Friday, 24 September 2010

The Plunge -Enterprise Training for Student Success

Given the right Working Knowledge people are motivated, teams are effective and organisations succeed.

The Working Knowledge Group exists to bridge the gap between education and the workplace. We help the people and organisations we work with to realise their potential and build capacity with innovative and engaging programmes that have long lasting positive impact. Working Knowledge's activities cover a wide spectrum, preparing young people for the workplace, including those in 14-19 Education and Higher Education, through to those already in work with Management Education.

TWKG Ran a three day event called The Plunge
What is The Plunge?

Essentially a cross between The Apprentice and Dragons Den, 'The Plunge' is a business challenge over three days involving students aged 14-19 years in Further and Secondary Education. This event takes students through the creation of a viable business idea and onto a series of group-based workshops in money, sales and marketing, people and operations. In essence, a series of innovative and highly interactive workshops that both simulate a real working environment while informing the students in business concepts and language.
Teams subsequently spend 15 minutes in each of four advisor meetings with business experts who evaluate teams on such characteristics as their presentation, negotiation. listening and teamwork skills. The Team then go on to pitch their business to a panel of judges.

David Rigby was one of the experts advising seven teams of six students undertaking the plunge advising on Vision, Leadership and Motivation. One of the key benefits from attending was the learning from sharing with other experts, watching the students develop was another.

Swindon Coaching Team

David Rigby from Riggours was pleased to be on of the representatives of Swindon Coaching Team at its appearance at Swindon Coaching Team

Wednesday 22nd September at the Swindon Connections meeting in the National Self-Build Centre in Swindon from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Cost is £10+VAT which includes light refreshments: for venue and to book go to event page. Those of you who attended the last one of these in July will know the added benefit of great networking and good visiting speakers.

On Wednesday 29th September we are doing a lunch time drop in event again at the popular Old Bank wine bar in Wood Street Swindon SN1 4AB between 12 noon and 2pm. Drop in anytime. No need to book, and no cost except the drinks you buy!

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The Art and Science of Excellence

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Motivating Clients to be their very best

RiggoursFreemind Special Offer

As many as 50 to 85% of people believe they could double their productivity “If I wanted to”………and they don’t want to.’ Public agenda surveys: Huseman and Hatfield University of Georgia School of Management

How do you get at that productivity?

Many Organisations have undertaken Process Improvement; Change Management;
Business Transformation; Quality Initiatives, IIP; Team Building; Leadership
- You may get maximum from organisation but not from individuals

The power behind a great performance
Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Intelligence; Resilience Coaching; Positive Psychology can help individuals deliver. You need the right tools for the job, the power of belief and to be driven by Values.

How can you achieve this?
Coach everyone individually?
Train everyone in NLP, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and positive psychology?
Result: should be positive
Cost: Astronomical? OR.........

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Vanishing Blog

Apologies for no blog for a while - due to another family bereavement
Catch Up Soon

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Our dog Seamus died today
6 Dec 1998 - 25 Feb 2010

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Riggours new Blog

Welcome to the Riggours Blog
I will be able yo tell you what is going on with Riggours

First thing to note: David Rigby is a founder member of Swindon Coaching Team. And we look forward to meeting you at Old Bank in Swindon Old Town on March 23rd.
And I look forward to your comments.