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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!

Building your multichannel strategy

Building your multichannel strategy

30 June 2015

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

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Upcoming training events

  • Advanced category management

    10 March 2015 - 11 March 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.

  • Webinar: 5 Excel functions that will change your life

    12 March 2015

    In this webinar Emily John will teach you the 5 most important Excel functions you need to use on a daily basis – shortcuts that could save you hours at your desk every week.

  • Category Leadership

    24 March 2015 - 25 March 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.

  • Successful category management

    25 March 2015 - 26 March 2015, Hilton, 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

    31 March 2015 - 01 April 2015, Watford

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

  • 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.

  • Delivering shopper engagement

    14 April 2015 - 15 April 2015, 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.

  • Turning data into insight

    22 April 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.

  • Building your discount strategy

    07 May 2015, Watford

    This interactive workshop is for those suppliers who currently work with the discounters or are looking to develop or expand their relationships with this group of retailers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Developing a customer focused supply chain

    14 May 2015, Watford

    This interactive one day workshop explores the needs of retail and wholesale customers, and how suppliers can respond to develop a more customer centric supply chain strategy. This workshop includes a session with a senior supply chain leader from a UK retailer.

  • 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.

  • Leading Edge Getting Started 2015

    Multiple dates and venues

    Free events on 4 and 10 June exclusive for those new to the food and consumer goods industry, providing great free personal development and industry insight training to help your new recruits kick-start their careers.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Building your convenience strategy

    02 September 2015, Watford

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

  • Leading Edge Annual Convention 2015

    08 September 2015, London

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

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Influencing: Using the power of storytelling

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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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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.