Our Services

Developing Personal Effectiveness Skills in Business

Today’s workplaces require workers to be skilled in communication skills and possess a high degree of self-awareness to enable them to influence others in a positive way. This supports companies in having workers who can work together effectively and demonstrate positive personal behaviours.

OACD offers a range of training courses that help build personal and team effectiveness

1 Day Presentation Skills Training

Aim is to give delegates the skills required to structure a presentation or short training session to meet their audience needs and the confidence to present professionally.

  • Identifying audience needs
  • The 4 P’s
  • Deliver a presentation

The session is structured with supportive feedback to allow delegates to identify their initial strengths and weaknesses and build a development plan for future presentation success

Management Training

Designing and delivering personnel effectiveness skills training – sample courses includes:

  • Supervisory Skills – course duration from 1 – 5 days
  • Communication Skills
  • Dealing with Difficult Conversations
  • Coaching Skills for Line Managers
  • Developing Personal Resilience & Stress Management Awareness
  • Presentation Skills

Promoting Better Teamwork using Belbin Team Roles profiles and workshops

Do you have great individuals but not a great team?

Great teams start with Belbin! Belbin Team Roles is the language of teams, enabling individuals to be able to project and talk about their behavioural strengths in a productive, safe and non-confrontational way.

OACD can provide Belbin individual and team profiles to help support and individuals and teams to have a greater self-understanding of their strengths, which leads to more effective communication between colleagues and managers.

Getting individual and team profiles completed and tied into a workshop – can be a great way of promoting working together more productively.

Workshop format can be tailored to your needs but typically may include:

  • Prework of completion of Belbin role profiles
  • 1-2-1 debriefs
  • Communication Skills Exercises
  • Team plan for future working


One to One coaching primarily concentrating on achieving personal effectiveness in the workplace

Areas of strength include promotion resilience, dealing with redundancy, planning for future career


I am an active mentor on the AXIS mentoring scheme, working with people looking to develop their careers in the oil & gas industry