBP
Multiple (4)
Do you find it hard to say "No"? Do you always give in to what others want, regardless of your...
Assertiveness Course - One Day
Impact Factory
         
(1)
1 day
450 GBP
London
This 1 day training programme in Assertiveness is designed to provide participants with an understanding of assertiveness and the issues surrounding it....
Assertiveness Course - Two Day
Impact Factory
         
(1)
2 days
850 GBP
London
This 2 day training programme on Assertiveness provides participants with all of the material from the Assertiveness: 1 Day training...
Assertiveness for Influencing & Managing Conflict
Thales Learning & Development
2 days
890 GBP
Crawley
This Assertiveness for Influencing & Managing Conflict course aims to give individuals the self confidence necessary to tackle a host...
Assertiveness for Maximum Impact
Management Forum
1 day
599 GBP
London
Assertiveness is expressing our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a direct, honest, and appropriate way. It means that we have...
Assertiveness Skills
Masters in Minds
2 days
990 GBP
Multiple (2)
If you’re a leader or manager who finds it difficult to be assertive with your staff to get the best from them,...
Assertiveness Skills
MLP Training
         
(13)
1 day
375 GBP
Manchester
Assertiveness is a life skill that can be learnt and can benefit every area of one's life. In an organisation,...
Assertiveness skills: a practical approach
Centre for Strategy and Communication
         
(40)
1 day
395 GBP
London
Do you feel you sometimes lack the confidence to handle difficult situations more effectively and directly? Would being able to present your ideas and...
Band Workshop Team Building Day
London Piano Institute
1 day
275 GBP
London - City
Put zeal and zest back into your team with this exciting band workshop team building day from the London Piano Institute....
Being Successful in Telephone Sales
Activia Training
         
(32)
1 day
249 GBP
Multiple (9)
This intensive one day training course teaches delegates how to use the telephone for professional selling. Delegates will learn how...
Bite-size Management Development
3gHR
2 hours
299 GBP
Berkshire
3gHR have always believed in the power of short training interventions with high energy, high impact learning. Historically 3gHR were...
Boardroom Presence - Form Effective Relationships
Maynard Leigh Associates
1 day
485 GBP
London
This highly practical one day Boardroom Presence training programme is designed to help delegates needing to make a good and...
Body Language - The Hidden Secret of Communicating Successfully
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(13)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Why is it that some people seem able to consistently communicate better than others? Research has shown that it is...
Building Personal & Professional Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(15)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is aimed at anybody who struggles to assert themselves in business or social situations because of a lack...
Building resilience
Impact Factory
1 day
450 GBP
London
This one day Building Resilience course looks at where participants already feel resilient and the kind of circumstances that undermine...
Building Resilience
DSM Training
         
(4)
1 day
350 GBP
London
Resilience is the ability to cope and look for solutions in the face of problems and challenges. Those who lack...
Business Innovation & Growth (BIG) - a Mini MBA
Telecoms Academy
         
(3)
5 days
3,895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This five day programme rapidly builds the competencies that are critical to successful innovation within the modern business environment. As...
Certificate in Developmental Transactional Analysis
Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC
1 year
Multiple (2)
For coaches, consultants, facilitators, trainers, teachers, HR professionals, educators, counsellors, and other 'helping professionals'. This programme consists of three components:...
Certificate in Succession Planning & Career Development
Informa Middle East
4 days
4,995 USD
Dubai
This innovative course is designed for HR professionals who are responsible for designing and implementing the talent management strategy within...
Chairing Effective Meetings
Courtney Associates (Global)
1 day
285 GBP
Multiple (3)
We've all had the experience of leaving a a poorly structured meeting with the feeling that it's been a complete...
Chairing Meetings Effectively
Institute of Directors
         
(1)
1 day
835 GBP
London
This IoD course will provide you with the key skills and techniques necessary to lead structured, concise and effective meetings....
Charisma Masterclass
Pinnacle Therapy
1 day
450 GBP
London - City
Enrol today in this  Charisma Masterclass  training course, a one day open programme from Pinnacle Therapy. The word 'charisma' is...
Circle Management Development Programme
3gHR
1 day
299 GBP
Berkshire
This track looks at the role of a leader in an organisation from a strategic perspective. The focus ranges from...
Clear Leadership
Roffey Park Institute
4 days
3,100 GBP
West Sussex
This Clear Leadership Programme from Roffey Park is designed to address the changing demands in organisations for collaboration whilst the...
Coaching for Results
3gHR
1 day
299 GBP
Berkshire
3gHR’s Coaching For Results programme recognises the key role Managers have in the current development of others, and how they...
Coaching for Results; Facilitating Ownership - Level 5
Masters in Minds
2 days
990 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course will provide you with effective coaching strategies to get the results you desire from every aspect of...
Combatting and Controlling Stress
Pinnacle Therapy
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (2)
Enrol today in this  Combatting and Controlling Stress  training course, a one day open programme from Pinnacle Therapy. Stress can...
Commercial Awareness for Technical People
The Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET
1 day
595 GBP
London
The objective of this one day training programme is to expose the technical staff to the commercial context within which...
Complete Sales and Marketing Programme
International Coaching Academy
1 month
Liverpool
This course from the International Coaching Academy is designed to give participants the skills that will turn them into a...
Confidence at Work
Dods Training
         
(8)
1 day
495 GBP
London
Professionals with supreme self confidence not only feel better personally about approaching difficult situations, but also influence the way that...
Creative Decision Making and Problem Solving
European Institute of Management and Finance (EIMF)
6 hours
250 EUR
Limassol
Transform the way you make decisions and solve problems with this innovative one day course from the European Institute of Management...
Creative Problem Solving
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(6)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This creative problem solving course looks at the various problems that we face in our working lives. By identifying and...
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What is Personal Development or Soft Skills training?

With so much emphasis on the professional element of development, it's important to remember that training that develops personalities will also help businesses be more effective. Confident and happy employees create a dynamic and inspiring work environment, where innovation grows.

Personal effectiveness is a combination of factors, which all impact the overall wellbeing, work performance and personal satisfaction.  Personal Development incorporates many aspects of people's professional lives, and aims to make them better.

Courses that boost your personal effectiveness

Personal effectiveness training includes a broad range of options for those who seek to further develop the key skills and techniques: personal impact, influence, assertiveness and effectiveness in dealings with others. Personal Development courses will help you:

  • Analyse current effectiveness in terms of time and priority management
  • Identify the right situations and techniques to communicate assertively
  • Deal with conflict situations and ‘difficult’ people
  • Consider the most appropriate influencing style(s) to achieve positive results
  • Recognise the factors that contribute to building personal profile and impact
  • How to develop a personal action plan to enhance personal effectiveness at work

In developing the skills and attitudes that bring personal and professional success, mental health plays a significant role. Courses in mental health provide and understanding of essential concepts and techniques that can help improve and sustain mental health.

Personal Development - Explore your options

    In terms of time management and prioritisation, personal development training provides the key to streamlining your efforts towards activities that are valuable for you as an individual and for you as a professional. Some people find it difficult to refuse requests and say ‘No’, or need to learn how to manage their emotions more effectively, for which a Personal Development course can be most helpful.


    Personal Development courses are also aimed at helping people to build up their confidence, and enable people to deal with ‘difficult’ people. Gaining an understanding of ways to persuade and influence others in order to achieve results is often one of the main aims of Personal Development programmes. Personal Development also helps those who wish to raise their own personal profile and impact. Personal Development is a broad and complex topic, often referred to in some instances as 'self-help' and covers the following areas:

    • Workload management
    • Time management: pressure
    • Using the right language: negative and positive
    • Placing blame: can raise or lower stress
    • Taking control pro-actively
    • Understanding perception
    • Motivation and inspiration
    • Organisation and efficiency
    • Increasing creativity

      Assertiveness training courses

      There is a vital link between assertiveness, confidence and self-esteem, and through recognising this connection and taking a training course in assertiveness you will develop an understanding of how with the right techniques you can establish better working relationships using assertiveness.

      Additionally not only will you will gain the tools and techniques to boost your confidence and build your self-esteem, you will learn how to handle difficult situations and people confidently and assertively. With assertiveness training delegates experience new ways to deal with criticism, confrontation, anger, and negativity effectively and positively.

      Build your self-confidence and personal impact

      The key to building your self-confidence is learning how to maintain a positive outlook in situations in which the myriad of consequences maybe both bad and good, and managing to overcome and move on effectively. To become more confident means learning to believe that you can achieve your goals and aims and believing in your ability to succeed. Confidence training courses can help be more assured of yourself, and be more able to support others.

      Investing in training to increase your self-confidence will enable you to feel less worried about issues at work, more able to focus and achieve attainable results and successfully achieve your goals, and ultimately be happier in you business and personal life. Training courses in confidence building often identify the best approach to use when voicing ideas and opinions to colleagues and especially senior managers, and cover the following topics:

      • Moving from negative to positive ways of thinking – building your self-esteem and mindfulness.
      • Are you saying 'yes' when you should be saying 'no'?
      • The art of persuasion – getting ideas across
      • Understanding how self-esteem affects confidence and influences behaviour – using assertive language


      Stress Management training courses

      Managing stress is about taking charge: this relates to your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. Stress management begins with identifying the sources of stress in your life and learning how to recognise the signs of stress. The true sources of stress aren’t always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook your own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is often the case that business professionals become stressed due to procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that leads to deadline stress.

      Training courses in stress management aim to enable participants to understand and state what stress at work is, identify potential sources of pressure and find out what creates and dictates levels of stress at work. Additionally, stress management training is very valuable as it enables participants to understand the link between time pressures and stress, as well as the relationship between workload and stress, and to identify strategies for gaining and maintaining a balanced workload. Another avenue to relieve stress is to take courses that develop new hobbies such as creative writing courses, or interior design courses.

      Time Management training

      Closely related to Stress Management, and one of the main elements of Personal Development - Time Management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals. Increasing your time management skills will enable you to become more efficient, more productive and ultimately less stressed. Training courses in time management are designed to help participants develop their skills in time management to achieve more effective results in less time. Time management training courses and workshops also  help delegates increase work effectiveness and productivity, achieve greater control of their daily activities and overcome stress, incorporating proven techniques for mastering time.

      A time management course can help you to:

      • Identify your time wasters and adopt strategies for eliminating them from your routine
      • Recognise procrastination and potential causes and use effective techniques to overcome these.
      • Clarify and prioritise your objectives and goals.
      • Adopt appropriate strategies for dealing with interruptions.
      • Use practical techniques for organising work.
      • Reduce time spent in meetings yet contribute more effectively to your team projects
      • Delegate work more effectively

      Find yourself facing time constraint to attend these courses? Then these short term personal development courses may be extremely helpful to you.