The Knowledge Centre has been specifically designed for High Growth businesses which have a continuous thirst for knowledge and the development of people and processes. The sections covered incude:-

Subject Specific Training Modules

These subject specific modules are delivered by the FFG Ambassador team and cover an array of specialist subjects. The workshops are delivered on a one to one or one to many basis. The venue can be the business premises or an agreed independent venue.

Strategic Briefing Sessions

As legislation changes and new innovations become apparent, there is a need for businesses to increase their subject knowledge in these new and emerging areas. The Briefing Sessions are held as Day Events and delivered by the FFG Ambassador Team and guest speakers.

Management Development Programmes

This is a specialist selection of respected partners who provide cohort based learning and development for senior managers, Directors and Managing Directors.

Elite Programme

Goldman Sachs etc

Business Intelligence (Useful Links)

This section contains useful links which are frequently updated to provide ambitious businesses with connectivity to commercial intelligence which is specific to your business sector.

Subject Specific Training Modules and Strategic Briefing Sessions

Subject Specific Training Modules

Leading and Managing People

To provide practical training on how to manage people issues at work

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • Engaging and inspiring employees at work
  • Setting and measuring objectives
  • Carrying out a disciplinary hearing
  • Managing sickness and return to work
  • Engaging employees
  • Measuring emotional intelligence

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Introduction to Managing Teams

Team motivation to improve performance and profits

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

To include:

  • Questions to Ask
  • Observing and Reviewing
  • Working Relationships
  • The Golden Rules

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Managing Conflict

This training module provides an insight into the practical solutions to confront and manage business conflicts

Duration

1 day

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Public Sector Tendering / Bid Writing

A two-day course aimed at SMEs struggling to tender successfully for major contract opportunities. Focused on both strategic and operational aspects of formal tendering and bid writing

Duration

2 days

Learning Outcomes

To improve the quality of participants’ formal tenders and their future success rate.
For participants to:

  • Identify what is involved in winning a formal tender
  • Understand what constitutes a high quality tender
  • Adopt a more structured and professional approach to tendering
  • Build the competencies needed to draft high scoring formal tenders

Day 1:  Preparing to Tender

Day 2:  Drafting Your Tender And Presenting

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Fast Forward Growth: Development Model

The Fast Forward Growth Business Model was developed by Entrepreneurs, for Entrepreneurs. It is a two-year growth programme and utilises the skillset of the Fast Forward Growth specialist network

Duration

2 days

Learning Outcomes

  • Growth Foundations
  • Fast Forward Funding Programme
  • Delivering Growth
  • Maximising Value

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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The Role of a Director

How to become an effective director

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • The role of the board and its composition
  • Understanding the legal duties and liabilities of Directors
  • Determining “corporate governance”
  • Role of chairman and non-executive directors
  • How companies develop and use committees
  • Key aspects of an effective leader
  • How to develop value in a business

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Delivering Sustainable Innovative Growth

For growth SME Business and Innovation leaders who recognise the value of innovation leadership and to develop their company's growth engine to deliver new product and service offerings

Duration

1-2 days

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop breakthrough insights
  • Develop fresh strategy to align key people to growth mission
  • Equip project teams with innovation tools and growth mind-set
  • Organise your business for repeatable returns on innovation investments
  • Create innovation habits – board room to innovation “shop floor”

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Leading Health & Safety

To understand legal duties and responsibilities in relation to leading and managing safety at work in the context of a new and/or growing organisation

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • Benefits and costs of Health & Safety at work
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and individuals
  • Planning for Health & Safety
  • Developing a Safety Policy Statement
  • Responsibility and Ownership of Health and Safety
  • Involving Employees
  • Understanding Hazards and Risks
  • Understanding Consequences – Accidents & Illnesses
  • Taking Action – The Principles of Prevention
  • Monitoring and Reporting Performance
  • What happens if things go wrong?

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Competing For The Future

How to improve company effectiveness

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to describe and communicate your company’s business model
  • Determine why products/services can be more commercially successful
  • Consider possible commercial threats – to potential opportunities

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Talent Management

To provide an understanding of the key elements of a Talent Management Strategy

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • Importance of talent management to your organisation
  • Defining talent in your business
  • How to rate colleagues’ performance and potential
  • Reviewing career development within the organisation
  • Identify colleagues’ motivation
  • Developing interview questions
  • Understanding individual reward and recognition packages
  • How to keep a talented individuals in the business
  • Assessing skills for developing talented people
  • Reviewing effectiveness of current reward/recognition system

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Communication in the Workplace

The importance and dynamics of managing and applying communication disciplines which work

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • The Purpose of Meetings
  • Listening
  • Non Verbal Communication

 

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Leading Human Resources

To understand legal duties and responsibilities in relation to leading and managing people at work in the context of a new and/or growing organisation

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • The importance of visions and values
  • The legal context – rights and protections
  • Employee contracts and the employee handbook
  • Effective organisation design and deployment
  • Resourcing and recruitment
  • Developing competence in a learning organisation
  • Assessing capability and managing performance
  • Establishing a system of reward that reflects the organisation
  • Engaging and retaining employees

 

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Results Centred Leadership Programme

A practical, life-speed, skills based, spaced-learning Training Programme which focuses on developing the key management and leadership skills necessary to build high performing teams. Available as a public Programme, or in-house for single organizations.

Duration

6 x 3-hour sessions + 2 x One-to-One Review sessions

Learning Outcomes

  • Session 1:  Innovation and Creativity / Planning for Success
  • Session 2:  Organising the Business for Results / Organising Yourself
  • Session 3:  Delegation and Empowerment / Leading Teams to Success
    Mid-point individual coaching review:
  • Session 4:  Problem Solving in Teams / Investing in People: Getting buy-in
  • Session 5:  Motivation and Engagement / Project Development
  • Session 6:  Investing in People: Performance Appraisal / Breakthrough Review
  • Final individual coaching review

 

 

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Financial Control

Accounts and how to use them in controlling the finances of your business

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

Understanding and Reacting to Accounts:-

  • Proft & Loss / Balance Sheet
  • Budgetary Control
  • Variance Analysis
  • Cash Control and Sources of Finance
  • Slides

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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Business Performance for Non-Financial Managers

How to manage financial and non-financial performance and understand what is involved in raising finance

Duration

1 day

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to link effective performance management to business strategy
  • Determine appropriateness of company’s current performance management system
  • Introduction to key financial performance measures
  • Understand the point at which a profit is made
  • Identify crucial activities which drive company success and how to monitor
  • Consider main pricing strategies
  • Understand what drives company value
  • Identify main sources of business finance: pros and cons
  • Identify appropriate sources for delegates’ businesses
  • Identify information for presentation to potential funders
  • Identify the difference between an investor and a lender

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops available throughout the year - please request details.

Learning Outcomes

  •  Building Shareholder Value
  •  Business Intelligence
  •  Developing High Performing Teams
  •  Dispute Resolution
  •  Growth by Innovation
  •  Internet Marketing
  • London Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 

For enquries contact info@fastforwardgrowth.com

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