Wednesday, 6 April 2016

New for Spring 2016, two all-day workshops from IFLAS

New for this year, we are excited to be offering two brand new IFLAS workshops, to be held in Ambleside to coincide with the completion of our Robert Kennedy College MBA/MA student residential modules.

Firstly we have:
Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development - Dr David Murphy

A one day workshop on ‘Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development’ will be delivered by the Deputy Director of the Institute for Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS), Dr David F Murphy on Saturday 21 May at the University of Cumbria, Ambleside.

The workshop will offer participants a range of tools, frameworks, scenarios and cases to enhance knowledge and skills to develop and implement effective multi-stakeholder partnerships linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The day will include refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Dr David Murphy was formerly with the UN System Staff College and has vast international experience in training senior executives. In 1997 Dr Murphy and Jem Bendell co-wrote the first book on sustainability partnerships. David is the course leader for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership.

To book on this one day workshop, please use our online shop

Then, on the 25th June 2016, we will have:

Presentation Master – Jo Chaffer

 A one day course to master presenting effectively to any audience. Develop the insights and mind-set to become the presenter you want to be; adopt tactics, perfect the skills, confidence and know how to make this happen. This bespoke course is highly experiential – present, practice, critique, learn and grow.
Course Content

Presentation Master’s foundations are a simple, robust but challenging strategy and tool kit for audience analysis and goal setting, fine-tuning our critical thinking skills. Knowing what our audience needs, their objectives and ours we can create a key message and outline frame.
We go on to identify the key components of effective presenting – our building blocks for the rest of the course.
The next step is to generate content that meets the audiences’ needs and organise this into a coherent, cohesive structure.  Opening and closing in a memorable, effective manner are crucial to this.
Throughout the course we play and practise with a range of non-verbal and vocal skills and techniques.

Finally we consider how to work with notes efficiently and the range of visual aids available to us.
The course ends with a presentation from each participant critically reviewed by the group.
All presentations and content will be made available to participants after the course along with other online support and resources.


Your trainer: Jo Chaffer

Part of the IFLAS team, Jo also works globally as Development Trainer, Coach and Consultant with private, public and third sector organisations. Jo brings theory into practice and draws on a wide repertoire of skills and experiences. She has supported the professional development of people from C-suite Executives, research professionals to budding entrepreneurs.
Jo was previously the Lead Trainer for the British Council’s Researcher Connect – a global professional development program for researchers and academics. Researcher Connect is now supported by the Newton Fund and rolled out in more than 15 countries.
Previous Clients include: BMW; Philip Morris; Vishal Group; Thamserku group; Barclays; Deutsche Bank; Higher Education Commission, Pakistan; UNDP; UNHCR; Qatar Foundation; IIT Mumbai; Ministry of Higher Education, Uzbekistan.

For more information or LinkedIn
Again, to purchase a ticket for this one day workshop, see our online shop

These workshops will also provide an opportunity for networking between our overseas MBA/MA students, and a range of local participants working in different sectors. The cost for either of these workshops is £149 per person.

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Monday, 4 April 2016

Enquire Now for a New MA in Leadership Development

Do you work with future leaders?

Do you want to learn the latest approaches for enabling leadership learning?

Do you want to contribute to a movement of professionals transforming economies towards fairness and sustainability?

Do you want to study a Masters degree that can fit around your existing career, with intensive week-long residentials and online study?

Do you like the idea of those residentials being in the most beautiful part of the UK and sharing time with top leadership development practitioners?

We are now accepting applications for the new MA in Sustainable Leadership Development, which commences with a residential in September 2016.

The Masters builds on the successful PGC in Sustainable Leadership, which attracts students from organisations including PwC, Impact International, Boston Consulting Group, Earthwatch, BBC and Forum for the Future.

Here is what some students on that course have said:
"This course was profound and life-changing. It has informed my practice, relationships – even my way of being."
"This was the most in-depth, conscious, and profound course I have ever participated in."
"This first module has been the most powerful formal education experience of my life. The range of experts, both internal and external, brought a truly inter-disciplinary approach to exploring the challenges of leadership and sustainability."

To arrange a time for Programme Leader Tony Randall to call you to discuss your needs, please email

For more detailed information on the course or to apply immediately visit the course page.