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One-day Accuracy Skills

Location: Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ

Event Description: 

Monday 5th November 08.45 - 16.00pm

This one-day practical workshop is for people who want to improve their attention to detail and not make mistakes in their everyday tasks. Participants are introduced to accuracy fundamentals and learn how to apply key principles for error-free working.

Course objectives

  • Introduce and implement basic accuracy skills
  • Mitigate the causes of error
  • Improve document checking skills
  • Develop concentration skills.

£420 (inc VAT) scroll down to book

All human beings make mistakes. The good news is that all human beings can develop practical skills to overcome the natural barriers to accuracy. In this introduction to accuracy skills, participants learn a variety of techniques to enable them to handle information and complete tasks correctly, even when working under pressure. 

‘Attention to detail’ is a key requirement in many job roles and this fun, practical workshop reveals how to manage distractions and how to work accurately with documents and emails. 

Capturing, checking and communicating information accurately is essential for efficient operations.  Participants learn simple data accuracy techniques for handling numbers and alphanumerics correctly.

Key themes in the workshop include:

Why mistakes happen and what they cost

Mistakes occur because of the way we function as human beings – the way our eyes and brain co-ordinate and the way we react under stress can result in ‘silly’ mistakes. An error that takes a few seconds to make often has long-lasting, expensive repercussions. Participants learn about the causes of mistakes, so they can take steps to prevent them, and how to quantify the cost of error in their own organisation.

Developing an accuracy mind-set

Being alert to the possibility of error and developing a sense of ‘present-mindedness’ means that mistakes are less likely to slip by unnoticed. Participants learn practical techniques and structured methodologies for checking their work and for adopting an accuracy mind-set, so they get it right first time.

Managing time for accurate outcomes

People don’t think clearly when they feel stressed and overwhelmed. That’s when tasks get forgotten and things go wrong. Participants learn how to use time productively and efficiently, so they are focused on the tasks that need to take priority. ‘The day starts here’ technique is an example of this.

Morning session

  • Importance of learning from mistakes
  • The cost of mistakes
  • Why mistakes happen
  • Dealing with distractions
  • How to ‘SuperConcentrate’
  • Present-mindedness.

Afternoon session

  • How to check documents
  • Design checklists for accuracy
  • Managing time for accurate outcomes
  • A mind-set for accuracy
  • Take an accuracy test!
  • Three takeaways to implement.

Course benefits

1. Practise techniques for preventing mistakes in documents, numbers, and names and addresses

2. Learn how to manage distractions and remain focused

3. Understand the importance of ‘structured checking’

4. Devise effective checklists for avoiding mistakes

5. Benefit from time management techniques to prevent oversight and error.

Registration from 08.45am ready for a 9.00am start and a 4.00pm finish (refreshments and lunch included).

More information on the venue can be found here.

Please note this event is for colleagues who are registered members. If you have a query about whether you are eligible to book a place, please email Gill at g.birch@bufdg.ac.uk


Date : 05/11/2018

Registration and Refreshments available from 08.45 am ready for a 9.00am start.

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Bookings have now closed - please contact bookings@bufdg.ac.uk for more information
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