Programme Director: Julie Cooper (Adv DipEVG, Cert ACE, BPS:RQTU)
Julie is an enthusiastic, good humoured trainer, facilitator and coach who consistently receives excellent feedback from delegates. She is an innovative professional with expertise in, and enthusiasm for, lifelong learning and professional development issues. She has a special interest in helping others develop one to one skills, such as mentoring, coaching, people management and handling difficult conversations.
Her areas of expertise include management and leadership development, 360 feedback, guidance and interview techniques. 20 years consultancy experience has been gained through working within a broad range of public and private sector companies.
In addition to offering lively training and focused coaching, Julie is available to speak at your conference or event.
Julie has written several highly acclaimed books:
Face to Face in the Workplace: A Handbook of Strategies for Effective Discussions “The ultimate handbook for all managers” ”…if there is one guide a manager needs by their side, it’s this one!!” “…a must have for every manager. Brilliant book.”
“Great book on how to discuss 360 degree feedback! …So, if you are planning on running a 360 soon, read this book first – not only will it help you run the individual 360 review meetings, but it’ll help you think about the end-to-end design of the 360 process, what tool(s) you need, and how to communicate the project to your employees.” Alexis Kingsbury, Spidergap
Five Steps to Being Heard How to get your message across to the right person
Julie has also co-authored three books, which have received excellent reviews, and are widely used to train staff in advising, coaching and mentoring:
The One to One Toolkit: Tips and Strategies for Advisers, Coaches and Mentors ” I would definitely recommend this to anybody working with individuals on a 1-1 basis”
The Groupwork Toolkit: How to Convert Your One to One Advice Skills to Work with Groups “The Group Work Tool Kit saved my life when I was doing my group work assessment”
Cranfield School of Management Associate
Associate Member CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development) We adhere to CIPD’s Code of professional Conduct, which is here
Julie is Workplace training Expert at Unimenta
Visiting Lecturer: Anglia Ruskin University, University of Bedfordshire
University of Cambridge: Advanced Diploma in Educational and Vocational Guidance,Professional Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education
OCR NVQ4 in Guidance, Assessor Award D32,33
City and Guilds 730 Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
British Psychological Society Registered Test User (occupational – ability and personality). We adhere to The BPS’s Code of Good Practice for Psychological Testing, which is here.
OPP Myers Briggs Type Indicator, 16PF5 Personality Questionnaire