A little background information. I regularly deliver introductory, advanced and specialist event management training courses for GBC Learning and Development UK and overseas clients. Here are their thoughts as to why I am their go to go to events training specialist.
Here are the thoughts of Liz Taylor, GBC’s Client Services Manager
What are we looking for from our trainers?
GBC Learning want and need reliable, experienced charismatic people who have a passion for enabling and empowering people to develop their potential.
Through impactful training delegates develop greater insight, enabling them to make a more valuable contribution to their organisation. As a consequence we want our delegates to achieve recognition and reward and gain a greater amount of personal and professional satisfaction.
Our aim is to make learning enjoyable and fun, provide a variety of learning tools and interesting methods of accessing and applying learning. And yes, Chris definitely delivers on all these fronts!
Chris is also very aware the business world can change overnight and often does. Client needs are a moveable feast and trainers need to work with us to accommodate those changes as and when they happen. Chris understands this and has the flexibility, professionalism, sense of humour and patience to take it in his stride. He is also great with his paperwork!
So what do our delegates think of Chris’s training events?
Well let’s leave it up to them to say what they think!
Really useful course, relevant information, it was also great being able to learn from the other delegates the course. SM
This has provided me with all the key skills to apply to my new role and the forthcoming events. I feel that I am much better prepared and less anxious about things. ER
This day has made me want to focus entirely on Event Planning and less on the other aspects on my role. It is so much more interesting and has far more to it than I ever imagined. Thanks Chris! LR
This was entirely brilliant and hugely informative; I have gained a huge amount of knowledge in a very engaging manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the day FBT
I attended the Event Management – An Introduction that was imposed on me by my manager as I had not got to grips with all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff that makes an event successful and ‘stress less’. The whole event thing had become a bit of a nightmare and was the least liked element of my job. When I was advised that my role would change to include more events from concept, I almost resigned! However I went on the course as bidden, and am I grateful that I did.
There were 4 of us on the course and all at sort of similar levels in inexperience! It made me feel better that some of the things I was getting wrong they also struggled with. It was this sharing with the others that made the day even more valuable. The course was really good and Chris was a really professional person who knew so much about the whole events things as he had run and managed his own large events as a business as well as having written a book on the subject. We had a lot of laughs especially when talking about what we did wrong!
When I got back to my desk I felt really more confident to tackle things and had a (slightly) more relaxed approach to the whole process, I think it was because I was more confident.
The course was great and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone.
Since I have been back I have been promoted and manage a team of 3 people who major mainly on events and in house functions. I do genuinely believe this course made the difference.
TL – City of London, Bank
It’s safe to say we expect to see greet feedback from his courses.
What words of wisdom would you give anyone working with Chris?
“You will have one of the top event managers facilitating your training who will bring his wealth of practical experience into the room for people to tap into. He is a knowledgeable professional and noted author who provides useful, practical tips on easy to access platforms in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy”
From a personal perspective: Chris is lively, entertaining, stress free and working with him is a pleasure.
Liz Taylor, GBC Learning and Development