Professional Development Workshops

The professional development workshops are an important part of your EMBA Programme and supplement your core and elective modules.

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.

Managing conflict

Good business is built on good relationships and maintaining and developing these are essential. However, conflict is unavoidable even in the best of relationships – yet it can lead to great change and improvement. This workshop explores problems in working  relationships and the different ways you can manage them positively.

Project management

The driving force behind any venture, effective project management can drive a project to its fullest. Having this skill is essential to gain a competitive edge over your peers. This seminar focuses on core project management skills and delivers a sound, grounding in the subject.