Scheduled In-house

Leadership & Management Training Courses

Focussing on improving your leadership and management skills is key to enhancing your business capabilities and securing your position as an influential part of the business. With so much change taking place and being faced with many new challenges now is the time to focus on your skills in leadership, innovation, strategy, communication, finance, problem solving and conflict management, to name a few key areas. Whether you are looking for a refresher course or to learn additional skills to adapt to a new career challenge, our wide-ranging, innovative, highly stimulating and challenging products will allow you to reach your, and your company's, goals.

  • Next: 2-3 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 3-4 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 20-21 Nov 2023 Live online

Agile Leadership for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals in a virtual world

Live online, Classroom
Focused

This comprehensive two-day course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader - in the context of the pharmaceutical industry - and how to apply the different skills of leading your staff and team to maximise results

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Recorded webcast

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Recorded webcast

We will all be aware of the term AI, but how many of us really understand it? We are constantly told that it is likely to change so many aspects of our future world and organisations. Yet what level of knowledge do we really have on the subject? Book your complimentary place below to get up to speed on the rapidly developing world of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Presented by Afke Schouten
  • and Mark Thomas
  • Next: 9 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 28 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 29 Jun 2023 Live online
  • Also: 18 Oct 2023 Live online

Clean Communication

Live online
Masterclass

Throughout this programme you will learn how to use clean communication to convey your meaning and enhance your relationships, explore how to build rapport with others and understand how to clarify what others want of you. You'll acquire tips and hints for motivating others and practise your use of language to inspire action in others. This is an interactive online course consisting of 2 x 90 minutes sessions.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Geoff Marsh
  • Recorded webcast

Ecosystems and how they are changing the world of work and business

Recorded webcast

An Ecosystem is an ‘interconnected system’ or a working group through which individuals or businesses with common goals, purpose, or challenges can openly share, collaborate, learn, and co-create new opportunities.  

  • Presented by Jennifer Vessels
  • and Mark Thomas
  • Next: 24-25 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 18-21 Apr 2023 Live online
  • Also: 17-18 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 16-17 Oct 2023 Live online

Effective Communication Skills for Managers

New for 2023

Live online, Classroom
Focused

In today’s fast-paced workplace where people are on constant information overload, easily distracted and engrossed in their own personal devices, managers need to adopt a new skillset to ensure that they communicate clearly and actually get things done. Effective management communication and influencing skills have never been more important, to not only help maintain productivity, but also to enhance team dynamics and improve staff retention.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Susan Croft
  • Next: 30 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 24 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 15 Jun 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 2 Oct 2023 Live online

How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail

Live online, Classroom
Focused

Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work and overcome the distractions of home working

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 17-18 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 27-28 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 24-25 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 15-16 Nov 2023 Live online

Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating Skills for International Lawyers

Live online, Classroom
Focused

A two-day workshop for those who need to achieve results through personal influence. *BOOK EARLY – limited places available!*

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Arun Singh OBE
  • Recorded webcast

Making Sustainable Business Transformation Happen: Better Business, Better Tomorrow

Recorded webcast

FWF partner and CEO, founder of SusteneriGroup. Rudi Plettinx will explore the world of sustainable business and seek to cut through the fog of corporate hype and explore what really needs to happen to drive sustainability. Rudi will be joined by colleagues, Luc Garguet-Dupont & Ugeshree Thakurpersad Director and Founder of DevRani Consult.

  • Presented by Luc Garguet-Duport
  • + 3 more
  • Next: 31 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 4 May 2023 Live online
  • Also: 13 Sep 2023 Live online

Managing Remote Teams

Live online
Masterclass

During this programme you will learn how to adapt your management style for remote team working. You will explore ways to communicate and better understand how to monitor and evaluate your team as well as explore the recruitment implications of managing a remote team. This is an interactive online course consisting of 2 x 90 minutes sessions.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Geoff Marsh
  • Next: 6 Oct 2022 Live online
  • Also: 21 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 21 Jun 2023 Live online
  • Also: 5 Oct 2023 Live online

Managing the Intergenerational Workplace

New for 2022

Live online
High impact

This interactive webinar will look at what Leaders and Managers can to to manage a blended workforce spanning four generations, that vary in their work ethics, ideas about work-life balance and long-term career goals. Practical tips will be discussed on managing intergenerational issues and how to prepare a strategy for increasing levels of inclusivity and respect with your own teams and individual team members. 

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Geoff Marsh
  • Next: 30-31 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 15-16 May 2023 Live online
  • Also: 25-26 Sep 2023 Classroom

MBA Strategic Thinking for Pharma and Biopharma Professionals

Live online, Classroom
Focused

Working in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with ever-increasing change and pressure including the impact of COVID-19, is probably one of the most challenging managerial roles of any industry today.

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 24-26 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 2-4 May 2023 Live online
  • Also: 19-21 Sep 2023 Live online

Negotiation Skills for International Lawyers

New for 2023

Live online
Focused

This interactive, workshop-style programme has been especially designed for in-house counsel and private practice lawyers. It covers both theory and practical skills to help you and your team develop negotiating knowledge and techniques to achieve the best outcomes.

  • 9 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mark Weston
  • Next: 14-15 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 22-23 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 5-6 Jul 2023 Live online
  • Also: 13-14 Nov 2023 Live online

Positive Persuading and Influencing Skills for Pharma Professionals

Live online
Focused

This two-day workshop will give you an opportunity to improve and enhance your persuading and influencing skills within business

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Robert Hersowitz
  • Next: 17 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 11 May 2023 Live online
  • Also: 12 Sep 2023 Live online

Presenting Virtually

Live online
Masterclass

During this seminar you will learn how to prepare and construct a virtual presentation. You will explore the visual supports available, understand how to use the camera and other tools effectively and acquire tips and hints in terms of dealing with technical issues. This is an interactive online course consisting of 2 x 90 minutes sessions.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Geoff Marsh
  • Next: 8-9 Dec 2022 Live online
  • Also: 30-31 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 19-20 Jun 2023 Classroom
  • + 2 more

Project Management for Pharma Professionals

Live online, Classroom
Focused

The leading project management course designed specifically for the pharma/bio industries – also applicable to those working in medical devices and animal health Includes: Interactive workshop sessions

  • 12 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 21 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 23 Mar 2023 Live online
  • Also: 25 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 6 Nov 2023 Live online

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Critical Thinking

New for 2022

Live online, Classroom
Focused

This programme will explore the key concepts of critical thinking applied to problem solving and decision making for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • Next: 7 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 22 Jun 2023 Live online
  • Also: 11 Oct 2023 Live online

Running Virtual Meetings

Live online
Masterclass

This programme has been designed to help you learn how to prepare and construct a virtual meeting. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the various available platforms, understand how to ensure your virtual meeting is engaging and interactive, and practise delivering elements of a virtual meeting in an engaging and interactive manner. This is an interactive online course consisting of 2 x 90 minutes sessions.

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Presented by Mr Geoff Marsh
  • Next: 18-20 Jan 2023 Live online
  • Also: 19-21 Apr 2023 Live online
  • Also: 5-7 Jul 2023 Classroom
  • Also: 18-20 Oct 2023 Live online

The 3-day Mini MBA for In-house Lawyers

Live online, Classroom
Focused

Business skills are a completely different ball game from the technical role of practicing law, but in-house lawyers must have these skills to succeed in a business setting. This inspirational 3-day programme draws on the latest MBA thinking to focus on real issues confronting todays in-house legal departments.

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Rupert Hawke
  • and Helene Russell
  • Next: 9-11 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 14-16 Dec 2022 Live online
  • Also: 8-10 Feb 2023 Live online
  • + 3 more

The Pharma Mini MBA

Live online, Classroom
Focused

A three-day accelerated management programme to give you the high-performance management skills of an MBA, designed specifically for pharmaceutical/biotechnology professionals and also applicable to medical device/animal health industries

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Presented by Dr Laura Brown
  • + 2 more
  • Next: 23 Nov 2022 Live online
  • Also: 27 Feb 2023 Live online
  • Also: 24 May 2023 Live online
  • + 2 more

Virtual Management Skills

New for 2022

Live online
Focused

Every manager wants to lead a group of high performing, productive and motivated professionals, who in turn want good working relationships with colleagues, co-workers and managers. But how can this best be achieved when working virtually and online most of the time...? Examine the ways to overcome challenges in virtual communication, supervision, inclusion and accountability. The programme will be based on recent research and latest best practice on how to lead, direct and interact with your team virtually, including freelance and overseas staff

  • 6 CPD hours
  • Presented by Graham Roberts-Phelps
  • Self-paced

Leadership and People Skills

Self-paced

In four hours this *Personal Improvement Course* will explain and teach you the core skills needed to be an effective leader in business.

  • Mark Thomas
  • and Mr Mike Williams
  • Self-paced

Managing Yourself and Your Team

Self-paced

In 4 hours this *Personal Improvement Course* will explain the theory, and provide practical advise on how to enhance your personal and team management skills

  • Mark Thomas
  • Self-paced

Negotiating Skills and Techniques

Self-paced

In four hours this Performance Improvement e-learning programme will highlight the key competencies of the successful negotiator. It will show you how to use relational influence and power to your advantage, explain and demonstrating the art of creative bargaining, dealing with conflict and how to tender for those all important contracts. *All for £95/€109!*

  • Self-paced

Project Management for Line Managers

Self-paced

Proven techniques for all managers and directors who have to create, manage and control a project from creation to completion, effectively, efficiently and within budget. Gain key management skills needed to fulfil this demanding role with this 8 module course requiring 3 to 4 hours each module to be completed in your own time.

  • Eddie Davies
  • Self-paced

Project Management Skills

Self-paced

A four hour on-line course detailing proven techniques for all managers and directors who have to create, manage and control a project from creation to completion, effectively, efficiently and within budget.

  • Cathy Lake
  • Self-paced

Starting and Running Your Own Business - The online course for the entrepreneur

Self-paced

A concise 6 module online learning course for the entrepreneur

  • Mr Roger Mason
  • Self-paced

The Mini-MBA

Self-paced

Few people can afford the years - or the money - for an MBA course. But this does not mean that you cannot use the key principles of an MBA to your advantage in your day-to-day business life. This on-line course of 12 modules will show you how.

  • Mark Thomas
  • + 5 more
  • Self-paced

The Pharma 'Mini-MBA' On-line Learning Programme

Self-paced

A 14 module self-managed, flexible, online learning course: Focus on the essential MBA theory, practice and technique needed to be a high-performing manager in the field of pharmaceutical with this 14 module course allowing 3 to 4 hours per module to be completed in your own time.

  • Mark Thomas
  • + 6 more
  • Self-paced

The Telecoms 'Mini-MBA' On-line Learning Programme

Self-paced

Focus on the essential practical skills, knowledge and techniques needed to be a high-performer in the field of telecommunications.

  • Mr Kevin Hard
  • + 8 more
  • Publication

Companies Don't Succeed - People Do!

Publication

Positive, provoking and profit-driven, here are over 100 ideas to challenge your preconceptions and to help you build your business to be stronger, fitter and quicker.

  • Graham Roberts-Phelps
  • Publication

Executive Coaching

Publication

This book - by an insider with plenty of experience of hiring coaches and acting as a coach - provides a pragmatic insight into executive coaching for those who are contemplating a career move and becoming an executive coach

  • Stuart McAdam
  • Publication

Great Leaders - Inspirational Lessons in Leadership

Publication

Who are the great leaders in history and what have they got to teach us today about the nature and practice of leadership? John Adair explores a wide range of inspiring leaders, from Lao Tzu and Machiavelli, to Thatcher and Mandela.

  • Mr John Adair
  • Publication

Gurus on Business Strategy

Publication

A one-stop guide to the world's most important thinkers and writers on business strategy. It expertly summarises all the key strategic concepts and analyses the pro's and con's of many of the key theories in practice.

  • Tony Grundy
  • Publication

Gurus on Leadership

Publication

A one-stop guide to the world's key writers on leadership, their thoughts and contributions.

  • Mark Thomas
  • Publication

Gurus On People Management

Publication

Managers have to manage people. It is the most difficult and yet the most rewarding function. This is a one-stop guide to the world's most important writers on managing people, summarising all the key concepts and the contribution of each.

  • Sultan Kermally
  • Publication

Leadership for Leaders

Publication

Based on extensive research, this book challenges accepted 'norms' and establishes the 7 key competencies required for successful leadership today

  • Mr Mike Williams
  • Publication

Life-coach Yourself to Success

Publication

This inspiring book gives you the techniques to life-coach yourself to success in all areas of your life. It's written by two highly successful entrepreneurs who've actually followed and tested the advice they preach with very positive results.

  • Mr Barrie Pearson
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

Manage to Win

Publication

Learn how to reshape and reposition your company to meet tougher challenges and competitors, when to confront and when to retreat, how to assess risk and opportunity and how to move to seize opportunities and knock out the competition.

  • Norton Paley
  • Publication

Managing People for the First Time

Publication

Absolutely everybody in all types of organisations has to make the critical leap to managing people for the first time.

  • Project North East
  • Publication

Mastering Business Planning and Strategy

Publication

Practical techniques for profiling your business and the competition, analysing the market, mastering strategic thinking, positioning for marketplace success, option appraisal and strategic decision-making, as well as implementing and managing change.

  • Paul Elkin
  • Publication

Mastering Leadership

Publication

Without a grasp of what true leadership implies you cannot hope to develop a really effective team. This book shows what distinguishes truly high-achieving teams from the rest of the pack.

  • Mr Mike Williams
  • Publication

Mastering Negotiations

Publication

All the skills and techniques you need to stay one step ahead: the book provides a clear framework for effective negotiation and shows you how to develop your negotiating skills to achieve the best possible results and profitable agreements that stick.

  • Eric Evans
  • Publication

Mastering People Management

Publication

How to build and develop a successful team by motivating, empowering and leading people. Based on in-depth experience of developing people and initiating change within many organisations, Mark Thomas provides a shrewd, practical guide to mastering the essential techniques of people management.

  • Mark Thomas
  • Publication

Mastering Personal and Interpersonal Skills

Publication

A master-class in how to achieve your full potential which takes a practical approach to managing change, personal development, achievement and fulfilment.

  • Mr Peter Haddon
  • Publication

Maxim...ise!

Publication

maxim...ise! is not your usual collection of maxims, it is much more. A compilation of carefully curated quotes and maxims designed to provide a source of contemplation and inspiration for all those who are facing and navigating the challenges of a fast changing world.

  • Mark Thomas
  • and Ian Pincombe
  • Publication

Niche Marketing For Coaches

Publication

Transform yourself from being just another coach into someone who stands out to your clients as the natural and only choice.

  • Ms Hannah Hardiman
  • Publication

PUNCH above your WEIGHT!

Publication

Punch above your weight! addresses the important idea that in reality each one of us can be thought of as a business. This inspirational book gives you a route-map to success.

  • Mr John Potter
  • Publication

Seven Steps of Effective Executive Coaching

Publication

Based on the authors' extensive research, the book builds on the GROW coaching model and introduces a new model which involves 5 core capabilities and a 7-step process - The Achieve Coaching model.

  • Dr Sabine Dembkowski
  • + 2 more
  • Publication

Successful Career Management - A Guide for Organisations, Leaders and Individuals

Publication

A complete guide to Successful Career Management relevant for organisations, leaders and individuals.

  • Stuart McAdam
  • Publication

The 2x2 Manager

Publication

This book aims to provide a simple but valuable framework the 2-by-2 matrix which can be used by any manager or executive in varied situations in business to resolve such issues and problems.

  • John Dembitz
  • Publication

The Best of John Adair on Leadership and Management

Publication

This new edition is a goldmine of ideas, advice and techniques from one of the world's leading writers on management and leadership. It brings together all of John Adair's thinking on leadership, teambuilding, creativity and innovation, problem-solving, motivation, communication and time-management.

  • Mr John Adair
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills

Publication

This book encapsulates John Adair's writing on the art and skills of effective communication. You will find it equally valuable whether you are beginning your career or looking for an expert refresher course.

  • Mr John Adair
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

The Concise Adair on Creativity and Innovation

Publication

Encapsulates all of John Adair's writing on how to recognise and enhance creativity in your organisation. It focusses on team training, generation of ideas, communication and overcoming obstacles, the key characteristics of innovators and how to organise and use them to best effect.

  • Mr John Adair
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

The Concise Adair on Leadership

Publication

The Concise Adair on Leadership encapsulates his writing on how to develop your own leadership potential, to motivate your colleagues and to build a creative and high-performing team.

  • Mr John Adair
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

The Concise Adair on Teambuilding and Motivation

Publication

This book develops John Adair's classic theory on Team, Task and Individual, and summarises all his thoughts and writing on leadership and motivation and getting the best from people.

  • Mr John Adair
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

The Concise Time Management and Personal Development

Publication

Valuable ideas on how to establish clear long-term goals and link your daily action planning to their achievement. It provides you with the tools, techniques and framework needed for continuing personal development.

  • Melanie Allen
  • + 2 more
  • Publication

The Handbook of Management Fads

Publication

An insightful and amusing book about management fads – past and present.

  • Steve Morris
  • Publication

The Insider's Guide to High Performance Presentations

Publication

Geoff Marsh is a master of presentation skills. In this book he gives the reader the knowledge and techniques needed to engage with audiences and deliver inspirational presentations in all situations.

  • Mr Geoff Marsh
  • Publication

The Management Tool Kit

Publication

This unique book brings together the most valuable management theories and tools in one volume.

  • Sultan Kermally
  • Publication

The Mobile Boardroom

Publication

The Mobile Boardroom covers the challenges business owners and directors will face when they involved in Buying, Growing or Selling a company. Top tips on all aspects of the business cycle will take you through everything you need to know.

  • Julian Clay
  • and Nik Askaroff
  • Publication

The People Management Clinic

Publication

A complete guide to people management - helping managers along the most difficult of paths: leading, motivating and running a team of people. This book takes the form of a clinic during which you can ask an experienced people management consultant how to approach any number of issues and problems that face you on a daily basis.

  • Mr Martin Richardson
  • Publication

The Shorter MBA

Publication

This practical and succinct book presents all the essential theory, practice and techniques taught to MBA students and is ideal for the busy practising executive. The book is divided into three main parts: personal development, management skills and business development.

  • Mr Barrie Pearson
  • and Neil Thomas
  • Publication

Working for Yourself - running a business, starting a company or being self-employed

Publication

A complete guide to working for yourself which includes running a business, starting a company or being self-employed.

  • Mr Roger Mason
  • Publication

Working Smarter

Publication

This inspirational book provides a refreshing approach to making the decisions that affect both your business and personal life and your level of success.

  • Graham Roberts-Phelps
  • Publication

World Business Cultures - A Handbook

Publication

This book provides a framework for understanding any culture in the world, offering strategies and tactics for getting people from different countries on your side, and detailing the knowledge you need to make the right impression and avoid giving offence.

  • Barry Tomalin
  • and Mr Mike Nicks