Our list of delighted development training customers is impressive
& contains many well-known, quality-conscious organisations.
These include Rolls Royce Aero Engines, Lincolnshire Police,
Boots the Chemists, Babcock Engineering Group, BT, CDC Globaleq,
British Gas, EDF, Orange, The Department for Education & Skills,
Lufthansa, Lucas Aerospace, the NHS, Birmingham Cable Ltd., BP,
Lufthansa, Transco, Norwich Union Healthcare, Northern Foods,
Safeway, Tescos, & Range Rover
... to name but a few.
To stay on the top in development training,
your trainers' skills have to stack up and
you really need to build on sound foundations !
For over 25 years Peak Activities Ltd
has been stacking up our own
training skills by working
in very close successful
partnerships with a growing
number of leading edge clients.
We're available to assist your
organisations big or small !
A wealth of expertise developed through
working in partnership with leading companies
is available for you through our training team.
Please call +44 (0)1433-650345 to discuss your needs.
A syndicate of senior IS Procurement Managers from
Transco BG taking time out preparing & planning
indoors before setting off on a training task to manage
a business related problem outdoors "right first time".
Click here for information on our CIPD-Registered Training
Consultants who handle group training enquiries from UK &
overseas organisations. We like all prospective clients to call us in
confidence on the phone and then later meet with us if possible
& outline their specific training needs,interests & requirements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION :
" Are your serious training & development programmes very
different from the sports courses run by your other staff ?"
Our tailored training programmes are more serious than "team jollies"
and are focussed on agreed outcomes in addition to just having "fun".
There is a styrong emphasis on achieving pre-arranged and agreed
k.p.i.'s and m.o.p.'s. - but you can have fun too whilst doing that !
Bespoke courses therefore involve very different content to our
centre's Corporate Hospitality Division's "jollies" and light-hearted
events...and are invariably designed in person by Dr. Iain Jennings
working in close cooperation and consultation with our clients and
other course designers such as Pete Daughtrey and Dr Andy McLean.
The made to measure programmes also involve a considerable amount
of pre-event planning, pre-event briefing sessions, and post event
follow-up sessions and a treid and proven evaluation/benchmarking
process which has been successfully audited by the UK's leading
independent training professional's body. This extra work means that
our serious training events tend to be more expensive than "jollies"
but have much more lasting and greater impacts on the success
of the teams and groups of personnel who participate in these
tailored programmes. Endorsements published elsewhere on this
website and television programmes on our Designer Training Courses
indicate that most of our training programme clients feel these bespoke
tailor-made events are a particularly worthwhile investment and
offer very good value for money. They are lots of fun too !
Peak Activities' Designer Tailored Development Training Courses
have been highly acclaimed on BBC & ITV television
WORKING AT ALL POSSIBLE LEVELS
We have many years working in this field with clients from every
level, including Senior Executives, CEO's & Managing Directors
of many of our client organisations. Our experience & expertise
is tried and proven.
ENDORSEMENTS FROM WELL-KNOWN CLIENTS....
FLEXIBILE COURSE DESIGN BY PROFESSIONALS...
Whether you're considering booking a team building weekend for
a dozen people or investing in a company-wide training programme
for over 1,000 participants, we'll be very pleased to help you if we can.
We treat every group as being unique, so don't expect "bog standard"
training programmes dressed up as bespoke events from our company !
Call us to discuss your specific interests and needs !
Please call us on 01433-650345 and ask to speak with a senior trainer
to discuss anything you have in mind. If appropriate we'll ask if you'd
like to arrange to meet with us to discuss the training outcomes you
want to elicit from an investment with Peak Activities Ltd.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION :
As Chartered Trainers what's the most difficult part of your job ?
"Convincing decision-makers who clearly need our help that we can
deliver what they need in a cost-effective way - providing they're
willing to do the job properly and invest two, three or four days
to allow the process we have developed to work ! There are a lot
of people out there who are busy fire-fighting all the time who might
be a lot more efficient and a lot more profitable if they just took a
well-earned break and improved their staff and stakeholders'
teamworking & leadership skills ! "
"Form should follow function but all too often naive people with
big requirements may instruct their company's trainers to try to
pack in training into an all-too-short session without fully considering
the implications. In an increasingly busy world where people want
everying yesterday we can sometimes lose work because we are
a professional crew and may say we cannot deliver a set of desired
outcomes in a single day. "
"Other providers trying to cram too much into very short time slots
just risks getting our sort of training a bad name."
"We often get asked to teach people everything we know in
an afternoon and finding a sensible polite response is quite a
hard part of our job ! We try to make sure our events have a
fast pace and are action-filled and interesting but the tried
& trusted processes we have evolved over the past 25 years
cannot be rushed and sometimes you do need to have a
reality check and let customers know that spending time
with each other is often more important than throwing
money at a serious development training project."
FOLLOW UP TRAINING IS A KEY STAGE OF MANY DEVELOPMENT COURSES.
Peter, one of our senior trainers working in Ipswich during the setting up of a
novel " Continuous Improvement " process for a major energy supply company
following a four day residential two months before at our base in Hathersage.
Peak Activities TRAINING DIVISION contracts usually involves our
panel of MBA and CIPD-qualified trainers as well as our panel of
NGB qualified staff. Tailored training propjects also usually involve
events of 3+ days duration based both out-of-doors and indoors.
The Training Division's assignments often involves a considerable
amount of pre-course preparatory work ( 360 degree appraisals,
psychometric assessments, self perception inventories, anonymous
questionnaires, team-reviews, pre-course planning meetings, etc.)
and post-course follow-ups. Our fees for on site and off-site work
reflect the extra time and work that goes into the planning & running
such tailored staff programmes.
If you're involved with Investors in People project work, we are a
nationally approved and accredited supplier of bespoke development
training & team development courses, so getting helping you with your
grant application forms and getting applications approved is normally
a straightforward process.
We work closely with clients to gear up for Peak Performance
MOST TAILORED PROGRAMMES INVOLVE A BLEND OF
ENJOYABLE, RELEVANT INDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITES...
IF IT'S NOT LOTS OF FUN TOO WE DON'T WANT TO KNOW !
A TRAINING TEAM YOU CAN TRUST COMPLETELY....
Our bespoke courses are a great way to get to know your colleagues
better, develop understandings of each other's problems and highlight
your team's strengths and weaknesses. Groups will usually identify
areas and schemes for implementing significant continuous improvement
....so the investments frequently more than amply repay themselves
within a few weeks of running a programme. Don't take our word for
that though - see what our clients have to say about this !