Amical Associates is able to deliver a range of courses to the Energy Industry. This includes the Oil & Gas, Subsea, Power and Nuclear sectors.

We provide Personal Development training to individuals and teams who want to improve their skills as well as Computer Skills training from basic to intermediate level.

Amical Associates also offers Cultural Awareness training to individuals and organisations.

All of our courses are offered ‘in-house’; a more cost effective solution for a group of people with the ability to tailor the training and deliver it at a convenient time.

Please contact us for further information.

In addition there is a published programme with dates – please see the training schedule and booking form.

We are also able to provide Coaching, arrange Team Building Events and offer Psychometric Profiling.

An Introduction to Centrifugal Pumps

Overview

This one-day workshop is focused to satisfy delegates with little previous knowledge of centrifugal pumps. The course provides a complete life cycle appreciation from theoretical design, engineering and materials selection, manufacture, application, operational issues including failure modes and maintenance.

The workshop includes sections on essential mechanical and hydraulic theory, engineering design principles, materials selection, manufacturing, operation and maintenance.

Objectives

  • Hydraulic and mechanical theory
  • Basic components
  • Selection, standards and types of centrifugal pump
  • Operation and maintenance procedures

An Introduction to Oil & Gas

Overview

This course is suitable for attendees requiring a well-structured learning experience designed to provide a thorough appreciation of the complete oil and gas industry. It would suit graduate trainees, commercial and non-technical support staff, and newly appointed staff.

This one-day course is presented in a series of linked modules starting with the geology and chemistry of hydrocarbon formation. Exploration and production follow with processing, transportation and refining completing the story.

Objectives

Delegates completing the course will acquire a fundamental knowledge of the oil & gas industry. This will also include project development and finance, case studies, conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, technical innovation, industry challenges and of course, the price per barrel!

An Introduction to Shale Gas

Overview

Shale gas is one of the most rapidly growing forms of natural gas. It, along with other non-conventional forms of natural gas, such as tight gas and coalbed methane, will make a major contribution to future North American gas production.

Unconventional gas production is forecast to increase from 42 percent of total US gas production in 2007 to 64 percent in 2020. The rest of the world is attempting to follow and duplicate the US model for shale gas production.

The training will cover a comprehensive range of subjects providing excellent understanding of the full shale gas industry. Topics will include technical innovation, geological challenges, public concerns and environmental issues. Shale gas economics will also be discussed in light of the recent oil price fluctuations.

Objectives

  • Understand the shale gas value chain
  • Explore North America, Europe and global shale gas potential
  • Discuss the future direction of shale gas
  • Recognise the challenges for shale gas production
  • Appreciate new investment climate and opportunities

Coal Fired Power Plant

Overview

This one-day course will enable delegates to gain a good level of understanding of more advanced topics in coal fired power generation. The course will also describe how coal fired plant fares economically in a modern power plant portfolio.

Objectives

  • Understand thermodynamics and boiler design
  • Comprehend steam and condensate systems in coal fired power generation
  • Recognise the main items of plant and equipment
  • Have an awareness of the emissions control technology employed
  • Appreciate advanced coal fired generation
  • Identify the issues affecting modern coal fired plant

Downstream Fundamentals

Overview

The traditional refining industry is in the midst of a challenging landscape with larger capacity refineries being built in the Middle East and Asia challenging previous European dominance. This is in stark contrast to the petrochemical industry which is experiencing a resurgence and record levels of investment throughout the world.

The course offers a knowledge of the refining and petrochemical chain and its components which helps build a clear picture of operating costs. The delegates will learn about the refining process,  petrochemical process, costs and project schedules and capital cost examples.

Major producing and consuming regions are identified to help participants understand the supply/ demand situation. The delegates will study US, European, Middle East and Asian regional markets, pricing methodology, offering a look at traditional pricing structures and shifting trends.

Objectives

  • Understand the role of refining and petrochemicals in the energy mix
  • Comprehend refining processes
  • Discuss refining and petrochemical products
  • Recognise major EPC contractors
  • Gain an overview of operations
  • Identify growth of the petrochemical industry
  • Comprehend regional summaries
  • Recognise the major players
  • Explore prospects for future development
  • Appreciate markets and trading

Energy Construction Supply Chain

Overview

The course is designed to deliver a wide range of understanding to explain how large energy and infrastructure projects are constructed through the supply chain.

The sessions will cover an introduction to most common types of construction contract and explain the differences. Attendees will learn about assessing project risk and the commercial impacts. The role of procurement and supply chain development and operation are also covered together with common problems and disputes.

Objectives

  • Identify the more common types of project construction contract
  • Understand Framework and Term Contracts
  • Appreciate Project risk and assessment
  • Comprehend the supply chain models and operation

Gas Turbine Power Plant

Overview

The workshop will cover gas turbine plant, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), steam turbine and associated auxiliary equipment. Attendees will learn about thermodynamics and power cycles, materials choices and limitations, plant configuration, emissions control and HRSG and steam turbine design and operation. The course will also cover the economics and operating regime of gas turbine and based power generation.

Objectives

  • Recognise all major combined cycle power plant items
  • Understand thermodynamics and power cycles
  • Comprehend plant configuration and layout
  • Appreciate operating regime and economics

How Energy Markets Work

Overview

The course covers a range of economic, political and social concepts that drive the modern fundamentals of the energy market. Attendees will learn to appreciate the complex interactions that occur in the energy sector and how these impact on national policy and international business.

Objectives

  • Comprehend the importance of the price of oil
  • Identify the basics of energy trading
  • Appreciate fuel reserves and security
  • Understand balancing fossil fuels and green technologies
  • An awareness of finance and investment
  • Discuss national control versus private markets

Midstream Fundamentals

Overview

The course offers a knowledge of the LNG chain and its components which helps build a clear picture of operating costs. The delegate will learn about liquefaction, storage and regasification terminals, types of ship, construction and size, terminal costs and project schedules and capital cost examples.

Major producing and consuming regions are identified to help participants understand the supply/ demand situation. Further, major LNG producing companies (i.e. Qatar Petroleum, Shell, ExxonMobil, BG Group) and their strategies in relation to other commodities will be explored.  In addition, new developments in the field of Floating LNG (FLNG) will be examined.

Objectives

  • Understand the LNG value chain
  • Identify the drivers for LNG
  • Comprehend the liquefaction processes
  • Explore LNG shipping
  • Discuss LNG terminal/regasification
  • Have an awareness of Floating LNG
  • Gain an overview of operations
  • Discuss LNG plants worldwide
  • Examine the growth of the LNG industry
  • Comprehend regional summaries
  • Recognise the major players

Nuclear Fundamentals

Overview

This course covers a carefully structured series of topics that provide a very comprehensive understanding of scientific, reactor engineering design, economic, environmental, regulatory and social concerns in modern nuclear power engineering.

Objectives

  • Atomic structure and radioactivity
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Modern nuclear reactor design
  • Nuclear waste and decommissioning
  • Economics, regulation and social viability

Power Fundamentals

Overview

Attendees at this one-day course will gain a comprehensive overview of the sometimes complex matters which comprise the wider power generation industry. Subjects covered will include the basic types of plant, their construction and operation. The course will also cover energy policy within the context of a modern power generating portfolio.

Objectives

  • Understand the history of power and energy
  • Have an awareness of the technology on different power plants
  • Appreciate the nuclear plant types
  • Explain the fundamentals of renewable energy
  • Comprehend basic electrical theory of transmission and distribution
  • Recognise the economics and future plans for the power industry

An Introduction to the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000

Overview

This workshop is suitable for all individuals who have responsibility for compliance with UK and European legislation for new items and assemblies of pressure equipment.

It will also be of benefit to those who have responsibility for compliance with UK legislation for new and existing pressure systems, particularly those involved in asset care, installation, maintenance, operations and facility management.

Objectives

  • Appreciate the European New Approach Directives
  • Understand the scope of the PED and responsibilities
  • Identify Essential Safety Requirements
  • Explore activities and responsibilities of the manufacturer and Conformity Assessment bodies
  • Recognise Conformity Assessment Modules
  • Comprehend Global Conformity Assessment
  • Gain awareness of the changes to the classification of pressure equipment (2014/68/EU) which take effect from 1st June 2015
  • Discuss the historical development of the regulations
  • Appreciate the Flixborough disaster
  • Explain definitions and relevant fluid concept
  • Appreciate safe operating limits
  • Recognise Protective devices
  • Comprehend implications of 250 bar litres
  • Discuss Written Schemes of Examination
  • Discuss Examination by competent persons
  • Understand legal duties regarding installation, operation and maintenance
  • Realise the importance of record keeping
  • Appreciate the HSE Approved Code of Practice

Subsea Fundamentals

Overview

The course is delivered in seven modules covering the complete subsea life cycle through field appraisal and architecture, reservoir chemistry and flow assurance, equipment selection, field and project development to successful and effective operation. Technical innovation, economics and potential future developments are also covered.

Objectives

On completion of this one-day course delegates will have a thorough grounding in the full range of key issues that comprise the subsea industry. This includes field appraisal, flow assurance and subsea processing, main SURF equipment, project development and operation plus future developments and continuing innovation.

The Fundamentals of the Energy Industry

Overview

The course is structured around six modules which provide a broad and thorough introduction to the fundamentals of the energy sector.

The course initially covers basic concepts and definitions. Attendees then embark on a journey through the conventional oil & gas, power generation and nuclear sectors. The content also includes the major renewables, wind, solar, marine and biomass. In addition, the course also looks at economics, resources, politics and future developments.

Objectives

  • Basic energy concepts and definitions
  • Oil & Gas sector
  • Power generation
  • Nuclear energy
  • Renewables including wind, solar, marine and biomass
  • Socio-economic, political and technology development

Upstream Fundamentals

Overview

The course offers a knowledge of the oil and gas industry from its origin, exploration methods and production processes to commercial trends and technical terms.

The delegates will learn about the process involved in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. This will be followed by exploring options further downstream to learn how producers profit from the oil and gas discovery.

Major producing and consuming regions are identified to help participants understand the supply/ demand situation.  In addition, national oil companies (NOCs) and international oil companies (IOCs) and their strategies in relation to oil and gas will be explored.

Objectives

  • Explore fossil fuels formation and reserves
  • Understand the oil and gas value chain
  • Comprehend exploration processes
  • Recognise the crude oil and gas production process
  • Identify how oil is converted into products
  • Discuss how to convert natural gas into products
  • Understand Petroleum trading
  • Recognise industry technical terms and acronyms
  • Appreciate emerging challenges for the industry

Appraisal Skills

Overview

The workshop examines the principles of appraisal and what constitutes best practice in an appraisal scheme. It reviews the appraisal interview, and identifies how to make the most of it for all concerned.

Objectives

  • Identify the benefits of appraisal
  • Recognise the purpose of appraisal
  • Understand different approaches
  • Discuss new appraisal schemes
  • Comprehend appraisal paperwork
  • Appreciate one to one line management
  • Run the appraisal interview
  • Understand a range of feedback methods

Assertive Behaviour

Overview

This workshop will provide the confidence to deal more effectively and assertively with difficult situations in the workplace, as well as ensuring that ideas and opinions are heard and respected.

Objectives

  • Define assertiveness
  • Understand other communication styles
  • Identify your communication strengths
  • Adopt techniques for making requests and dealing with overload
  • Comprehend how to disagree in a positive manner
  • State your views clearly and being heard
  • Use a range of presentation skills
  • Use active listening skills
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Participate in team meetings

Customer Care

Overview

This workshop will help improve skills in listening to clients and understanding their needs so that you can provide what they really want, where and when they want it

Objectives

  • Understand who your customers are
  • Define excellent customer service
  • Identify the values, vision and mission of your organisation
  • Deal with difficult customers and complaints
  • Comprehend telephone do's and don'ts
  • Adopt anger management techniques
  • Build relationships
  • Use assertive behaviour
  • Use active listening skills

Key Account Management

Overview

This workshop is designed to equip sales functions with the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviour to operate more effectively in order to maximise sales and profit in a competitive market.

Objectives

  • Identify the role, responsibilities and behaviours of an Account Manager
  • Understand what constitutes current best practice
  • Create an account plan utilising clear and measurable objective setting
  • Conduct skilled, structured customer call interview utilising persuasive selling techniques
  • Effectively communicate both internally and externally
  • Prepare a measurable action plan based on awareness of personal development needs
  • Adopt key behaviours within the workplace immediately following the learning

Mentoring Skills

Overview

This workshop will provide the opportunity to examine the skills, behaviours and values essential to become an effective mentor. Through a series of discussions, interactive exercises and case studies the day will cover the essentials of mentoring alongside potential pitfalls and problems.

Objectives

  • Understand what mentoring is
  • Comprehend the Mentoring process
  • Establish Ground Rules
  • Identify different mentoring styles
  • Recognise different personality types
  • Develop effective relationships
  • Understand mentoring values
  • Recognise pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Use active listening skills
  • Set goals & action planning
  • Understand how to evaluate the mentoring relationship

Negotiation Skills

Overview

This workshop is suitable for those who need an introduction to professional negotiating. This includes those fairly new to professional negotiating and specialists who support professional negotiators.

Objectives

  • Define Negotiation
  • Prepare to Negotiate
  • Plan, Priorities and Styles
  • Develop core skills and effective behaviour
  • Approach Proposals
  • Understand Bargaining Techniques

Presentation Skills

Overview

This one day course examines every aspect of presentation skills, from preparation and rehearsal to the style of a presentation. Delegates will gain confidence and deliver a structured an interesting presentation.

Objectives

  • Develop and communicate clear messages
  • Motivate your audience
  • Structure your presentation
  • Handle nerves
  • Develop your confidence
  • Develop your personal presence

Recruitment & Selection

Overview

This workshop will enable you to manage recruitment in a timely and professional manner. It will develop the skills and confidence required to recruit the right person for the job.

Objectives

  • Write a good job description / advertisement
  • Appreciate the legal responsibilities
  • Manage difficult situations at interview
  • Prepare for an interview
  • Use behavioural based questions to identify the best candidate
  • Comprehend the post interview process

Stress Management

Overview

This workshop will enable delegates to recognise the symptoms of stress and the effects of stress on the body and mind. Delegates will complete a stress audit and learn how to employ effective strategies to ensure wellbeing and reduce stress.

Objectives

  • Understand the source of stress
  • Identify the causes of stress
  • Comprehend work related stress
  • Undertake a self analysis
  • Recognise how to break stress down
  • Appreciate the effects of stress on the body
  • Use strategies and techniques
  • Recognise available support

Technical Report Writing

Overview

Clear and concise reports are critical when conveying important information.  This course will provide participants with a methodology for successfully producing technical reports which address the requirements of the reader, as well as those of the writer.

Objectives

  • Strategically consider the purpose of the report and intended audience
  • Appreciate the purpose of each of the standard report sections
  • Understand the correct use of English including grammar and punctuation
  • Deal with equations, figures and graphics for the best effect
  • Appreciate the importance of layout and presentation
  • Access standard systems for references
  • Review and edit the report
  • Identify common pitfalls

The Effective Manager

Overview

This one day course will help new managers gain confidence and skills. It focuses on the people skills which managers require to supervise and motivate their teams.

Objectives

  • The Role of the Manager
  • Leadership and Management
  • Management Styles
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Assertive Behaviour
  • Managing Time
  • Tools and Strategies
  • Motivating Others
  • Performance Management
  • Delivering Constructive Feedback

Time Management

Overview

This one day course will help individuals to make better use of their time.

It will introduce a range of tools and techniques to help them manage their workload.

Objectives

  • Managing Time
  • The Business and its Impact on Time Management
  • Timewasters
  • Your Energy Cycle
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Planning and Prioritisation
  • Managing Interruptions
  • Action Plan

An Introduction to CDM

Overview

This course focuses on the new CDM 2015 regulations and how they link with accepted project management principles, and the recommended management tools to put these principles into practice. The course introduces delegates to the background of CDM and how to apply the regulations in practice.

Objectives

  • Gain an awareness of the background to CDM and links to other health and safety laws
  • Identify CDM duties and requirements
  • Recognise main HSE and industry guidance documents
  • Comprehend how planning and design link to Part 4
  • Understand alignment of duties with procurement routes and contractual arrangements
  • Gain an overview of CDM and the links to project management
  • Recognise CDM tools: risk registers; RAG lists; hazard identification workshops etc

Basic Microsoft Excel

Overview

This course is suitable for those who have not used Excel previously, or who do not use Excel on a regular basis and have not received formal training.  The course provides an overview to the basic functions of Excel and those attending will gain the confidence to create and format spreadsheets as well as presenting data professionally.

Objectives

  • Create worksheets
  • Format text
  • Use simple and complex formulas
  • Handle rows and columns
  • Use Autocomplete
  • Use styles
  • Insert headers and footers
  • Use the average, max and min functions
  • Create and format graphs and charts

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Overview

This course is suitable for those who have attended an Excel basic course or for those who use Excel regularly to perform basic functions.  It will enable attendees to create more detailed spreadsheets and use more advanced functions.

Objectives

  • Enter data and more simple formulas quickly on single and linked worksheets
  • Sort and Filter data
  • Use absolute and relative cell addressing
  • Use the IF Function
  • Use LOOKUP tables
  • Create more detailed charts and graphs

Advanced Microsoft Excel

Overview

This course is suitable for those who have attended an intermediate Excel course and would like to learn more advanced features.

It is also suitable for those who use Excel on a daily basis to create larger or more complex spreadsheets and who would like to learn more.

Objectives

  • Use AutoFill
  • Create and working with tables
  • Use/hide worksheets
  • Apply custom formats
  • Define, use and manage named ranges
  • Use conditional formatting and filter data
  • Record and run macros
  • Summarise data, database functions and create pivot tables
  • Use data across worksheets, switch between workbooks and workbook templates
  • Use worksheet, file and cell properties and Excel’s statistical functions

Microsoft Excel VBA

Overview

This one-day workshop is suitable for Excel users at all levels of experience who want to enter the world of VBA programming. Ideally, users should have some experience of recording Macros in Excel but no previous experience in programming is needed. This course is suitable for all versions of Microsoft Excel.

Objectives

  • The Visual Basic Editor: a tour of the programming environment.
  • The Language of VBA: introducing the programming language.
  • Rules and Conventions: the “need to know” of writing code.
  • Excel’s Object Model: what to call things and how to talk to Excel.
  • Getting Help: There is lots of help. Here’s how to find it.
  • Branching Code: Using If and Case Statements to create decision-making code.
  • Loops: Automatically repeating code sequences.
  • Variables and Constants: For storing data during a macro or controlling loops.
  • User Interaction: Communicate with the user for information and instructions.
  • Stepping Through Code: running a macro a line at a time to check its performance.
  • Identifying Potential Errors: and making sure they don’t occur.
  • Documenting Your Work: adding comments and notes to your macros.
  • Understanding Macro Security: Making your code safe and secure.
  • Basic Error Handling: Planning for the unexpected.
  • Distributing Macros: The best ways to share macros with other users.

Microsoft Project Basic

Overview

This course will provide delegates with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Project basics. Attendees will feel confident using MS Project and be able to define,schedule and monitor tasks using a variety of tools and views.

Objectives

  • Build and edit a project plan
  • Create and assign resources
  • Manage project costs
  • Track progress
  • Filter and print project plans
  • Communicate plans
  • Produce reports
  • Recognise different Views
  • Understand Critical Path
  • Appreciate Project Baseline
  • Update project
  • Comprehend resource pooling
  • Consolidate projects

Microsoft Project Intermediate

Overview

This course is suitable for those with a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Project or have migrated from an older version and wish to progress to the more complicated functions and features.

Objectives

  • Create custom filters
  • Create Custom Tables and Views
  • Compare versions of plans
  • Create and tracking resource budgets
  • Analyse project data using Excel
  • Create custom export maps
  • Use modify and create visual reports
  • Record and run a macro
  • Create, edit and use a template
  • Use the organiser

Presenting Using Powerpoint

Overview

This course is suitable for those who are required to create and deliver professional presentations and would like to avoid ‘death by PowerPoint’ to their audience.

It will be valuable to those who are familiar with the basics of PowerPoint and would like to make their presentations more informative, interactive and interesting.

Objectives

  • Identify the do’s and don’ts of PowerPoint presentations
  • Use the Master Slides and backgrounds
  • Insert advanced custom animations
  • Be confident in using screen grabs, pictures, movies and sound clips
  • Customise the slideshow
  • Set up the projector and the presentation view

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for End Users

Overview

The goal of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge required by an end-user of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The course will emphasise hands-on experience, with a series of self-guided exercises integrated into the training.

Delegates will discover how to access SharePoint from a browser or from Microsoft Office; how to use SharePoint to collaborate within a team; organise and manage documents, events, lists and other items. Delegates will also be shown how to create their own site with both public and private areas, and how to search for information in a portal site.

Objectives

  • Appreciate how SharePoint can help create a collaborative working environment
  • Recognise site structure and the SharePoint building blocks
  • Find information and people in a SharePoint site
  • Create and edit libraries and lists
  • Sort and filter items in a list or library
  • Use a document library for collaborative working
  • Share a team calendar and contact list
  • Connect people to lists and libraries using Outlook
  • Control document editing using Check In / Check Out
  • Manage documents using versioning
  • Create draft versions of documents

Business English for Non Native Speakers

Overview

This course takes a more general approach to English language use. It is ideal for determined professional and business clients who want to make fast progress and improve their English conversational skills and vocabulary.

Objectives

  • Participate at meetings and in discussions
  • Feel comfortable using the telephone & online communications
  • Engage in business networking & socialising
  • Conduct negotiations in an assertive manner
  • Give presentations & speeches with confidence

Business Writing for Non Native English Speakers

Overview

If English isn't your first language, business writing can be a challenge. This workshop will help you to express yourself clearly and appropriately in written English and will provide tips on building your skills and confidence.

Objectives

  • Identify your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Comprehend your organisation's house style
  • Use plain English
  • Get the right words in the right order
  • Formal or informal? Get the tone right
  • Understand the importance of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Plan a structure and guideline for letters and emails

Doing Business in Brazil

Overview

This half day course will introduce Brazil via its historical background and its South American context with all its immense regional differences and wealth of natural resources.

Attendees will also learn of Brazil’s lengthy association with Britain and how this helps us together with a broad range of cultural aspects of dealing with Brazilians and how they perceive us and react to us in the crucial process of establishing successful business relationships.

It will also cover the use of agents and partnering Brazilian companies with a view to achieving business success.

Objectives

  • Identify the key markets
  • Identify the regional issues
  • Gain knowledge of the Brazilian culture
  • Comprehend how to build successful relationships in Brazil
  • Appreciate the Do’s and Don'ts of doing business in Brazil
  • Recognise the benefits and the challenges when dealing with local agents

Doing Business in the Middle East

Overview

This half day event will examine the key markets and regional issues in the Middle East. It will also include a cross-cultural awareness and address how to build relationships in the region. Attendees will learn about the importance of a local agent and finally how to achieve business success in the Middle East.

Objectives

  • Identify the key markets
  • Identify the regional issues
  • Comprehend how to build relationships in the Middle East
  • Appreciate the Do’s and Don’ts of doing business in the Middle East
  • Recognise the benefits and the challenges when dealing with local agents

Doing Business in Russia

Overview

This half day event will examine the key markets and regional issues in Russia. It will also include a cross-cultural awareness and address how to build relationships in the region. Attendees will learn about the importance of a local agent and finally how to achieve business success in Russia.

Objectives

  • Identify the key markets
  • Identify the regional issues
  • Comprehend how to build relationships with the Russians
  • Appreciate Do’s and Don’ts of doing business in Russia
  • Recognise the benefits and the challenges when dealing with local agents

Coaching

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential”. Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles”.

Coaching is widely used as a development process and more than 80% of British companies embrace it in some form. This is because coaching works.

We offer a non-directive approach to coaching. Our role is to support the agreement of a clear well formed outcome and then facilitate a focussed confidential discussion, usually resulting in a planned course of action.

Typically sessions last between 1– 1½ hours. The number of sessions is totally controlled by the needs of the client-some find just two or three sessions effective. Others benefit from longer programmes, or dip in and out as required.

Our coaches are qualified, have worked in senior positions and have a track record of successful coaching assignments.

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching does not offer advice; instead it uses effective questioning, active listening, summarising and reflection techniques, as well as more advanced coaching techniques; for example, belief busting and meta-mirror.

The process offers a neutral sounding board, enabling you to realise the most effective course of action for yourself.

We charge £125 per coaching session

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Team building events can be a fantastic way to re-focus, re-energise and motivate teams to perform at a much higher level and Amical Associates aim to maximise the effectiveness of both the team and the individual within the workplace through creating tailor-made team building events and corporate events.

They are designed to meet the specific needs of a team and can be as short as ½ day depending on the time the team has available. They can incorporate a blend of academic theory and dynamic exercises, which are designed to fit the organisational culture and the participants' physical ability level.

The process involves a series of engaging and fun practical challenges, either indoors or out, using a structured approach to experiential learning and active reviewing.

We can also use Psychometric Profiling to add another dimension to the teams learning process.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Psychometric profiling can be a useful tool. It is essential that results are followed up appropriately to allow an individual to improve performance as a result of the feedback and to explore, and understand the key outcomes of the profile.

The process involves consultation with clients to diagnose which tool would be most suitable to achieve the objectives and utilise the collated data to deliver development solutions.

These profiles can be used on individuals and entire teams. These would either be delivered as stand-alone workshops or as part of a Team Build Event.

We are accredited to administer:

•  Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
•  16 Personality Factor (16pf)
•  Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)
•  Belbin (SPI)
•  Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
•  EQ-i2 Emotional Intelligence

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality questionnaire that helps to identify personality preferences. It’s these preferences that can sometimes be the basis of misunderstandings and miscommunication between people. 

The 16PF measures a set of 16 traits that describe and predict a person's behaviour in a variety of contexts.  The 'depth and breadth of insights' given is especially useful for major development investments; at all levels.  This really rounded view allows managers to select, develop and motivate people based on a 'full-picture‘.

The OPQ is a personality test which measures aspects of behaviour that are crucial to performance potential, which cannot easily be identified by other techniques, such as reading CVs and interviewing.

Belbin (SPI) the value of this Self Perception Inventory lies in enabling a team to have an awareness of the team role of each individual member. A team role as defined by Dr Meredith Belbin is a ‘tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way’.

The SDI® (Strength Deployment Inventory®) is a proven, memorable tool for improving team effectiveness and reducing the costs of conflict. It is the flagship learning resource of a suite of development tools based on Relationship Awareness — a learning model for effectively and accurately understanding the motive behind behaviour. When people discover the unique motivation of themselves and others, they greatly enhance their ability to communicate more effectively and handle personal and interpersonal conflict more productively.

This assessment creates an in depth report of your current levels of Emotional Intelligence (EI) ; a qualified EI coach will give you feedback to enable you to understand this report in more detail and identify how to build on your EI capability.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Amical Associates offers a translation service for your company.

We use native speaking translators who are specialists across all industries and are highly educated.

The service is secure and confidential with a fast turnaround time.

We are currently able to offer the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
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