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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

  • Creating Killer Content

    Multiple dates and venues

    Content is king, but is your content really any good and how can you make sure it's driving sales? Join us for a masterclass with ex-editor of ASOS magazine to discover how you can create online content that engages your consumers and rocks their world.

  • Mastering Time: Take control of your day

    Multiple dates and venues

    This highly engaging and highly entertaining masterclass, with guest speaker Richard Abrahams will teach you how to successfully manage what you do with your time.

  • Turning Data into Insight

    16 December 2015, 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.

  • Advanced Category Management

    17 December 2015 - 18 December 2015, Jurys Inn, 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.

  • Successful Category Management

    06 January 2016 - 07 January 2016, IGD, Watford

    Two places left for 1-2 December 2015!
    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 Account Management

    12 January 2016 - 13 January 2016, IGD, Watford

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

  • Public Speaking: A skill you can learn

    Multiple dates and venues

    This fun, interactive and high-impact session gives you practical techniques used by the world’s most effective communicators. Discover how to project confidence, achieve impact and ‘connect’ when speaking under pressure.

  • Building Your Convenience Strategy

    11 February 2016, IGD, Watford

    A one day workshop designed to help you improve your understanding of convenience and make the most of this key strategic opportunity.

  • Getting Started in the Online Channel

    23 February 2016, IGD, Watford

    Be at the forefront of developments in the online channel and maximise the opportunities for your business with this stimulating and thought provoking one-day workshop.

  • Delivering Shopper Engagement

    24 February 2016 - 25 February 2016, IGD, Watford

    Discover how to put the shopper at the heart of brand, category, retail and commercial decision making with this comprehensive and practical two day workshop. You'll learn about the shopper journey, explore different research methods and develop techniques to improve shopper engagement.

  • Great Leadership: The 3 secrets revealed

    Multiple dates and venues

    Packed with real life insights and everyday examples and enhanced through the use of motivational multimedia and story-telling, this highly interactive and practical masterclass inspires and motivates and will provide a truly engaging learning experience for everyone present.

  • Line Management for Commercial Teams

    02 March 2016 - 03 March 2016, IGD, Watford

    A two day workshop which will help provide the core skills to convert commercial strategy in to compelling team outcomes and objectives.

  • Category Leadership

    08 March 2016 - 09 March 2016, IGD, Watford

    A new groundbreaking workshop has been designed to provide you with the process and tools to create genuine category leadership in your business.

  • Building a Supply Chain for Growth

    10 March 2016, IGD, Watford

    This interactive one day workshop is for all roles in suppliers who want to build better supply chains by becoming more customer-focused by aligning plans, enhancing customer collaboration and building relationships.

  • Account Manager to Business Manager

    16 March 2016 - 17 March 2016, IGD, Watford

    A high energy and highly interactive two day workshop that will give you the insight into the skills that will enable you to make the transition from account manager to business manager.

  • Brand Marketing: All paths lead to purchase

    Multiple dates and venues

    This short workshop will step into the world of marketing and help you identify some of the key focus areas, as you look to convert brand equity into brand sales.

  • Getting Started in the Discount Channel

    27 April 2016, IGD, Watford

    An interactive workshop that will get you up to speed on the UK discount channel; explore where the growth is set to come from over the next 5 years and assess the opportunity.

  • Don’t Just Pitch: Influence with power and impact

    Multiple dates and venues

    In this highly interactive, entertaining, business relevant, practical session you will experience the six principles of influence, learn the psychology of ‘selling', use the seven rules of engagement, work with the three strategic pillars of persuasion and develop your own business relevant elevator...

  • Effective Channel Management

    23 June 2016, IGD, Watford

    A one day workshop designed to take you out of the day-to-day and put your channel in context, reflecting on the multichannel world we are now operating in.

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Powerful Positivity at Work


Line Management for Commercial Teams

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Getting Started in the Online Channel

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Account Manager to Business Manager

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Successful Joint Business Planning

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Mastering Time: Take control of your day


Creating Killer Content

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