Training and Development Programme

2020 Programme

‘Virtual bite-size’ from LIEM: Learning events during Coronavirus lockdown

Free of charge to staff working for LIEM member organisations

During this difficult period LIEM wishes to support members by offering free access to bite-size (virtual) learning events to enable your continued personal development.

We are initially offering the following programme of events:

Thurs 23 April 2020

10.00-12.00        Facilitating virtual meetings: top tips

14.00-16.00         Coaching with the GROW technique

Friday 1 May 2020

10.00-12.00        Focus your energy

14.00-16.00         ‘Saying No Nicely’ – assertiveness techniques

Thursday 7 May 2020

10.00-12.00        Coaching with the GROW technique

14.00-16.00         Facilitating virtual meetings: top tips

Thursday 14 May

10.00-12.00        ‘Saying No Nicely’ – assertiveness techniques

14.00-16.00         Focus your energy

Each session will be 2 hours with a short break in the middle.

 Virtual classroom is as near as you can get to a face-to-face event, learners connect on-line and participate fully with the facilitator. The bite-size sessions will be short, sharp and effective! Each session will have a maximum of 8 participants.

Your facilitator, Diana Edmonds, of Bridgford Consultancy, is accredited as an on-line facilitator by the Learning & Performance Institute.

Sessions are hosted on Cisco WebEx and Diana will provide guidance on how to join.

For non-LIEM members, places are available at a cost of £30. If sessions are over-booked we will allocate places as fairly as possible. Further sessions may be arranged depending on demand.

Note: If attending during working hours, please gain permission from your line manager.


Teaching Skills for Library Staff – FULLY BOOKED – Deferred to November

Tuesday 21st April 2020 – Leicester Creative Business Depot              9.45 – 4.30 

The course which aims to build on participants’ current experiences of teaching information skills in libraries and learning centres, offers stimulating discussion and an excellent opportunity to share experiences.  If you are working with young people, students, small groups of library users or staff this course will help you develop your skills as a teacher and trainer.

Full details                 Booking form

Not in my Pay Grade – Working effectively with Volunteers

Date to be arranged

Full details to follow shortly.  To express an interest contact Carol

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