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All our clients genuinely matter to us in any year and we are extremely grateful for your support this year in particular. It’s therefore unfair to single people out but a key feature of this year has been in 2 distinct areas:
- New clients that we have welcomed and,
- New work carried out for existing clients
New clients are welcome anytime and it’s been great that people have come to work with us during lockdown and without us being able to do our usual visiting and networking. The list includes:
- Scottish Government International Trade & Investment – a conference using Zoom in October
- NHS ARHAI (Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection) – running a series of team development events
- Dumfries & Galloway College – Executive Coaching & Facilitation of Team and Board sessions
- Hutcheson Associates – Executive & Business Coaching
- NHS National Services Division – conference OD session on resilience, morale & change
- 1Let – Senior Team Development
- Scottish Cities Alliance – Career Development Workshops
- Scotland IS – team building using Rocket simulation
New work for existing clients includes:
- Ofgem – Webinars & Career Development Workshops
- Education Scotland – new style influence programme to reflect remote working
- Universities Scotland – Team development & working group sessions
- NHS NSS – weekly webinars on a variety of leadership topics
- Renfrewshire Council – a variety of activities, including webinars, 121 coaching, facilitation of workshops & recruitment
- CompanyNet – rebranding workshops
We have all learned a lot the past few months and particularly about the different ways that people learn and work in a remote workplace. The Future Proof Learning team have been putting this knowledge to use recently and have been designing and creating some exciting new products which can be delivered entirely online.
Firstly, we are delighted to announce that, in partnership with Manabu Learning, we have begun running virtual escape rooms! We have a series of games where teams of players must work together, communicate effectively and problem-solve their way through a number of challenges in order to escape. The games are designed to test your teamworking and communication skills as well as your ability to think outside of the box. The games are run on Zoom so you can access them from a computer, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. Each event lasts no longer than two hours and we can accommodate groups of 8-80 people although we will require additional facilitators for larger groups. Christmas parties are not going to be the same as what we are used to so this could be a brilliant alternative to enjoy some well-earned festive fun together as a team. It could also be a great tool for providing some social interaction for staff which is highly sought after and hard to replicate in a virtual environment.
As you will have seen from our previous updates and our new website, we have been focusing heavily on redesigning our products and services to suit online working. Over the last few months, we have redesigned our training programme for the highly effective transformational change method AOD (Assured Outcome Delivery) to be run entirely online and remotely. Just this week, Willie has been running a session via Microsoft Teams for a large public sector organisation in England and the feedback has been very positive. The future of AOD online is very exciting and in conjunction with our partners at the Outcome Delivery Network, we’re hoping to roll out a series of these training sessions throughout 2021.
Our series of webinars has been running since April and we’ve really appreciated your contributions and kind feedback. Some of our clients have requested that we run some bespoke webinars in-house for their own teams and we’re delighted to say that these have also been very well received. We’re looking forward to starting the next set of webinars in the new year, so please do let us know if there are any topics you’d like us to cover.
If you would like to hear more about our services or to find out how we could help you and your organisation, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had a few changes in the team this year to update you on:
Denise Campbell – Denise re-joins the team properly, following her relocation from Yorkshire back to Leith. Welcome home Denise – it’s great to have you back!
Luke & Hazel Robertson – Luke & Hazel have been working with us to design and deliver the webinars this year and to contribute to our work on resilience and coaching. Delighted to be working with you both
William Redpath – Will joins us following our partnership with Manabu Learning to work with us on Virtual Escape Rooms and other Virtual Team Products. Exciting new frontiers of work Will!
While 2020 has been an unprecedented year it has not been all bad for the Maltman family! We were delighted when David and Laura announced they are expecting a baby in early 2021. Willie and Barbara are very excited about welcoming their first grandchild into the world and with the advent of the Covid-19 vaccine, it will hopefully be a safer world.
Future Proof Learning are also pleased to announce that David has recently been promoted to Associate Director and he is looking forward to taking on more of the leadership of the business overall.
The good news didn’t end there – we got a lovely surprise when our daughter Sarah and her boyfriend Craig announced their engagement in September. We now have a wedding to look forward to in August 2022 when Corona Virus will hopefully be a thing of the past. It will be the celebration of the century – music, dancing, hugging!! Life is good! 😊