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The Alumni

Receiving a Princess Royal Training Award means you become part of its Alumni network.

Get access to exclusive content and unique opportunities.

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The network

The Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni network is diverse, covering a wide range of sectors, sizes and UK locations.

Being part of the network gives you access to:

  • a private networking platform on LinkedIn
  • exclusive content to further your skills and knowledge
  • a calendar of events to meet like-minded professionals.

Caring Homes Group (2016, 2018)

East Coast FM (2017, 2018)

2018: Working in partnership
2017: Training for all
Charities and not-for-profit | <50 employees | East Lothian

Introduce me (alumni only)

Lloyds Banking Group (2018, 2019)

2018: Equipping leaders for the future
2019: Developing personal resilience

Banking, insurance and finance | 1000+ employees | Multiple locations

Introduce me (alumni only)

Medical Defence Union (2017, 2018)

Mortgage Advice Bureau (2018, 2019)

MWR InfoSecurity Ltd (2017, 2018)

Royal Bank of Scotland (2018, 2019)

The Donkey Sanctuary (2016, 2018)

IBM UK Ltd (2016, 2019)

Mercedes-Benz UK (2016, 2017)

I want to educate others on the benefits of having highly-trained volunteers, and how easy it is to do. Anita Rigler

Volunteer Coordinator, Macmillan Caring Locally

Part of being a recipient of the Princess Royal Training Awards must be a commitment to spreading the word about L&D best practice. Chris Craggs

Chief Executive, McFT

Unique opportunities

Understanding Leadership with ILM: 10 September 2019

Improve the way you manage and lead your teams at this interactive session delivered by ILM.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of leadership behaviours and styles as well as useful tips that will help you manage and understand your team more effectively
  • Grow or improve your role and confidence as an effective leader

Who should attend?

  • Managers
  • Aspiring Managers
  • Anyone wanting to improve their Leadership and Management skills.

What will I will learn in this workshop?

  • How to build trust in a team
  • How teams can be managed effectively through understanding leadership styles and when to use them
  • Identify leadership behaviours and styles
  • Tools and tips to use in your role as a leader
Understanding Leadership | ILM

Time and location:

  • 7:45AM-9:30AM
  • City & Guilds Group, Giltspur House, 5-6 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DE.
  • Breakfast will be available from 7:45 and the session will start at 8:00.

All L&D professionals are welcome.

See you there!

Past events

Manchester meet-up: 1 May 2019

Aaron (Sax) Saxton, Director of Education at UKFast will be talking about  nurturing a growth mindset for apprentices and about the impact of the employee experience they provide.
Shahid Shami, Head of L&D and Sales Operations at Exchange Utility will be looking at how coaching has increased employee engagement and changed the learning culture of Exchange Utility.
Louise Marshall, Director of Infrastructure & Shared Services at Brother UK will be sharing their Employee Engagement Toolkit, an app that empowered employees to learn at all levels and enhanced their well-being.
Time and location: 5:30-7:30PM, UKFast Campus, Birley Fields, Manchester M15 5QJ.
All L&D professionals are welcome.

Alumni Breakfast - 30 November 2018

Rachel Hanson, UX Architect at the John Lewis Partnership will talk about introducing the ‘human + digital’ experience to staff and in-store to improve business performance.
Mike Collins, Senior People Experience Specialist at River Island will explain how L&D data can provide powerful insights to support evidence-based decision making.
Time and location: 08.30-10.00, London.
All L&D professionals are welcome.

2018 Welcome Workshop: 17 September 2018

Each year we invite new Award recipients to attend a hands-on workshop. Don’t miss out on this event as you will learn how to make the most of your Award:

  • get professional advice on how to maximise media coverage
  • hear past recipients’ tips on how to spread the news
  • meet Alumni members and activate new connections.

The annual workshop is held in London on Monday 17 September 2018.

Exclusive content

Join the conversation

The Princess Royal Training Awards Alumni LinkedIn group is for members to connect and collaborate. Take advantage of this platform to pursue your passion and share best practice in training and L&D. Here you can share exciting content and generate discussions that will let you access different perspectives in your field. Join like-minded professionals in the conversation and start growing your network, knowledge and practice.

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