BaP launches Business Skills Academy


Business against Poverty (BaP) is delighted to announce the launch of our second major initiative this year: the BaP Business Skills Academy – for professional learning & development, delivering training programmes with a difference, and with ethical business practice a core theme throughout the series.

The BaP Business Skills Academy has been developed by a group of BaP members who are training professionals, and is aimed at member and non-member businesses, with preferential rates for our members.

Headed up by Dr Sally Vanson (The Performance Solution Ltd), Nina Lovatt (HT Training & Coaching), Alex Morgan (True North GB Ltd) and Ali Stewart (Ali Stewart & Co Ltd), the Academy will offer training for a series of business disciplines, whilst incorporating ethical values. Topics already scheduled include: Business Improvement Projects, Building Your Business Reputation Online and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Foundation Course over four sessions leading to certification. Short breakfast “taster” briefings will provide an overview, which will then be followed by a full or half day training course at a later date.

Chief Executive Officer, Val Huxley, commented: “For some time we’ve run ad hoc professional development sessions and it became apparent that, not only is there a desire within our membership for business training and skills development, but that we have some highly-qualified and inspiring trainers in our midst.  Harnessing their talents to formalise a learning and development arm for BaP is a natural – and very exciting – next step. Many businesses offer similar products and services – it’s the skills of their people that make the difference. We want to help businesses become more competitive whilst making profit for collective value. Funds generated from the BaP Business Skills Academy provide revenue for our charity, give the trainers some exposure and offer incredible value for the delegates – it’s an absolute win-win for all parties.“

Our first breakfast briefing takes place 11 June 2014 at Bailbrook House Hotel. For further information about the briefings and courses, or to book, go to the Events page or contact us on 01225 541269.

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