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Training Courses in Sussex

Sussex Chamber of Commerce provides a wide range of high quality training courses across the Sussex region. Training courses are ways of improving the effectiveness of your current workforce, but they are also attractive benefits for ambitious people.”Training isn't just important to a company, it is vital. Training benefits your company and your employees who will have an increased ability to respond effectively to change and develop their skill set which in turn will allow them to undertake a greater variety of work.”

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Effective Negotiation Skills - October
  • 29
  • Oct

Effective Negotiation Skills - October

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

Whether you have to negotiate with clients, customers, suppliers or colleagues, this course will help you to refine your communication skills and define negotiating strategies that will make you more effective. It provides a framework for negotiation and examines specific techniques that will help lead to win-win agreements, as well as looking at how to deal with negotiating gambits that might be used on you. This course is ideal for anyone whose role requires a degree of negotiation,.

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Stepping Up to Senior Management - November
  • 01
  • Nov

Stepping Up to Senior Management - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This practical one day course is designed to give you an insight into the challenges of the senior management role, the change in focus from being operational to being strategic and developing a more strategic skill set. The aim of this course is to help transition those new to a senior management role or help existing senior managers who have a need to expand and consolidate their ability in carrying out a more strategic focus to their role.

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Train the Trainer - November
  • 02
  • Nov

Train the Trainer - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

New and existing trainers who need to learn how to prepare their material thoroughly and to deliver training sessions effectively and professionally to small groups. The programme covers the techniques and methods that enable people to become confident and actually enjoy imparting skills and information to people. Everything learned is practised thoroughly in at least two complete training sessions that are prepared and delivered by each delegate.

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Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts & Bills - November
  • 05
  • Nov

Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts & Bills - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The use of Letters of Credit has increased significantly by UK exporters and importers because of the global economic situation, political insecurity in some markets and the withdrawal of credit insurance cover. The course will examine LC process in detail and offer guidance on how to create a workable credit. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary and it will be suitable for experienced personnel who require an update on the latest rules.

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Presentation Skills - November
  • 06
  • Nov

Presentation Skills - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This course will teach you how to structure and deliver your presentations confidently and effectively so that you create impact and provide real value. The course is suited for anyone who wants to make their voice heard, and wants to improve their presence, gravitas and authority, whether they are new to presenting or simply want to hone specific skills. Delegates should come with a 3 minute presentation on a subject of their choice, and be prepared to present in front of the other delega

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Introduction to Supervision and Team Leadership  - November
  • 13
  • Nov

Introduction to Supervision and Team Leadership - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Transitioning from an operational role to a supervisory or Team leader role can be one of the most difficult things you can do. You are no longer responsible for just your own performance but also now of others. This course will support supervisors, both new and experienced who have made that first step into management, to focus on how to successfully lead their teams (rather than just keeping their heads down and trying to do most of the work themselves).

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Low Carbon Innovation Workshops - Part One - half day
  • 14
  • Nov

Low Carbon Innovation Workshops - Part One - half day

  • 09:30:am - 14:00:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This first half day workshop is for MDs and Business owners to gain an initial insight into the opportunities of Cleaner and Greener “Energy” – “Process” – “Automation” innovation within their business. The second full day workshop will be held on Wednesday 21st November 2018. These workshops are being delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform – University of Brighton. This workshop is FREE to all eligible companies (see criteria below)

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Networking  for Business Growth - November
  • 15
  • Nov

Networking for Business Growth - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

Many business people contend business networking is a more cost effective way of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts – that is because business networking is a low cost activity that involves more personal commitment than company money. This course will boost your self-confidence and belief in your networking abilities as well as giving you insight into why people will find it useful to have you as a contact.

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Classification of Goods Using Commodity & Tariff Codes - November
  • 16
  • Nov

Classification of Goods Using Commodity & Tariff Codes - November

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The correct classification of goods using commodity and tariff codes is fundamental for customs compliance, establishing correct duty rates, origin of goods, intrastat, export control and many other customs procedures. Increasingly security procedures at ports of exit/entry are being linked to commodity and tariff codings. The course will have live access to The Tariff, enabling the trainer to demonstrate the methodology.

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Media Training - November
  • 20
  • Nov

Media Training - November

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

We are aware that many organisations are often asked to speak to the media and the frequency of requests can vary at different times of the year depending on your work load. Join this half-day training session and learn how to deliver your key messages to stakeholders clearly across print and broadcast media.

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Low Carbon Innovation Workshops - Part Two - full day
  • 21
  • Nov

Low Carbon Innovation Workshops - Part Two - full day

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

We encourage MDs along with any technical colleagues to attend this follow up full day workshop which offers a more deep-dive technical approach to clean growth using case studies. Building on strategic themes identified in the first workshop it provides engineering insight together with saving potential. These workshops are being delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform – University of Brighton. This workshop is FREE to all eligible companies (see criteria below)

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Exporting - Understanding the Paperwork - November
  • 26
  • Nov

Exporting - Understanding the Paperwork - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

Designed for more experienced exporters, those who require a refresher course or updating in the latest procedures or those who have attended the Introduction to Export Procedures course. It will be assumed delegates have a basic knowledge of exporting procedures. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and despatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders.

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Time Management and Personal Effectiveness - November
  • 27
  • Nov

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness - November

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This course will help you look at ways to improve your professional and personal potential by making positive changes and managing yourself better. You will learn how to take more control of things that matter and to let go of those that don’t, and how to manage interruptions that prevent you being as effective as you could be. Whether a manager or operational staff, this course is ideal for all those who what to harness their personal resources and to better achieve both work and life goal

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Inward Processing Relief (IPR) - November
  • 29
  • Nov

Inward Processing Relief (IPR) - November

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This half day course will examine the principles and terminology of IPR and some of the options available within IPR. It will consider the methods of operation and compliance with Customs requirements. IPR is used to obtain relief from customs duties and import VAT on goods that are imported from outside the EU for processing. The basic principle is to allow UK exporters to be more competitive by reducing their processing costs.

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Revised Incoterms Rules 2010 for Import Export - November
  • 29
  • Nov

Revised Incoterms Rules 2010 for Import Export - November

  • 14:00:pm - 17:00:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The Incoterms® Rules are an essential business tool for export import because they define the responsibilities of each party to arrange loading unloading of the goods, delivery, import export clearance and freight contracts. This half day course will consider the general features of the rules and will examine each of them in detail. Principal differences between old and new rules and changing obligations of the parties will be highlighted.

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Selling Skills for Results - December
  • 04
  • Dec

Selling Skills for Results - December

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This course is designed to remove the fear that many people feel when making pro-active telephone calls. The course will benefit anyone who has to pro-actively sell or those who need to make effective follow up calls. It is also an excellent introduction for companies moving from the traditional order taking, towards the more dynamic order telephone sales skills making.

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Becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) - January
  • 18
  • Jan

Becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) - January

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The object of AEO status is to encourage all parties that impact on the international supply chain to achieve a certificated standard that will become an internationally recognised quality mark. This will include importers and exporters, warehouse operators, agents, freight forwarders and carriers. Since the introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC) in May 2016 the benefits of AEO status have come into sharper focus.

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An Introduction to Export Procedures - January
  • 28
  • Jan

An Introduction to Export Procedures - January

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This course is suitable for those new to the problems of exporting and for experienced exporters who need to update their knowledge. No prior knowledge of exporting is assumed. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and dispatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders.

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Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts & Bills - February
  • 28
  • Feb

Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts & Bills - February

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The use of Letters of Credit has increased significantly by UK exporters and importers because of the global economic situation, political insecurity in some markets and the withdrawal of credit insurance cover. The course will examine LC process in detail and offer guidance on how to create a workable credit. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary and it will be suitable for experienced personnel who require an update on the latest rules.

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Exporting - Understanding the Paperwork - March
  • 25
  • Mar

Exporting - Understanding the Paperwork - March

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

Designed for more experienced exporters, those who require a refresher course or updating in the latest procedures or those who have attended the Introduction to Export Procedures course. It will be assumed delegates have a basic knowledge of exporting procedures. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and dispatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders.

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A Foundation Course in Importing - April
  • 24
  • Apr

A Foundation Course in Importing - April

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This seminar will offer practical guidance on the latest procedures, terminology and documentation required for successful importing. It will highlight some of the pitfalls that often cause importers to incur unnecessary costs and delays in arrival of goods and suggest some ways of avoiding these. It will examine Customs rules and compliance procedures and look briefly at some of the duty reliefs available. A summary of The New Incoterms® Rules 2010 will be included.

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Classification of Goods Using Commodity & Tariff Codes - May
  • 08
  • May

Classification of Goods Using Commodity & Tariff Codes - May

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The correct classification of goods using commodity and tariff codes is fundamental for customs compliance, establishing correct duty rates, origin of goods, intrastat, export control and many other customs procedures. Increasingly security procedures at ports of exit/entry are being linked to commodity and tariff codings. The course will have live access to The Tariff, enabling the trainer to demonstrate the methodology.

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An Introduction to Export Procedures - May
  • 13
  • May

An Introduction to Export Procedures - May

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This course is suitable for those new to the problems of exporting and for experienced exporters who need to update their knowledge. No prior knowledge of exporting is assumed. The content will be relevant to field and office based sales staff, purchasing staff, shipping and dispatch personnel, accounts and finance staff, customer services, freight forwarders.

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Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts & Bills - June
  • 03
  • Jun

Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts & Bills - June

  • 09:30:am - 16:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

The use of Letters of Credit has increased significantly by UK exporters and importers because of the global economic situation, political insecurity in some markets and the withdrawal of credit insurance cover. The course will examine LC process in detail and offer guidance on how to create a workable credit. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary and it will be suitable for experienced personnel who require an update on the latest rules.

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Inward Processing Relief (IPR) - June
  • 06
  • Jun

Inward Processing Relief (IPR) - June

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This half day course will examine the principles and terminology of IPR and some of the options available within IPR. It will consider the methods of operation and compliance with Customs requirements. IPR is used to obtain relief from customs duties and import VAT on goods that are imported from outside the EU for processing. The basic principle is to allow UK exporters to be more competitive by reducing their processing costs.

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