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What Do People Say About Our Courses?

Here are some examples of the feedback that we have received from some of our recent seminars:

All You Want to Know about Local Authority Housing Finance

“I thought I would drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed the course, and how useful I found it… I think I learnt more on the day about housing finance than I have over the last ten years. I will certainly recommend you to others. Thank you.” (Alan Davies, Corporate Director at Northwest Leicestershire District Council).

At our last seminar, delegates said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of presentation was good and that the training met their needs fully. They described the session as clear, thorough, useful, interesting and valuable. Specific comments included:

  • Excellent course, very informative.
  • Really helpful and interesting. Thanks.

At the session prior to that delegates said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of presentation was excellent and that the training met their needs fully. They described the session as Comprehensive, Interesting, Useful and Valuable. Specific comments received included:

  • Session was comprehensive.
  • Wide range of issues discussed.
  • Enjoyed informal approach to session.
  • Fantastic food.

All You Want to Know about Service Charges in Social Housing

Our last session was fully sold out and was well received. Delegates said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of presentation was good to excellent and that the training met their needs fully. They described the seminar as useful, thorough, interesting, clear, comprehensive and valuable. Specific comments included:
  • Fantastic venue
  • Useful one stop overview.
  • Book will be useful for staff and new starters as a good introduction to service charges.
  • Informative & good examples
  • Very informative day.
  • Lots of information covered in a short time
  • Good pace throughout
  • Really useful & enjoyable session.
At the previous seminar, delegates said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of the presentation was good to excellent and the training met their needs fully. They described the seminar as: Clear, Useful, Interesting, Practical and Thorough. Specific comments received included:
  • A good pace and timing of breaks was perfect. Good content, nice relaxed style of presentation.
  • It was great… we all got a chance to ask questions.
  • The course was delivered well and very thoroughly. The course content was useful and met my objective of filling gaps in knowledge regarding supported accommodation and housing benefit eligible housing costs.
  • Interesting overview of the subject with practical case studies.

At the session before that delegates said that the information provided was relevant, the quality of the presentation was good and the training met their needs fully. They described the session as: Useful, Clear, Interesting and Thorough. Specific comments received included:

  • Good Overview… Informative overall, very useful.
  • A good overview and introduction to service charges
  • The session has given me some areas to consider and think about when considering the introduction of service charges.
  • Very useful as I will be looking at options for de-pooling service charges very soon.
  • Very thorough. As someone without any expertise I feel more confident in introducing service charges.

At a recent in-house session delegates said that the found the information provided relevant, that the quality of presentation was good to excellent and that the training met their needs fully. They described the session as thought-provoking, interesting, thorough, useful, comprehensive and practical. Individual comments included:

  • For someone with a basic knowledge of service charges it was very useful.
  • Very good overall.

Developments in Local Authority Housing Finance

At a recent seminar, delegates said that the information provided was relevant, the quality of the presentation was good and that the training met their needs fully. They described the seminar as: Useful, Thorough, Comprehensive, Clear and Interesting. Specific feedback received included:

  • Good, thorough overview of housing policy development. Sets things in context well.
  • Lots of food for thought. Many thanks.

At another recent seminar, delegates said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of the presentation was excellent and that the training met their needs fully. They described the seminar as: Useful, Thorough, Comprehensive, Interesting and Thought-provoking. Specific feedback received included:      

  • As always, a very useful day with the opportunity to focus the mind on some challenging areas.
  • I needed a thorough refresher and documents to look back on and refer to – so Yes, Very Good. Enjoy the blogs and free downloads too.
  • Good and Informative. Another Good Seminar. Thanks Adrian.

All You Want to Know about Housing Association Finance

At a recent in-house session, the attendees said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of presentation was good and that the training met their needs fully. They described the session as: Interesting, Thorough, Useful, Practical and Comprehensive. Particular comments included:

  • Adrian is very experienced and knowledgeable in this topic
  • Useful real world examples
  • The booklet will be a good source of reference to cement what has been learned today

All You Want to Know about Scottish Social Housing Finance

At a recent seminar, delegates said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of the presentation was excellent and the training met their needs fully. They described the session as interesting, useful and thorough. One delegate commented that there was ‘a lot of ground covered in a one day session’.

At a recent in-house session for board members at a housing association, members said that the information provided was very relevant, the quality of presentation was good to excellent and that the training fully met their needs. They described the session as thorough, practical, clear, comprehensive, interesting and useful. One of the board members commented as follows:

“Clear, well-paced presentation, ample time for discussion. I would have liked to have seen some middle managers there to develop their understanding.”

Welfare Reform: The Implications for Housing and Local Government

At a recent seminar, 88% rated the quality of presentations as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. The material of the course was described as ‘valuable’, ‘thought provoking’, ‘comprehensive’, and ‘thorough’.

  • “Previously only vaguely aware of the changes proposed — this training has brought it into sharp focus and the impact seems a little alarming, e.g. impact on front line social work commitments if increase in debt / poverty that appears inevitable.”
  • “A good range of practical examples / views provided to enhance existing knowledge”
  • “Impressed with the thorough knowledge and structured delivery of the presentation. Good to link local knowledge and information - obviously making it more pertinent and imaginative”

General Feedback

  • Fitting to attendee’s needs: “Helped me put into perspective how Local Government Finance works” / “Very informative insight into the financial process of Local Authorities” / “The application of our budgets to the presentation made the information very relevant, informative and understandable”
  • Good discussions and activities: “Good to be able to have a discussion on Value for Money as senior managers. Good practice examples were useful” / “Provided a stepping off point for discussion. Real value came out of the discussion” / “Learned a lot from training day. Good real-life examples and interactions with group. Hand-outs to take away were very useful”
  • Knowledgeable presenter: “Well presented – good use of presenting experience, to illustrate points, the hand outs good – the presentation was at the right level and at the right pace.” / “Clear and very informative. Knew his subject really well” / “Very clear, clearest financial ‘explanations’ I’ve ever had / Understood fully as jargon minimal” / “You have a very good communication style that is immediately understandable”

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An AWICS seminar about to start at the Conference Centre at the Novotel Hotel (Waterloo) in London.

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