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Placing People at the Centre of your Strategy

An Introduction to Working in the City of London and the UK

Adjusting to life in the UK can be a challenge, particularly when you are also assuming a new role in an organisation. This flexible interactive programme can be presented as a one-day course or delivered in a series of modules. It aims to assist newcomers to the UK and in particular, the City of London, in adapting to local business cultures and processes. The earlier an individual can acclimatise, the earlier they become assured in their role and an effective member of the team.

A typical programme would be divided into four modules:

Module 1: Life and Working in the UK
◊ Introduction to Life in the UK
◊ Making yourself understood and understanding others
◊ Its not what you say it’s the way you say it
◊ Body Language – creating the right perception
◊ Team Work - being part of the team

Module 2: London & the UK Business Environment
◊ The Role of the City in the Financial Services Industry
◊ The Current Environment – Post Crisis
◊ Governance, Regulation & Compliance

Module 3: Key Roles & Functions
◊ Organisational Structures
◊ The Markets and the Role of the Treasurer
◊ Investment Banking & the Capital Markets
◊ Corporate & Commercial Banking
◊ Retail Banking
◊ Marketing & Sales Cultures

Module 4: Leadership
◊ Introduction – Nurture or Nature
◊ Leadership Qualities
◊ Relationship Building & People Engagement
◊ Key Stakeholder Management
◊ Effective Communication & Presentation Skills
◊ Team Work & Performance Management

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