Facing Challenging Times

2 Hour Live Masterclass (Remote)
People and the organisations they work in are still facing challenging times.  As the pandemic, hopefully, recedes, the cost of living crisis hits us among other political, social and cultural changes.  It is a tough time to be a leader when people are reconsidering their relationship with their job and career, quietly resigning or preferring to continue with the remote/hybrid working model they followed during the pandemic.
These challenging times are going to be with us for a while so it is best to face up to them and take positive action to lead your team through to calmer waters.  In this Masterclass, delegates will have the opportunity to step back, objectively look at the challenges facing their team and consider potential solutions.

Who should attend our 2-hour Facing Challenging Times Masterclass?

The Facing Challenging Times Masterclass is suitable for any manager, supervisor or team leader responsible for leading a team through change and uncertainty and who wants to understand the challenges facing their leadership.

This course is also suitable for new and aspiring managers and supervisors who want to develop themselves in readiness for a leadership role.  It is also suitable for any employee who wants to understand change where they work and their reactions to it.

It is recommended as a first course for team leaders, supervisors and managers who may be attending for the first time or as a refresher for those who have attended this training before or have more experience.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course.

Dates of next course:

Date:3rd May 2023
Time:2pm - 4pm
Cost:£29 per person

To book your place on this course, please click the ‘book now’ button below.


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    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

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    By the end of this 2 hour Masterclass , delegates will be able to identify the challenges facing their own team and understand how people are impacted by change.  They will achieve this by:

    • Identifying the changes and challenges affecting their own team
    • Exploring the impact of challenge and change on people and performance
    • Identifying potential solutions and strategies to deal with challenges


    Masterclass Overview

    1. Identifying the changes and challenges affecting their own team
    • Understanding requirements for effective change
    • Analysing the changes/challenges affecting your team
    • Anticipating change so you can lead rather than manage
    2. Exploring the impact of change on people and performance
    • Understanding why people embrace or resist change
    • Identifying how your team members are affected
    • Considering the impact of change on performance
    3. Identifying potential solutions and strategies to deal with change
    • Knowing what team members want from you during change
    • Identifying potential solutions for your team
    • Putting the first steps in place
    Interactive Learning

    We design our masterclasses using a proven virtual classroom approach, providing an enjoyable, interactive and stimulating learning experience.  Each delegate will have the chance to participate throughout.

    Number of Attendees

    We prefer to work with groups of up to 12 delegates on each of our virtual masterclasses.  We also commit to running the masterclass even with small numbers where we will ensure a personalised learning experience.

    Masterclass Duration

    All of our Masterclasses are 2 hours and are designed to compliment and link with the other masterclasses in this suite.  Our masterclasses usually run from 10am to 12pm or from 2pm to 4pm.


    Our delegate prices are based on an hourly rate for a facilitator.  We are conscious of the current cost of living crisis and will keep our prices affordable so people can access learning.


    All of our Masterclasses and courses can be adapted for in-house delivery.  Please use the contact form and we will get in touch to discuss how we can tailor our courses for your people.

    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 23 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    He is a highly experienced ILM practitioner, having established his first Approved ILM Centre in 2005.  Since then, he has successfully delivered ILM accredited programmes in Leadership & Management, Coaching and Mentoring and Train the Trainer to a wide range of clients across the sectors and hundreds of learners.

    Nigel enjoys a 100% success rate in guidling learners to achievement of ILM qualifications.  He has been able to achieve and maintain this record through a diligent understanding of ILM specifications, assessment and quality assurance requirements and working to exceed all requirements.  He is also a former ILM External Quality Assurance Consultant with over 10 years’ experience.

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056
    email: nigel@etimes2.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-mcpolin/

    Twitter: @etimes2ltd

    Client Testimonials

    “All training was clear, precise and well communicated.  Time was taken to help make you understand the task or project and make you see it from another point of view”

    “Nigel is a fantastic trainer, great knowledge and experience of course.  He really helped me overcome nerves/fears while training” 

    “The activities really put the information into context and in some cases allowed me to apply it back to my work situation almost immediately.”

    “Nigel’s ability to speak around the content was excellent, he is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in this area.”

    “Nigel has spent a lot of time preparing the course content. Hands down it was the best presented course I have been on and it had all the tools including ‘Nigel’s School’ as a back-up which I thought was outstanding”


    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.

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