Please note that we are also able to tailor any of the courses advertised in our brochure to your exact needs. Our training, support and capacity-building consultancy are all structured to provide your organisation with not only the knowledge but also the practical skills that can be applied immediately and with measurable efficacy. We offer a free initial consultation to all of our clients during which we explore your current priorities, developmental needs, targets and potential shortfalls. From our discussion, we then propose courses either from our brochure or design custom-built specialist courses for you as appropriate.
We offer the following options for all our courses:
This course aims to help delegates in leadership positions, or those aspiring to lead, to develop practical strategies for establishing, promoting and sustaining change in their organisation.
Change Management Workshop
This course focuses on developing the fundamental skills required to lead strategic change in your organisation by looking at ways to clarify the need for change, examining the barriers and pitfalls as well as identifying frameworks for implementing successful change.
Advanced Certificate in Public Policy (Bespoke)
The Advanced Certificate in Public Policy (ACPP) programme provides senior executives in the federal government, other national governments, and international organisations with the cutting-edge skills necessary to thrive.
Senior Government Executives Programme (Bespoke)
The Senior Government Executives Programme (SGEP) at Alexander Brookes provides experiences for participants both inside and outside the classroom to ensure that public officials are equipped on a daily basis to manage and lead results-driven government agencies and non-profit organisations.
Freedom of Information Act for Government Officials (Bespoke)
There has been increasing pressure from the public for greater access to information from government institutions so as to aid better transparency and accountability. There is demand for government departments to be more accountable for their public budgets and to release pertinent reports about performance and results of projects. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that has been put in place to allow the public access to wide range of documents from government bodies.
This workshop will provide the comprehensive understanding of complying with the FOIA. By studying case studies of FOIA implementation in other countries, delegates will gain a working knowledge of how to respond to FOIA requests.
Corporate Strategy Workshop
This workshop will look at the environment in which policy is created, how it is shaped and some of the key characteristics of good policy such as outcome-focused, innovative and joined-up policymaking.
Project Management & Business
Impact Evaluation and Assessment
The course provides guidance on building organisational capacity to plan, monitor, evaluate and access the impact of interventions on the society and the poor. It focuses on determining the socio-economic impact of the project as the Socioeconomic challenges faced by developing countries requires solution through experience building. The experiences can best be developed by comprehensively monitoring and evaluating existing developmental efforts.
Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects
There is increasing demand from multilateral agencies, funding bodies as well as boards of private companies for a strong demonstration that projects are being monitored and evaluated effectively. Effective project monitoring allows a project team to make appropriate decisions on a day-to-day basis and ensures that projects are carried out as planned and modified when necessary.
Project and Programme Management
This course is designed to enhance participants’ skills in providing effective strategies and practical tools and techniques for the management and development of public and private sector programmes and projects.
The course will provide a comprehensive guide to risk management at the strategic level, focusing on business, programmes and projects. It will show how risk management can be implemented and operated successfully within a public and private sector organisation.
Public-Private-Partnership and Concessioning
This course assists delegates to appreciate the importance of this recent phenomenon and its growing importance. Delegates will be taken through the rudiments of PPP transactions and observe successes and failures in the UK, Africa, Asia and other regions.
Agriculture Entrepreneurship Development
This course prepares delegates on improving enterprise development programs using practical tools and guides delegates on planning and organising agribusiness enterprises. Delegates will also look at individual case studies and practical examples drawn from successful agricultural entrepreneurship programs.
Exit Strategies and Sustainable Project Handover in Development Countries (Bespoke)
The course will cover how to the exit strategies involved in project closures. Areas such as benchmarking processes in meeting criteria for a successful exit, managing the timeline for completion, how to set action steps and responsibilities and the mechanisms to assess the progress of the strategy execution will be discussed. We will also cover techniques of communication and negotiation – within individual teams, departments, organisation-wide as well as to external stakeholders and the media.
Prince 2 – Project Management (Bespoke)
This five-day Workshop is an opportunity for delegates to look at the way they handle and manage their projects. This programme is aimed at managers who wish to become qualified practitioners in PRINCE 2 Project Management.
Training the Trainers
This course aims to equip those involved in training with the essential know-how to make a real contribution to the success of their organisation in the role of an in-house trainer.
Human Resource Management
This course gives a thorough foundation in modern Human Resource Management and aims to show you how organisations can secure the best value for employees through a better understanding of appropriate management systems, development, communication and leadership.
Effective People Management
This course is designed to improve the ability of line managers to manage their people successfully and boost productivity. Participants will develop advanced interpersonal skills and strategies to bring out the best in people through innovative techniques and strategies.
Effective Secretaries and Personal Assistants Workshop
Modern-day Secretaries and Personal Assistants must be prepared to accept increasingly complex responsibilities. Your executive assistants must be aware of the principles of management, leadership, human behaviour as well as communication skills, in both the written and spoken word with their contacts at all levels. This course draws on the experience of both manager and support staff the world over to provide your support staff with the skill they need to do their job more effectively.
Managing Issues and Crisis in the Workplace (Bespoke)
This course covers the Alternative Dispute Model (ADR) which has proved to be effective in analysing and assessing complex work issues to determine appropriate and effective intervention responses and shows you how to utilise this model to diagnose critical work issues and implement effective interventions. Also, learn to manage issues, problems, and crises with confidence and poise under pressure.
Managing the Training and Development Function (Bespoke)
The main objective of this course is to examine the key issues facing Human Resource Managers as new developments and techniques emerge. It highlights the importance of training to organisational success; the use of presentation and facilitation techniques that meet operational needs and the skills required of professional trainers.
Recruitment and Talent Planning (Bespoke)
This course will enable delegates to determine a framework of professional selection criteria, assist in proving due diligence throughout the resourcing process, shortlist and select the best candidates for positions whilst delegates acquire and practice behavioural interviewing skills.
Finance & Compliance
Financial Risk Management for Development Projects
Risks and its consequences pose a formidable threat to poverty reduction efforts. This training is geared towards risk management for development projects based in Africa. There is increasing pressure to ensure value-for-money on development projects, therefore, participants will learn how financial risk management can enhance project effectiveness through effective financial risk management, monitoring and evaluation.
International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)
There has been increasing pressure for governments around the world to be more accountable for their public budgets with governments and to produce accurate, meaningful and transparent financial statements. International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) enable public entities to show clear accrual accounting and budgeting techniques and demonstrate results-based monitoring and reporting.
This workshop will provide the comprehensive understanding of applying IPSAS from the IASB’s IFRS standards to the framework of public bodies and enable delegates to increase transparency and develop a better system of performance/results measurement of costs and cost budgets. Though the use of case studies of all the major topics, delegates will gain a working knowledge of how to apply and adopt IPSAS to their organisation. We will conduct discussions on how to overcome the challenges faced by other government institutions in implementing IPSAS.
Transition and Implementation of IPSAS
This course will explore whether and how to use any of the transitional provisions in IPSAS, and guides delegates through best practice to ensure systems and processes are adequate in managing the overall transition project.
This practical course includes discussion of real-world experiences in transitioning to IPSAS and answers to implementation questions. Strategies and guidance for establishing IPSAS accounting policies are also discussed.
Budget Process & Budgeting for Government & Public Sector Organisations (Bespoke)
This workshop seeks to equip government executives with the requisite components of budget strategies and to improve their ability to provide effective oversight function on budget implementation. The course is delivered through instructor-led sessions, class discussions and case studies sessions.
Microfinance – with a focus on African Countries (Bespoke)
This course gives organisations running, or considering, microfinance projects in Africa a stronger foundation in designing and managing their projects so as to achieve a greater degree of success. Delegates will learn some common pitfalls to avoid, the lessons learned in pioneering banks in Asia and Latin America and how to apply the findings to their community-based microfinance projects.
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
As more publicly traded, private and state-owned entities around the world adopt IFRS, there is increasing pressure for companies to ensure that their records are compliant with these international standards and principles. There is greater demand from banks, investors and funds for improved accountability and transparency. The global acceptance of IFRS means that even those who are not directly involved in the preparation of financial reporting need to stay up-to-date with the current developments so as to ensure that contracts and agreements are in-line with these standards.
This workshop can be geared for both the novice as well as the seasoned professional to give a comprehensive understanding of IFRS to increase transparency and develop a better system of performance/results measurement. Though the use of case studies of all the major topics, delegates will gain a working knowledge of how to apply and adopt IFRS to their organisation. We will also conduct discussions on how to overcome the challenges faced by other companies in implementing IFRS.
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Delegates on this course will gain a clear understanding of business finance, how to interpret financial statements such as profit & loss, the balance sheet, cash flow forecasts, risk analysis and break-even figures. It will highlight the key financial areas you should be addressing as a manager and know when to look out for warning signals. Understand how, why and when you may need to raise capital for your business.
Anti-Bribery and Anti- Corruption Compliance Workshop
The course will discuss practices and procedures taken by governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to eliminate corruption and promote accountability and transparency. We will guide delegates in applying an anti-corruption strategy that fits their organisation’s individual circumstances, taking into account the current culture both internally and within the country at large.
Advanced Econometric Modelling for Monetary Policy Analysis
The main objective of this workshop is to apply advanced econometric modelling tools to enable policy analysis, test theories and do policy simulations.
In some time series data, especially financial data, the variance changes over time: sometimes the series exhibits high volatility, while at other times the volatility is low so that the data exhibits clusters of volatility.
Delegates will get hands-on modelling practice, estimation and diagnostic testing, simulate scenarios and utilize economic and business data to assess and analyse previous policies.
Applied Time Series Econometrics Modelling
This course is of an applied nature and focuses on hands-on experience in estimation, interpretation and evaluation of economic relationships. The aim is to reconcile economic theory with practice, thereby empowering delegates with analytical skills and a hands-on approach to decision-making processes.
Econometric Analysis of Panel Data
This course is of an applied nature and focuses on experience in estimation, interpretation and evaluation of economic relationships, within a panel data context. The course covers techniques applicable to both stationary and non-stationary panel data sets and includes an introduction to both one-way & two-way error component models (either including individual-specific and period-specific effects or both).
Fundamentals of Petroleum Economics
A practical Energy Training course enabling delegates from all technical and commercial disciplines to understand the theories and methods used to value oil and gas prospects. The 5-day training will reveal the fundamental aspects of upstream petroleum economics and risk analysis.
Tax Revenue Forecasting and Financial Modelling (Bespoke)
Governments benefit greatly from knowing how to calculate and forecast their tax and other revenue receipts to plan and budget for the future. Hence tax revenue analysis has become increasingly important in improving the equity of taxes, promoting investments as well as encouraging growth and exports.
This course helps you develop the tools to formulate tax budgeting plans. Through the use of lectures, case studies, presentations and hands-on computer exercises, you will learn the statistical techniques, forecasting methods and revenue estimation, models.
MEDICAL COURSES – CPD accredited
Medical Management & Leadership
This course focuses on developing personal qualities of leadership within the NHS, providing a deep level of insight into current theory; how it can be deployed in leadership, motivation, influencing and managing others. It will aim to advance understanding of how to adapt to change and influence change within the NHS. Whatever the level of seniority or area of specialism of delegates; this course provides practical, strong guidance to people in a wide variety of scenarios.
Presentation Skills for NHS Professionals
Effective presentation skills form one of the core elements of a successful career in healthcare. Faced with a wide range of scenarios, from teaching staff to interview presentations right through to a presentation of a Trust board meeting. This course will equip delegates with the tools needed to be taken seriously when presenting at meetings, conferences, or teaching sessions.
Effective healthcare in the 21st century is dependent on multidisciplinary teams and contributions from many health professions.
This course aims to develop and enhance health care practitioners’ communication, skills and abilities at any level. Theoretical application of communication models and theories will aid participants to build upon their experience.
Facilitating Behaviour Change
With the increased importance of telephone consultations and ongoing requirements to help patients to make behaviour changes, it is vital for practitioners to have an understanding of how and why people change. This interactive, action learning based course will help professionals to deliver brief and effective behaviour change interventions.
Effective Medical Receptionist Training
This highly participative Medical Receptionist training course has been designed for staff handling the general public and supporting co-workers. It enables participants to increase their effectiveness in projecting a professional image, information exchange and creating customer satisfaction
Equality & Diversity
This course will encourage delegates to consider the practical application of their organisation’s Equality and Diversity Policy within their departments and ensures delegates not only understand their roles and responsibilities within the context of equality legislation but also how to promote equality and diversity in the workplace.
This course will focus on identifying factors that can impact the performance of the organisation, and equip managers to effectively plan, consider contingencies, and evaluate resource levels as an ongoing process.
Business Planning within Healthcare
This course assists participants to deliver effective management through the planning, formulating, delivery and evaluation of the business and management of health services. It provides managers with a theoretical framework grounded in practical case studies to enable participants to foster a balanced perspective of developing a business plan in the context of quality care.
Effective Hospital Complaints Management
This practical course builds on existing systems and processes, using self-assessments, practical examples and case-studies. Participants will discover how important self-awareness and self-control are when it comes to dealing with difficult situations and complaints, whilst developing the necessary skills to manage the total complaints process professionally.
Commercial Awareness in Retail
Delegates will develop a practical understanding of the financial aspects of their retail business and the environment in which they operate. It will help them to not only undertake a financial health check of their retail business but also to identify key operational areas where they can improve the profitability of their business.
Retail Loss Prevention
Loss prevention goes way beyond the typical customer related theft. Minimising stock losses whilst still providing a safe and friendly environment for shoppers and staff alike is of vital in today’s market. The Retail Loss Prevention course is designed to give managers the knowledge required to conduct loss prevention operations in the retail environment.
Personal Impact Workshop
Outstanding leaders have an impact on the organisations they lead and on the people around them. They also have high levels of self-awareness, knowing their own strengths and limitations and how to use failure as an opportunity for learning. Personal presentation is key to career advancement. This interactive one day workshop equips Managers and Leaders to understand the importance of portraying the correct image, develop a positive and confident style, whilst building confidence and work performance.