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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

  • Change Management: For You, Your Teams And Your Organisation

    Multiple dates and venues

    A highly interactive and engaging masterclass which will take you through a step by step process to ensure you lead successful change.

  • Successful Account Management

    25 October 2016 - 26 October 2016, IGD, Watford

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

  • Successful Joint Business Planning

    27 October 2016, 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.

  • Advanced Category Management

    01 November 2016 - 02 November 2016, 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.

  • Turning Data into Insight

    08 November 2016, IGD, 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.

  • Webinar: How to Set Achievable Goals

    11 November 2016

    As we approach the end of the year, how many of us will be thinking about resolutions and goals for the new year? Setting goals is often exciting but daunting. In this webinar you'll learn the pitfalls to avoid when choosing goals to pursue, explore the myths and misunderstandings about goals and discover...

  • Getting Started in the Online Channel

    15 November 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.

  • Successful Category Management

    16 November 2016 - 17 November 2016, 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.

  • IGD Retail Safari: London Convenience

    18 November 2016

    See some of the London's best convenience concepts in action, and get first hand feedback into the day-to-day operations.

  • IGD Retail Safari: Food-To-Go in London

    23 November 2016

    Deepen your practical understanding of the key players and trends in food-to-go, and how they could influence the broader grocery landscape.

  • Getting Started in the Discount Channel

    15 December 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.

  • Conscious Management: Inspire, manage and lead

    Multiple dates and venues

    Management that inspires: An evening masterclass in how to lead from the front — and inspire your team to come with you

  • Hostage Negotiation for Business

    20 February 2017 - 20 February 2017, Sainsbury's, Coventry (6:00PM-8.30PM)

    Learn from the elite: Discover the skills used by the professionals in hostage situations and understand how to apply them in the business arena, to powerful effect.

  • Category Management in Online Retailing

    21 February 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.

  • Supply Chain: The Essentials

    09 March 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.

  • Introduction to Line Management and Leadership

    14 March 2017 - 15 March 2017, IGD, Watford

    From benchmarking your performance to that of your team, to converting your organisation’s goals into team objectives and ultimately, outcomes, this workshop will show you how to strike the balance between processes and personal style.

  • Successful Shopper Understanding

    10 April 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Account Manager to Business Manager

    23 May 2017 - 24 May 2017, 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.

  • 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.

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Webinar: Amazing PowerPoint Techniques


Supply Chain: The Essentials

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Introduction to Line Management and Leadership

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Successful Account Management

Change Management: For You, Your Teams And Your Organisation


Change Management: For You, Your Teams And Your Organisation


Successful Joint Business Planning

Change Management: For You, Your Teams And Your Organisation

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Change Management: For You, Your Teams And Your Organisation

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