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: 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: 7th January 2020

ARK Consultancy and our partners Decision Time are hosting a breakfast briefing to discuss the recently published Sector Risk Profile and what providers need to do to ensure regulatory compliance.

This free to attend event will provide an insight into assurance and risk and you will hear from Julie Doyle, Chief Executive - Longhurst Group discussing their risk and assurance journey following a recent merger and Victoria Jardine, Partner at Anthony Collins will provide an overview of the key legal requirements for assurance models.

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DATE: 14th January 2020

Many managers are promoted into the role due to their competence in their area of expertise. However, most managers have had very little training in the practical skills required to manage people effectively.

This course is designed to equip new and first-time managers with those key skills.

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DATE: 16th January 2020

This one day course is designed for anyone who wishes to develop their skills, confidence and crucially, the impact they have on others.

Delegates will learn how to become more influential, persuasive and successful in the workplace.

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DATE: 21st January 2020

Organisations that value and respect all members of their community be they workers, residents or other stakeholders are the most likely to succeed. This simple fact signifies the importance of placing equality, diversity and inclusion at the core of organisational culture.

Delegates attending this half day workshop will learn how to create more inclusive teams that can flourish and reach their full potential and understand the enablers and blockers to promoting and embedding a diverse and inclusive culture.

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DATE: 29th January 2020 to 30th January 2020

The tough economic climate means we are all faced with ever-increasing workloads due to reduced resources, for an organisation this often leads to increased poor mental health amongst employees and an increase in sickness absence due to stress related issues.

This two-day course will provide delegates with the ability to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and provide help on a first aid basis.

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DATE: 11th February 2020

Giving feedback is a skill. And like all skills, it takes practice to get it right. This session is designed for new or first-time managers who want to develop their management skills particularly in relation to giving effective feedback to their team members and communicating more effectively.

The workshop will provide you with techniques and increase confidence to manage difficult conversations and stay in control.

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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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