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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.

 

 

Hear what some of our speakers have to say:
Leading Edge Annual Conference 2015

Here’s a taster of our Leading Edge Conference 2015. We have a fantastic line up of speakers, with four sessions on the main stage, a choice of three breakout workshops and a celebrity guest speaker. We’ll end the day with drinks to celebrate 21 years of Leading Edge.

Watch the video here

Upcoming events

  • Leading Edge Annual Conference 2015

    08 September 2015, London

    2015 is a huge year for Leading Edge – it’s a celebration of 21 years of success, 21 years bringing free training to individuals across the food and consumer goods industry, helping them to grow and develop. Our annual Conference has always proved to be a hugely popular day; a day to upgrade your skills, develop key strengths and come away bursting with motivation, self-belief and purpose – a day of understanding and very clear learnings. A unique day not to be missed!

  • Economics: it's not what you think!

    Multiple dates and venues

    Economics shape our world at a personal and at a professional level. Likewise, our decisions and choices have economic impact when aggregated. Joining this free two hour masterclass will help you understand the core issues, how they interact and connect.

  • Turning Data into Insight

    16 September 2015, De Vere Venues Hunton Park

    This interactive one day workshop takes you through the end-to-end process from identifying the information you need, through to delivering actionable insights.

  • Creativity: What it really means and why you should care!

    Multiple dates and venues

    In this ‘creative age’ we are all expected to help drive innovation and be more creative in our jobs, whatever the role. But what is creativity and what does it really mean? Join us for this high energy, interactive and practical two hour session and unlock your own creativity to help solve personal and business challenges.

  • Influencing: Using the power of storytelling

    14 October 2015, Sainsbury's, London

    Back by popular demand as a one off for those that missed it in February. Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of influencing, delivered by our expert guest speaker - Simon Arrowsmith of Grow the People

  • Powerful Positivity at Work

    Multiple dates and venues

    In this high energy session, Courageous Success will explore how, at times, we all try and conform, leading to pretence and a false work environment. You will understand self-management, your impact on others and how you can unlock your own inspirational energy to feel empowered and positive- so get yourself in a great place to kick off 2016!

 

Latest insights

A selection of videos to help you upskill at anytime

Leading Light Award Winner

2014 Leading Edge Leading Light Award winner Pippa Rodgers talks to us about what winning the award has meant to her, and how she found the entry process.

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Academy Newsletter

A round up of videos, webinars and articles created to help people working in FMCG. Each month we’ll provide content and courses to help you upskill at your convenience.

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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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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