Improve productivity and skills

Workshops and masterclasses

Workshops and masterclasses

Small changes can deliver big benefits. Our leadership workshops and masterclasses will give you a steer on best practice to enhance your business productivity and better engage your employees, to give you greater efficiencies and profits.

People, place and practice workshops

One of the major ways to improve productivity and efficiency in your business is through workplace innovation, which is change driven by people to develop new, improved ways of working.

In our workshops we'll equip you with tried and tested tools and techniques to develop and implement an action plan around three themes - People, Place and Practice.

  • People - what it means to have an engaged workforce and the benefits this will this bring to your business. We also look at how effective communication and how development of staff can bring positive change.
  • Place - what culture you want your organisation to have and how your physical and virtual workspace can help
  • Practice - what workplace practices you can adopt to help nurture creativity, productivity and growth

Workshops are either run as either three half-day sessions or one full-day session exploring all three themes.

We also run workplace innovation masterclasses - a series of thought leadership events that brings together academic research with the experience of inspirational business leaders from across the UK and afar, to explore a variety of emerging workplace practices and leadership challenges.

Book a 'workplace innovation' workshop or masterclass

Managing people for growth workshops

This comprehensive workshop programme is designed to help you discover new ways to maximise the potential of your people managers.

Seven workshops covering:

  • The role of a manager and setting goals
  • Empowering individuals and team
  • Communication, influencing and assertiveness skills
  • Coaching and delegation
  • Managing individual performance
  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Personal reflection

Whether you're a brand new manager, a manager with experience but lacking training or a trained manager looking for a skills refresh - this is for you.

Book a 'managing people for growth' workshop

Leadership development programme

Benefits to your business

The leadership development programme will help you:

  • Identify and integrate your values into the business culture
  • Develop a more successful business that is a fair place to work
  • Drive engagement, innovation and productivity
  • Increase business resilience and agility to drive faster change
  • Develop strategic decision-making

What's included?

Programme assessments and resources

  • Diagnostic assessments: personal assessments/diagnostics are undertaken by each participant before the programme
  • Learning portal: access to customised content specific to the key topics of the programme e.g. learning materials, videos, presentations, podcasts
  • Action learning groups: participants learn together, share issues and solutions with other experienced leaders who will support, challenge and inspire each other
  • Forward action planning: to measure the programme’s impact; track progress against action plans to date and plan next steps
  • Feedback and planning discussion: based on diagnostic results, identify and agree action
  • Leadership workshops: an integrated programme of 5 workshops
    • The four interconnected levels of leadership (self, team, organisation and community/society) - effecting positive change through leadership
    • Values-based leadership - leadership values and aligning workforce and business strategy
    • Workplace innovation, fair work and progressive people practices -
      leading and embedding a culture of innovation and change throughout the organisation
    • Innovative and inclusive business structures - organisational decision making and models; distributed leadership and employee voice
    • Change leadership and resilience awareness of change and its impact - creating and sustaining resilience

Delivering success 

The programme adopts a blended-learning approach to help you succeed:

  • Leader-centric: focuses on your individual business context and priorities
  • Action-learning based: outcomes are based on action plans that align with your company’s growth aspirations
  • Collaborative: delegates work with each other to identify solutions and deliver results
  • Measured: identifies business metrics at the start and end of the programme to determine impact

How much does it cost?

The cost to participating businesses are:

  • Growth leadership: £1,500 (plus VAT) per participant 
  • Essential leadership: £500 (plus VAT) per participant

Upcoming programme

Upcoming programmes start in Glasgow and Edinburgh in September 2019

Submit an enquiry or call for more information on 0300 013 3385.

Business Improvement Academy

Are changes in your business slower than expected or has your company fallen back into old ways of working?

Our Business Improvement Academy puts people at the centre of sustainable change. It helps you become more productive, competitive and outward looking.

The Academy’s blended learning combines small group workshops with an individual practical project, tailored to your business needs. Whether you are a brand new manager, a manager with experience but lacking training or a trained manager looking for a skills refresh.

Ask about our next programme

Submit an enquiry or call for more information on 0300 013 3385.

Ready to get started?

Our team is on hand to answer your questions and explain how our workshops and masterclasses can help you succeed.