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20 Jul 2022

Bassetlaw’s ‘leaders of change’ offered masterclasses in resilience

Businesses in Bassetlaw are being invited to take advantage of a new and fully-subsidised training programme designed to help them develop the resilience of their leaders.

The half-day “Leaders of Change” workshops take place throughout August at the new Bridge Skills Hub, in Worksop. The sessions cover a number of key areas designed to develop the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets needed for a leading lasting change at the personal, team and organisational or cultural level.

They are being delivered by Derby-born David Chabeaux, an internationally-renowned innovator, performer and cultural change specialist. He has worked for global change guru Stephen R Covey – author of seminal book The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – as well as with Sky TV, Jaguar Land Rover, EasyJet, Coca-Cola and IBM.

As a professional actor, David has appeared in the main cast of hit global films and TV shows including Peaky Blinders, Bulletproof, Red Rose and Hollyoaks.

The first session on Wednesday 3 August explores creativity and innovation, as well as building great relationships. Future sessions will cover improving personal leadership, time and priority management, influencing and collaboration, and conflict management.

Zoe Waistell, head of marketing at East Midlands Chamber, said: “Any of the six sessions can be attended as standalones, but we’re encouraging local businesspeople, where their time allows, to participate in the entire three days. The aim is that those involved will be offered a comprehensive set of skills and awareness, not only for team and organisational change but for personal growth.

“We ran the sessions in Nottingham some weeks ago and have had feedback from more than one delegate that it had been simply life-changing.”

The support is being offered as part of the East Midlands Accelerator project, which is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

As well as improving their leadership skills through the Leaders of Change programme, businesses can take advantage of a much wider and fully-subsidised programme on offer from East Midlands Chamber, and a project consortium of the region’s universities and business support agencies.

Support includes carbon literacy training to help reduce energy bills, and marketing bootcamps to build brand awareness and increase enquiries as a result.