Maximise your potential, broaden your perspective and learn how to build collaborative working relationships in our fast-changing industry with this new free course.

  • Free sign up
  • Total learning time: 6 hours
  • Next intake starts: 5 July – 27 August
  • Earn an IGD certificate of completion to help you share your success

You can work through most of the course in your own time between the start and end dates:

Learn in your own time

Approx. 4 hours of learning time delivered through bite-sized resources and interactive activities that will help you manage your time effectively.

Learn with peers

Approx. 2 hours of learning time across two scheduled digital events based around a collaborative activity with fellow participants. Further details of the events will be shared nearer the start date.

The course is hosted on our learning platform, for which you will receive separate log in details.


This course will cover the essential industry knowledge and personal skills that you need to work at pace and with a collaborative and creative mindset.

Topics covered:

  • Awareness of the wider landscape and key trends, including health, sustainability, and retail
  • Insight into key processes and areas in food and consumer goods businesses, including:
    • New product development
    • Demand planning
    • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Overview of top KPIs
  • Collaborative working and communication skills
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Awareness of unconscious bias

You will see a range of different tools and strategies to help broaden your perspective, inspire your own approach, and feel empowered to work in a collaborative and inclusive way with others.


  • This course is ideal for those in commercial and supply chain roles who are looking to enhance their impact and relationships with each other, with other internal stakeholders and with customers
  • Those with around 2 years’ experience will benefit most
  • Also relevant for those who work in other project-based or cross-functional roles
  • We recommend this course for those who are looking to commit time to their personal development. It will take approx. 6 hours across 8 weeks and is delivered in bite-sized formats to support flexible learning.


  • Click below to secure your place on the next start date: 5 July 2021.
  • You will be sent an email confirming your place shortly after booking.
  • We will send the log in instructions for the learning platform at least a week before the start date.
  • We will send more information about the digital events nearer the start date
  • You will need compatible browser (Chrome, Safari or Firefox) to access the learning platform. The digital event will be hosted on Zoom.

Commercial and Supply Chain Impact | 5 July – 27 August 2021

Commercial and supply chain 2021