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    Communication Skills

    A major part of what we do here at Oddsocks, is provide learning tools for organisations who want to invest a bit of time, energy and resource in a specific area of their development. These opportunities excite us because of the creativity involved in the process, from meeting the client, discussing their requirements, getting together as a team here at Oddsocks and coming up with a solution and presenting back to the client. If only all our working life was focussed upon being creative, coming up with ideas, thinking around a problem… alas, an huge amount of our daily work is paperwork, processing and book keeping… the same with any business. We have had lots of exciting opportunities over the years, creating development training for, H.M. Prison Service, various P.C.T’s, many housing associations, Specsavers, Derbyshire Constabulary, Nottingham City Council, Renaissance East Midlands to name but a few, and each project has been very different. Quite often, we are called in to assist with development in an area such as: Customer care and celebrating diversity and what the issue really ‘boils down to’ is communication. One area where communication is a key factor and sadly often overlooked is in health care. To quote Robert Winston: “…we have produced generations of doctors who can’t (because of time constraints or bureaucracy) or won’t (because of the way they’ve been taught) actually communicate very well with their patients, and communication is a fantastic healer.”

    Oddsocks is now offering an Advanced Communications Skills course opportunity to G.P’s, Psychiatrists and those in business who would like to improve their negotiating skills. We have already run a successful day with a group of Doctors who were about to take their final exams in psychiatry, have a look at the page dedicated to it and see if it is something you or a colleague might find useful. The day is fun, gently challenging and very, very useful. We love running the day too, so that’s a bonus.