Training 

My training is designed to be both flexible and bespoke to every client.

When I approach any group I like to get a firm understanding of what the group wants to learn that day so that they feel they are getting valuable help in the time we have.

When dealing with young people I believe it is beneficial for them to explore the theories around the topic before discussing the practical advice and tips that can enhance them in their roles.  Young minds in particular appreciate understanding where that advice has come from and that it is grounded in good theory. 

I also ensure that I establish the use of preferred pronouns at the beginning of the session and talk about my background with each subject.
 

Leadership 

A key part of my leadership training is enabling young people to understand that they already have the skills to be great leaders and that leadership isn't something that is out of there reach. 

It focuses on their journey to leadership and how that journey has made them qualified to lead and create change.

We also explore motivators and how to best understand peoples' motivation in order to effectively lead them.

This session has been run as both a one day and residential course for young leaders.

How its been rated

Knowledge of the Subject Matter  

         

5/5

Ability to explain and illustrate concepts  

5/5

Ability to answer questions completely

                     

5/5

'Dows challenged me to think bigger and changed my perspective'

'I've learned more skills in the last 48 hours than I learned at 3 years at Uni'

The usefulness of the information 

4.7/5

The structure of the session

4.7/5

The pace of the session

4.7/5

Public Speaking & Presenting

I have been running this course for nearly 7 years. Over 3-5 hours we explore the nature of public speaking and how to identify what type of public speaker everyone is.

We cover a practical session in how to manage nerves and the keys to essential preparation to make any speech a success.

The group will then learn how humans behave as tribes and how we can use that tribal nature to change attitudes and opinions.

This training is designed for staff members or young people who want to develop into strong public speakers.

How its been rated

Knowledge of the Subject Matter  

         

5/5

Ability to explain and illustrate concepts  

5/5

Ability to answer questions completely

                     

4.8/5

'He has a wealth of knowledge that is both engaging and accessible, and he presents in a way that makes the time you spend listening and learning from him genuinely enjoyable. I take something new away from every session of Dows' that I have attended.'

The usefulness of the information 

4.9/5

The structure of the session

4.7/5

The pace of the session

4.7/5

Chairing and Facilitation

We often get asked to Chair meetings without any training on how to be effective, so we end up copying the last Chair we saw in action. This has led to ineffective meetings with poor outcomes. 

In this session, we explore how being a Chair and a facilitator are two different skills and what they both contribute to a meeting

The group will gain an understanding of how to effectively Chair meetings and how to be a confident facilitator. We also give practical advice on how to manage the problems that plague most meetings.

This training is designed for people who may be new to a Chairing role or are struggling to Chair groups.

How it's been rated

Knowledge of the Subject Matter  

         

5/5

Ability to explain and illustrate concepts  

4.8/5

Ability to answer questions completely

                     

4..5/5

'The training was really relevant to the trainees and our organisation… it clearly came from a place of knowledge. It’s easier to be engaged when the trainer is so passionate about what they do.'

The usefulness of the information 

4.7/5

The structure of the session

4.6/5

The pace of the session

4.8/5

How to Campaign

This training session focuses on how to create change from start to finish.

 

Delivered as a day or half day session, this training is designed for people wanting to start to campaign for change or for those who may have struggled to campaign in the past.

We explore how to plan and deliver a successful campaign for change which is objective focused.

Following a step by step plan, we learn from successful models as used by charities and political organisations, using PEST analysis and exploring how power works and how it can be challenged.

How its been rated

Knowledge of the Subject Matter  

         

5/5

Ability to explain and illustrate concepts  

4.8/5

Ability to answer questions completely

                     

4.9/5

'It was so good to see a model of campaigning that was presented as logical steps, made me feel far more confident.'

The usefulness of the information 

5/5

The structure of the session

4.7/5

The pace of the session

4.8/5

How to be a Representative

The tips and techniques to being an effective representative and how to use digital tools to accomplish this.

 

This is designed for students' union members and can be delivered in conjunction with training you may already be delivering in house.

We explore the difference between being a delegate and a representative as well as ensuring how to complete feedback loops to create change.

How its been rated

Knowledge of the Subject Matter  

         

5/5

Ability to explain and illustrate concepts  

4.9/5

Ability to answer questions completely

                     

4.9/5

'Funny, positive and understanding.'

 

'It was great that he asked us what we would like to get from the session at the beginning and then realising at the end we had actually achieved it.'

Remember each session can be tailored to your organisations unique needs so get in touch.

The usefulness of the information 

5/5

The structure of the session

4.9/5

The pace of the session

4.7/5

stedows@gmail.com

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