Open programmes

We offer a number of exciting programmes which enable you to gain new perspectives on a variety of business and management issues.

As a research led institution, you can be assured that our teaching is derived from the very latest thinking. It is delivered through a variety of different methods, case studies, simulations and practical applications, to ensure effective knowledge transfer.

Upcoming courses

Lean Six Sigma Fast Track Yellow and Green Belt Training

This is a very practical programme that takes place over five days. It enables attendees to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, irrespective of the size or type of industry.

Spring dates

  • Yellow Belt - Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 March 2019
  • Green Belt - Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May 2019

Find out more and book your place.

Autumn dates

  • Yellow Belt - Thursday 12 and Friday 13 September 2019
  • Green Belt - Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 October 2019

Find out more and book your place.

Expert LEAN Programme

This five-day programme is designed to equip change agents, managers and leaders with the necessary knowledge and skills to lead successful transformations particularly those within service organisations.

It will provide new insights to those who already have a good understanding of lean, and also to those who are experienced in the application of lean within a manufacturing context and wish to understand the latest contributions discovered in the world of service.

Different, cutting edge perspectives about a variety of improvement methodologies will be introduced and their strengths and weaknesses critically evaluated. At the end of the programme, delegates will possess a deep understanding of the latest thinking within the improvement arena.

Dates for 2019 to be confirmed.

Leadership and Business Administration (LBA) Programme

The Leadership and Business Administration (LBA) programme is designed to offer a specific work related insight from our Executive MBA.

Modules will be wholly applicable to the workplace, so that, following a session, participants can begin practically applying their learning straight away.

Next course dates: 2 April - 12 November 2019.

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Introduction to Lean and Operational Excellence

The fee to attend this event is £200 to raise funds and to support the Business School's charity for 2018-19, Llamau, the largest homeless charity for Wales.

Our Director of Executive Education, Sarah Lethbridge, is offering a day of training in Lean and Operational Excellence in aid of Llamau, a charity that seeks to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women. All proceeds will be donated to Llamau as Cardiff Business School’s Charity of the Year.

This session will explore the core principles of Lean, Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence and will introduce some key tools to bring about positive change.

Next Course: 18 April 2019.

Book your space now.

iLEGO workshop - Innovation Lean Effective Green Operations

After the success of the first iLEGO workshop in January 2016, Cardiff Business School presents another opportunity for practitioners and academics to get together to share ideas on how to put innovation at the heart of creating sustainable supply chains.

Cardiff have teamed up with Panalpina, the first global supply chain company to commit to set science-based targets as part of their global effort to reduce environmental impacts.

Next course date: Tuesday 15 January 2019.

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Commercial Thinking Programme

The training focuses on the core question 'What does it mean to develop Commercial Thinking in the context of our team and organisation?'

The programme is focused on mindset change followed by practical implementation techniques. It works for individuals from front-line delivery through to middle-management anywhere across the public sector where financial targets are of growing importance. The programme is especially useful when 2 or 3 individuals from the same team or division attend. The participants should be influencers who can take the learning from the programme back to their colleagues and act as conduits for mindset change.

Dates for 2019 to be confirmed.

Supporting your Digital Leadership Masterclass

Our one day masterclasses provide easy access to the latest innovative thinking. You will be working and networking in collaboration with other senior professionals and led by a team of world-leading academics and top practitioners in their fields of expertise.

Previous masterclasses have run on subjects as diverse as digital leadership, corporate governance, sustainable business, and behavioural finance. Our courses are applicable to most industry sectors and organisations, and offer an opportunity to network and share best practice with fellow participants.

This session provides an opportunity for Senior Leaders to explore how best to support the growth and organisation-wide integration of ‘Digital’ within their organisation.

Dates to be confirmed for 2019.

Dental Practice Management

Dental Practice Management is an essential programme for practice owners and aspiring owners alike. Whilst you might possess the clinical skills needed to be competent in your field, do you possess the business acumen required to run a successful and profitable business?

This two day programme has been designed to provide you with cutting-edge business knowledge, tailored specifically to the Dental sector, in order to help future proof your business, gain market share and increase your economic prosperity.

Dates to be confirmed for 2019.

Core programmes

Our core programmes form the basis of our Executive Education offering and include a focus on leadership, innovation and efficiency in business.

These programmes are held intermittently throughout the year and will be advertised through our events pages when available. For further information, please contact the team.

Building on the success of the National Assembly’s Women in Public Life Development scheme, facilitated by us and development agency Chwarae Teg, this programme will help organisations to redress inequality within their senior leadership team.

This will be achieved through reflection, coaching and group evaluation of the findings from our academic research. A transformative development programme, critically aimed at both men and women, this initiative will help organisations keen to achieve 50:50 representation by 2020.

In line with our new School strategy, this leadership programme will assist you to appreciate the benefits of an ethical approach to business, one that understands the importance of contributing to society as well as generating profit.

You will be invited to investigate and discuss the grand challenges facing society and, in partnership with some of the leading lights within leadership, public management and governance, start to raise and respond to these challenges.

This programme brings together Professor Robert Morgan and Dr Joe O’Mahoney, thought leaders in their field, who will work with organisations to: assess their current innovative capability and develop the innovation capability of participants so as to effectively harness and increase their innovation potential.

Our Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water case study will give you a better understanding of how this programme can work for your organisation.

We offer organisations and individuals a unique perspective on service improvement thanks to its prestigious improvement heritage. This course discusses different types of service innovation and improvement methodologies.

It assists you to understand and practice a range of techniques, whilst considering the practicalities of how to deploy these tactics within your organisation, winning hearts and minds.

This five-day Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt training is a practical programme that enables you to start applying the tools and techniques to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, irrespective of the size or type of industry.

Contact us

For more information about any of these courses, contact us:

Sarah Lethbridge

Sarah Lethbridge

Director of Executive Education

+44 (0)29 2087 5096
Hannah Pearce

Hannah Pearce

Executive Education Co-ordinator

+44 (0)29 2087 5001
John Parry-Jones, Business Relationship Manager

John Parry-Jones

Business Relationship Manager

029 2087 5723