Management Masterclasses

To be a great manager, you must have an extensive set of skills – from planning and delegation to communication and motivation. Because the skill set is so wide, it's tempting to build skills in the areas of management that you're already comfortable with. But, for your long-term success, it's wise to analyse your skills in all areas of management – and then to challenge yourself to improve in all of these areas.

Our masterclasses have been designed to help you and your organisation to develop business capability and enhance key areas of business management in a new and powerful way. They provide a wide range of benefits:

  • grow the business focused capabilities of your managers
  • introduce key areas of business management through a proven combination of commercially experienced academic staff and external experts
  • encourage intra and inter business discussion and problem solving via presentations, facilitated group discussion, topic interpretations, case study, project work and action learning groups
  • develop new contacts and networks
  • stimulate broader supply chain interaction and understanding
  • innovatively approach business challenges.

Masterclasses are delivered at The Forge, Darlington, or can be delivered at your premises. Please contact us for more details.

Masterclass fees

The masterclass series offers a flexible engagement model so you can choose who should attend and when.

Part series – choose up to six masterclasses for the reduced fee of £1,500 (plus VAT). All masterclasses can be attended by the same delegate, or you can select multiple delegates for maximum benefit for you and your employee.

Book part series

Single masterclass – attend a single 1-day masterclass for only £300 (plus VAT).

Course fees include all course materials, lunch and refreshments. Places are limited.

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Masterclass structure

  • each masterclass starts with some group work as new delegates with different experiences and expectations are introduced
  • the topic area is introduced by an expert (either from Teesside University or one of our external practitioner partners) and explored from both academic and practical perspectives using a range of methods including presentations, facilitated group discussion, topic interpretations, case studies, project work and action learning

Comments from previous delegates

'Teesside University masterclasses are a refreshing change in short one-day training and development courses. The delivery style is interactive and engaging, set in the first class environment of Teesside University's Darlington campus. The time out of the office is well spent; it has given the Nifco team a range of new tools and reminded them of some old ones that they have implemented to improve efficiency, productivity, communication and team working.'

Mike Matthews MBE,Managing Director & European Operations Officer, Nifco UK Limited

'I would highly recommend the Executive Masterclass courses. They are very productive and informative and are delivered in an effective and interesting manner.'

Corum Hirst, Purchasing Manager, Nifco UK Limited

'The masterclasses provide Axiom with the ability to locally access high-value training in management skills for its staff. In our view, Teesside University's masterclass series is a real asset to the region's business community.'

Rob Johnson BEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE, Director & Principal Mechanical Engineer, Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd

'CPI staff have attended the masterclass series over the past few years. We have had very positive feedback from all of those who have attended the sessions. We believe that it is a positive tool for existing and newly appointed managers.'

Liz Skerritt, Learning and Development Coordinator, The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

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Management masterclasses

If you would like to book or have any questions, please call Claire Cook on 01325 529650 or email

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