I did enjoy the course however so far for day one I found it too Behavioral and not pragmatic enough for management and leadership skills. There was not a good balance in knowledge, skills versus behaviour however perhaps that is because I am used to more corporate based learning for management. I did find the modules slightly repetitive that you would find in many Behavioral courses. Nikki was however a fantastic facilitator and brought a brilliant energy to the room.
The trainer told us to get drinks, make ourselves comfortable and ‘do what we need to do’, then asked me not to read my phone. I only read messages from home but felt this easy necessary and contradictory. The examples and activities were too basic and some inappropriate.
There were lots of advanced tips given from the very start, which was a bit overwhelming for someone who has not created any Powerpoint presentations before. It felt like jumping at the deep end. However, I understand that the needs of different staff memebers were at different levels so there had to be something for everyone.