Welcome to this the Toojays Blog. This is a unique way for us to tell you about the latest training events and activites from Toojays, as well as keeping you uptodate with current development & HR issues. Hope you find it useful and look forward to your feedback.
This week saw the second workshop take place for the Heineken International 2010 intake. 12 international graduates flew to the UK for the three day event at Toojays' dedicated outdoor activity centre, Yellowfoot in Eton.
Toojays facilitators, Lee Martin and Miral Mahrous, were on hand to deliver the workshop, which focused on the competencies of achieving results and decision making. The facilitated discussions included case studies, competency reviews and the utilisation of decision making tools.
The graduates were also put through their paces with a series of outdoor experiential activities, designed to challenge their thought processes and further embed their learning.
I thought you might be interested in knowing about the changes that have been made to the Leadership and Management Advisory Service.
From 1st April 2011, EMB will be delivering the service across three regions, the East of England, the East Midlands and the West Midlands, supporting business leaders and decision makers across these regions to access tailor made learning and development support.
The service is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and provides a cost effective way of providing training and development to organisations. Some alterations have been made both to the eligibility criteria and the scope of activities that are covered by the grant element of the programme. These are as follows:
Organisations in scope for the service are either private sector businesses or social enterprises which employ fewer than 250 full time employees and have at least one employee in addition to the eligible beneficiary
Funding is dependent on meeting all eligibility criteria and will need to be fully matched by the beneficiary organisation on a pound for pound basis, excluding the VAT element. So if an organisation is eligible and the approved learning and development costs £1500 excluding VAT, the organisation may be eligible for a grant of £750. No unmatched grant funding is available. Previous beneficiaries of this programme may be eligible for further support but must meet the eligibility criteria in the application form, including demonstrating growth or growth potential.
Interested in an application form or just want to find out more?.. then contact us now on 01733 367210.
Tags: funding for leadership & management, cost effective training solutions, funding for training
Small and medium sized businesses based in the East of England (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk) may be eligible for grant support for training opportunities that focus on improving business performance.
Tags: high performing teams in hospitality sector, developing teams in hotels, developing hotel teams
Toojays has recently expanded its professional team with the addition of a new international L&D consultant. Miral Mahrous joins the company from Heineken International where she was a Learning & Development consultant within the Group Human Resources department based in Amsterdam. Prior to this, she held the role of Training & Development Specialist for Heineken Egypt. With a proven track record of working with global organisations, Miral is well positioned to deliver exceptional business results to Toojays, expanding their international client base.
Lee Martin, Managing Director of Toojays, says: “We are delighted to welcome Miral on-board. She brings with her a wealth of HR experience gained from working within Europe and the Middle East. We already know she will be a valuable member of our team. Her abilities and professionalism will strengthen the existing team, and her considerable international experience in dealing with multi-cultural organisations is a fantastic asset.”Tags: new Toojays consultant
We have now added to our portfolio of learning solutions...with Microsoft On line Learning!
How does it work?
A Microsoft Online Learning course is essentially the same as classroom-based IT training courses. The only difference is that Microsoft online training courses are delivered via the internet and offer significant cost savings.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet enabled computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above.
Toojays have recently introduced their very own channel on the YouTube website, Toojays TV.
Here you will find the latest uploads from Toojays Training & HR Consultancy Ltd.
These include videos of recent Toojays events, informative learning sessions, and interviews with successful and influential business leaders.Tags: Toojays' YouTube channel, ToojaysTV
For those of you who are not already aware, Toojays has its own page on Facebook. Why not add us and send invites to anyone you know who might be interested in our services. Search for "Toojays Training & HR Consultancy Ltd" and click on "like". As a fan, you will be able to keep up with all the latest news and offers from Toojays.Tags: Toojays on Facebook, Toojays Facebook group
Toojays are pleased to announce the publication of its 2010/11 Training Brochure. The online brochure lists the personal development courses on offer from Toojays for the next 12 months.