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Academy Learning

STC Global provides bespoke, modular packages to promote cross-function communications and relationships for improved business results. Attendees will gain a broader knowledge of what drives the business forward and will be better equipped to manage the key relationships that make a difference day to day.

Modules are structured as 1 or 2-day face to face experiences that follow a 4-stage delivery process

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Listen Short trainer led presentation on specific topics

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Do Group and individual delegate activities, using company specific data for context

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Discuss Open discussion on the issues raised from the learning and activities

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Action Development of actions, suggestions and questions for improvements to individuals, teams, the business, and for Senior Management to consider.

Business and Money

Features

  • Distinguishing between cash, profit, investment and asset
  • Measuring financial performance from balance sheets and P&L statements
  • Staying afloat using management accounts
  • The importance of cash-flow and how to managing it
  • Making prudent investment decisions
  • Why it exists
  • The difference between cash and profit
  • Structure of the Business
  • Capabilities of the Business
  • The wider business environment
  • The structure of the industry
  • Business planning and setting strategy

Benefits

  • Ability to quickly interpret financial performance from a set of accounts
  • Awareness of how everyday decisions can affect/impact the business
  • Able to take strategic view
  • Equipped with key tools in planning and strategic thinking
  • Able to look at the entire business in terms of structure, direction and future

Managing Self and Others

Features

  • What makes an effective leader?
  • Authority and respect
  • Communication
  • Personal motivation
  • Motivational behaviour in the workplace
  • What makes an effective coach
  • Destroying coaching myths
  • How to give effective feedback
  • Implementing the GROW coaching model
  • Emotional intelligence and coaching
  • Planning and carrying out staff appraisals and development plans
  • Keeping and setting priority lists
  • Effective delegation techniques
  • Being assertive
  • Running productive meetings
  • Identifying time-management “killers”

Benefits

  • Able to gain co-operation from others without being too structural
  • Maintaining personal motivation at a high level
  • Lifting team moral and motivation
  • Increased communication skills
  • Following a “set” model to ensure successful coaching sessions
  • Ability to “tune-in” to the emotional state of yourself and others
  • Able to gain co-operation from others leading to a win/win outcome
  • Gaining delegation and prioritisation skills to run the team effectively, easing tension/stress potential
  • Able to run productive meetings and encourage team participation

Projects and Change

  • Using best practice process and tools for taking a “projects” approach to managing work
  • Clarifying project deliverables and constraints
  • Developing a risk management strategy
  • Creating detailed plans
  • Managing project resources
  • Keeping track of progress
  • Problems associated with change
  • Change models
  • The effects of resisting change
  • Handling change
  • Managing project resources
  • Communicating change

Value and Markets

Features

  • Identify the layers of value contained within the business’s products and services
  • Determining what customers and markets value
  • Value chains within both the organisation and the supply chain
  • Creating new products and services
  • Building and maintaining the brand
  • Defining markets and market segments
  • Linkages between market size, market share and market trends
  • Identifying and prioritising market growth opportunities
  • Communicating effectively with the marke

Benefits

  • Able to identify value in products, services, organisations and market places
  • Able to identify where elements of the business within sphere of influence can be improved
  • Able to contribute effectively to building the brand of the business
  • Skilled in the use of market analysis tools
  • Able to respond effectively and in timely manner to changing market conditions

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“Academy learning has helped myself and others who have been through the programme to develop a greater understanding of business functions outwith our area of expertise.

It creates a lot of light bulb moments and helps to establish a greater appreciation and understanding of different business functions and how they can relate to what you do on a day-to-day basis. The programme goes a long way to helping experts in individual fields, adapt to a more all rounded business way of thinking.”

Daniel Stephen, Learning and Development Advisor, Stork