• Hello, we are Minerva
    Lifelong Learning
  • Our mission is to boost
    your organisation's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on your most important assets: your employees
  • Our learning programmes
    are short, simple and interactive, leading to effective and enduring outcomes

Our Thinking

Our experience is that companies spend a lot of time, effort and money developing their staffs' skills. Unfortunately, and too often, this effort never reaches its full potential. Confidence then erodes - there is no quick or long-term benefit for either the company or staff. Our mission is to be a spur for people and businesses that want to have positive learning experiences.

OUR LEARNING PROGRAMMES ARE SHORT, SIMPLE AND INTERACTIVE LEADING TO EFFECTIVE AND ENDURING OUTCOMES. THIS IMPROVES ENGAGEMENT AND PREVENTS LEARNING 'DROP-OFF'. THIS APPROACH WORKS FOR INDIVIDUALS, SME’S AND LARGE CORPORATIONS.

WE CREATE INNOVATIVE & AND CHALLENGING FACE TO FACE LEARNING

Our Programmes

Time management

Balancing your time with purpose. Key distinctions which we have participants learn:

Values vs priorities - Goals vs tasks - Urgent vs important - Confronting vs time-consuming

Assertiveness and interruption handling

This programme follows on naturally from time management

Controlling interruptions from colleagues - Identifying your current mindset - Avoiding the passive-aggressive trap - Reducing negative emotions - Handling everyday putdowns - Learning to disagree by questioning - Knowing the most effective words to use

Intro to management

For people new to management and people wanting to re-examine the basics:

A series of interactive excercises in which we explore; planning - organising - staffing - leading - controlling

Intro to leadership

For people who want to learn the difference between management and leadership. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Participants will learn ways to do this!

Life is getting more and more hectic. We feel that we have more and more to do and less time to do it in

Our Innovative Time Management Programme

ARE YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS CONSTANTLY FIGHTING THE CLOCK? WE ALL ARE! LIFE IS GETTING INCREASINGLY HECTIC. WE FEEL THAT WE HAVE MORE AND MORE TO DO AND LESS TIME TO DO IT IN – LONG WORKING HOURS, OVERWORK AND STRESS ARE INCREASINGLY COMMON. THE CHALLENGE FOR BUSINESS IS THAT THIS INCREASES ERRORS AND ACCIDENTS WHILST DECREASING THE QUALITY OF WORK.

So why aren’t we getting things done? Many of us know the answers but only 3% have systematically implemented them according to the Harvard Business Review. A major study from Hisrich and Peters (2002) believes that this is because we don’t put in the time and effort to implement the decisions that support effective Time Management.

So, how do we get there…? We believe that we can help businesses and individuals to take control of their challenges by improving their Time Management skills. We do this in two ways – Our learning programme is short, simple and interactive. This leads to effective and enduring outcomes. Helping learners understand that Time Management is not about managing time but about managing purpose.

Give us a call to ask for a free survey of your staff on any of these areas

About the Partnership

A training company that likes to challenges preconceptions

"Serendipity!"

Like many great things, Vikram and I got together by accident. I was developing a time management programme. The aim was for it to be quick, lasting in its effect, and interactive. Vikram was ex-EY, one of the big four consultancies, with a lot of experience in developing innovative learning programmes. When I explained what I was doing, he said that approach is exactly what he had been introducing at EY. So, we got together and formed Minerva Lifelong Learning.

Our Methods

Our innovative Time Management programme is designed to help people learn and practice the core skills as part of their daily work

  • Facilitation 90%

  • Communication 95%

  • Time Management skills 95%

  • understanding 100%

Why Choose Us?

Our innovative Time Management programme will help learners understand that there is no such thing as Time Management, it is about purpose! Purposeful people get focussed fast
Our innovative Time Management programme helps learners understand their purpose and use their time to achieve their goals.
Our innovative Time Management programme will help learners understand that there is no such thing as Time Management, it is about purpose! Purposeful people get focused fast.

Our Featured Services

Face to Face facilitation

Wish you had a bit more spare time? We all do, so we’ll make this quick. Our innovative Time Management programme will assist your team sharpen their daily tasks and help efficiency.

Spend less time in the classroom

Is your team too busy to attend learning courses? It’s a common challenge, so we’ll help by keeping it brief. Our innovative Time Management programme is short so that you learn the core skills quickly without spending a lot of time in a classroom.

So, how do we get there…?

We believe that we can help businesses and individuals to take control of their challenges by improving their Time Management skills. We do this through two ways – Our learning programme is designed to be short, simple and interactive. This leads to effective and enduring outcomes. Helping learning understand that Time Management is not about managing time but about managing purpose.


About Us

Tom Langdon-Davies

Consultant and facilitator

Tom has worked in a consulting role on personal and team development with SME’s and corporates including Tesco PLC. More recently he has worked with Ian Hale at ELAN on transformational leadership programmes. He also has extensive Board and Chairman experience, including as

Chairman of South West Food and Drink
Chairman of South West Market and Coastal Towns Association
Chairman of ET Index, an environmental and financial technology company in Canary Wharf
Chairman of Beaford, a long established community arts charity in Devon

From 1984 to 2003 Tom developed the Quickes Traditional international niche cheese brand, as Commercial Director. He has particular interests in food and drink, carbon reduction and the arts.

Vikram Kamerkar

Consultant and facilitator

Vikram completed his accountancy exams with Lloyds Bank in 1998 and, because he enjoys variety and challenge, has worked in a number of Finance, Compliance, Risk, Programme Management and L&D roles at Lloyds Bank, Lucent Technologies, Intel, AXA, EY and AmTrust International. He rose to Director in EY’s Financial Services Advisory business in the City and was one of EY’s top 5 trainers for several years. Besides briefly leading EY’s FS Advisory’s L&D department.
Vikram was a finalist at the annual Management Consultancy awards in 2015 for his leadership role in managing the global project team that designed, developed and deployed compliance training to 288,000 HSBC staff across 60 countries in 12 languages.

Vikram lives with his family near Bath and in his spare time enjoys photography, music, F1, camping and the Arts.

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