Developing a strong and robust workforce is a never ending process and it is vital that staff are consistently able to develop relationships and confidences within their own abilities to ensure that they remain motivated, engaged and efficient within their roles as well as being able to react to developments and progressions within the workplace.
Unfortunately with the pace of modern work life staff development and training are often the things that fall to the bottom of the to-do list; that is until it is too late and something or someone goes wrong!
At SSG we provide an end to end solution for team development training to ensure that the organisation and delivery of your team development programme are smooth, focused and drive towards the outcomes that you as an employer want to meet.
We are able to offer both a 1 and 2 day package of development training for groups and can host the training at one of our associate venues to include refreshments and meals or can deliver the training within your own environment if this is preferred (note a pre programme venue inspection will be required).
We can also provide your group a choice of activity type as we can tailor the programme to incorporate outdoor team development activities or use indoor development activities, again this can be dictated by you to best suit the makeup of your group. We can also combine both of these styles with the 2 day programmes.
Our development programmes are tailored to your own specific outcome requirements and ahead of any programme completion a member of our team will meet with key personnel at your organisation to ensure your outcomes are fully understood. Outcomes and focus areas can include in:
We will take your desired outcomes and combine them with the preferred style of activity to provide you with a tailored package of outcome focused activities and training to ensure that your organisation maximises the output from the training and that your staff leave not only with a clear development in the specified area but also having had a really enjoyable and rewarding experience with us.
We are able to incorporate and utilise two specialist team development theories of learning to provide deeper knowledge and understanding to participants. The SDI and POP’s concepts as described in more detail below can be specifically tailored into development programmes to provide participants an ongoing reference point and tool set in order to apply their understanding and ensure a longer lasting positive effect on performance, relationships and output is attained.
The SDI is a powerful, self-discovery inventory for enhancing your ability to transform your workplace, your relationships and your life. SDI assists people to appreciate diversity, communicate more effectively and handle conflict more productively.
Unlike other personality assessments, the SDI goes beyond behaviour to identify the motivation behind behaviour — answering “why” individuals act the way they do.
It becomes easier to accept another person’s actions when you understand their motives, intention and then their behaviour.
Plus, by revealing response to conflict, the SDI is actually two valuable assessments in one.
The Portrait of Personal Strengths is a practical learning resource that compliments and extends SDI insights. It is completed by sorting and prioritising 28 strengths/behaviour traits that you use when relating to others.
Used in conjunction with SDI, it quickly helps people to understand the strengths they most and least frequently use when relating with others, giving essential insights into development opportunities for individuals and other areas such as team norms, culture and strength gaps.
Thank you for making our residential experience very fun and memorable.
Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime, teaching us to live in the wild. I really enjoyed the time and memories I had.
I had the time of my life sleeping in a tent with friends and the activities.
The residential was the "funnest" 3 days of my life
The residential was amazing because the activities were fun. It was a massive experience for me and the other children. I challenged myself to do the things I had never done before.
The residential was fun and I would really like to go again next year.
I had a fantastic time!
Thank you for being kind and helpful towards me and for being a kind leader. My group all said that you were kind and I would like to say thank you again for an amazing 3 days.
Absolutely loved it and got him out in the fresh air!
Thank you for having me during the summer holidays.
Madison loves coming to holiday club. She always cant wait to come back and gets really excited when she is coming. It is great peace of mind to know how much she enjoys it and I have recommended it to friends.
A huge thank you for an excellent party. All the boys loved it and our son said it was the best birthday party ever. It was all really well organised and the leader was brilliant.
After the first lesson with Georgie and Shanesh, Lois was made to feel so special and that she could do anything! She has overcome her fear of jumping in and really looks forward to her swimming lessons. So very grateful to the instructors and they are to be praised for their efforts. Every other swim school in Bedford should be closed down and Fish2Water should take over!
My granddaughter has very much enjoyed her lessons over the last couple of years and thanks to the teachers she is now able to swim.
Teacher Ben was fantastic. He was so patient and brilliant with the kids. Both Hannah and Marcus really enjoyed their lessons.
Very happy with the lessons. Ella loves coming and is learning so much, Ben and Balve are just fantastic.
Oscar and Naomi are being taught by Emma who is absolutely superb with them. It is a pleasure to watch. Their swimming and confidence in the water is gaining weekly.
The instructors are lovely, the smaller classes are brilliant and the instructors being in the pool really helps.
Thanks for a fantastic year of swimming. Thomas has learnt so much and come on such a long way since he first started earlier this year. You have a great team of workers.
Kats mannerisms, patience and professionalism with her class is the best I have ever seen.
Wanted to communicate about my fantastic experience with the starfish class. The class was run by Cat who from beginning to end made the class not only fun for the kiddies but knowledgeable for the adults. In a 30 minute class I learnt 3 new techniques to use when swimming with my son.
Thank you Georgie and your team for the swimming lessons Ronnie has received as a result he is a very confident boy in the water.
Both Sophie and Mikey have loved their 6 years of swimming with you – Sophie from a baby. Your lessons have given them a love of swimming and a true confidence in the water. If they do go on to swim at club level then this will be because of the amazing foundations that you have laid down with your classes.
Jack thoroughly enjoyed his booster week during the holidays. I was so impressed with the friendly and competent staff, so much so that I booked Jack to start swimming every week.
I thought the trainer was outstanding, activities shown will be extremely helpful in my job.
Excellent, thank you. An enjoyable two days.
My son took part in the leadership academy and absolutely loved it, he gained his Sports Leadership qualification and cannot wait to carry on his learning, he now wants to volunteer to coach younger age groups!
My boys both love going to kidzsize in the holidays.
My 13 week old is taking swimming lessons. They are great and he is so loving it. Many thanks.
These people are the best at what they do, they take each child as an individual & help them learn!
My son loves battlefield live. Thanks to all the staff!!
I just wanted to say how amazing the Battlefield Live Birthday party was for my sons 10th birthday. From the moment the instructor came over and introduced himself to us and the boys I knew it would be fantastic. His exuberance, charisma and sense of humour were brilliant. The boys bonded with him within minutes and loved every second.
The course was superb and provided me with a wonderful foundation for teaching. Although I have been working in education for some time I learned lots of new things. It was flexible and fitted around my current job. I found it very well organised and the tutor was always on hand for additional support where I required it she really went over and above where required.
Very pleased with fish to water taken my little girl who was nervous about swimming to being fearless going under and singing the catchy tunes round the house!
Absolutely loved the course was buzzing afterwards. Learnt so much.
We are delighted to have been able to support both local authority organisations and individual schools to provide this programme of support for school staff. Schools that have invested in their staff have seen instant benefit and budget saving around external outsourcing. I really enjoyed the course. The fact that most of it was practical was great. Lots of ideas to take back to school and try to implement.
The partnership has been a refreshingly different experience of networking for us and has provided us with a number of excellent links for us to develop our business as well as have a great time with the rest of the members at the events!!
I would recommend anybody or company that if they need to go on a course to get in contact with SSG. It is great value for money, you will come away not only with your certificate, but the knowledge of knowing how to deal with someone in a situation where they need medical help.
SSG have worked with a host of local authorities, Job Centres and Funding Management Organisations to develop and deliver programmes over the last 10 years and have worked with over 3000 participants to support them move closer to the jobs market within that time. We have been delighted with the Industry Challenge programme that has been designed by SSG’s team and delivered to meet the needs of a specific group of over 50 young people within Bedford Borough. SSG have been professional and focused on maintaining our programme funding outcomes whilst making the course a really exciting and different experience for the participants. We would highly recommend their services. October 2015
SSG have provided a wide range of team development training for corporate groups, local authority departments and school groups. Each programme that is delivered provides a different challenge and group make up which is why this type of delivery is so specialist.