Developing training around your needs

Smart People Services

Our services focus on designing and developing training programmes to meet you or your company’s individual needs. Your learning can be accredited if you want to back up your employees’ development with internationally recognised business qualifications.

You can choose to develop your people in a variety of ways:

  • Short professional courses
    Bite-sized training courses to meet your needs in targeted development areas
  • Skills development workshops
    In-house or open programmes for developing specific business skills
  • Professional qualifications in management and leadership
    Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) accredited qualifications for managers at every stage of your career
  • Tailored leadership development programmes
    A package of courses to maximise your people’s personal and team development
  • Coaching and mentoring
    One-to-one development for individuals and teams who want to work more effectively
  • 360-degree surveys
    Insightful analysis of your training and development needs based on core leadership competencies
  • TMSDI Team Management Profiling, MBTI and OPQ
    A range of specialised assessment tools to maximise your personal development

Get in touch now to arrange your free ‘coffee with me’ session – your chance to chat with a senior consultant for up to two hours to assess your training needs or discuss any immediate issues you may have.


About Smart People

Smart People grew out of the Future Leaders programme, which provided accredited management and leadership programmes on behalf of Action Halifax, a not-for-profit organisation part-funded by the Government’s Single Regeneration Budget and Yorkshire Forward.

Action Halifax closed in 2010 as a result of funding cuts, but its provision of high-quality training and development would continue. Melanie Greenwood, who had run the Future Leaders programme since 2006, set up Smart People Training & Development as a private company with the full support of Action Halifax’s Board of Directors.

Melanie has extensive management, leadership and human resources expertise, and her commitment to help people grow and succeed is recognised as a large factor in Smart People’s success.

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