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Professional and executive development

Giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with today's business challenges.

Our brand new series of intensive one and two-day masterclasses is designed to satisfy specific skills requirements and minimise time away from work. They are delivered by academic experts in their field, helping you deal with today's business challenges.

We also deliver longer, accredited in-house training for groups of your employees requiring specific skills, helping you to reduce time and travel costs.

If you don't see the course you are looking for listed on this page, just give us a call. We pride ourselves on being flexible and responsive to the needs of businesses and can work with you to provide tailored learning packages specific to your workforce - delivered where, how and when you want it.


Professional and executive development series

Creating video content for your organisation

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • Teesside University, Middlesbrough campus
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: from £525 + VAT

Does your organisation want to create its own video content for the web, social media and beyond?

Our two-day digital video production course provides you with a digital toolkit and the production skills required to develop, produce and publish your own video and audio content.

Utilising industry-leading video production software, we introduce you to critical camera operation and video and audio production techniques. Taught by industry professionals, you learn how to edit, produce and effectively publish your own video content using a variety of techniques.

Your learn with industry-recognised video production hardware and software that is readily available in the marketplace today.

Duration: two days (some pre-course preparation is required).

Cost per delegate (discounts available for larger groups - call us to discuss).

This course is also available with University Certificate of Professional Development (UCPD) accreditation at a cost of £750.

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Media engagement training

  • Flexible
  • Flexible
  • Teesside University, Middlesbrough campus
  • Duration: 1 day (some pre-course preparation is required)
  • Cost: Negotiable depending on delegate numbers and individual business requirements

In every organisation your or a member of your team may need to deal with the media - on the TV, radio and social media. Whether it is celebrating a success or dealing with a major corporate catastrophe, effective media engagement skills are critical.

This course provides business leaders and their staff with a critical comprehensive toolkit for dealing with the media.

Utilising cutting-edge facilities, our industry-experienced journalist and media academics place you in a series of live scenarios, challenging your ability to respond quickly and effectively while responding to the media.

You reflect on your responses through a number of scenarios and receive feedback and performance coaching and mentoring, ensuring the next time your business is challenged with responding to the media, you can do so confidently and effectively.

The course is also available with University Certificate of Professional Development (UCPD) accreditation.

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Team building: film in a day challenge

  • Flexible
  • Flexible
  • Teesside University, Middlesbrough campus
  • Duration: 1 day (some pre-course preparation is required)
  • Cost: Negotiable depending on delegate numbers and individual business requirements

Are you looking for a new way to motivate your employees - developing their team working, communication, decision-making and persuasive skills?

This course challenges your team to work together to develop, storyboard, shoot, edit and produce their own film in a day. Even sharing the big screen experience of their own premiere.

You join a team of professionals in a unique day-long workshop that exposes your teams to the exciting fast paced world of movie making.

Who will shoot? Who will edit? Who is a frustrated movie star?

The course is also available with University Certificate of Professional Development (UCPD) accreditation.

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Day 1: An Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: £60 plus VAT per delegate

This one day introduction provides a summary of what ACEs and trauma are, how they harm a child's attachment with others, how this manifests in children's behaviour and how we can build resilience to help protect those experiencing adversity.

Workshops can be delivered on your premises depending on delegate numbers.

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The day will begin with an exploration of the origins and prevalence of ACEs, an overview of relevant research from the last 20 years and a broader examination of childhood adversity. As ACEs are potentially traumatic, an explanation of some types of trauma - simple, complex, relational and developmental - will then be presented to ensure a broad understanding of the harm this can cause.

Sadly, adversity and trauma often happen at the hands of a child's primary caregiver and as a result children will experience attachment difficulties which will impact their view of adults for the rest of their lives - this too will be examined. We will then, consider behaviour as a child's way of communicating their unmet needs, and reflect on the mismatch between the behaviour we see and the emotions they are feeling.

We will finish with an understanding of what is meant by 'resilience' and the need to build it as a protective factor or 'buffer' for children experiencing adversity and trauma as a possible means to change the trajectory of a child's future.

A subsequent workshop (Day 2: The Impact of ACEs and Trauma) is to those who have completed Day 1.

Day 2: The Impact of ACEs and Trauma

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: £60 plus VAT per delegate

This one day course builds on Day 1: An introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma to show the impact ACEs and trauma have on children, young people and adults' physical and mental health, relationships, education and life chances.

Workshops can be delivered on your premises depending on delegate numbers.

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The day will begin with an exploration of the impact growing up in adversity has on social, emotional and neurological development, behaviour, mental and physical health - as unfortunately, without intervention children with high numbers of ACEs are likely to have their lives cut short by up to 20 years.

We will explore how attachment difficulties impact relationships and cause social and emotional difficulties throughout the life course and how regrettably, working with and caring for those who have experienced adversity can cause secondary or vicarious trauma.

We look more closely at the damage done to particular areas of the brain and the repercussions this has for children accessing an education. We will investigate behaviours demonstrated by these children in school, at home and in the community and discuss the prevalence of misdiagnosis and resulting unsuitable interventions.

We will finish with a discussion on how to manage ACEs and trauma and how to create 'healing' environments through, amongst other approaches, the development of regulation and resilience.

Disruptive Innovation

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: £500 + VAT

Disruptive innovation fosters innovative business models, and uses limited resources in development, production or delivery for the same product /service offering. The outcome is not only a low cost product, but also a highly efficient alternative product for a niche market.

You learn a number of key concepts and skills, and engage with industry leaders currently involved in disruptive industries. You develop innovative ideas that can facilitate your organisation to define and develop products/services for a new age of innovation.

Why study this course:

  • Develop strategies, concepts and perspectives for new market entry
  • Align your organisation for effective strategy execution
  • Understand cultural challenges
  • Develop a framework for testing innovative ideas
  • Drive overall innovation
  • Engage with professionals currently involved in disruptive innovation

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Supply Chain 4.0

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: £500 + VAT

We are transitioning to the factory of the future - computer-driven systems are increasingly monitoring physical processes, using a virtual copy of the physical world, and are enabling automated decisions. The phrase 'Industry 4.0' describes this transition, and explains how the production processes based on technology and devices that can exchange information along the value chain are organised.

More and more companies are embracing this transition, attracted by the possibility of increased competitiveness or pushed by the choices of their competitors. The exploitation of the potential of Supply Chain 4.0 requires a good knowledge of the key value drivers, the key technologies, and the different steps of the journey to achieve this digital transformation. .

You gain:

  • competitive advantage in embracing new insights on the future of supply chain
  • insights of companies who have adopted Supply Chain 4.0.

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Technical

Introduction to Polymeric Materials

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • Teesside University, Middlesbrough campus
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: per delegate £264 + VAT

Designed for practicing engineers and designers, this one day course provides a basic understanding of how polymeric materials are formed and how that influences and dictates their mechanical and chemical properties. The course provides a general understanding of polymers and their properties using practical hands on lab demonstrations.

Teaching is 50% practical based to ensure content is relevant and outcomes are clearly understood. The course is taught in small groups and being industry focused we aim to tailor the course to specific student needs whether that be looking at and testing relevant materials or specific blends or processes.




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