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FREE Online New Entrant Training Programme

August 11, 2022

Online Workshop

The second (and final) cohort of new entrants are being recruited for the FREE CECA Scotland New Entrant online training programme. Here are just some comments received on completion by the first cohort.

“The first session showed me stuff on word that helped with my dissertation layout for example splitting page numbers (life saver spent hours trying to work that out and was shown it within seconds!!!) and V looks up etc on excel which has improved my skills and allowed me to do tasks faster.”

“The second session was beneficial on effective communication (slightly shy and get anxiety when speaking in meetings so taught me how to calm down and reassess the situation) advised on techniques when conducting a meeting etc”

“The training courses have been excellent, thoroughly enjoyed them so far and definitely learned a great deal.”

The Objectives of the CECA Scotland New Entrant 3 Day Training Programme
The purpose of the Programme is to assist our new entrants to identify and develop an array of skills to help them to develop both written and verbal proficiency with report writing, public speaking, presentation development and use and calculating of financial supporting documentation.
Day 1 (Digital skills) – 11th August 2022
Candidates will learn how to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel effectively to be able to create striking and professional documents and presentations. Screening of candidates accepted on to this course will take place in advance to ensure that the learning provided on the day is appropriate to their existing skill level with;
Day 2 (Communication skills) – 17th August 2022
Learning will hone candidate’s oral and written communication skills. Giving them a firm understanding of visual cues like body language, facial expressions, and posture so that they can speak with confidence and have a better understanding of what the other person may be thinking and feeling. Business report writing and effective hosting of virtual meetings will also be learned.
Day 3 (Closing skills) – 24th August 2022
Developing candidate’s own style of applying best practice tools to effectively influence and negotiate in person. They will learn best practice for writing a compelling bid as well as learning effective influencing and negotiation skills.
Facilitation will be by skilled trainers who will drive meaningful conversations and learning within a safe learning environment. This will accommodate various learning styles, preferences, and abilities while at the same time increasing both memory retention, confidence, and practical skills.
This training programme is aimed at new entrants to the industry (ideally, those who have just joined within the last 3 years) and who are keen to develop their careers further. THIS PROGRAMME IS FREE TO ANYONE WORKING FOR A CECA MEMBER.
There will be a cohort of 20 people accepted on to this course. Each candidate must commit to attending each of the three days.
To apply for this course please contact Joanne Saunders, Joanne@cecascotland.co.uk