Rosie Ottewill – Organisational Development Manager

“Cheshire East Council has worked in partnership with Stratus for the last three years to provide training across a range of personal effectiveness and management development areas. From the outset Stratus have promised and consistently delivered high quality development solutions, cost effectively.

The team have worked hard to understand the challenges of our business and sector and have always responded quickly and creatively to meet changing needs.

A recent example of this has been the development of our “Creating a High Performance Climate” programme which has formed an important component in achieving cultural change across the Council. To meet the demand for this programme, creative licensing arrangements were suggested by Stratus to provide flexible delivery options and excellent value for money.

Active participant engagement is at the heart of the development experience from Stratus and this approach has resulted in improved confidence and capability, leading to performance enhancements”

Josie Elson – Head of Organisational Development & Training

“We have been very pleased with the service you have provided. Feedback via course reviews has been consistently positive. I’ve had a number of people tell me in person how useful they have found the training (including the PA to the HR Director!).

Stratus has worked very professionally with my team and colleagues in other departments who have a stake in this training to ensure that the training meets our requirements.
Stratus has also been very adaptive to changes in requirements and has adapted the content accordingly.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to my HE colleagues.”

Julie Hadfield – Superintendent Registrar

As a team bound by lots and lots of legislation, we found we had very specific training needs for our staff.  Sonya and Steve were great in listening to what we required, devising courses especially for our needs and delivered each course in an easy-going, informative and engaging manner.

The feedback from staff has been great, all enjoyed the content and pace of each course and were so pleased there was no role play! They are already starting to use the techniques discussed, and indeed the very next day after our ‘soft sales’ course, one of our ‘non sales’ members of staff upsold by over 250%!

I would recommend Stratus training to anyone looking to learn new skills as well as hone existing skills of their team and am already thinking about what training we can look at next.

Thank you!

Stratus Associates