Welcome to ARK Academy

ARK has established an excellent reputation for providing innovative training and personal development solutions tailored to meet the needs of our clients

The ARK Academy brings together all of our expertise under one roof, providing a portfolio of training solutions to assist organisations to develop their people, enhance individual, team and organisational performance and support career progression. For our housing colleagues our dedicated property training solutions help organisations to deliver homes and neighbourhoods that people want to live in.

What makes our training different?

Our training programmes are designed to be engaging, challenging, creative and fun. Our non-traditional learning techniques make delegates think differently about how to approach work and leave delegates motivated, energised and inspired.

Our trainers are highly knowledgeable in their specific area of expertise and have a strong track record of delivering bespoke training solutions.

Alongside our learning and development programmes, we offer 1-2-1, coaching and mentoring at all levels. Discreet, personal and highly effective – our coaches will explore issues and aspirations, support goal setting and nurture performance.

Our current programme of training and development opportunities are listed below:

Upcoming Events

DATE: 17th March 2020

This free to attend breakfast briefing will provide delegates with an insight into the solutions available to organisations to support Health and Wellbeing.

Louise Harris, former director of a large north west HA will share her personal experience of suffering severe anxiety whilst working in a senior position within a housing and training environment. Our colleagues from Health and Wellbeing Inspiration will discuss how they supported Manchester’s Health and Wellbeing Board to take a transparent look at health and wellbeing in the workplace. They will also provide insight into their ‘organisational health and wellbeing baseline assessment’ which helps organisations understand where they are currently in terms of supporting health and wellbeing and identifying the most appropriate interventions.

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DATE: 4th February 2020

The tragic events at Grenfell, the introduction of The Regulator of Social Housing and the Social Housing Green Paper, all highlight the importance of effective governance in protecting assets and prioritising customer needs.

This one day seminar will examine the key topics of interest to asset management professionals. We will be looking at strategic asset management and the challenges that may arise from this as well as exploring the ramifications of the social housing white paper and implications compliance brings to Asset Management.

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DATE: 5th March 2020

At ARK we believe a strong understanding of asset performance and a long term delivery plan is essential to effective performance.

This one day seminar will explore various models of delivery for repairs and maintenance. It will explore the benefits of collaboration and values as well as the cost it brings, ensuring we understand the needs of our customers and meet expectations.

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DATE: 18th March 2020

Part of being an effective leader is bringing out the best in your team. You can accomplish a lot more as a group than you can by yourself. One of the best ways to help your team members succeed is by helping them manage their time better.

The workshop focuses on helping managers to manage their own time and priorities, as well as those of their team.

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DATE: 15th April 2020

We all need to learn how to cope with stress and how to reduce stress in the workplace.

This one day workshop will provide delegates with techniques for avoiding or managing stress which will help reduce the impact of stress on themselves, their team and their organisation.

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DATE: 13th May 2020

One of the most challenging parts of managing performance is initiating conversations around difficult and sensitive topics.

This one day workshop will provide delegates with techniques for managing these situations and ensuring positive outcomes for their team and their organisation.

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DATE: 10th June 2020

This workshop is designed for new or first time managers who want to develop their management skills and learn how to manage themselves and their team through a period of change.

Delegates will learn the skills required to ensure change within their team or wider organisations happens positively.

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