Free Management Training Session for all MDS Members

Free Management Training Session for all MDS Members

Free Management Training: Take your Management to the next level

MDS and The Apprenticeship College are offering a two-day free management training programme for all secondment managers and MDS Member employees. Representatives will exclusive access to training workshops and networking sessions, running between 24th March – 25th March.

Secondment managers are expected to attend the MDS session and will also have access to any of the four management training sessions. MDS Member employees can access any of the events. The valuable training content has been jam-packed into a virtual, bitesize format which takes a minimum of 90 minutes but will provide tailored, expert workshops to take employees to the next level.

As well as offering an MDS information session, workshops are delivered by a management training expert and will cover a range of crucial management topics including:

  • Goal setting
  • Effective 1-2-1’s, including giving feedback and reviews
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Coaching skills

The interactive workshops will be delivered by leadership facilitation expert of over 15-years, Andrew Norris. Andrew specializes in designing and delivering powerful, engaging and challenging courses which encourage and inspire self-awareness in staff, leaders and aspiring leaders. The training expert has worked across a diverse range of organizations including Triumph, British Gas, RBS, Arriva, Fujitsu and more. He has delivered to a diverse range of delegates from core staff and middle managers right the way up to senior leadership teams. He specializes in training the essential communications skills to enable positive relationships, great conversations, people development and productivity.

As well as offering high-impact management training, the session will have built-in networking opportunities. These networking opportunities will give Member employees the chance to speak to representatives from businesses across the food and fresh produce industry.


24th March

9.00 – 12.00
Introduction to MDS
The Role of the Secondment Manager
Benefits to a Member
Importance of Reviews
Challenge and Responsibilities
Level 5 Training and MDS Schedule
1.00 – 2.30
(The Apprenticeship College)
Goal and Objective Setting
2.45 – 4.15
(The Apprenticeship College)
Effective 1-2-1’s including giving feedback

25th March

10.15 – 12.00
(The Apprenticeship College)
Handling Difficult Conversations
1.00 – 2.30
(The Apprenticeship College)
Coaching Skills

If you are an MDS secondment manager, you will be expected to attend the MDS session. To get the most out of the event, MDS recommend attending as many of the sessions as possible. The sessions are highly beneficial to secondment managers and staff of all levels. Please fill out the Microsoft form linked below to sign-up for the events.

If you are an MDS Member interested in attending or have employees interested in attending, please sign-up via the Microsoft Forms link below.

Sign up form: CLICK HERE