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Training and Events in Scotland South & East

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Training Events

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Date / Time Event / Venue Cost Confirm
05/12/16 Monday Leadership Team Development Forum
10am till 12.30pm Duddingston Golf Club £15.00 [confirm]
05/12/16 Monday Director Consultant Forum
13.30pm-15.30pm Duddingston Golf Club Invitation only [confirm]
07/12/16 Wednesday 1. Member Success Programme (MSP)
2pm - 5pm Duddingston Golf Club £15.00 [confirm]
09/12/16 Friday 1. Member Success Programme (MSP)
7am-10am The Alona Hotel, Motherwell £15.00 [confirm]
12/12/16 Monday The Green Room
6.45am till 8.45am Duddingston Golf Club Invitation Only [confirm]

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Training Venues

3 Bridges
Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9TA
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Best Western Braid Hills Hotel
134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 6JD
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Capital Hotel
187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UG
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Dalziel Park
100 Hagen Drive, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 5RZ
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Duddingston Golf Club
137 - 139 Duddingston Road West, Edinburgh, EH15 3QD
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Fir Park Stadium
Fir Park Street, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 2QN
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Glencorse Centre
Firth Road, Auchendinny, Midlothian, EH26 0QA
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Haddington Golf Club
Amisfield Park, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4PT
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Kirkton Campus
1 Michaelson Square, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, EH54 7DP
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Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
Uphall, West Lothian, West Lothian, EH52 6JS
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Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel
Grange Road, Grangemouth, Falkirk, FK2 0YB
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Macdonald Marine Hotel
Cromwell Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4LZ
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Markle Fisheries
Markle Steading, East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3EB
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Mercat Bar and Grill
10 Whitecraig Road, Whitecraig, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 8PG
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New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Business and Conference Centre, Tryst Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1HU
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Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
Prestongrange House, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9RP
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The Alba Centre
Alba Business Park, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7EG
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The Alona Hotel
Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Road, Motherwell, Scotland, ML1 3RT
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The Edinburgh Marriot Hotel
111 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8NF
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The Golf Inn (Gullane)
Main Street, Gullane, East Lothian, EH31 2AB
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The Hawes Inn
7 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9TA
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The Kingsknowe Roadhouse
Kingsknowe Road North, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 2ED
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The Westerwood Hotel
1 St Andrews Drive, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, G68 0EW
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Victoria Park Hotel
221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH6 4NN
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Training Types

1. Member Success Programme (MSP)
Aim of the workshop
To help participants (old and new members alike) get the best return from their BNI membership by understanding the basics.


At the end of the workshop participants will:
- Understand the referral confidence curve and the continual benefits of a 121.
- Know how to use BNI tools to grow their business.
- Create a 60 seconds that quickly educates fellow members about their business.
- Recognise the benefit of VCP, Visibility, Credibility, Profitability.
2. Referral Skills Workshop
Aim of the workshop
To help participants increase the quantity and quality of the referrals they give and receive.

At the end of this workshop participants will:
- Appreciate how Visibility, Credibility and Profitability are linked to giving and getting quality referrals.
- Be able to identify referral opportunities.
- Have a clear, step by step method for giving and getting referrals.
- Be able to conduct focused and effective 1-2-1 meetings using a variety of tried and tested templates.
3. Networking Skills Workshop
Aim of the workshop
To help participants grow their businesses by employing effective networking behaviours, tools and techniques.

At the end of this workshop participants will :
- Have identified a range of networking opportunities that are appropriate to their business.
- Know what and how to prepare for any networking event.
- Understand how to use online networking to enhance their business.
- Know how to turn networking contacts into real business relationships.
4. Presentation Skills Workshop
Aim of the workshop
To enable participants to present themselves and their business with confidence and impact.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to;
- Design a short presentation that informs and engages the audience.
- Use words and body language to create the right impression.
- Deliver a short presentation with confidence and clarity.
- Understand the benefit of using PowerPoint and props to enhance their presentations.
5. Social Media Workshop
Aim of the workshop:
To help participants to understand what social media is, how it relates to them and how powerful it is.
At the end of this workshop participants will:
-Understand what social media is and how it relates to their business
-Have a working knowledge of how to set up Twitter and LinkedIn
-Be able to handle any negative comments
-Have clarity on just how powerful a tool social media is
Advanced Development Training
This is a specially developed 4 in 1 workshop
1. Exceptional Visitor Experience
2. Telling Stories delivered by Charlie Lawson
3. Benefits of developing Power Teams
4. Member Mentoring for members and mentees
By developing all of these skills sets, chapters and members alike will increase their referral rate, TYFTB and attendance.
BNI Annual Quiz Night
Aim of the Quiz night
To create a fun networking event where chapters all compete against one another. The winning team will be donating the prize money to their chosen charity.

Teams of four are entered from each chapter with plenty of support from our Regions members cheering them along.
BNI SSE Awards Dinner
The annual BNI SSE awards dinner and disco will see each chapter announce their specific member of the year.
There will be an overall chapter of the year and an overall member of the year,(these two awards will be based on Traffic Lights). This will also include a special Givers Gain award for the member who has gone above and beyond.
Body Language with Drew McAdam
Aim of the workshop
To help participants increase their awareness of body language and interaction within a business and personal environment.
Chapter Development Workshop
Chapter Development Workshop.
Chapter Mixer Event
This event is open to all members to mix with their BNI colleagues from across the Region. The structure is very easy going, wear your chapter badge, turn up and have 121's.
Charlie Lawson Telling Stories
The session focuses on helping BNI members get the most out of their networking and BNI membership by making their presentations more interesting to others. Not only will people be more engaged in what you're saying, they'll also be more compelled to make the effort to do something to help you grow your business!
Director Consultant Breakfast
Director Consultant Networking Breakfast.
Director Consultant Forum
For Directors, or by personal invite. We meet to discuss how to help chapters, share new ideas from conferences, and increase members visibility within the Region.
Electric 80s Live Tribute Show
For the first time ever, Electric 80s are playing LIVE in Scotland covering bands such as:- Fleetwood Mac, Simple Minds, FYC, Buggles, Tears for Fears, Human League, Mepeche Mode, Heaven 17, T'Pau, Bangles, Heart, B52's, Roxette, Freddy Mercury and Belinda Carlisle plus a guest feature - Saskia (Edinburgh's got Talent Winner) not to mention the professional dancers!!
Goal Setting Workshop
Aim of the workshop:
To enable participants to focus and set their BNI and own personal targets for the up coming year.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to;
-create a clear goal to achieve the best results from their BNI membership.
- track their set personal targets on a month to month basis.
Health Power Team Evening
We know the stresses of being a business owner or being responsible for bringing in business. As you get even busier, stresses can manifest themselves in all sorts of ways. The Health Power team is a new group that's been formed across BNI Scotland South and East to work as a power team, but also to help busy BNI members to get more out of life and love life more. That's why the power team is holding an event to help members understand some common mind and body health issues (eg back pain, arthritis, dental health issues, post traumatic stress, nutrition) and some simple tools to start to alleviate them.

6pm to 6.30pm - Open Networking, Nibbles and Health Power team available to answer questions
6.30pm onwards - Hints and Tips from the Health Power team members - fun and informative demonstrations and exercises to help members with all aspects of mind and body health.

The power team includes experts in Chiropractic, Dental Health, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Movement & Pilates, Toxin free Products and Nutritionals and Permanent Cosmetics who represent Chapters across the region.
Leadership Team Development Forum
1. Create an opportunity to meet with your fellow LT members from other chapters.
2. Give you the opportunity to present a 60 seconds about your business to the LT's of BNI.
3. Share best practice and build up new relationships.
Leadership Team Training
Leadership Team Training
Member Development Workshop
Member Development
Network Fly Fishing
Fly fishing and BBQ day on Sunday 28th of August at Markle Fisheries near Haddington (10am start).
£15 per head to fish, including hire of the rod, tackle and tuition. (Also includes keeping your 1st fish!!)
This unique Networking Event is open to families, young and old alike with a bring your own food BBQ from noon.
Networking Golf Day
The Golf Day will provide an excellent platform for some focused referral networking.

To make the most of your day, please arrive around 8.30am, where you will be greeted with a bacon or veggie roll and refreshments.

Registration will take place and the rules of play will be explained to you. Teams will consist of 4 (preferably using members from different Chapters).

After returning from your round, there will be a hot 2 course lunch served within the clubhouse where you can discuss your game and network further with your fellow BNI members.
Referral Skills Workshop and Networking Lunch
Aim of the workshop
To help participants increase the quantity and quality of the referrals they give and receive.

At the end of this workshop participants will:
- Appreciate how Visibility, Credibility and Profitability are linked to giving and getting quality referrals.
- Be able to identify referral opportunities.
- Have a clear, step by step method for giving and getting referrals.
- Be able to conduct focused and effective 1-2-1 meetings using a variety of tried and tested templates.
The Green Room
This is a monthly Scotland South and East breakfast meeting where only members who are currently in the green (Traffic Lights) will be eligible to attend. Members will have a 60 seconds and there will also be a 30 minute speaker who will be giving hints and tips on how to develop your business. This is a brilliant way to build a referral pipeline using relationships with your fellow BNI members across the Region.

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