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  • Introduction to Facilitation Skills - Overview

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    Inevitably, in any organisation occasions arise where the method by which consensus can be achieved is not always obvious. Also, there will be occasions when it is critical to gain the buy-in of key people to a plan of action. Facilitation is increasingly becoming a required skill of the modern manager who wishes to generate consensus within his team and professionals in support roles who do not have executive authority and need to use facilitation as a means to engage, enroll and enthuse people to adopt a change in working practices.

    The course is delivered in true action learning fashion where the participants spend time facilitating each other to discover and practice the skills. Feedback from both the tutor and fellow participants will ensure the participants derive the greatest value.

    This Introduction to Facilitation Skills course is available throughout the UK.

    CPD Value 5.5 Hours

    Course Locations

    Introduction to Facilitation Skills London
    Introduction to Facilitation Skills Manchester
    Introduction to Facilitation Skills Nottingham
    Introduction to Facilitation Skills Birmingham
    Introduction to Facilitation Skills Bristol
    Introduction to Facilitation Skills Edinburgh
    Introduction to Facilitation Skills Leeds

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  • Introduction to Facilitation Skills - Timetable

    09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

    10:00 - 11:15 Understanding Facilitation - a detailed examination of the role, qualities and skills of an accomplished facilitator. A breakdown of the 3 fundamentals of facilitation: task, process and people.

    11:15 - 11:30 Break

    11:30 - 12:45 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 1)

    A route map for creating a facilitated event including defining the P.O.P. Purpose, Process and anticipated Outcomes.

    Writing a compelling design and advert for the event that appeals to the participants to and invites their participation and contribution.

    12:45 - 13:15 Lunch

    13:15 - 15:30 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 2)

    Brainstorming the right way

    Introduction to three brainstorming techniques proven to deliver consensus, energy and high quality outcomes

    Designing a facilitated event i.e. a journey that the facilitator will lead the participants through to generate consensus and action

    15.30 - 15:45 Break

    15:45 Generating commitment and ensuring the momentum caused by a successful event is translated into further action

    16:00 - 16:20 Preparing a personal action plan. Each participant creates a list of actions to apply the principles taught on the course to their own situation. Attention is paid to preparing and planning an event which the participant will deliver back at work.

    16:20 : 16:30 Course review and close

    16:30 Close

  • Introduction to Facilitation Skills - Testimonials

    Very enjoyable day and I will take skills forward.

    - Laura Lannon, Standard Life

    Well run, relevant and training adapted to suit our needs.

    - Angela Dixon, Standard Life

    Really great session! Very worthwhile thanks!

    - Lee Moffat, Standard Life

  • Introduction to Facilitation Skills - Benefits

    • Understanding of what a facilitator does and crucially what they dont do
    • The use of the .P.O.P. process to design an event that will lead a group through to a successful outcome
      • Purpose - Why are we conducting the event
      • Outcome - The overt and covert outcomes we wish to achieve
      • Process - The series of planned activities required to deliver the outcomes
    • Handling group dynamics and deal with challenges, resistance and disruption
    • The 3 skills of any accomplished facilitator
      • Choosing appropriate activities to engage the participants
      • Leading and managing the group
      • Maintaining pace, energy and momentum
    • Learning to brainstorm the right way - 3 of the most efficient ways to generate ideas, consensus and conclusions
    • The Facilitators route map - a step-by-step guide for setting up, marketing, designing and conducting a dynamic event
  • Introduction to Facilitation Skills - Books

Bristol

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Bristol
i2 Office, 5th Floor, One Temple Quay
Temple Back East


BS1 6DZ

Directions

Our Bristol training venue

NB We strongly suggest that you travel to our Bristol venue by public transport. The traffic in Bristol is usually extremely heavy and parking can be difficult to find in rush hour.

By Road

From (M5,) M4, M32.  At end of M32 keep left (as you come into Cabots Circus shopping area) and follow signs to Temple Meads. About ¼ mile from where you turn left you go under a bridge and filter into the left hand line (RBS is on your left) and then turn left at the traffic lights up a slip road (just after a big white office on your left and Hilton Garden Hotel on the other side of the road). Our offices we are the 5 storey brick building on the left.

By Rail

Temple Meads station is just a two minute walk. As you come off the platforms don’t turn left out of the main doors (taxi rank outside). Instead go past the main exit and exit straight ahead of you in to the car park area. Go straight ahead once outside, down a ramp/some steps and straight across the outside car park (towards Starbucks). Go past Starbucks and you will see our 5 storey brick office the other side of the square. Go in through the glass doors and sign in at the front desk.


Nottingham

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Nottingham
Antenna
15 Beck Street

Orkney
NG1 1EQ

Directions

Our Nottingham training venue

Our Nottingham training venue

PTP's courses take place on Beck Street in the centre of Nottingham and a 15 minute walk from the station.

PTP's Nottingham venue has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road

By Road: From Nottingham City Centre follow signs to Mansfield A60.
Parking: Marco Island, Huntingdon St. Curzon Street Metro Car Parks, Union Road Victoria Centre

By Public Transport

By Public Transport: Walking directions from Nottingham Rail Station 1. Head east on Station St toward Trent St 282 ft. 2. Turn left onto Trent St 0.1 mile 3. Slight right onto Canal St/A6008 0.2 mile 4. Slight left onto London Rd/A6008 5. Continue to follow A6008 0.4 mile 6. Turn right onto Beck St 7. Destination will be on the left 

Trains:

There are frequent trains to Nottingham train station, which is served by buses and taxis or it is a 15 minute walk to Beck Street. Timetables can be found at the East Midlands Trains website at http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/ .


Manchester

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Address

Manchester
Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK8 3FS

Directions

Our Manchester training venue

Our Manchester training venue

PTP's courses take place in the De Vere Hotel in Cheadle just a few miles from Manchester city centre and within a mile of Manchester airport.

PTP's Manchester venue has plenty of on-site free car parking. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road:

From the M60

Exit at Junction 3 and take the A34 (dual carriageway) signed to Cheadle and Cheadle Royal. 

Continue through the first set of traffic lights, then take the first exit from the A34 signed to Cheadle Royal. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Cheadle Royal Business Park. Continue along this road where you will pass David Lloyd Leisure on the left. Cheadle House is located on the right hand side. Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M56

Exit at Junction 5 signposted to the Airport. Take the left hand lane following signs for Terminal 2.

At roundabout go straight on, signposted A5166, Wimslow. At next junction follow signs for All Traffic. At round-a-bout follow sign for A5166 Cheadle. 

At the first set of traffic lights (facing Manchester International Office Centre) turn left towards Heald Green. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right towards Heald Green and Cheadle, passing Heald Green railway station (Finney Lane). 

Continue for 1.5 miles until the next set of traffic lights and turn left. Go straight over the first roundabout and left at the second, into Cheadle Royal Business Park. Follow the main road, go straight over the next mini roundabout and Cheadle House in on the right. 

Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M6 northbound

Exit at Junction 19. Take the A556 through Mere Turn right onto the M56. Follow the instructions above.

By Rail 15 minutes drive to either Stockport or Wilmslow stations. (Both InterCity lines) 

If you require a taxi please contact our reception team: 0844 980 2303

London

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Address

London
i2 Office
40 Gracechurch Street

City of London
EC3V 0BT

Directions

Our London training venue

Our London training venue

PTP's courses take place in Gracechurch Street in the heart of the City of London

PTP's London venue has great transport links with several tube stations with a 5 minute walk the nearest being Monument. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

The best way to get to 40 Gracechurch Street is to use public transport. From Monument tube it is a 1 minute walk north up Grace Church Street. From Bank tube station it is a 5 minute walk south down King William Street and the left up Gracechurch Street. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our people on the ground on 020 3440 5000 and they will guide you in.


Leeds

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Leeds
i2 Office
No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road

Down
LS12 1BE

Directions

Our Leeds training venue

Venue Information
The No. 1 Leeds Building is located just 9 minutes’ walk West of Leeds City Centre,
within easy reach of the city’s main financial, business and commercial districts,
including Leeds City Train station

Directions:
By Road
Directly adjacent to slip road to M621 linking to the M62 and M1.
Please call i2 on the number above to enquire as to the availability of on-site visitor parking. Please note that
there is no general visitor car parking available on site.
Nearest car park: Town Centre Car Parks Ltd, 7 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW (0845 222 1234)
By Public Transport
Leeds City Train Station: 9 minute walk.
By Air
Leeds Bradford Airport: 8.9 miles. Transfer time from city centre: approximately 4 minutes
Bus transfers from city centre are available up to every 6 minutes Mondays to Fridays
Travelling by bicycle
The No. 1 Leeds building offers free secure on site storage facilities for bicycles. Bike racks, showers and
changing rooms.
For information on reaching the building by bicycle visit Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk)

Birmingham (Snow Hill)

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Birmingham (Snow Hill)
i2Office
2 Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway

West Midlands
B4 6GA

Directions

Our Birmingham training venue

Our Birmingham training venue

PTP's courses take place in Birmingham city centre right next to Snow Hill Station.

PTPs Birmingham venue has excellent transport links and is right next to a multi story NCP. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road:
From the M6 junction 6, take the A38(M) towards Birmingham Central.
Continue on A38 and continue to follow signs for Birmingham City Centre.
You will drive over a small bridge/flyover passing Birmingham Dental Hospital and remain in the left lane to take the 2nd left onto Snow Hill Queensway.
At the traffic lights turn right onto Colmore Circus then take your first right onto Colmore Row.
Parking
The nearest car park is Snow Hill Station, a short 5 minute walk from Colmore Gate.

By Rail.
Tram: Next door to Snow Hill tram station, linking more than 20 stations around Birmingham

Train: Next door to Snow Hill station (London: 1hr45, Manchester 1hr45, Edinburgh 5hrs, Bristol 1hr45mins).
15 min walk or short taxi ride to New Street and Moor Street stations
There are direct trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill.
From Snow Hill Station – approx 1 minute walk
Exit the station and cross the road and arrive at Colmore Gate.
From New Street Station – approx 10 minute walk
From main ticket hall, travel up the escalator to the Pallasades Shopping centre and exit the shopping centre onto Stephen Street which merges into Corporation Street.
After 200 metres turn left on Cherry Street then right onto Temple row.
After 50 metres turn left onto St Philips place and arrive on Colmore Row.
Turn right onto Colmore Row
Please use the rear entrance.

By Air
Birmingham International Airport is situated approximately 9 miles to the south east of the city centre and can be accessed by road or connecting services from New Street Station.

By Bus:
Next door to Lloyd House bus stop

Please call 0121 231 7002 if you have any queries regarding the location of the venue.


Edinburgh

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Address

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
16 St. Mary's Street


EH1 1SU

Directions

Our Edinburgh training venue

Our Edinburgh training venue

PTP's courses take place at the Edinburgh Training Centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

PTP's Edinburgh venue is conveniently located just off the Royal Mile, only a few minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Rail:

Waverley Station.
Leave the station by the steps to Market Street.
Cross Market Street along from the City Art Centre and turn left, going under the large decorated bridge.
Bear right into Jeffrey Street past Jury's Hotel to the junction (traffic lights) with the High Street.
Cross the High Street into St Mary's Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the training centre is down the hill on the left (situated between Slanji and the Russian Shop).

By Air

Edinburgh Airport.
Taxis available from outside the terminal. The trip to the training centre takes around 25 minutes and costs around �16.
Parking.

By car

There are three multi-storey car parks a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue with a 20% discounted rate at the St John's Hill NCP car park.
Arriving by car from the West:
From the M8, approaching the Hermiston Gait junction take the city bypass north to the major 'Gogar' roundabout then follow the signs for the city centre
From the M9 follow signs for Edinburgh city centre, through the underpass to the Maybury junction. Continue past PC World (right) and the Zoo (left) - remember to stay off the bus lanes! Shortly after passing Haymarket Station on your right, go straight ahead at the next junctions, soon passing a church (tall steeple) on the left and lots of shops both sides (Habitat on left). Turn right at next junction (Frasers store on left, Caledonian Hotel on right) into Lothian Road.
Turn left at the third set of light into Bread Street, then go ahead down West Port through the Grassmarket. Continue straight ahead along Cowgate to the the lights at the junction of Pleasance / St Mary's St (Travelodge hotel on the left). Go straight ahead into Holyrood Road and park on the right in the 'NCP' multi-storey car park in St John's Hill. Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Arriving by car from the North:
Follow signs for the city centre from A90/Forth Road Bridge via Cramond and Barnton, approaching the city via Blackhall (bear right at the junction at the Kwik-Fit garage).
At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Queensferry Road (A90).
Then turn left (one-way) onto Randolph Crescent then immediately turn left onto Great Stuart Street.
Turn right onto Ainslie Place and immediately turn right onto St Colme Street.
At the traffic signals continue forward (signposted Berwick upon Tweed A1). Continue forward onto York Place.
At the Picardy Place roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Leith Street (A900) signposted Galashiels A7, Jedburgh A68.
At East End turn right then immediately left onto North Bridge-A7.
At the traffic signals turn left onto the High Street. At the next traffic signals turn right onto St Mary's Street.
ETCV is a third of the way down on the right.

Arriving by car from the South:
From the A1, or South East, take the City Bypass, and exit the city centre at the Dalkeith junction.(From A68, after Dalkeith go across the bypass, not onto it).
Coming in on the Old Dalkeith Road, you will approch a roundabout at the Cameron Toll shopping centre (railway bridge over).
Take the third exit (under the bridge), effectively going straight ahead, into St. Leonards.
Stay on this road past the Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows former HQ (brown building) on your right until on the Pleasance you meet the four-way junction (lights) of Pleasance, St Mary's St (ahead), Cowgate (left) and Holyrood Road (right). Turn right into Holyrood Road and the Scot Park car park is just down the road on the right.
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available throughout the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue. For specific queries please call us on 0131 538 8333

London

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Address

London
i2 Office
40 Gracechurch Street

City of London
EC3V 0BT

Directions

Our London training venue

Our London training venue

PTP's courses take place in Gracechurch Street in the heart of the City of London

PTP's London venue has great transport links with several tube stations with a 5 minute walk the nearest being Monument. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

The best way to get to 40 Gracechurch Street is to use public transport. From Monument tube it is a 1 minute walk north up Grace Church Street. From Bank tube station it is a 5 minute walk south down King William Street and the left up Gracechurch Street. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our people on the ground on 020 3440 5000 and they will guide you in.


Bristol

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Address

Bristol
i2 Office, 5th Floor, One Temple Quay
Temple Back East


BS1 6DZ

Directions

Our Bristol training venue

NB We strongly suggest that you travel to our Bristol venue by public transport. The traffic in Bristol is usually extremely heavy and parking can be difficult to find in rush hour.

By Road

From (M5,) M4, M32.  At end of M32 keep left (as you come into Cabots Circus shopping area) and follow signs to Temple Meads. About ¼ mile from where you turn left you go under a bridge and filter into the left hand line (RBS is on your left) and then turn left at the traffic lights up a slip road (just after a big white office on your left and Hilton Garden Hotel on the other side of the road). Our offices we are the 5 storey brick building on the left.

By Rail

Temple Meads station is just a two minute walk. As you come off the platforms don’t turn left out of the main doors (taxi rank outside). Instead go past the main exit and exit straight ahead of you in to the car park area. Go straight ahead once outside, down a ramp/some steps and straight across the outside car park (towards Starbucks). Go past Starbucks and you will see our 5 storey brick office the other side of the square. Go in through the glass doors and sign in at the front desk.


Nottingham

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Address

Nottingham
Antenna
15 Beck Street

Orkney
NG1 1EQ

Directions

Our Nottingham training venue

Our Nottingham training venue

PTP's courses take place on Beck Street in the centre of Nottingham and a 15 minute walk from the station.

PTP's Nottingham venue has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road

By Road: From Nottingham City Centre follow signs to Mansfield A60.
Parking: Marco Island, Huntingdon St. Curzon Street Metro Car Parks, Union Road Victoria Centre

By Public Transport

By Public Transport: Walking directions from Nottingham Rail Station 1. Head east on Station St toward Trent St 282 ft. 2. Turn left onto Trent St 0.1 mile 3. Slight right onto Canal St/A6008 0.2 mile 4. Slight left onto London Rd/A6008 5. Continue to follow A6008 0.4 mile 6. Turn right onto Beck St 7. Destination will be on the left 

Trains:

There are frequent trains to Nottingham train station, which is served by buses and taxis or it is a 15 minute walk to Beck Street. Timetables can be found at the East Midlands Trains website at http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/ .


Manchester

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Address

Manchester
Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK8 3FS

Directions

Our Manchester training venue

Our Manchester training venue

PTP's courses take place in the De Vere Hotel in Cheadle just a few miles from Manchester city centre and within a mile of Manchester airport.

PTP's Manchester venue has plenty of on-site free car parking. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road:

From the M60

Exit at Junction 3 and take the A34 (dual carriageway) signed to Cheadle and Cheadle Royal. 

Continue through the first set of traffic lights, then take the first exit from the A34 signed to Cheadle Royal. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Cheadle Royal Business Park. Continue along this road where you will pass David Lloyd Leisure on the left. Cheadle House is located on the right hand side. Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M56

Exit at Junction 5 signposted to the Airport. Take the left hand lane following signs for Terminal 2.

At roundabout go straight on, signposted A5166, Wimslow. At next junction follow signs for All Traffic. At round-a-bout follow sign for A5166 Cheadle. 

At the first set of traffic lights (facing Manchester International Office Centre) turn left towards Heald Green. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right towards Heald Green and Cheadle, passing Heald Green railway station (Finney Lane). 

Continue for 1.5 miles until the next set of traffic lights and turn left. Go straight over the first roundabout and left at the second, into Cheadle Royal Business Park. Follow the main road, go straight over the next mini roundabout and Cheadle House in on the right. 

Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M6 northbound

Exit at Junction 19. Take the A556 through Mere Turn right onto the M56. Follow the instructions above.

By Rail 15 minutes drive to either Stockport or Wilmslow stations. (Both InterCity lines) 

If you require a taxi please contact our reception team: 0844 980 2303

London

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Address

London
i2 Office
40 Gracechurch Street

City of London
EC3V 0BT

Directions

Our London training venue

Our London training venue

PTP's courses take place in Gracechurch Street in the heart of the City of London

PTP's London venue has great transport links with several tube stations with a 5 minute walk the nearest being Monument. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

The best way to get to 40 Gracechurch Street is to use public transport. From Monument tube it is a 1 minute walk north up Grace Church Street. From Bank tube station it is a 5 minute walk south down King William Street and the left up Gracechurch Street. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our people on the ground on 020 3440 5000 and they will guide you in.


Leeds

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Address

Leeds
i2 Office
No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road

Down
LS12 1BE

Directions

Our Leeds training venue

Venue Information
The No. 1 Leeds Building is located just 9 minutes’ walk West of Leeds City Centre,
within easy reach of the city’s main financial, business and commercial districts,
including Leeds City Train station

Directions:
By Road
Directly adjacent to slip road to M621 linking to the M62 and M1.
Please call i2 on the number above to enquire as to the availability of on-site visitor parking. Please note that
there is no general visitor car parking available on site.
Nearest car park: Town Centre Car Parks Ltd, 7 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW (0845 222 1234)
By Public Transport
Leeds City Train Station: 9 minute walk.
By Air
Leeds Bradford Airport: 8.9 miles. Transfer time from city centre: approximately 4 minutes
Bus transfers from city centre are available up to every 6 minutes Mondays to Fridays
Travelling by bicycle
The No. 1 Leeds building offers free secure on site storage facilities for bicycles. Bike racks, showers and
changing rooms.
For information on reaching the building by bicycle visit Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk)

Birmingham (Snow Hill)

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Address

Birmingham (Snow Hill)
i2Office
2 Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway

West Midlands
B4 6GA

Directions

Our Birmingham training venue

Our Birmingham training venue

PTP's courses take place in Birmingham city centre right next to Snow Hill Station.

PTPs Birmingham venue has excellent transport links and is right next to a multi story NCP. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road:
From the M6 junction 6, take the A38(M) towards Birmingham Central.
Continue on A38 and continue to follow signs for Birmingham City Centre.
You will drive over a small bridge/flyover passing Birmingham Dental Hospital and remain in the left lane to take the 2nd left onto Snow Hill Queensway.
At the traffic lights turn right onto Colmore Circus then take your first right onto Colmore Row.
Parking
The nearest car park is Snow Hill Station, a short 5 minute walk from Colmore Gate.

By Rail.
Tram: Next door to Snow Hill tram station, linking more than 20 stations around Birmingham

Train: Next door to Snow Hill station (London: 1hr45, Manchester 1hr45, Edinburgh 5hrs, Bristol 1hr45mins).
15 min walk or short taxi ride to New Street and Moor Street stations
There are direct trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill.
From Snow Hill Station – approx 1 minute walk
Exit the station and cross the road and arrive at Colmore Gate.
From New Street Station – approx 10 minute walk
From main ticket hall, travel up the escalator to the Pallasades Shopping centre and exit the shopping centre onto Stephen Street which merges into Corporation Street.
After 200 metres turn left on Cherry Street then right onto Temple row.
After 50 metres turn left onto St Philips place and arrive on Colmore Row.
Turn right onto Colmore Row
Please use the rear entrance.

By Air
Birmingham International Airport is situated approximately 9 miles to the south east of the city centre and can be accessed by road or connecting services from New Street Station.

By Bus:
Next door to Lloyd House bus stop

Please call 0121 231 7002 if you have any queries regarding the location of the venue.


Edinburgh

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Address

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
16 St. Mary's Street


EH1 1SU

Directions

Our Edinburgh training venue

Our Edinburgh training venue

PTP's courses take place at the Edinburgh Training Centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

PTP's Edinburgh venue is conveniently located just off the Royal Mile, only a few minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Rail:

Waverley Station.
Leave the station by the steps to Market Street.
Cross Market Street along from the City Art Centre and turn left, going under the large decorated bridge.
Bear right into Jeffrey Street past Jury's Hotel to the junction (traffic lights) with the High Street.
Cross the High Street into St Mary's Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the training centre is down the hill on the left (situated between Slanji and the Russian Shop).

By Air

Edinburgh Airport.
Taxis available from outside the terminal. The trip to the training centre takes around 25 minutes and costs around �16.
Parking.

By car

There are three multi-storey car parks a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue with a 20% discounted rate at the St John's Hill NCP car park.
Arriving by car from the West:
From the M8, approaching the Hermiston Gait junction take the city bypass north to the major 'Gogar' roundabout then follow the signs for the city centre
From the M9 follow signs for Edinburgh city centre, through the underpass to the Maybury junction. Continue past PC World (right) and the Zoo (left) - remember to stay off the bus lanes! Shortly after passing Haymarket Station on your right, go straight ahead at the next junctions, soon passing a church (tall steeple) on the left and lots of shops both sides (Habitat on left). Turn right at next junction (Frasers store on left, Caledonian Hotel on right) into Lothian Road.
Turn left at the third set of light into Bread Street, then go ahead down West Port through the Grassmarket. Continue straight ahead along Cowgate to the the lights at the junction of Pleasance / St Mary's St (Travelodge hotel on the left). Go straight ahead into Holyrood Road and park on the right in the 'NCP' multi-storey car park in St John's Hill. Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Arriving by car from the North:
Follow signs for the city centre from A90/Forth Road Bridge via Cramond and Barnton, approaching the city via Blackhall (bear right at the junction at the Kwik-Fit garage).
At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Queensferry Road (A90).
Then turn left (one-way) onto Randolph Crescent then immediately turn left onto Great Stuart Street.
Turn right onto Ainslie Place and immediately turn right onto St Colme Street.
At the traffic signals continue forward (signposted Berwick upon Tweed A1). Continue forward onto York Place.
At the Picardy Place roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Leith Street (A900) signposted Galashiels A7, Jedburgh A68.
At East End turn right then immediately left onto North Bridge-A7.
At the traffic signals turn left onto the High Street. At the next traffic signals turn right onto St Mary's Street.
ETCV is a third of the way down on the right.

Arriving by car from the South:
From the A1, or South East, take the City Bypass, and exit the city centre at the Dalkeith junction.(From A68, after Dalkeith go across the bypass, not onto it).
Coming in on the Old Dalkeith Road, you will approch a roundabout at the Cameron Toll shopping centre (railway bridge over).
Take the third exit (under the bridge), effectively going straight ahead, into St. Leonards.
Stay on this road past the Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows former HQ (brown building) on your right until on the Pleasance you meet the four-way junction (lights) of Pleasance, St Mary's St (ahead), Cowgate (left) and Holyrood Road (right). Turn right into Holyrood Road and the Scot Park car park is just down the road on the right.
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available throughout the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue. For specific queries please call us on 0131 538 8333

London

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Address

London
i2 Office
40 Gracechurch Street

City of London
EC3V 0BT

Directions

Our London training venue

Our London training venue

PTP's courses take place in Gracechurch Street in the heart of the City of London

PTP's London venue has great transport links with several tube stations with a 5 minute walk the nearest being Monument. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

The best way to get to 40 Gracechurch Street is to use public transport. From Monument tube it is a 1 minute walk north up Grace Church Street. From Bank tube station it is a 5 minute walk south down King William Street and the left up Gracechurch Street. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our people on the ground on 020 3440 5000 and they will guide you in.


Bristol

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Address

Bristol
i2 Office, 5th Floor, One Temple Quay
Temple Back East


BS1 6DZ

Directions

Our Bristol training venue

NB We strongly suggest that you travel to our Bristol venue by public transport. The traffic in Bristol is usually extremely heavy and parking can be difficult to find in rush hour.

By Road

From (M5,) M4, M32.  At end of M32 keep left (as you come into Cabots Circus shopping area) and follow signs to Temple Meads. About ¼ mile from where you turn left you go under a bridge and filter into the left hand line (RBS is on your left) and then turn left at the traffic lights up a slip road (just after a big white office on your left and Hilton Garden Hotel on the other side of the road). Our offices we are the 5 storey brick building on the left.

By Rail

Temple Meads station is just a two minute walk. As you come off the platforms don’t turn left out of the main doors (taxi rank outside). Instead go past the main exit and exit straight ahead of you in to the car park area. Go straight ahead once outside, down a ramp/some steps and straight across the outside car park (towards Starbucks). Go past Starbucks and you will see our 5 storey brick office the other side of the square. Go in through the glass doors and sign in at the front desk.


Nottingham

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Address

Nottingham
Antenna
15 Beck Street

Orkney
NG1 1EQ

Directions

Our Nottingham training venue

Our Nottingham training venue

PTP's courses take place on Beck Street in the centre of Nottingham and a 15 minute walk from the station.

PTP's Nottingham venue has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road

By Road: From Nottingham City Centre follow signs to Mansfield A60.
Parking: Marco Island, Huntingdon St. Curzon Street Metro Car Parks, Union Road Victoria Centre

By Public Transport

By Public Transport: Walking directions from Nottingham Rail Station 1. Head east on Station St toward Trent St 282 ft. 2. Turn left onto Trent St 0.1 mile 3. Slight right onto Canal St/A6008 0.2 mile 4. Slight left onto London Rd/A6008 5. Continue to follow A6008 0.4 mile 6. Turn right onto Beck St 7. Destination will be on the left 

Trains:

There are frequent trains to Nottingham train station, which is served by buses and taxis or it is a 15 minute walk to Beck Street. Timetables can be found at the East Midlands Trains website at http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/ .


Manchester

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Address

Manchester
Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK8 3FS

Directions

Our Manchester training venue

Our Manchester training venue

PTP's courses take place in the De Vere Hotel in Cheadle just a few miles from Manchester city centre and within a mile of Manchester airport.

PTP's Manchester venue has plenty of on-site free car parking. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road:

From the M60

Exit at Junction 3 and take the A34 (dual carriageway) signed to Cheadle and Cheadle Royal. 

Continue through the first set of traffic lights, then take the first exit from the A34 signed to Cheadle Royal. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Cheadle Royal Business Park. Continue along this road where you will pass David Lloyd Leisure on the left. Cheadle House is located on the right hand side. Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M56

Exit at Junction 5 signposted to the Airport. Take the left hand lane following signs for Terminal 2.

At roundabout go straight on, signposted A5166, Wimslow. At next junction follow signs for All Traffic. At round-a-bout follow sign for A5166 Cheadle. 

At the first set of traffic lights (facing Manchester International Office Centre) turn left towards Heald Green. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right towards Heald Green and Cheadle, passing Heald Green railway station (Finney Lane). 

Continue for 1.5 miles until the next set of traffic lights and turn left. Go straight over the first roundabout and left at the second, into Cheadle Royal Business Park. Follow the main road, go straight over the next mini roundabout and Cheadle House in on the right. 

Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M6 northbound

Exit at Junction 19. Take the A556 through Mere Turn right onto the M56. Follow the instructions above.

By Rail 15 minutes drive to either Stockport or Wilmslow stations. (Both InterCity lines) 

If you require a taxi please contact our reception team: 0844 980 2303

London

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Address

London
i2 Office
40 Gracechurch Street

City of London
EC3V 0BT

Directions

Our London training venue

Our London training venue

PTP's courses take place in Gracechurch Street in the heart of the City of London

PTP's London venue has great transport links with several tube stations with a 5 minute walk the nearest being Monument. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

The best way to get to 40 Gracechurch Street is to use public transport. From Monument tube it is a 1 minute walk north up Grace Church Street. From Bank tube station it is a 5 minute walk south down King William Street and the left up Gracechurch Street. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our people on the ground on 020 3440 5000 and they will guide you in.


Leeds

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Address

Leeds
i2 Office
No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road

Down
LS12 1BE

Directions

Our Leeds training venue

Venue Information
The No. 1 Leeds Building is located just 9 minutes’ walk West of Leeds City Centre,
within easy reach of the city’s main financial, business and commercial districts,
including Leeds City Train station

Directions:
By Road
Directly adjacent to slip road to M621 linking to the M62 and M1.
Please call i2 on the number above to enquire as to the availability of on-site visitor parking. Please note that
there is no general visitor car parking available on site.
Nearest car park: Town Centre Car Parks Ltd, 7 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW (0845 222 1234)
By Public Transport
Leeds City Train Station: 9 minute walk.
By Air
Leeds Bradford Airport: 8.9 miles. Transfer time from city centre: approximately 4 minutes
Bus transfers from city centre are available up to every 6 minutes Mondays to Fridays
Travelling by bicycle
The No. 1 Leeds building offers free secure on site storage facilities for bicycles. Bike racks, showers and
changing rooms.
For information on reaching the building by bicycle visit Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk)

Birmingham (Snow Hill)

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Address

Birmingham (Snow Hill)
i2Office
2 Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway

West Midlands
B4 6GA

Directions

Our Birmingham training venue

Our Birmingham training venue

PTP's courses take place in Birmingham city centre right next to Snow Hill Station.

PTPs Birmingham venue has excellent transport links and is right next to a multi story NCP. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Road:
From the M6 junction 6, take the A38(M) towards Birmingham Central.
Continue on A38 and continue to follow signs for Birmingham City Centre.
You will drive over a small bridge/flyover passing Birmingham Dental Hospital and remain in the left lane to take the 2nd left onto Snow Hill Queensway.
At the traffic lights turn right onto Colmore Circus then take your first right onto Colmore Row.
Parking
The nearest car park is Snow Hill Station, a short 5 minute walk from Colmore Gate.

By Rail.
Tram: Next door to Snow Hill tram station, linking more than 20 stations around Birmingham

Train: Next door to Snow Hill station (London: 1hr45, Manchester 1hr45, Edinburgh 5hrs, Bristol 1hr45mins).
15 min walk or short taxi ride to New Street and Moor Street stations
There are direct trains from London Euston to Birmingham New Street and London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill.
From Snow Hill Station – approx 1 minute walk
Exit the station and cross the road and arrive at Colmore Gate.
From New Street Station – approx 10 minute walk
From main ticket hall, travel up the escalator to the Pallasades Shopping centre and exit the shopping centre onto Stephen Street which merges into Corporation Street.
After 200 metres turn left on Cherry Street then right onto Temple row.
After 50 metres turn left onto St Philips place and arrive on Colmore Row.
Turn right onto Colmore Row
Please use the rear entrance.

By Air
Birmingham International Airport is situated approximately 9 miles to the south east of the city centre and can be accessed by road or connecting services from New Street Station.

By Bus:
Next door to Lloyd House bus stop

Please call 0121 231 7002 if you have any queries regarding the location of the venue.


Edinburgh

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Address

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue
16 St. Mary's Street


EH1 1SU

Directions

Our Edinburgh training venue

Our Edinburgh training venue

PTP's courses take place at the Edinburgh Training Centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

PTP's Edinburgh venue is conveniently located just off the Royal Mile, only a few minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

By Rail:

Waverley Station.
Leave the station by the steps to Market Street.
Cross Market Street along from the City Art Centre and turn left, going under the large decorated bridge.
Bear right into Jeffrey Street past Jury's Hotel to the junction (traffic lights) with the High Street.
Cross the High Street into St Mary's Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the training centre is down the hill on the left (situated between Slanji and the Russian Shop).

By Air

Edinburgh Airport.
Taxis available from outside the terminal. The trip to the training centre takes around 25 minutes and costs around �16.
Parking.

By car

There are three multi-storey car parks a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue with a 20% discounted rate at the St John's Hill NCP car park.
Arriving by car from the West:
From the M8, approaching the Hermiston Gait junction take the city bypass north to the major 'Gogar' roundabout then follow the signs for the city centre
From the M9 follow signs for Edinburgh city centre, through the underpass to the Maybury junction. Continue past PC World (right) and the Zoo (left) - remember to stay off the bus lanes! Shortly after passing Haymarket Station on your right, go straight ahead at the next junctions, soon passing a church (tall steeple) on the left and lots of shops both sides (Habitat on left). Turn right at next junction (Frasers store on left, Caledonian Hotel on right) into Lothian Road.
Turn left at the third set of light into Bread Street, then go ahead down West Port through the Grassmarket. Continue straight ahead along Cowgate to the the lights at the junction of Pleasance / St Mary's St (Travelodge hotel on the left). Go straight ahead into Holyrood Road and park on the right in the 'NCP' multi-storey car park in St John's Hill. Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Arriving by car from the North:
Follow signs for the city centre from A90/Forth Road Bridge via Cramond and Barnton, approaching the city via Blackhall (bear right at the junction at the Kwik-Fit garage).
At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Queensferry Road (A90).
Then turn left (one-way) onto Randolph Crescent then immediately turn left onto Great Stuart Street.
Turn right onto Ainslie Place and immediately turn right onto St Colme Street.
At the traffic signals continue forward (signposted Berwick upon Tweed A1). Continue forward onto York Place.
At the Picardy Place roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Leith Street (A900) signposted Galashiels A7, Jedburgh A68.
At East End turn right then immediately left onto North Bridge-A7.
At the traffic signals turn left onto the High Street. At the next traffic signals turn right onto St Mary's Street.
ETCV is a third of the way down on the right.

Arriving by car from the South:
From the A1, or South East, take the City Bypass, and exit the city centre at the Dalkeith junction.(From A68, after Dalkeith go across the bypass, not onto it).
Coming in on the Old Dalkeith Road, you will approch a roundabout at the Cameron Toll shopping centre (railway bridge over).
Take the third exit (under the bridge), effectively going straight ahead, into St. Leonards.
Stay on this road past the Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows former HQ (brown building) on your right until on the Pleasance you meet the four-way junction (lights) of Pleasance, St Mary's St (ahead), Cowgate (left) and Holyrood Road (right). Turn right into Holyrood Road and the Scot Park car park is just down the road on the right.
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is half way up St Mary's Street on the right.

Disabled Access

Disabled access is available throughout the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue. For specific queries please call us on 0131 538 8333

London

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Address

London
i2 Office
40 Gracechurch Street

City of London
EC3V 0BT

Directions

Our London training venue

Our London training venue

PTP's courses take place in Gracechurch Street in the heart of the City of London

PTP's London venue has great transport links with several tube stations with a 5 minute walk the nearest being Monument. It has free wi-fi and unlimited refreshments throughout the day. The lunch buffet which is included in all full day PTP courses is excellent.

Directions

The best way to get to 40 Gracechurch Street is to use public transport. From Monument tube it is a 1 minute walk north up Grace Church Street. From Bank tube station it is a 5 minute walk south down King William Street and the left up Gracechurch Street. There are numerous buses that pass within a very short walk. 

If you do get lost, please call our people on the ground on 020 3440 5000 and they will guide you in.


Bristol

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Address

Bristol
i2 Office, 5th Floor, One Temple Quay
Temple Back East


BS1 6DZ

Directions

Our Bristol training venue

NB We strongly suggest that you travel to our Bristol venue by public transport. The traffic in Bristol is usually extremely heavy and parking can be difficult to find in rush hour.

By Road

From (M5,) M4, M32.  At end of M32 keep left (as you come into Cabots Circus shopping area) and follow signs to Temple Meads. About ¼ mile from where you turn left you go under a bridge and filter into the left hand line (RBS is on your left) and then turn left at the traffic lights up a slip road (just after a big white office on your left and Hilton Garden Hotel on the other side of the road). Our offices we are the 5 storey brick building on the left.

By Rail

Temple Meads station is just a two minute walk. As you come off the platforms don’t turn left out of the main doors (taxi rank outside). Instead go past the main exit and exit straight ahead of you in to the car park area. Go straight ahead once outside, down a ramp/some steps and straight across the outside car park (towards Starbucks). Go past Starbucks and you will see our 5 storey brick office the other side of the square. Go in through the glass doors and sign in at the front desk.


Booking your course

4 ways to take your courses

To book simply click the tick Book icon below next to your preferred date and choose how many delegates and then checkout using the shopping cart located in the top right hand corner of the page. Click the Location to view details on the location. Alternatively, add this course to your wish list

Introduction to Facilitation Skills upcoming dates:

23/06/2015
£450.00
13/07/2015
£450.00
30/07/2015
£450.00
25/08/2015
£450.00
01/09/2015
£450.00
30/09/2015
£450.00
20/10/2015
£450.00
05/11/2015
£450.00
03/12/2015
£450.00
18/01/2016
£450.00
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Other training options:

Inhouse training
Up to 5 delegates:
£995.00 +£50.00
Up to 10 delegates:
£1600.00
Additional over 10 per delegate:
£100.00
1-2-1 training £600.00 per session
U-Choose from £450.00 per delegate
(a minimum of 2 places to be booked)

Alternatively contact us to discuss your training needs

Call 01509 889632

Email us at info@ptp.co.uk

In-House Training with PTP

PTP stands for Practical Training for Professionals and our aim is to make our training as practical as possible so delegates can return to the workplace with skills they can implement immediately. PTP now delivers training to over 40% of the FTSE 100.

What you get for your money

What is 1-to-1 training?

1-to-1 training can be based on any of the 100 plus courses that PTP provides, it includes an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site one to one training session at your premises with one of PTP's expert trainers and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

You have the option of a line manager being involved in both telephone conferences, the second telephone conference which can be for feedback and action planning is generally scheduled during the on-site visit.

Who does 1-to-1 training suit?

Individuals taking on a new challenge or responsibilities. Professionals who want a trusted "sounding board" and thinking partner. Executives or managers who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness to achieve organizational and career success. Executives and professionals wanting to compete successfully but still retain balance in their life. Individuals who want to understand their blind spots so that they don't stand in their own way on their path to success. Executives and Professionals who want to improve their interpersonal skills so as to be more effective with bosses, peers, subordinates, or people in general. How much does 1-to-1 training cost?

A 1-to-1 training session costs from as little as £400 + VAT and will include an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site training at your premises and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

What is U-Choose?

Choose from any of the 150 plus courses that PTP provides, and choose from 1 of our 50 plus UK wide training venues. You must book for 2 or more delegates and at least 4 weeks in advance, but that’s it, the course you want where you want it. The reason we ask for a minimum of 4 weeks notice is to enable us to market the course you have scheduled to other companies and organisations. However, if we fail to sell any additional places we guarantee to run the course just for you.

How much does U-Choose Training cost?

U-choose costs the same as our normal open courses i.e. the normal delegate rate. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, framed certification and comprehensive training notes. A U-Choose booking can only be confirmed once we receive payment which can be made via credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. Payment is due at least 4 weeks before the date you request. Please note to be eligible for U-Choose you must book a minimum of 2 delegates on the same course & date.