Learning & Development
Sigma has a long history in learning and development having been initially set up in 1983 as a bespoke training organisation.
We shape the time and training methods to fit around your business. The training intervention will often be based on a training needs assessment and consist of a range of blended solutions including digital learning, classroom workshops, on-the-job coaching, briefings, branding of materials and transfer of knowledge and skills through train-the-trainer workshops.
The training process usually starts with an initial appointment to scope your requirements. We then spend time talking to your people either individually or in groups to tailor the content of the workshop to your particular needs. This means that valuable time is not wasted on the actual workshop and gains buy-in from the delegates from the outset. At this stage and if appropriate, we will develop relevant, live case study material for use on the workshop. After each workshop we ask the delegates to complete a qualitative and a quantitative questionnaire to ensure high quality standards of delivery are maintained. Throughout the whole process we offer a helpline to enable delegates to benefit from real time solutions to their queries.
Many of our workshops are followed up in the workplace to embed and sustain the learning together with reinforcement clinics and lessons learned exercises on-line.
For larger groups we base our workshops at Warwick University, the prestigious conference centre of excellence, which has first class facilities for residential courses and is easy to get to from anywhere in the UK. For smaller groups or for coaching assignments and clinics we have facilities at Sigma. Where appropriate, we also run events on clients’ premises or at a venue convenient to you.
Much of our work is coaching on the job. We have a team of professional coaches dedicated to getting people up to speed quickly with the right knowledge and skills transfer.
Our mentoring work is carried out by the Sigma leadership team who have all had executive experience in their key subject areas. The mentoring assignments usually relate to a live improvement project that we are enabling and they take the form of regular one to one clinics. Sometimes the agenda will be highly structured and focussed and on other occasions the client simply wants a sounding board with sufficient space to step back and reflect on the subject.
We are firmly of the opinion that the real key to boosting performance improvement is demonstrated by the behaviours and approach of the client leadership team.