Real-world teaching and learning for individuals and businesses.

Across our open and custom offerings, all of our programmes are designed to challenge, inspire and transform your thinking.

Open programmes

Open programmes are held throughout the year, exploring a broad range of business topics.

Open programmes
Custom programmes

Using a partnership approach, we design and deliver a custom development programme to meet your objectives.

Custom programmes
International partnerships

Work collaboratively with us on engaging and innovative experiences for learners.

Partnership opportunities

Upcoming Programmes

17

Jun

Ukrainian Women's Leadership Programme

  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–18:00
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This 3-day leadership programme, delivered over 4 days, is for Ukrainian women displaced by the current conflict and living in Scotland.

Masterclass

27

Aug

Executive Leadership Programme 2024

  • with Professor Chris Carter
  • Calendar Tuesday
  • Clock 17:00–20:00
  • Navigate Edinburgh, Venue TBC

This interactive, high-level programme is for participants developing their careers in senior management. The programme is designed to develop participants based on their own leadership and career goals.

Masterclass

12

Sep

Non-executive Director Programme Session 1 | Board Papers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  • with Niamh Corbett, Leads Board Intelligence’s senior board relationships in both the UK and the US
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–20:00
  • Navigate Online

Join Niamh Corbett as she shares her insight on how to interrogate a board pack. Book your place.

Masterclass

16

Sep

Leading Technology and Innovation in Organisations

  • Calendar Monday
  • Clock 09:00–18:00
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This online credit-bearing course (10 credits) is aimed at aspiring leaders and managers in industry who typically have technical backgrounds and roles in organisations. The course helps you lead and manage organisational changes by providing knowledge of the key concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques to implement changes and innovation in the workplace.

Masterclass

26

Sep

Non-executive Director Programme Session 2 | What is the Role of the NXD in assessing Risk

  • with Angus Cockburn, Non-Executive Chairman of James Fisher and Sons plc. Senior Independent Director of Ashtead Group plc, Senior Independent Director of Edrington Group Limited, and Non-Executive Director of Securities Trust of Scotland plc
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–20:00
  • Navigate Online

Join Angus Cockburn and Bill McCall to explore serious risk issues organisations face. Book your place.

Masterclass

10

Oct

Non-executive Director Programme Session 3 | AI – opportunity or threat? What NXDs need to know

  • with Louise Smith, Leadership roles across Digital, Data, Product, Distribution, Technology and Operations in leading UK organisations
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–20:00
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Join Louise Smith as she demystifies this potentially complicated area. Book your place.

Masterclass

24

Oct

Non-executive Director Programme Session 4 | The opportunity and challenges of being an NXD in a Private Equity backed business

  • with Calum Paterson, Leads SEP. Former Chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–20:00
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Join Calum Paterson and John Watson as they explain the challenges and how to be successful in this sector. Book your place.

Masterclass

7

Nov

Non-executive Director Programme Session 5 | Energy transition strategies and climate reporting: The escalating challenge for Boards and NXDs

  • with Dr Valentina Kretzschmar, Chairman, Aberdeen Sports Village; Board member, Todd & Duncan, Commsworld and PDG Helicopters
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–20:00
  • Navigate Online

Join Dr Valentina Kretzschmar and Amanda Young as they address the key issues. Book your place.

Masterclass

21

Nov

Non-executive Director Programme Session 6 | The Effective Board

  • with Atholl Duncan, Chair of UK Coaching; Chair of the performance and technology business, Black Isle Group; Chair of Salmon Scotland; and Founder and CEO of The Edge Consultancy
  • Calendar Thursday
  • Clock 18:00–20:00
  • Navigate Online

Join Atholl Duncan as he shares his insight on how to create and maintain an effective culture in the boardroom. Book your place.

Masterclass