Mike Gardner | Callowbrook Training Associates

Callowbrook Training Associates have one specific vision and that is to make it easy for businesses, regardless of size or sector to train their staff. We provide training and development in all aspects of employee, management and leadership development, our flexible training options are specifically designed to to address the issues that organisations face in today's world such as; ►…


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Callowbrook Training Associates have one specific vision and that is to make it easy for businesses, regardless of size or sector to train their staff.

We provide training and development in all aspects of employee, management and leadership development, our flexible training options are specifically designed to to address the issues that organisations face in today’s world such as;

► Reduced Budgets
► Minimum Staffing levels
► Identification of training needs
► Disruption to shift patterns
► Indirect costs of training, such as time away from the workplace
► Direct costs of training, such as the course cost, and associated travel costs
► Transfer of training to the workplace
► Numbers of employees needing the training does not make it cost effective

When working with organisations Callowbrook go through our unique 5 step process that works for the benefit of all individuals and organisations, regardless of industry sector or size. It starts with a meeting to decide if you wish to work with us and we feel able to work with you, and it ends with an evaluation process that ensures that learning is transferred to the work place and brings bottom line benefits to all concerned.

The Callowbrook Warning

We only work with organisations that really want the training provided to make a difference, we are not interested in providing training to tick a box, or to meet training quotas. We treat your budget as if it was our own and we have no wish to waste it.

All our training is 100% guaranteed, If a training solution does not meet its agreed objectives or if at anytime you are not happy with the service we are delivering you don’t pay. Simple

If you feel we can help you please visit our website for more info if you are still interested lets talk.


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    Testimonials

    Tailored Training Course
    Mike provided us with training in telephone techniques and assertiveness skills; I found the training to be exactly what we needed and was delivered in a manner that kept us interested through out the day. This was not the first time we had used an external training provider and if I'm honest I had a pre-conception with how it would go due to previous bad experiences. However, Mike soon blew that pre-conception out of the water. Too many trainers share textbook techniques which are difficult to incorporate into our work lives. Mike however is very pragmatic and helped us to learn tools that actually worked in real life scenarios. I rate Mike very highly with regard to cost, quality and customer service and I fully recommend his services
    Management Training
    We have run several full day management courses through Mike Gardner of Callowbrook Training Associates and these have all been extremely well received by our staff. Mike had thoroughly researched our rather specialised business and was able to give relevant and constructive training to our staff. He gave us the opportunity to input into the structure of the courses and incorporated all our suggestions. The content of the courses was professional and thought provoking and Mike himself is very approachable, encouraging and adaptable. We have run the courses in-house and found the costs to be very reasonable. We have no hesitation in recommending Mike and Callowbrook Training Associates to you.
    Team Building Course
    I was looking for a Team Building course for our site management team of 8. Although good together most of the time, I felt we were missing that vital ingredient that would turn us into a well oiled machine. After meeting with Mike I felt hugely confident that we had the right person and company to help us become a better team and after building the course with him, all we had to do was fill out the initial assessment forms and wait for the fun to begin. The course itself was fantastic, the group exercises and models discussed have proved extremely useful in the working environment, helping us as a team to deal with situation and staff in a far more effective way. We are now booking the follow-up with Mike, it is great to know that it's not just about the 2 days training, Mike insists on providing aftercare and support for all delegates at all levels. All in all it was an excellent course, delivered in a friendly and well broken down manner. Any company can rely on Callowbrook Training Associates to help boost the performance of their team.
    First Line mangers course
    Good handouts, course well delivered ensuring adequate breaks. Overall an excellent course which I have already started using in the workplace, It is refreshing to be finally taught theory which I can actually put into practice.
    Conflict in teams course
    Enjoyed the session on team building, particularly the self perception exercise which was very interesting, I found the session on conflict quite difficult initially but the safe environment created by Mike led to some really good discussions
    Appraisal training workshop
    An excellent course run in a completely relaxed, non threatening environment, Delegate interaction aided the learning process – better to not be talked at!! Comprehensive review guidance notes will be most helpful when getting back to the practice.
    Influencing skills course
    This has been an excellent days training for me. I am very impressed to have the whole day to myself; it has been very thought provoking and helped me to reflect on my working practices and to see ways of improving my effectiveness in the future. Thank you very much.
    Effective Admin and Business Support
    “Mike took time on day one to find out what we all wanted to get out of the course and customised the content accordingly. His knowledge and skills in conveying the course content were second to none.”
    Holding Constructive Conversations
    Mike and Matt work really well together, the interaction between them encourages interaction both from and within the group. They have really good knowledge and experience to refer to and they made the course very real.
    Team Leader Programme
    I felt this course to be worth every moment. It has opened my mind and thoughts into team leadership & first line management. I realised as the course progressed how little I knew about the skills involved in management. I suppose I did not acknowledge there were many, I now fully appreciate now, the viewpoint from “the other side.

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