Cardiff Business School Executive education

Custom programmes

We understand that organisations are very unique, and consequently need education programmes that are tailored to their specific requirements.

The Executive Education team at Cardiff Business School has a great deal of experience in firstly understanding your learning requirements and then designing a tailor made course to meet your needs.

If you would like to discuss the design and delivery of a bespoke programme, then please email or telephone +44 (0)29 2087 5723

Previous courses

Cardiff Business School has delivered executive education sessions to many different consultancy companies, such as Serco, Rabobank, KPMG and PA Consulting, to assist them with the research based knowledge that they require to successfully interact with business.

Here are some examples of the work that we have successfully delivered for organisations:

This programme was run in collaboration with BT for Academi Wales (formally Public Sector Management Wales). Delegates were provided with an individual psychometric assessment and coaching followed by a three-day residential event included inputs from academics, practitioners, trainers and public sector leaders.

Access to a bespoke electronic portal enabled access to news and information updates as well as the facilitation of the group to become a learning community, prior to a one-day follow-up event designed by the group to leverage a collaborative challenge.

These two programmes, run during 2012, involved a range of core and elective modules delivered over three day blocks by Cardiff Business School staff and external trainers. Participants were required to complete a learning log and identify a 'Make a Difference Challenge'.

Professional interviews were conducted with either their line manager or coach provided by Cardiff Business School. Learning was accredited by The Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning enabling delegates to receive University credits.

This programme began in July 2012 when Cardiff Business School met with a core team in the Society to assist them in the design of their Continuous Improvement programme. We spent several days visiting many different departments and branches of Principality Building Society to better understand their particular learning requirements. A two day programme was then created to train over 150 members of staff with some of the essential CI skills needed to start practising CI on an organisation wide basis.

The School helped the team to develop a series of exercises which formed part of the all staff ‘roadshows’, to communicate the importance of CI to the whole organisation. Cardiff Business School continues to assist Principality on their journey by providing them with an ‘expert CI programme’ for their core change agent team, leadership coaching and train the trainer activities for their learning and development team.

This programme involved working with Nestlé HQ staff to design a two week learning programme which prepares their change agents with the necessary knowledge needed in order to embark on their lean journey. The School has delivered the programme in 3 markets (Europe (5 cohorts trained), USA and Asia). The programme focuses on the evolution of lean and the comprising elements of holistic lean enterprise systems and is delivered using a variety of simulations and exercises. Later iterations of the programme included a focus on lean leadership.

Fresh from winning an international award for their work in innovation, Welsh Water asked us to help develop innovation capacity across the organisation. The result was a bespoke five day Embedding Innovation programme. The first four days included knowledge transfer and exploration in the morning, and a practical innovation work-stream in the afternoon giving participants work on practical company improvements. The fifth day facilitated the process of embedding tools and methods throughout the whole organisation.

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