Expert-led, Interactive Masterclasses

Gain skills and knowledge of a range of business processes and leadership methods through these expert-led interactive masterclasses. Our masterclasses run through three different themes each year: the self, the team and the organisation, and cover many different topics that will inspire and motivate.

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Leadership Series

Date TBC

As leaders, we need to be able to stand back and think about our thinking, to challenge the assumptions that we make, to help us make sense of the world in ways that help us to feel positive about ourselves.


£70 per half-day session

Date TBC 

We live in a time of great opportunity; if you have the drive and ambition there is no reason why you cannot progress within your chosen profession. But…… you need to be committed to making it happen, you need to invest time in yourself and take charge of your own career development if you are to stand out from the crowd and realise your full potential.
This masterclass provides an opportunity for individuals to take time out and reflect on what they are doing at work, what they want to achieve and to explore how they can go about making the changes that they need to further their career.  


£70 per half-day session

In association with the Institute of Leadership & Management, we are pleased to offer ILM members a discounted rate off all our Masterclasses. Please contact us to find out more. 

Coaching Series

13 August, 10:00-12:30

Tutor: Mary Hughes

The field of ethics is complex, ever-expanding and ancient, it is implicit in all we are and do. Ethics are often divided into meta-ethics and normative ethics  Meta-ethics looks at many perspectives -  environmental, cultural, legal, social, business and political.  Normative ethics are about influ-encing.  The professional coaching bodies (like the Association for Coaching, European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the International Coach Federation) have Ethical Codes that their members are bound to follow and in this they may be said to be seeking to influence.  But in wid-er society where coaches do their work, a meta approach can also matter. 

This Masterclass uses narrative and story-telling as maps to explore coaching dilemmas which, intrinsic to our humanity, can feel they come from a place of compassion and altruism yet also from manipulation and destructiveness.  Humans (as far as we know) are the only sentient beings in this world that tell and listen to stories and we are all good at it.

Join us to explore:

• Dilemmas, including about compromise, boundary, allegiance, role, responsibility and impasse.

• How we can gain clarity about whether, as coach (or client) we are making the most helpful choices.

• Thinking critically about the use of language, reasoning, justification and judgement in our prac-tice.

• How culture shapes the power we have in relating to others, in our existing relationships and in our roles.

• Using the elements of a story as a decision making framework that considers key questions rather than judging what is right and what is wrong.


£45 per session

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