Training and Tea is back: FREE* online bitesize sessions

Training and Tea sessions are held Wednesday mornings 9.30am – 10.15am. Lasting for 45 minutes these courses are short, convenient and held online via Zoom. Booking is via Eventbrite and all the sessions can be found here Places are limited.

FREE for:
– Staff or Volunteers of Community, Voluntary & Third Sector Organisations or Groups in Derbyshire- your place has been fully funded by Community Chesterfield.
– Staff and Students of the University of Derby – your place has been fully funded by Community Chesterfield.
– Derbyshire Pioneers who are signed up via the Community Chesterfield website- thank you for your support, your place is fully funded as part of your package.
*£20 for everyone else (Ts & C’s apply)
16th August, Digital Marketing – There are lots of channels or touchpoints through which you interact with your customers. Today more than ever, digital channels are becoming an increasingly important part of how you interact with customers and deliver value. This training is aimed at those with a beginner/intermediate digital marketing skillset, we will learn which tools are worth adding to your digital marketing mix and how to leverage them better. 
This session will be delivered by Chrissie Rowell from the University of Derby- Chrissie joined the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences in 2017 as an Associate Lecturer in Marketing with a wealth of hands-on, practitioner-based experience. She has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and a postgraduate degree in Marketing Management. Chrissie began her career in freelance journalism but later moved into agency-based commercial copywriting, first as a contractor and then as a full-time in-house copywriter. After progressing into more varied agency roles that involved account direction and working more closely with clients, she was inspired to set up her own agency servicing SMEs. She now manages a team of designers and digital developers, providing marketing consultancy and creative services to support businesses with offline and online marketing.
23rd August, Leadership – Exploring the idea of developing ‘your inner leader’ – how this could help you to develop and enhance your leadership skills – and/or offer some inspiration to start your leadership journey.
This session will be delivered by Sarah Brocksom from the University of Derby – Sarah is a consultant and personal and executive coach, with over 30 years of experience within a management, project management and training context. She held strategic positions developing training and community engagement programmes, including being the Training and Lifelong Learning manager for Shropshire (1993 – 1997) and Community Engagement project manager for the University of Birmingham (2002 – 2007). Sarah has a track record in developing curriculum-based community and third-sector engagement activities, including introducing the first Service-Learning module into a UK Business school. She was instrumental in the development of the modelling that resulted in the framework for Information, Advice, and Guidance now adopted for the delivery of Careers provision. See Sarah’s LinkedIn page for examples

Sarah began training colleagues in her first role with Solihull MBC and has continued to follow her commitment to personal and professional development. Sarah has worked within the field of adult learning and undergraduate and postgraduate study for over 25 years and started working at the University of Derby as academic lead for the SAIL leadership programme in March 2021. She prides herself upon her high level of commitment to participants learning and development journeys, offering a bridge between the two paradigms of ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ – one of the underpinning philosophies of the SAIL at the University of Derby programme.