Open courses.

Why not sign up to attend one of our open workshops?

We are delighted to offer a series of short, highly engaging open workshops for people who want to get off-site and learn key communication skills alongside a small group of like-minded people.

Each will be a 3-hour interactive, practical, high energy session, with lots of space for feedback, self-reflection, practise – and networking.

If you are interested, please download our booking form and return it to info@aglcomms.com or call 0203 701 6001 for further advice and assistance: Open courses booking form

Being your most impactful self

Who's it for and when is it?

For anybody who is looking to build their ability to make a lasting and authentic impact on others .

24 and 29 October, 0830 for 0900 till 1200.

The course will be delivered by Jenn Macdonald. After studying languages at Cambridge, Jenn joined Christies where she worked for five years as a learning & development specialist; during this time, she also completed an MSc in Human and Organisational Development. She looks after many senior clients at AGL, designing and delivering complex coaching programmes.

What will you achieve?

By the end of this session you will have understood the core elements involved in having authentic personal impact.

You will also have taken on board the tools, support and feedback you need to develop your own distinctive personal narrative

You will have had the chance to develop and rehearse a piece of compelling content – your personal calling card

And you will have taken on board the physical and vocal aspects – including breathing – that will help you really turn up as a communicator

Difficult conversations

Who's it for and when is it?

For anybody who has to give feedback, manage upwards and work through relationship tight spots with colleagues in order to benefit from the skills and perspectives of others.

20 November and 5 December, 0830 for 0900 till 1200.

The course will be delivered by Joanna Mollo. Joanna was a television news reporter for ITN in London and CNBC Europe in Dubai. She successfully established the market research firm, YouGov, in the Middle East, and is a co-founder of a start-up urban farming business in Asia. She is passionate about helping people communicate at their best, even in high pressure situations.

What will you achieve?

By the end of this session you will have considered the role of positive conflict in the achievement of key work outcomes

You will have looked at what to do before, during and after a difficult conversation - including getting into the right mindset, flexing to the personality of others, avoiding tension triggers, framing your communication, listening deeply, choosing the right way to respond, and following up afterwards to maintain a positive outcome

You will also have looked at emotional self-regulation so that your responses are measured and constructive in tone and content

Presenting to the board (and really being heard)

Who's it for and when is it?

For people who are asked to present recommendations and updates to the board or leadership team – and want to get it right first time

21 and 29 January, 0830 for 0900 till 1200.

The course will be delivered by Kate Williams. After studying philosophy at Cambridge, Kate spent her early career in the charity sector, working in marketing, learning and development, and helping people navigate change. In 2011 she moved into the world of consulting, firstly with Boston Consulting Group, and then Mind Gym, before becoming independent.

What will you achieve?

By the end of this session you will have a deeper understanding of how to get into the shoes of your audience - and how to engage them accordingly

You will have practised designing your own creative brief, mapping out key messages, structuring your content and creating compelling slides

You will have looked at a process and techniques for effective preparation and rehearsal, as well as strategies to anticipate and respond to questions and objections

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