Leadership & Management

The Neuroscience of Leadership

1st November / 28th November – USW, Treforest Campus

Day 1: Personal Leadership Impact

The Underpinning Science – why emerging insights are so critical to leading edge leadership thinking

Behavioural Communication – how we influence others and are influenced ourselves

The Leadership Vision – understanding the power of a shared sense of direction

Energetic Impact – why the way we behave is so much more important than the words we say

Day 2: Leadership of Teams

A Recap on the Science – a reinforcement of what we learned on day 1

Team Profiling – understanding team dynamics and creating a successful team blend

Emotional Engagement – why this is the key to team motivation and alignment

Advanced Team Performance and Resilience – understanding confidence and taking your team into “the zone”

Ideally delegates should attend day 1 before day 2, although this is not a prerequisite.

Learning Outcomes

• You will leave the programme with a heightened sense of awareness of what makes people “tick” and  what motivates them to perform.

• You will gain a deeper sense of your own personal drivers and their impact on those you seek to influence.

• You will be equipped with a range of insights and team frameworks with the potential to take your leadership  impact to a whole new level.

Book both together for £250, or £145 per session

To book, please email: [email protected] or call 01443 482482.


Finance for Non-Financial Managers (2 days)

22nd November / 13th December – USW, Treforest Campus

This two-day course is for anyone who is expected to manage financial resources, interpret financial data, and interact with accountants in their day to day roles. It demystifies the language of the accountant and provides an understanding of (and the ability to interpret) ‘accounts’ (financial statements) and budgets. This understanding is developed by thoroughly yet simply explaining terminology and through exercises that encourage participants to produce and interpret simple accounts and budgets.

The course will look at the following areas: 

• The terminology of the accountant

• The basic principles of accounting, such as: – the difference between profit and cash – the ‘accruals’, or ‘matching’ concept

• The key statements in ‘financial statements’: – balance sheet/statement of financial position – profit and loss account/income statement – statement of cash flows

• Elements of financial statements (income, expenses, assets, liabilities)

• Simple accounts preparation for sole traders and limited companies

• Analysis and interpretation of accounts using key ratios

• Key budgets – sales/income, costs and cash flow

• Simple preparation of budgets

• Analysis of actual VS budget, and the major causes of differences

• Performance measurement in the private, public and mutual sectors

About the tutor

Nicola Gilbert – Senior Lecturer and ACCA Course Leader

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer at the University. Her main areas of teaching are financial management, financial strategy and management accounting. Prior to lecturing, Nicola graduated from Swansea University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, London. Nicola is Course Leader for the ACCA professional accountancy course and works closely with local employers and the professional body locally and nationally.

Two-day course cost: £350

To book, please email: [email protected] or call 01443 482482.

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Project Manager, NHS Strategic Health Authority, South of England

I can definitely recommend the course and USW Commercial Services Ltd

Claire James, Training Officer, Memory Lane Cakes

Good level of discussion throughout. Nice and informal, relaxed debate generated by the tutor

Delegate, FA Wales