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Accelerate your personal development

Workshops, free masterclasses, webinars and online resources

Develop your career and industry network with our events and free online resources on a range of personal development topics.

To find out more please contact us at academy@igd.com or call +44 (0)1923 857141.

 

Leading Edge has moved

Leading Edge has a new home

IGD’s free development and networking initiative Leading Edge has a new online home.

Following a year-long development project, we are pleased to showcase IGD’s great training offer in one place for the first time. You'll find all of the free Leading Edge personal development training events and resources that you expect, plus even more industry expertise from our IGD Academy team.

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Upcoming events

  • Powering through pressure

    Multiple dates and venues

    Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of 'Powering through pressure' delivered by our expert guest speaker - Bruce Hoverd from Managing Pressure.

  • Influencing: Using the power of storytelling

    Multiple dates and venues

    Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of influencing, delivered by our expert guest speaker - Simon Arrowsmith of Growth the People

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

Latest insights

Why personal development shouldn't be last on your to-do list

Why personal development shouldn't be last on your to-do list

Lorraine Shingler explains why bolstering your ‘soft skills’ can make all the difference to success in your job.

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New article:
Staying in control

Staying in control

The negative impact of stress at work is now widely recognised and well documented. Here, Gary Miles from Roffey Park shares his top tips for beating stress at work.

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New article:
The art of switching off

The art of switching off

In this day and age, when so many of us work with our heads rather than solely with our hands, switching off may not be as simple as leaving work and going home (or for that matter, leaving home and...

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New article:
The psychology of success

The psychology of success

Shona Rowan explains how the “psychology of success” means aligning our core thoughts, beliefs and expectations with what we are trying to achieve in order to maximise our results.

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New video:
Influencing and impact

Influencing and impact

At our Getting Started 2014 event Patrick Bird covered the impact of influencing, sharing his top tips with over 350 people across the two days. Watch a video of his great presentation here.

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Training events

From category and shopper to supply chain and trading excellence, our one and two-day workshops deliver insight in a practical and user-friendly way.

 

The IGD Academy

We provide training and learning opportunities for people in the consumer goods industry based on our insights and expertise. We can help you:

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Accelerate your personal development

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Understand shoppers, retailers and channels

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Build category and commercial capability

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Develop supply chain capability

 
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