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Training events

Whether you attend a training workshop or one of our free masterclasses and webinars, you can be sure to find them engaging, inspirational and enjoyable. We regularly add new dates and events to the programme, so keep checking for updates!

Upcoming training events

  • Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far

    Multiple dates and venues

    Insight that inspires… An evening masterclass on what the future may hold for grocery businesses – and their shoppers.

  • Successful Account Management

    28 March 2017 - 29 March 2017, IGD, Watford

    A stimulating and thought-provoking workshop which provides the tools, processes, skills and structures to effectively manage customer relationships.

  • Successful Category Management

    04 April 2017 - 05 April 2017, IGD, Watford

    This popular two day workshop will ensure you understand and are able to implement the core principles and techniques our industry uses to develop effective category plans.

  • Successful Shopper Activation

    11 April 2017, IGD, Watford

    Using the most recent research and illustrated through industry case studies, this one day course provides the key principles and proven techniques you need to successfully activate your plans with shoppers. Book on both our shopper...

  • Teams that deliver in tough times

    Multiple dates and venues

    An evening masterclass in ensuring your team is tough enough to survive the turbulence — and deliver.

  • Category Leadership

    09 May 2017 - 10 May 2017, IGD, Watford

    Category leadership is founded on the quality of the insights, the supporting strategies and tactics, and people capabilities. Learn the processes, tools and ways of working for your business to be a genuine category leader.

  • Successful Category Management - London

    16 May 2017 - 17 May 2017, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth, London

    This popular two day workshop will ensure you understand and are able to implement the core principles and techniques our industry uses to develop effective category plans.

  • Webinar: Resilience

    18 May 2017 - 18 May 2017

    We are living in an age of rapidly changing environments, though we are not often taught how to cope with such change and adapt to new environments. Dr. Rebecca Johannsen, who trains internationally on the topics of emotional intelligence, creativity, and problem solving, will lead an interactive 50-minute...

  • Turning Data into Insight

    01 June 2017, Watford

    This interactive one day workshop takes you through the end-to-end process from identifying the information you need, through to delivering actionable insights.

  • How to get noticed at work

    Multiple dates and venues

    How do you get your career to soar? You need to be great at what you do AND how you do it - particularly in the eyes of your senior colleagues. Join us on this free masterclass to explore how you can get noticed at work.

  • Webinar: Compelling Conversations: Influence and Persuade

    08 June 2017 - 08 June 2017

    Do you want to learn how to get your point across with power and impact so that you can influence conversations and gain “buy in” with customers, colleagues or your manager?

  • IGD Retail Safari, Dublin: The opportunity for food-to-go in grocery, 15 June

    15 June 2017

    Our safaris are designed to bring you up to speed rapidly with the latest trends and innovations, helping you to understand opportunities for your business. Guided by the IGD team, you’ll visit some of Dublin’s best stores, to see the food-to-go opportunity first-hand. Plus, you’ll understand how this...

  • Category Management in Online Retailing

    20 June 2017, IGD, Watford

    In this one-day workshop, you'll discover the key opportunities of online retailing and how to activate them as part of your overall category strategy.

  • IGD Retail Safari, London: Large format innovation, 29 June

    29 June 2017

    London is a hot bed for retail format innovation, with many of the UK’s leading retailers focusing on London to showcase their latest thinking, whether it be in large formats, smaller stores or in food-to-go. Guided by the IGD team, you’ll visit some of London’s best stores, to see first-hand how the...

  • Supply Chain: The Essentials

    30 June 2017, IGD, Watford

    A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.

  • Advanced Category Management

    05 July 2017 - 06 July 2017, IGD, Watford

    IGD's two day simulation game workshop will enable you to understand how to turn the theory of category management into growth plans for your organisation.

  • Leading Edge Annual Conference 2017

    12 September 2017

    Join us for a full day of free personal development and industry insight training on 12 September in London.

  • Successful Joint Business Planning

    21 September 2017, IGD, Watford

    An energising one day workshop designed to offer practical help in planning and preparing joint business plans, whether you are new to this way of working or just need to take time out and look at what you do in a different light.

  • Strategic decision making

    Multiple dates and venues

    Business consultant and professional musical director, Stephen Bell, will draw on his careers as a senior leader in the car industry and his alternative career as a professional conductor, to have you mesmerised, entertained and moved in this truly unique masterclass.

  • Successful Shopper Understanding

    24 October 2017, IGD, Watford

    Understand your shopper, their needs and behaviours, and how they impact on commercial decision-making through this practical and interactive one-day workshop. Book on both our shopper series workshops...

  • EQual to the challenge: Emotional intelligence in business

    Multiple dates and venues

    Emotions in the workplace? So-so or a no-no? Managed well, your emotional intelligence could switch your career’s green light to GO

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Negotiation for Business

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Advanced Category Management


Webinar: Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team


Supply Chain: The Essentials

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Turning Data into Insight

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Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far


Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far


Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far

IGD Retail Safari, London: Large format innovation, 23 March

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Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far


Successful Account Management

Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far


Evolution: Retail in the future, near and far

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