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David Leask, NEREO – Training courses

See below for the updated list of training courses that NEREO delivers and note that we can tailor any training programme to your specific organisational requirements:

·          OGC Programme Management

·          Agile Project Management

·          Practical Project Management (Prince 2)

·          Collaborative Partnership Working

·          Delivering Excellence in Customer Service

·          Reward Recognition and Retention

·          Political Awareness

·          Workplace Organisation

·          Contributing to Workplace Effectiveness

·          Leading in a VUCA World

·          Change Management

·          Effective Workforce Planning

·          Lean Practitioner Service Improvement

·          Service Improvement

·          How to Write a Business Case

·          How to Write a Specification

·          How to Review a Service

·          Negotiation Skills

·          Investigatory Skills

·          Information Governance- Preparing for GDPR 2018

·          Organisational Restructuring

·          MIOB Commercial Awareness Training (Making it Our Business – includes Trading Public Services)

Training has been delivered to both Councils and other organisations in the North East and nationwide to great success.

Please email Maureen O’Keefe for further information –

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North East Local Authority Challenge – Thursday 19 October 2017

The first North East Local Authority Challenge event was held on Thursday 19 October 2017 at Durham County Cricket Club, Chester-Le-Street.

What is the Local Authority Challenge?  Further information can be found in North East Local Authority Challenge – What’s It All About

Who took part this year?  Team information, including photographs, can be found in Participating Teams 2017

Winners – details of winning teams can be found in Winning Teams 2017

Role Players – details of role players, including Leaders, Partners, Cluster Leaders and Media can be found in Role Players

We received very positive feedback to the event, quotes received from those directly involved in the event can be found in Participant Quotes 2017

Thank you to the sponsors for the event, North East Jobs, Northern Digital Jobs and Red Arrow Consulting.

Photographs taken throughout the Challenge are in the gallery here –

The 2018 Local Authority Challenge will be held on Thursday 18 October 2018, further details to follow.

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Mediation Skills and Handling Conflict through Mediation – ILM Endorsed/Approved Programmes

NEREO is pleased to announce that our Mediation courses, run in conjunction with Mel Thomas Associates, have been approved/endorsed by ILM.

Further details on the two-day (approved) and four-day programme (endorsed) are attached –

Handling Conflict through Mediation – 2 day

Mediation Skills – In-House

For further information and details of in-house event costs, please email Maureen O’Keefe –

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Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

NEREO processed in excess of 26,000 DBS applications in the 2016/2017 financial year.

We provided this service to 100 organisations including:

  • Northumberland County Council
  • Durham County Council
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Sunderland City Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • South Tyneside Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

NEREO is committed to submitting online Disclosure information to the DBS within two working days.