2020 is shaping up to be one challenging year! Faced with complexity, change and uncertainty in all areas of work, we would like to introduce you to our friends at Longshaw Consulting – Madeline and Guy Longshaw. They have been working hard to help manage people well through lockdown and recovery, providing a mix of paid workshops supplemented with free resources, and are making a real difference to organisations. We thought our clients and contacts could benefit from finding out more about what Longshaw Consulting offer and have asked them to outline what they are doing. They have kindly created this handy blog post for us and have included links to their free video resources for you to access.
About Longshaw Consulting Group:
The founding Directors, Madeline and Guy Longshaw are both experienced training Designers, Facilitators and Executive Coaches, who between them, have been supporting and developing people across a wide range of Private sector, Public sector and Charity organisations for over 35 years.
St Albans-based Longshaw Consulting Group designs and facilitates training workshops and programmes for Employees, Managers and Teams. The company tagline is ‘Managing People Well’ because it focuses on people learning necessary skills and techniques to increase their capability, achieve success and manage change whilst also enabling them to feel more engaged, confident, productive and motivated.
Support and Development:
The company has developed over 30 New Virtual Workshops for ‘Recovery and Reboot’, designed specifically for Employees, Managers, Teams or your Exec. Team at this time. Watch a 3-minute introductory video.
The virtual workshops are highly interactive, short, sharp inspiring interventions delivered ‘classroom style’ over your preferred virtual platform. All the workshops include pre-work and post-work and pre and post short video clips.
For Employees: A range of virtual workshops have been designed to equip your people with the skills and tools to enable them to perform at their best, manage through change and to feel motivated, engaged, inspired.
Topics include building resilience, managing change and transition, understanding personal strengths, understanding motivators, time-management, influencing others and choosing an empowering mindset. Alongside this there is also a whole range on managing careers and outplacement.
For Managers: A range of virtual workshops have been designed to help Managers create an environment where their people thrive. They are focused on equipping Managers with the essential skills to manage and motivate individuals and teams. The workshops include having difficult conversations, getting the most from your teams, building resilience, managing relationships, effective influencing and career development for self and others.
NEW Management Bootcamp: There is a complete ‘bootcamp” option combining several workshops into a complete 6 month virtual programme for newly appointed Managers who are in their first year of management.
NEW Resilience Programme: Designed specifically for Managers to increase their own and others resilience and wellbeing. This includes following the ReSPECt Resilience Model, developed by Guy, following 10 years of working in this field (and is the topic of his book which is currently being written).
Managing Difficult Conversations: Designed specifically for Managers and includes The RIPPLE model for preparing and having successful conversations. This is the subject of Madeline’s book and has been the result of many years supporting hundreds of Managers from a variety of organisations.
For Teams: There are a range of workshops for teams to enable them to perform at their highest. The workshops cover Team strengths, Team Motivation, Team Discovery plus an option for Action Learning Groups.
You can schedule one-off workshops as you need, ‘pick and mix’ your own combinations or follow suggested programmes to support and develop your people to deliver success through this challenging time.
FREE Video Resources
Madeline and Guy recorded and posted 25 ‘How To’ support videos on LinkedIn during the first three months of the pandemic. These cover a range of topics to help people better manage the uncertainties and challenges of working through lockdown. Here are two popular examples:
- Help with Perspective: https://bit.ly/LCGManagePerspective
- Coping with the ‘Groundhog Day’ feeling: https://bit.ly/LCGGroundhog
These short helpful videos (around 5-mins long) remain very relevant as managers and their teams return to the office or continue to work from home. They are now on the company website accessed via these links:
- Build Your Resilience: https://bit.ly/LCGResilience
- Energise and Ground Yourself: https://bit.ly/LCGEnergise
- Manage Your Perspective: https://bit.ly/LCGPerspective
- Managing Personal Change and Transitions: https://bit.ly/LCGChange
- Communication Toolkit for Managing People: https://bit.ly/LCGCommunication
Get in touch:
We hope you have found this article useful and informative. If you would like further information on how Longshaw Consulting Group can help your business, contact Guy Longshaw on 07525 021878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the process of bringing staff back to your organisation and would like to know more about how to make your workplace COVID19-Secure, click here for Macpro’s handy guide: How can I safely return my employees to work?