Improve productivity and skills

Workshops and masterclasses

Workshops and masterclasses

Small changes can deliver big benefits. Our 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.

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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.

Upcoming dates

Edinburgh 06 March to 11 June 2019 - registration now closed

Glasgow 14 March to 13 June 2019 - register now

Glasgow 16 April to 25 June 2019 - register now

Edinburgh 17 April to 26 June 2019 - register now

Dundee 02 October 2019 to 19 February 2020 - register now

Dumfries 22 October 2019 to 21 January 2020 - register now

Leadership Essentials programme

Five half-day workshops over 12 weeks focused on supporting leaders to develop their organisational vision and manage change through adapting their leadership approach and developing news skills and techniques.

Upcoming programmes

Submit an enquiry or call for more information about upcoming programmes 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.

Upcoming dates

Edinburgh, 29 January to 20 June 2019 - registration now closed 

Dundee, 12 February to 7 May 2019 - registration now closed

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

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