Improving People Performance

As experts in people performance improvement The Oakridge Centre has a vital role to play in helping organisations navigate a changing world and enable leaders, managers, and teams to be the best leaders, managers, and teams they can be.

We live and breathe our values of outcome focus, excellence and integrity and have been doing so since 1997. We believe in ‘Muddy Boots Pragmatism’: discovering ways to deal with challenges that focus on practical approaches and solutions which work in practice – we get our boots muddy with yours!

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Your Return on Investment – Measured!

Measuring your return on investment for learning and development programmes is vital. We work in collaboration with you to agree objectives and to ensure evaluation is continuous. Our partnership approach enables us to provide the best possible service and add the greatest value to you.

The most successful programmes are those firmly anchored to the specific strategic and operating plan of your organisation. A strategic plan outline, a competency framework and a values statement help to ensure that learning and development investments are completely aligned to your organisational agenda.

Please contact us to discuss bespoke outcome focussed training programmes

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Our Clients

  • Bridgewater NHS Trust
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Horizon Care
  • JCB
  • Manchester Airports
  • Newcastle University
  • NIHR
  • United Utilities
  • Jayne Whittaker
    Excellent course content. Having received training on handling conflict and difficult conversations with other providers, i felt this course provided actual practical suggestions on how to respond to different reactions to difficult conversations that would happen in the real world.
    Jayne Whittaker
  • David Streather
    I've attended a lot of internal/ external virtual events and courses during the last year and Oakridge set the standard for ensuring people are present and learning during the sessions.
    David Streather
  • Claire Vaughan
    This is the first time I have attended a Think Tank session and I will most certainly be attending again, it was very thought provoking and a good opportunity to network with other HR professionals.
    Claire Vaughan
    Warburtons Ltd
  • Darius Klimek
    Both training days have met my expectation. It was engaging and interesting with a lot of interaction.
    Darius Klimek
  • Mohid Mohammed
    The programme was informative which gave me a wider understanding of a role of a manager. The different types of skills such as communication, leadership & motivator need to be a good manager was very helpful as I never thought too much into what a manager does other than manage staff and delegate, but this course showed me a different side to what a positive manager can do and what impact they have in building future leaders.
    Mohid Mohammed
    Hyde Housing
  • Luke Johnson
    Enjoyed having an applied goal in mind during the training session; preparing for part 2 made the content in part 1 stay focused and relevant in my mind.
    Luke Johnson
    Oxford BioMedica
  • Rachel Pritchard
    I really enjoyed the sessions and would love to attend more focusing on other topics relevant to my apprenticeship programme.
    Rachel Pritchard
  • Matthew Tait
    Fundamentally wanted to gain skills to improve my management style however I came out with a lot more, a tool bag to support new ways of working along with a deeper understanding of listening and understanding my audience.
    Matthew Tait

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  • gmcc
  • IOD
  • National Skills Academy
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