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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!

Delivering shopper engagement

Delivering Shopper Engagement

03 June 2015

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.

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Upcoming training events

  • Super Managers: How they do it and how you can too

    Multiple dates and venues

    Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of becoming a super manager, delivered by our guest speaker Paul Matthews of People Alchemy.

  • Getting Started in the Discount Channel

    07 May 2015, 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.

  • Webinar: Taster Session on Category Management

    07 May 2015

    In this webinar Simon Attfield, Category Insight Manager at IGD, will tell you what category management is and the underlying fundamental principles. He will also explain why category management shouldn’t just live in its own department but how all functions can better use category management principles...

  • Networking: 'Getting on with people'

    Multiple dates and venues

    Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of Networking, delivered by our expert guest speaker - Nick Davies.

  • Advanced Category Management

    12 May 2015 - 13 May 2015, 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.

  • Getting Started in the Online Channel

    14 May 2015, 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.

  • Building a Supply Chain for Growth

    14 May 2015, 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

    19 May 2015 - 20 May 2015, 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.

  • Building Your Convenience Strategy

    21 May 2015, Watford

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

  • Successful Category Management

    20 May 2015 - 21 May 2015, 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 Account Management

    02 June 2015 - 03 June 2015, Watford

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

  • Delivering Shopper Engagement

    03 June 2015 - 04 June 2015, TBC, 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.

  • Leading Edge Getting Started 2015

    Multiple dates and venues

    A free half-day event taking place on two dates, 4 June in Leeds and 10 June in London, for those with up to two or three years' experience in the industry. An afternoon of energised, engaging and informative learning opportunities, packed with industry knowledge and expertise.

  • Category Leadership

    17 June 2015 - 18 June 2015, Watford

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

  • Winning Customer Teams

    Multiple dates and venues

    If you have ever asked yourself, “Why does our competition seem to gain that additional listing or promotion at our expense?” It could just be that they have in place a ‘winning customer team’. Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass where you will explore what is required to have winning...

  • Faster, Effective Commercial Decision Making

    25 June 2015, Watford

    A one day workshop designed to provide those in commercially focused roles with the knowledge and tools to ensure better, quicker and more informed commercial decision making, by building confidence and maximising returns for their organisations.

  • Turning Data into Insight

    30 June 2015, TBC, 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.

  • Building Your Multichannel Strategy

    30 June 2015, Watford

    A one day workshop designed to take you out of the day-to-day and explore in detail the world of multichannel retailing.

  • Successful Joint Business Planning

    28 July 2015, 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.

  • Leading Edge Annual Conference 2015

    08 September 2015, London

    The Leading Edge Annual Conference on 8 September 2015 is a FREE personal development and industry insight training day.

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IGD Academy

IGD Academy

The IGD Academy is the centre of excellence for strategic insights, learning and development, helping to build the capability of people and businesses around the world.

Workshops Directory 2015

This directory outlines our most popular workshops, across category, commercial and supply chain. There are also details of our expert trainers and flexible solutions. Contact academy@igd.com

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If you'd like to find out more about the IGD Academy, or have a specific request, please contact us.

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Leading Edge

Accelerate your personal development with Leading Edge

Develop your career and industry network with our events and free online resources on a range of personal development topics.