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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

Service Design training course

This 1-day in-person course will provide you with an understanding of the core concepts of Service Design.

Facilitated by Sarah Lethbridge, you will learn tools which will help you to better understand your customers so that you can reorientate your services to better deliver what your customers want and need.

Tuesday 27 February 2024 09:30-16:00

Lean Six Sigma Fast Track Yellow and Green Belt training (Online)

We’ve moved our Cardiff Business School Lean Six Sigma online. You can now study anywhere in the world and gain a Lean Six Sigma qualification from Cardiff University, who along with MIT, gave birth to the Lean Thinking movement.

Join Professor Maneesh Kumar on this five-day virtual programme that will give you the tools and techniques you need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business processes.

Keep an eye out for new 2023 dates.

To attend our Green Belt only, you need to obtain Yellow Belt before progressing further. Find out more about the content of the course.

The Yellow Belt and Green Belt training is accredited by the Lean Competency System (LCS) at Level 1a and Level 1c respectively. There is an online test through the LCS Assessment Centre for both Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses and an implementation project is required as part of the Green Belt assessment.

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.

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 at

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

Pro Dean of External Engagement

+44 (0)29 2087 5096
Professor Sarah Hurlow

Professor Sarah Hurlow

Professor of Leadership Learning
Director of Executive Education

+44 (0)29 2087 5756
John Parry-Jones

John Parry-Jones

Business Relationship Manager

Welsh speaking
+44 (0)29 2087 5723
Angharad Kearse

Angharad Kearse

External Engagement Officer, Executive Education

Welsh speaking
+44 (0)29 2251 0873

Executive Education