How personal and professional development should really work

At Training Matters, we have always maintained that a big part of an organisations success is down to the talented people who work within them. We want to feature one of our candidates this month who is a real inspiration to other people and a true example of how personal and professional development should really work.

First Minister Helps Serve Up New Five Star Apprenticeship

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today [27th September] helped to serve up plans for a new Scottish hospitality apprenticeship scheme as part of the legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Diageo Chief Executive Ivan Menezes welcomed Mr Salmond to the Johnnie Walker Experience at The 2014 Ryder Cup to announce the Scottish Hospitality Apprenticeship – an industry-led initiative to establish the first apprenticeship of its kind in the UK.

Pure Dead Brilliant

I always said that I wanted to be a part of Glasgow 2014, even before the euphoria of London 2012 grasped the nation. However, it was only a chance comment by a friend that I realised that there were pre-games volunteer positions.

Personality styles and you

We deliver management development programmes and the starting point is always you. The first module is all about you, your self-development, your training records, your strengths and areas for development, your aspirations, your work goals, feedback on your performance, your likes and dislikes, your current knowledge and skills.....the list in endless and there is a lot of you in there!

Opportunity for young future leaders...

We are looking for organisations to work with us to help develop and nurture our future leaders and managers. The programme will develop those young people with the drive and energy who want to help grow the business. They will acquire the knowledge and skills in managing themselves, providing direction, allocating and monitoring the quality of work in their area and managing a project.

Resolutions for 2014

Happy New Year! Just over 2 weeks into 2014 and I wonder how all those New Year resolutions are progressing?

Self Development Matters

How much time, energy and effort do you invest in yourself?

Acquisition of Signal

Our first guest blogger is very special indeed. He was one of 500 applicants and one of 10 to win a place at NASA, scottishspaceschool in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde. His Mum Audrey has worked with Training Matters for over 10 years and our mission statement “Be the Best you can Be” is in her DNA. Alastair Stewart has thrown himself wholeheartedly into this opportunity and we are all very proud of him. Mission accomplished

Presentation Skills

Presentation skills… … can be used in every single leadership and management area and can make a real difference to your own performance and therefore success.

Give yourself a break…

We are urged to try innovative ways of doing things especially in our world of leadership and management. We are bombarded with tips and hints on how to be better at what we do. We set goals, targets, make plans and genuinely try to achieve everything we set out to do. I put my hands up and say that I find all of this as natural as breathing. But sometimes I do think we should stop and rethink where it is we want to be.