Workshops

We run a programme of half-day and full-day workshops to help upskill your staff. These are held at Maylands Business Centre by professional trainers and cover a wide range of business topics.

Click on the titles below to see the course outlines. If there is another topic that you would like to see covered, please get in touch.

To book places on our workshops, please email maylands.reception@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 531002.

Discounts are available for multiple bookings, please call for details.

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Workshop schedule

Schedule of workshops at the Maylands Business Centre
Course title When Cost

 Starting out help for your own business (PDF 130KB)

17 January 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
 Search engine optimisation - Why pay someone when you can do it yourself? (PDF 109KB) 7 February 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Managing people for the first time (PDF 172KB) 14 February 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Developing your management style using coaching (PDF 172KB) 14 February 2019 1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Excel for beginners (PDF 59KB) 19 February 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Excel intermediate (PDF 148KB) 19 February 2019 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Introduction to social media for business (PDF 132KB) 26 February 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Personal branding for business success (PDF 144KB) 27 February 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Marketing on a shoestring (PDF 90KB) 5 March 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 LinkedIn unlocked part one (PDF 145KB) 6 March 2019 (9.30 am to 12.30 pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Basic finance for non-financial managers (PDF 128KB) 12 March 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Intermediate finance for non financial managers (PDF 127KB) 12 March 2019 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Practical project management (PDF 146KB) 13 March 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
Google Analytics TBC  
 Practical employment law matters - how to get it right (PDF 173KB) 21 March 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Facebook advertising - an introduction (PDF 109KB) 26 March 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
  LinkedIn unlocked part two (PDF 144KB) 27 March 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm)  £65 (plus VAT)
 Winning contracts through tendering (PDF 135KB) 3 April 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm £65 (plus VAT)
 Telephone sales and cold calling (PDF 107KB) 4 April 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Bringing your PowerPoint presentations to life (PDF 145KB) 9 April 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
 Starting out help for your own business (PDF 130KB) 10 April 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
 Basic finance for non-financial managers (PDF 128KB) TBC £65 (plus VAT)
 Intermediate finance for non financial managers (PDF 127KB) TBC £65 (plus VAT)
How to create and use video as an effective marketing tool (PDF 172KB) 16 April 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
 Writing skills for business (PDF 161KB) 9 May 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
Marketing on a shoestring (PDF 90KB) 14 May 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Facebook and Instagram for business (PDF 110KB) 21 May 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm)  £65 (plus VAT)
 How to attract the right staff to your business (PDF 144KB) 22 May 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
Budgeting and forecasting TBC  
Sources of finance and planning for growth TBC  
Managing performance/appraisals TBC  
 Email marketing that works (PDF 179KB) 4 June 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Content marketing - building your business and reputation (PDF 164KB)  4 June 2019 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Excel intermediate (PDF 148KB) 11 June 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Excel advanced (PDF 145KB) 11 June 2019 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Data protection and GDPR – practical steps to compliance (PDF 151KB) 18 June 2019  (Time TBC) £65 (plus VAT)
 Delivering great customer service part 1 (PDF 167KB) 19 June 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Delivering great customer service part 2 (PDF 169KB) 19 June 2019  (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Social media for business - an introduction (PDF 132KB) 2 July 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT) 
 Sales made easy (PDF 149KB) 3 July 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Starting out help for your own business (PDF 130KB) 10 July 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
 Basic finance for non-financial managers (PDF 128KB) Date TBC (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Intermediate finance for non financial managers (PDF 127KB) Date TBC (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Sales made easy (PDF 149KB) 19 September 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Marketing on a shoestring (PDF 90KB) 24 September 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
Protecting your business with IP  TBC  
 Make the most of your time at work (PDF 172KB) 26 September 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Introduction to Excel formulae and functions (PDF 146 KB) 1 October 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Excel - analysing data using pivot tables (PDF 148KB) 1 October 2019 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Starting out help for your own business (PDF 130KB) 9 October 2019 (9.30am to 4.30pm) £130 (plus VAT)
 Basic finance for non-financial managers (PDF 128KB) Date TBC (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Intermediate finance for non-financial managers (PDF 127KB) Date TBC (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Content marketing - building your business and reputation (PDF 164KB)  10 October 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Facebook advertising - an introduction (PDF 109KB) 22 October 2019 (9.30am to 12.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)
 Marketing on a shoestring (PDF 90KB) 12 November 2019 (1.30pm to 4.30pm) £65 (plus VAT)