Professional Development Workshops

Achieving your Potential – MBA Professional Development Weekend

Run over the course of a weekend and purposefully held off campus, this event takes students away from a typical working or study environment, giving EMBA students the opportunity to:

  • think in detail about potential career transitions: defining where are they now, where do they want to be and how are they going to get there?
  • take ownership for career transitions; set specific goals to support their  achievement
  • discover / re-discover strengths and how they can be harnessed to enable / accelerate personal and professional development
  • consider energy and how to manage this purposefully in a career context.

Advanced presentation skills

In today’s business environment you are expected to be able to stand  in front of an audience and sell your ideas, products and company. In order to do so, you have to be able to sell yourself. Learn the techniques that will make you more influential, convincing and confident.


The best negotiators adopt approaches that ensure all parties leave the table with a strong relationship and often with a ‘win’ on both sides. This workshop will focus on the proven tools, techniques and tactics of principled negotiation.

How to take charge of your career

Too often our careers ‘just happen’ and it is hard to find the time to reflect on how you can maximise the opportunities available to you, both now and in the future. This workshop provides space and time for you to work by yourself, and with others, to apply a structured and systematic approach to career and personal development planning.

Art of Strategic Questioning

A breakthrough method for engaging in conversations that build deeper and stronger relationships with internal/ external clients and customers, and that enable competitive advantage. The principles and strategies taught in this masterclass are steeped in investigative journalism, cognitive neuroscience and social psychology. The model emphasises ‘professional listening’ and humility, making it ideal for use in global business and management.

Executive Media Training

Feel more confident and get the best out of media opportunities while learning how to cope with tricky interview questions from journalists. A highly practical workshop including an opportunity to participate in individual press/TV interviews on a relevant topic to you.