Logic Edge is a training and development company focussed on optimising people’s performance.
Our aim is to make a difference, to have impact, to work with organisations to be more effective, productive, and, to support and develop people within organisations to have the expertise to excel in their role.
We pride ourselves on our professional approach and our ability to offer a flexible service. By working with clients and their partners, we’ll find the most effective and efficient solutions to deliver the best outcomes.
We are dynamic in our approach and our focus is on having maximum impact for your organisation. Our consultancy expertise includes:
Develop bespoke training and development opportunities for your team with us. Our training expertise includes:
We have extensive experience in the vocational skills, further and higher education sectors. Our education expertise includes:
We use ‘Emergenetics’ to help you and your team have a common understanding ‘of self’ and ‘each other’. Emergenetics is based upon the latest neuroscience and psychology research and begins with a profiling tool that we use to design and develop training solutions for you.
Proving to be an exceptional tool for coaching, team development and leadership development, Emergenetics is rapidly gaining the attention of forward thinking organisations looking to drive higher performance and engagement.
This project was an opportunity to work with British Cycling’s coach education team and to support the roll-out of new coaching and leaders’ qualifications for the governing body.
The emphasis of the support was to provide professional development experiences for the NGB’s tutor workforce. We designed dynamic and interactive workshops to focus on the cycling tutors’ delivery skills, working inside and out (plus utilising BC’s excellent indoor track facilities).
The workshops challenged conventional delivery methods to promote ‘active’ learning approaches and included opportunities to practise their delivery with their peers. Thought-provoking discussions were facilitated and personal action planning incorporated.
LCB sought an external input to facilitate their whole team towards a newer way of working … a cultural intervention to challenge their practise and ways of operating together.
Logic Edge worked very closely with the senior management to understand their existing behaviours and to appreciate their vision for the future. We designed a confidential online questionnaire to generate every member of staff’s feedback about the operation within LCB and to explore their own skills and development needs.
A comprehensive analysis of the feedback was conducted and informed a whole organisation development day. Hosted at one of Lancashire’s premier cricket clubs, we facilitated a day of ‘challenge’, honest assessment and self-reflection. Everyone within LCB was involved and we ensured all staff were able to work with and integrate with each other.
We collectively identified areas of focus to progress LCB, to develop new practises and openness amongst the team; and working with the senior management, prioritised and established ownership of the recommendations.
“The Lancashire Cricket Board has undergone some significant changes at operational and leadership levels over the past few years. Any change affects everyone in and outside any organisation and the time was therefore right to bring Warwick Andrews of Logic Edge to use his expertise of working with many different sporting organisations on strategy, culture, values and leadership.
Warwick’s invaluable input at our staff day has focussed our attention and the need to build on our continual drive to improve our organisational culture and help our staff to be part of our long term goals and vision.
We thank Warwick for his open and honest discussions and feedback from an employee survey undertaken prior to the event. The facilitation on the day was excellent and very professional with all staff fully engaged.”
Bobby Denning, Managing Director
“Wetting the babies head”
Water Babies are a fascinating, and growing, company providing opportunities for babies to learn to swim and gain confidence in the water.
Already having a skilled and competent workforce, Water Babies requested an innovative development programme for their tutor workforce. ‘Pushing the boundaries’ (gently) and introducing new ideas to animate the courses for the future.
Having immersed(!) ourselves in all things ‘tutoring’, the team at Water Babies prospered. We shared experiences, practiced ideas and challenged thinking. It was interactive and engaging … indeed mentally exhausting.
“Having worked with Warwick previously, when the need came to train some new Water Babies Tutors I decided to get in touch with him to see if he could help us out. Warwick was incredibly helpful in the lead up to the course (which wasn’t in the slightest straightforward!), he worked closely with us to tailor the course to our specific needs and also was an incredible support to our trainee tutor trainer, who was shadowing him through the process.
The effort Warwick put into finding out our specific requirements paid off massively as he delivered a fantastic course that both challenged and inspired our new tutors. The result of this training has been that we now have a group of highly enthusiastic and motivated tutors who are working with us to create new courses and training for our workforce. I can’t recommend Warwick highly enough for both his professionalism and his sense of humour, which are both essential in delivering high quality training. I very much hope to work with him again in the future.”
Hannah Smith, Head of Aquatics
The aim of this review with English Lacrosse was to develop a modern competitive offer to enable the further expansion of Men’s Lacrosse in schools, the university sector and the club network. Logic Edge engaged 200 participants from the membership, inclusive of players, volunteers and league administrators, to inform the review process.
The review had a scope from introductory Lacrosse in schools (POP Lacrosse) through the club and university league structures to international representative teams at U19s, Development and Seniors. Working closely with the executive and an established governing body committee, Logic Edge analysed all the primary data and conducted a desk-review of other systems and structures to successfully present final recommendations to English Lacrosse. The outcomes of the review are to be incorporated into English Lacrosse’s planning for 2017-21.
Logic Edge has provided a number of services to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to assist its understanding of:
Our initial work, in 2010, involved engaging with a small number of county associations to understand what coaching activity was taking place. This initial study was then extended to an England-wide survey of coaching activity and following an evaluation of the projects, we conducted a UK-wide audit of golf Professionals and Assistant Professionals engaged in coaching. The scope of the audit has continued to grow and will be repeated in 2015 to consolidate previous research and to explore future practice and demands for coaching in golf.
To complement the supply of golf coaching we undertook some primary research into customers’ perceptions and attitudes to coaching; showcased at the PGA’s national coaching conference in 2015. This research will be further extended to gather more insight into the supply and demand relationship of golf coaching.
Through our vocational education and training expertise, we have supported the PGA’s awarding body (ASQ) in the development of new qualification specifications for golf coaching and have advised on workforce requirements and practice.
This project with the BCU (now British Canoeing) involved a fundamental review of their current coaching provision with respect to the governing body’s strategic direction and recommendations to the Board to develop a new development programme for coaching and related roles e.g. instructors, leaders and guides. The review involved extensive research of current best practice in coaching and crossed all levels of coaching from the ‘beginner’ through to the World Class coach working in GB Canoeing’s Performance programme.
Logic Edge has worked nationally and regionally with the ASA for a number of years. Our support to the ASA has included:
British Taekwondo approached Logic Edge to support the growth of their tutor workforce to deliver new coaching qualifications in the sport. This was a newly designed programme of training and development for tutors and assessors within the governing body’s growing workforce. Having initially delivered this programme in 2014, there has been an increasing demand for qualifications and a subsequent need to increase the size of the tutor workforce. This expansion has allowed us to revisit the provision with British Taekwondo and an updated programme will be delivered in the summer of 2015.
Logic Edge were commissioned by Sport NI to work with Canoeing Association Northern Ireland (CANI) and Athletics Northern Ireland (Athletics NI) to conduct a review of their governance and performance systems and structures. Both reviews involved extensive engagement within the governing bodies (staff and Board members) plus their key partners, affiliated clubs and coaching personnel. The performance reviews involved analysis of the current GB / UK and other Home Country programmes to make longer-term recommendations to ensure athletes within NI can integrate with the GB / UK programmes or access the Irish performance programmes. The recommendations made to CANI and Athletics NI, as part of detailed project reports, were accepted by the governing body’s Boards with continued support being offered by Sport NI and SINI (the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland).
Logic Edge has been commissioned by sports coach UK (scUK) to conduct a range of different projects relating to coach and coaching development. Most recently this was to advise on the review and re-writing of the National Occupational Standards for Coaching and the subsequent accredited qualifications for England, Wales and Scotland.
Owing to extensive experience in coaching workforce development, Logic Edge has worked with scUK to refine a common set of research tools for workforce auditing and has provided advisory sessions to support governing bodies of sport in the process of workforce auditing.
In the vocational education sector, Logic Edge has conducted cross-sector UK-wide projects and assisted scUK in the review of its own tutor, assessor and verifier training. The project included the authoring of learning resources to accompany the training delivered and the delivery of the orientation to national trainers.
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) needed some independent support to review their domestic game provision in one of their provinces. In partnership with Inside Track, Logic Edge conducted a review of the domestic game programme in Connacht, interviewed all staff members analysing their skills and performance targets and facilitated club nights across the entire province. The intensive work conducted produced a detailed report for the IRFU, which was presented to the senior management team. The recommendations made to restructure the provision in Connacht were accepted and implemented during the off-season and leading into the 2014-15 season.
Subsequently, the team was invited back by the new CEO at Connacht Rugby to conduct an ‘off-pitch’ review of the branch’s performance; to inform the development of a new long-term strategy for Connacht Rugby. Again, an intensive period of research, interviewing and analysis of skills and services was conducted, with a high level of cooperation within the organisation, and a report of our findings was presented to the senior management. Recommendations to restructure the organisation to meet the emerging strategy for Connacht were implemented during the 2014-15 season and further advice was provided to the IRFU and the branch’s Board to support a long-term change in culture.
… a fantastic course that both challenged and inspired our new tutors. The result of this training has been that we now have a group of highly enthusiastic and motivated tutors who are working with us to create new courses and training for our workforce.
Hannah Smith, Water Babies Ltd