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Personal Development Courses and Training

Personal Development Courses and Training

Personal development improves your quality of life through the development of skills to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Personal development courses could include areas relating to self-awareness, stress management, efficiency, creativity, time management and career change.

Browse the list of personal development courses below and request information for those that interest you.

With Activia, personal development training comes the way you want it: at your place or ours; off-the-shelf or bespoke; scheduled public classes or closed private courses matched to your requirements. 

Activia Training has over 200 courses at highly competitive prices, from Microsoft to Management, from Sales to Soft Skills, at 11 UK centres or delivered at your offices.

 
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Personal Development Training Course
Corporate Coach Group
         
(44)
850 GBP
Multiple (5)
This two-day personal development training course is designed to help you to develop your interpersonal skills and professional attitude relating...
Personal Development Toolkit
MPW Learning
Nationwide
Using MPW's comprehensive toolkit for Personal Development you will achieve greater efficiency in planning your outcomes and following through with...
How to Create & Develop Your Personal Professional Brand
BPP Professional Education
599 GBP
Multiple (2)
This programme will provide practical guidance in understanding how personal professional brands are created and developed. Delegates will be guided...
Personal Development for Professionals - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
What do you want? You cannot have everything but you can certainly have more than you have at the moment....
Confidence Training - In-House Personal Development Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(4)
Nationwide
Looking to enhance the confidence levels of your team or perhaps yourself? This motivational Confidence Training Course is adapted &...
Personal Development Planning
London Corporate Training Ltd
2,550 GBP
London
This one-week PDP course is designed to help managers enhance their staff performance management processes. Participants will create an action plan based...
Developing Your Personal Impact & Building Productive Relationships
Hemsley Fraser
         
(2)
999 GBP
Multiple (3)
This two-day interactive course teaches you how to assess your own style, think differently about your daily interactions, and identify...
Developing Self Esteem, Assertiveness and Personal Effectiveness
Courtney Associates (Global)
Nationwide
This Developing Self Esteem, Assertiveness and Personal Effectiveness course is designed to unlock delegates' potential on both a personal and a...
Developing Self Esteem, Assertiveness and Personal Effectiveness
Courtney Associates (Global)
         
(1)
345 GBP
Multiple (5)
This Developing Self Esteem, Assertiveness and Personal Effectiveness course is designed to unlock delegates' potential on both a personal and a...
Developing Your Personal Impact & Building Productive Relationships - In-House
Hemsley Fraser
2,600 GBP
Nationwide
This interactive, in-house course teaches you how to assess your own style, think about your daily interactions differently, and identify...
Personal Development for Professionals
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
What do you want? You cannot have everything but you can certainly have more than you have at the moment....
Understanding Personality - the Key to Professional Success
BPP Professional Education
599 GBP
Multiple (2)
Through this Understand Contracts course from BPP, participants will obtain a better understanding of business to business (B2B) contracts from...
Personal Impact
Impact Factory
Worldwide
This in-house training course by Impact Factory empowers participants to embrace and develop their personal impact at work, in order...
Writing A Journal For Personal Development
Open Study College
229 GBP
Distance
This Journaling course explores what is invloved with Journaling and how you can use it as a powerful resource in...
Personal Impact
Maynard Leigh Associates
385 GBP
London
This one-day Personal Impact training programme is designed to help you take your personal development to the next level. This...
Personal Impact Course - Two Day
Impact Factory
         
(2)
850 GBP
London
This two-day Personal Impact training programme is designed to help participants understand their impact on others and what changes they can make when they...
Personal Impact Course - One Day
Impact Factory
         
(1)
450 GBP
London
This Personal Impact training programme is designed for participants to understand their impact on others. Personal Impact is an intensive training programme including...
Personal Skills for Professional Excellence
Learning Tree International
London
You Will Learn How To Add value to your organization by building your strengths and talents Get results working with...
Personal Effectiveness and Priority Management
Developing People International
1,375 GBP
Nationwide
This Personal Effectiveness and Priority Management  course will develop the skills of  delegates to be more efficient and productive in their...
Professional Development Essentials
Learning Tree International
London
You Will Learn How To Identify and apply your talents, strengths, and competencies Demonstrate the attitudes and behaviors of professional...
Personal Effectiveness
Maguire Training
         
(1)
Nationwide
Delegates will learn that personal management is an essential part of the manager's business success. People will more readily follow...
Personal Impact
Make Yourself
         
(1)
Nationwide
For some it is innate, but for most individuals the crucial ability to develop and maintain a good first impression...
Introduction to Building Personal Resilience
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
450 GBP
Multiple (3)
Do you often feel overwhelmed by the pace of change and the demand to deliver results in today's modern world?...
Personal Effectiveness - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
This course is designed for those who wish to improve their level of personal effectiveness in the workplace. It aims...
Personal Effectiveness Training
Corporate Coach Group
850 GBP
Multiple (5)
This highly practical personal effectiveness training course is designed to help you to develop your interpersonal skills and professional attitude...
It's About Time! - A Personal Effectiveness Programme
Cosensa Learning and Development
         
(1)
345 GBP
Multiple (7)
This one day Personal Effectiveness Programme programme is a more specific study on specific areas of our work life where...
Keys To Personal Effectiveness
Institute of Directors
835 GBP
London
This intensive 1-day Keys to Personal Effectiveness course is designed to instruct directors in how to maximise their effectiveness in...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps participants understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse demands...
It's About Time! - A Personal Effectiveness Programme - In-house
Cosensa Learning and Development
Nationwide
This one day Personal Effectiveness Programme programme is a more specific study on specific areas of our work life where...
Executive PA Advanced Course – Personal Effectiveness
Souters
         
(5)
499 GBP
London
This intensive one-day course is designed to further enhance the skills and successes of existing PAs (or those in related roles)....
Time Management and Personal Effectiveness
TACK International
595 GBP
Multiple (3)
This high energy, individually focused and thought provoking Time Management and Personal Effectiveness workshop from Tack International is designed to...
Introduction to Building Personal Resilience - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
Do you often feel overwhelmed by the pace of change and the demand to deliver results in today's modern world?...
Time Management for Personal Effectiveness
Illumine Training
         
(34)
Worldwide
Manage time more effectively and work more efficiently with practical strategies and options. Essential, but often overlooked skills to help...
Problem Solving & Business Development course
MLP Training
         
(1)
375 GBP
Manchester
This Problem Solving & Business Development course will give participants the skills to either realise a business concept or continually innovate...
Building Personal & Professional Confidence - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
This course is aimed at anybody who struggles to assert themselves in business or social situations because of a lack...
Personal Organisation Skills for Secretaries & PAs - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
This course is intended to complement People Management Skills for Secretaries and PAs, but can be taken alone. The focus...
In-house Problem Solving & Business Development course
MLP Training
Nationwide
The development of a business is determined by it's ability to continuously improve in everything it does. With this in-house...
Personal Impact - Theatreworks
National Theatre
         
(15)
440 GBP
London
Drawing on the techniques used by professional actors and directors, this Theatreworks Personal Impact workshop is designed to help delegates...
Personal Effectiveness Masterclass
Action and Theory Ltd
         
(6)
London
This empowering and inspiring course provides participants with the tools and techniques required for achieving high output goals, managing diverse...
Developing Resilience
Illumine Training
450 GBP
London
This one day course from Illumine Training has been designed to help participants develop a set of skills in resilience....
Developing Resilience
Illumine Training
Worldwide
This course from Illumine Training has been designed to help participants develop a set of skills in resilience. Workplace change...
Smarter Thinking, Smarter Working
BPP Professional Education
35 GBP
Distance
This Smarter Thinking, Smarter Working online training course from BPP has been developed to teach participants how to use both...
Personal Effectiveness
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(25)
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed for those who wish to improve their level of personal effectiveness in the workplace. It aims...
Personal Effectiveness
Thirdwave Business Partnership
199 GBP
Nationwide
This interactive workshop provides you with a range of tools and techniques that will help you achieve a higher level...
Circle Management Development Programme
3gHR
299 GBP
Berkshire
This track looks at the role of a leader in an organisation from a strategic perspective. The focus ranges from...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(50)
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps delegates understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse...
One Day Happiness Seminar
Corporate Coach Group
295 GBP
London - City
Transform your personal and professional happiness with this inspiring One Day Happiness Seminar from Corporate Coach Group. This special personal...
Soft Skills Training for Business Analysis
Learning Tree International
London
You Will Learn How To Apply soft skills to increase your effectiveness as a business analyst Elicit clear stakeholder requirements...
Developing Assertiveness Skills in the Public Sector - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
Working to optimum effectiveness in and around the public sector can benefit by building assertive communication skills and increasing personal...
Building Personal & Professional Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(15)
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is aimed at anybody who struggles to assert themselves in business or social situations because of a lack...
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What exactly is personal development?

Personal development focuses on achieving personal growth through enhanced self-awareness and the acquisition of additional knowledge and skills that will help you achieve your goals. Those goals and aspirations will vary significantly from person to person and they could include, for example:

  • Being more proactive
  • Read more
  • Travel more
  • Learn about other countries, cultures, politics, nature, etc.
  • Find more time to spend with family
  • Take up skydiving
  • Increased motivation at work
  • Learn a new skill
  • Take a course in this or that
  • Be more confident
  • Take up yoga

This list endless and it is really all about doing the things that make you happy.

Even though a lot of personal development courses focus on the individual's non-professional life, what is done in this area has a direct reflection on their work-life. Leading a happier lifestyle will always have a positive impact on your professional life. This in turn feeds back to create an even happier life. It's the kind of positive cycle that has the ability to lift one to greater levels of happiness and contentment.

The tools to achieve personal development

There are many tips and tools to assist you with achieving your personal development goals. You need to formulate clear goals and then you can work on how to turn them into reality. Some tools that help you achieve this are:

  • A Personal Development Plan
  • A Professional Development Plan
  • Personal development courses

The Personal Development Plan lets you map out your goals, obstacles and a plan of action. The Professional Development Plan allows you to combine your professional aspirations with your personal development goals and to make sure they do not work against each other. For example, your personal goal may be to travel more, but at the same time, you may be acquiring professional skills that will make you a likely candidate for a management position. If the latter prevents travel, then you need to revisit your plan. If travel is more important, you may want to guide your career in a direction that will enable you to become a freelance consultant some months or years down the line.

Popular personal development courses

An endless number of courses are available to help you on your exciting journey. Here are a few of the more popular ones:

Always remember that you may be on the critical path of another person's personal development plan. You may have a skill or a capability that someone else may want to learn from. Self-awareness and coaching / mentoring skills are very relevant qualities to demonstrate in such cases.

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