The depth of content depends on how much skill-building your delegates require, how many days they can spare away from their job, and your available budget.
Our advice is that it is counter-productive to put too many people on a workshop where practical skill-building is involved. There simply won't be enough time for them to practise their skills and gain the necessary feedback.
Another key factor is the number of delegates attending. For a Presentation Skills event, for example, we advise a 2-day workshop for between 6-8 delegates, as the key to presenting is to practise the skills being learnt.
For Business Writing Skills, it depends on the depth of coverage you require. A single day can make a difference to the quality of emails. However, to improve more complex reports, covering issues of planning, structure, layout, tone and style, ideally requires 2 days.
For Performance Management/Appraisal training or a Selection & Recruitment Interviewing event, we can take groups of up to 9, with practice taking place in groups of 3.
For Dynamic Reading Skills a one-day programme makes a huge difference to people's reading speeds and levels of comprehension.
We generally find that clients prefer courses over 1-2 days rather than on a modular basis (one day at a time) but our constant aim is to be flexible and meet your needs. Just email Mark at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01865 300754 to discuss what you are looking for and we will be pleased to help.
We would decide with you whether any charges for preparation are required. We keep such charges to a minimum and they are entirely unnecessary for standard workshops. However we are sometimes asked to prepare a lot of new material, such as specific case studies, and we need to allow for this possibility. The daily charge is £300-400.