Sep 4, 2023
Cumbria's Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) is an
employer-led and locally owned initiative which aims to set out the
key priorities needed to make technical education and skills
provision more responsive to the changing needs of employers and
the local economy.
August 2023 saw the release of this year's LSIP report for
Find out more.
To discuss the findings of the report we're joined by Local
Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) Engagement
Manager, Kevin Warman, and Chamber member and Certified Career &
Leadership Executive Coach Alec Pearson.
Our conversation is spilt into two parts:
- Part 1 looks at employability skills,
emotional intelligence, and recruitment and retainment.
- Part 2
looks at challenges surrounding leadership and management,
coaching, skills of the future and AI, and what’s next for the
Suggested reflective questions for
business leaders provided by Alec Pearson
- What is the culture
and value of your organisation and how does this align with current
and prospective employees?
- How are your
employees/teams really feeling, i.e., how engaged and motivated are
- What are your
employees real desires in their role and development?
- Is there a great
level of trust evident between employees and
- What are the
actual/potential technical and professional skills and strengths
available in your business?
- How beneficial would
it be for you to develop a skills matrix to understand the skills
you need in your organisation v the skills available to you and
help with allocating the right role to the right
- Who is the
undiscovered talent in your business?
- What is the culture,
the foundations and processes for your teams, goals?