Creative Simulation Zone


The Creative Simulation Zone has a growing catalogue of immersive courses.

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"Emotional Intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of the heart over the head, it is the unique intersection of both." 

David Caruso

Leading with Emotional Intelligence


This 1-day professional training workshop explores the fascinating topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and how it can help you to be a more effective leader.

You will be introduced to the theory and core principles of EI and have the opportunity to explore how these can be applied for yourself and your working environment.

Experience immersive scenario based learning, receiving feedback from facilitators and peers.


  • Test your own EI with a pre-course assessment.  Findings provided through a personal detailed report.
  • Receive 1:1 feedback with a Chartered Psychologist (30 minutes)
  • Apply you learning using the Creative Simulation Zone
  • Take away a recording of your learning experience

Who should attend?

Experienced or aspiring leaders and managers

Learning outcomes

  • Find out what EI for leadership actually means
  • Explore how EI is applicable to you and your work
  • Discover how EI can improve your relationships
  • Recognise how to lead using EI techniques to become a more effective leader
  • Test out your EI skills in an immersive learning environment


Certificated learning

Meet the experts

Dr. Lorraine Dacre Pool

Dr. Lorraine Dacre Pool

Chartered Psychologist, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Principal Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire. Internationally recognised researcher on the subject of Emotional Intelligence and co-author of the recently published book ‘An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence’.

Kath Houston

Kath Houston

Teaching Fellow for professional development at Lancaster University and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming.


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Dates and times

  • Wednesday 27 November 2019 | 9:00am – 16:30pm
  • Wednesday 08 January 2020 | 9:00am – 16:30pm
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020 | 9:00am – 16:30pm


£625.00 per person (full day). 

Discounted prices available for group bookings.

Venue hire

Deliver your training from the Creative Simulation Zone. Half day (3 hours) and full day (6 hours) reservations are available.

Hire fees will be applied.  Please discuss your training with a Venue Co-ordinator.

Complete the VENUE HIRE AGREEMENT to book. 

Observation Room

Observation room

Equipment/Facilities list

The Creative Simulation Zone boasts a range of high quality audio-visual equipment.

Office Space and Meeting Cube

  • Three state-of-the-art HD 360 remote pan hot-head cameras where you can play out training simulations

Observation Room

  • Control surface
  • Three large wall-mounted monitors
  • Signal feed from the outdoor street set

Street Scene Set

  • Restaurant and bar
  • Two terraced houses
  • Convenience store
  • Tarmacked road with double yellow lines
  • Authentic street lighting
  • Pavement with drop kerb

High Definition Control Gallery

  • Ten-channel audio
  • Six-channel vision mixer

Bring together all environments for simulation, role play and training.

Creative Simulation Zone also features multiple preview monitors and talk back systems allowing you to communicate with staff, delegates and support crew remotely. Each room is complete with a sound system and video recorder with instant replay of interactions and workshops.

Office Space

Office space

Street set

Street scene set

High Definition Control Gallery

Editing Gallery


Kirkham Building Room 11, University Main Campus, Preston

Opening Times

Kirkham Building is opening Monday to Thursday (07:30 to 21:00) and Friday (07:30 to 20:00).  Venue hire outside of these times can be consider however is subject to staff availability.  Advanced notice is a necessity.


Contact staff

Ric Brame / Resource Co-ordinator / 01772 893119 /