Spring is in the air our exciting this month is that Positive Parties Founder & CEO Denise Devlin is a speaker at the Women In Business NI Conference in the Hilton Hotel Belfast on the 21st May. The theme of the Conference is ‘Leading Global Ambition,’ which is very apt as this is the year Positive Parties Franchise takes off in’ full swing.’ Denise will deliver an interactive session on the Power of Positive Thinking.
February was very busy for staff training days. We started a day Positive Parties workshop with Pramerica, corporate company based in Letterkenny, 14 of their HR Department. The feedback was fantastic with one team member saying “Very good. First training course that has engaged me for the full time frame.” Other comments were – “Clear messages through fun and laughter.” “Team bonding and such a fun way to learn. The name of the training does what it says on the tin.” “I learned a lot. Very informative and s fun training session.” “Enjoyable, fun and enlightening.”
Our contract with North West Regional College in 2015 for Positive Parties workshop with 7 of the departments for staff is going well. We have delivered 2 already (and 2 the previous year). Again the feedback has been fantastic and the staff are loving this ‘Training With A Difference.’ Word has got around among departments and the others are looking forward to the learning and fun.
Our association with Surestart, Barnardos is a strong one and we had 2 full day staff development days with Last SureStart, Omagh, 45 staff, and Horizon SureStart, Carrickefergus , 19 staff. We have another in Carrickfergus way on the 24th March for Abbey SureStart, Newtownabbey and then back to Horizon SureStart on the 25th Delivering to parents and children. We delivered to Strabane SureStat Health Promoting Homes parents on the 20th March and again lots of learning, laughter and fun was had by all.
The City Hotel, Derry, management team, enjoyed their training day too in February with feedback such as “I enjoyed all aspects of the training” “It really was a fun and happy course.” Excellent. “There was involvement from all and a fun atmosphere”
We are also delivered a very specific 4 week Positive Parties Programme in a Nazareth House Primary School in Feb and March. Using CBT and NLP & delivering it in our usual fun and engaging way and we brought in Mini Me Yoga too.The P4’s loved it and Denise received a lovely card and present from them all.
Denise attended and had a stand at the Management and Leadership Conference on the 27th Feb. Congratulations to Yvonne Mitchell from ‘Out of the Box’Consulting’ who won the Positive Package prizes at the raffle on the PP stand. Denise also attended the Women’s Leadership Conference on the 6th March, both were held in Titanic Belfast and both events were very informative with lots of connecting with inspirational people too. Denise is taking up membership with IOD (Institute of Directors) for the coming year.
Lots happening April and May with the 1st April Positive Parties is delivering a charity PP workshop for Foyle Search & Rescue. The last 2 weeks in April we are running a programme for St Catherine’s Primary School, Strabane, who are amalgamated but we will be working introducing the mixed classes of boy and girls, in our fun party style way!
Staff training/development day booking continue to come in, so if you wish to book ‘Training With A Difference’ for your staff. Please do soon. Call PPHQ – 0044 28 816 59505 or Denise – 0044 7790793130.
Our global dream is ‘getting there’ as we continue to work on updating the training manual for franchisees.