'Lunch and Learns', Workshops, Away Days and Conferences.

‘Expert Presentations for Professional People.’

All of our presentations are completed by our highly experienced consultants and are available across our range of expertise and in various formats.

Please contact us to discuss your topic and format preferences, but examples of recent presentations include: 

Health and Wellbeing

Perfect for the New Year…
Research has shown that healthier habits not only improve health, fitness, mood and body satisfaction, but also improved performance in the workplace and life satisfaction. Despite all these benefits, 80% of New Year’s Resolutions aimed at getting fit, losing weight, or quitting smoking fail within four weeks of starting. In this interactive presentation, we discuss the science behind successful behaviour change and explore practical ways to apply this science to real life. In doing so, the audience learns how to initiate change AND maintain motivation as they strive to manage their health for the long term. This session can also provide an introduction to further presentations in the Health and Wellbeing Series.

This interactive presentation encourages attendees to explore how they spend their time and to reflect on how much time is spent investing in themselves and their mental and physical health. We explore lifestyle activities that have been proven to have a significant effect on positive mental health such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga and creative activities like art, singing and photography.

In the UK, 1 in 3 suffers from poor sleep. This not only has a negative effect on work performance but increases the risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes and shortens life expectancy.

This interactive presentation gives an overview of the physiology of sleep and discusses research that links sleep quality and quantity with ill-health. We explore how the audience currently combats tiredness and reflect on their current sleep/bed time routine. Finally, we discuss practical strategies for improving sleep which will have many positive benefits for other areas of their health such as; stress management, weight loss, exercise, mood, memory, concentration, and performance in cognitive tasks.

Exercise is often used to counteract a stressful day, however there is some evidence to suggest that certain forms of exercise are more beneficial than others when it comes to reducing stress. This interactive presentation provides an overview of the physiology of stress and discusses how exercise programmes should be developed in order to improve mental health and to avoid the burnout or injury that can arise when we add exercise to a busy work and family life.

Research often shows social support as the most important factor for enabling individuals to buffer against and cope with many of life’s difficult situations. Now the latest research also shows that, in both difficult and normal times, social support is important in helping us pursue opportunities to develop and grow, and therefore to thrive.

But few use social support well. This interactive presentation will help the audience become more confident and strategic in their use of social support by considering the types of support required for difficult times/to thrive and how to build an effective support network.

This interactive presentation outlines the physiology of stress and discusses the link between nutrition and gut health with mental health. It will encourage the audience to reflect on their own diet and how it may be having a detrimental effect on mood and stress levels. Finally it will provide practical solutions for making small but significant changes to nutrient intake in order to improve stress responsiveness, mood, and cognitive performance.

This interactive presentation discusses the risks associated with excess weight and presents a brief summary of research evidence on weight loss interventions. It will encourage the audience to reflect on previous weight loss attempts and identify; what works for them, what doesn’t work for them, and why this may be the case. Finally, they will be provided with practical tips and advice on how to make lifestyle changes that promote long-term weight management.

 
Leadership

Within this presentation, our L&M Associate draws upon his immense experience of leading within crisis situations around the world, whilst working alongside Government, commercial, and third sector organisations. Specifically, he discusses the importance of; adaptability, innovation, team motivation, emotional management and a sense of humour, for attaining success, and how he created environments that nurtured these key qualities. This session can be adapted to fit the audiences’ potential subjects of interest, e.g., managing personal and the teams’ stress.

Within this presentation, our L&M Associate divulges personal insight gained across a long-standing career that spans from Lt – Lt Col within Her Majesty’s Royal Marines through to a Regional Manager within the commercial world. He discusses how he as a leader at different levels, has trained, mentored and developed his staff, and the importance and benefits of this. This presentation aims to enable both those who provide and receive mentoring to both engage and benefit from the mentoring process more effectively.

Within this presentation, our L&M Associate aims to demonstrate some of the management and leadership conundrums that he has encountered in very varying circumstances: Solutions to those conundrums can often be tricky to identify. He offers some personal thoughts on how he addressed those challenges, succeeding sometimes, … but not always. Examples of the conundrums in question span different countries, and civilian and military scenarios. They include; the planned Police-requested Military re-taking of an oil platform from activists in the North Sea, how to deal with the challenge of a ‘bullying boss’, how to work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a diplomat abroad, relations with the Department for International Development when deployed overseas, and how to overcome cultural challenges abroad. He also mentions some of the issues experienced when delivering ‘team-bonding’ events for professional organisations including sports teams such as England RFU, Somerset CCC and Wigan RLFC.

Within this presentation, our L&M Associate provides insight of his extensive leadership experience of preventing, mitigating against, and coping with crisis whilst working within the military and commercial sectors. He will outline the importance of effective communication within these situations, and how crisis management often suffers due to time pressure, information distortion, and restricted thinking. These ‘hands on’, engagement sessions will consider how to overcome these barriers when communicating with senior management, clients and colleagues across an organisation to enable the development of more effective solutions. The two presentations will consider:

– The communication required when requesting information to brief and inform decision makers. For example, what are the drivers to their questions? Are they asking the right questions?

– The communication required from the team when responding to request for information and passing this to the decision makers and vice versa. For example, is the information being passed what they know or what the person being briefed/decision maker needs to know?

 
Testimony:
We have been using L&M Consulting Ltd to deliver monthly “lunch and learn” sessions for our employees and have been thrilled with the quality of the presentations. The feedback from our employees has been overwhelmingly positive.The content of the sessions are always excellent; extremely interesting and delivered to a high standard by a engaging and knowledgeable presenters.   I would not hesitate to recommend L&M.

Helen, HR Manager, the London Office of a European Asset Management Company.