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As a forward thinking consultancy WDR not only like to stay one step ahead of the game but we aim to keep you ahead too. Our dedicated and passionate team keep a watchful eye out on what is going on in the world of business and corporate learning. We observe and analyse trends in order to get to the bottom of what people are truly saying and then share our findings with you. All this ensures we continue to create innovative learning solutions which truly match the constantly changing environments we all operate in.

  • Park Lodge Open Training Courses and Events

    We have recently hosted a bespoke Presentation Skills training course for a local company at our training centre in the heart of Horsham, West Sussex. The key learning theme was 'Presenting with Impact - making every second count', enabling learners to be their best possible self, whether persuading colleagues, selling to a client or preparing for a formal presentation. Here are some of the great things attendees said about the session: I …

  • Supporting Learning at Work Week

    Learning at Work Week 2016 is from 16th to 20th May. Each year, thousands of organisations take part in the Week and run vibrant campaigns and activities which engage employees across their businesses in development and promote positive messages about learning. Many companies use the Week as a catalyst for change providing an opportunity to 'rebrand' or refresh learning and development, reinforcing the organisation's commitment to staff …

  • Developing National Talent Pipelines

    Employers need to play their part-- According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, employers are facing talent poverty as skills shortages rise 130% in four years. So-called "skills shortage vacancies" now make up nearly a quarter of all job openings, leaping from 91,000 in 2011 to 209,000 in 2015. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills highlighted the following key areas which need to be focused on, to address skills shortages …

  • We are ILM Approved

    WDR have "Approved Centre" status from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and offer Leadership and Management qualifications ranging from Level 2 to Level 7, joining the largest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK and a global network of over 2,000 accredited centres. We went through a rigorous approval process to achieve our ILM status and are delighted that we will provide specialist leadership …