Welcome to pdtraininguk

Hi, my name is Lesley Hornsby, founder of pdtraininguk. 

Established in 2001, my business provides training services that focus on improving an individual’s communication and interpersonal skills as well as workshops in some of the more practical skills that underpin these goals.  We provide inhouse training that helps you find the right solution to address your business’ individual requirements.  To see the full suite of workshops we offer, just navigate to the Summary of Training Titles page.

Good communication skills are some of the most basic, essential and useful tools for success you can possess.  In fact, they’re one of the most sought after pre-requisites that employers cite when recruiting. It’s worth considering that possessing good communication skills in the workplace, is about being able to convey information to people clearly and simply in a way that’s accurately understood and get things done.  These skills can manifest themselves in any number of ways, from giving or understanding instructions; learning new things; making requests or asking pertinent and well posed questions.

Effective communicators are able to adapt to new and different situations; read the behaviour of others; understand compromise and negotiation in reaching agreement; even say ‘no’ amicably when necessary and be able to address and resolve conflict.

We can help you develop the right training strategy to ensure the best professional development for your people.  Have a look through the website and discover the suite of topics on offer and find out more about our training philosophy.  We’ll be happy to advise you on getting the right training solutions to align with your own professional development and/or business goals.

Interpersonal Skills

Success in business, irrespective of your role, depends heavily on your interpersonal skills.  Basically it means being able to deal with and relate to people effectively.

The term ‘interpersonal skills’ is not so much about personal character traits, but rather describes skills that are closely related to the knowledge of social expectations and customs.  A good communicator will take into account the reactions of others and adjust their tactics and communication style as needed.  Obviously these skills are based in part on an individual’s personality and instincts, but they can also be developed.

People with good interpersonal skills are more likely be more productive, project a positive attitude and be proactive problem solvers.

We offer a range of courses that can elevate your communications skills and help you build successful business relationships.

Personal Skills

Mastering personal skills can mean anything from having the confidence to speak up in a meeting; easily share your ideas or manage your emotions in situations of potential conflict.

For some these skills are natural talents, but for many of us they’re qualities we only develop through our experiences or deliberate practice. Training can provide a pathway to maximising your personal skills and enrich both your personal and professional life.

Written Communication

Effective written communication means mastering language (including grammar and vocabulary) so that your writing is succinct, accurate and coherent. 

It might seem unfair, but lacking this ability can significantly damage your credibility.

If you know your writing could do with some sprucing up; don’t worry you’re not alone.  The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) says around half of all CVs received by recruitment consultants contain spelling or grammatical errors. 21 to 25 year olds are most likely to make mistakes and graduates, surprisingly, twice as likely as those who didn’t go to university.

The good news is it’s never too late to do something about it.  These are practical skills that can be learned and once mastered, you’ll never look back.

Please use the contact form below to get in touch with any enquiries about the workshops on offer.