Melanie has been involved with developing people for over 25 years and formed her training and consultancy business in 1995. Her specialist areas of training are the personal development skills which involve managing ourselves, managing others or being managed. She works extensively across the three sectors; public, private and voluntary nationally and internationally.
Trained initially as a Youth and Community Worker she has extensive experience of managing groups and individuals that enables their learning and development in a participative way.
She has successfully undertaken an Advanced Professional Diploma in Consultancy Practice, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education for adult training, Life Coaching certificates and NLP Practitioner certificate. Successfully completed the TAP (Trainer Assessment Programme) Level 3 Certificates in: Training Delivery Skills; Facilitation Skills; and Design and Development. Achieved the Level 5 TAP Diploma in Learning and Development.
A Member of the Institute for Learning (IfL).
Her range of courses include: Assertiveness, Team Building, Effective Meetings, Presentation Skills, Leadership, Management Skills, Accredited ILM programmes, Communication Skills, Staff Development, Time and Stress Management, Facilitated visioning and Forward Planning and Evaluations, Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking, Customer Care, Motivation and Delegation, Managing Change, Appraisals, Influencing Skills, Speed Reading, Handling Difficult People, Training Trainers and PTLLS, Coaching and Mentoring, Supervision and Appraisals, Interview Skills and much more.
Courses specific to the Voluntary sector include: Roles and Responsibilities of Management Committees and Trustees, Recruiting, Managing and Supporting Volunteers, Monitoring and Evaluating your Service, Understanding and Using an Outcomes Approach, and Understanding Strategy.
Melanie designed and developed a participative programme encouraging people to become more entrepreneurial and as a result was part of the only British presenters for the Entrepreneurship Education Forum conference for the years 2001-3 in the USA.