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Master Classes and Professional Development Events - Corporate Development


Master Classes and Professional Development Events offer an alternative to an accredited qualification as a means of developing individuals and teams in a specific organisational context.

They provide an environment in which assumptions can be challenged, innovation and creativity enhanced, and they offer a springboard for debate and discussion around contemporary themes facing the organisation.

Key features

Each event is designed to encourage:

  • Inspiration and confidence to consider new working practices
  • Collaborative working and networking opportunities
  • Excellent communication
  • Learning that is contextualised to an organisation’s working environment
  • Communities of practice to embed skills based best practice
  • An environment within which the current operating practices and concepts can be constructively challenged.

Structure and content

Master Classes and Professional Development Events are developed to meet specific business needs, drawing on the academic expertise from across the Business School in HRM, Strategic Management & Marketing, Accounting & Finance and Public Policy.

Potential options include:

- Building Effective Employee Engagement

- Managerial Effectiveness

- Communicating for Impact and Influence

- Finance for Non-financial Managers

- Managing Global Teams

- Strategy into Action

- Conflict Management

- Managing Change and Innovation

- Creating a High Performance Culture

- Commercial Awareness

- Risk Management for Organisations

Professional accreditation

De Montfort University holds many professional accreditations and boasts recognition from a range of prestigious organisations including ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, CIPD, CIM and CMI.

We are a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Usually one day events, they are designed to meet the needs of an organisation by covering identified topics in either a single, or series of, events to groups of up to 25 participants.

These can be held at a time and place to suit you.

After consultation and collaboration with a partner organisation, a session will be designed around a specific identified area of expertise. Our experienced tutors facilitate the event, contributing academic knowledge and supporting participants to productively translate their learning into organisational action, leading to organisational success.

Access to latest academic and practitioner thinking in a specific area challenges participants to question their own behaviours, to share valuable information and to benefit from collaborative learning with colleagues.

Who we have worked with

Leicester Business School has helped hundreds of managers to develop their leadership and management capabilities. Our client list includes leading organisations across a wide range of industries, and we are proud to work with each of them to support their learning and development strategies.

See our work to develop strategic client management skills for account managers at Blitz Communications.

Contact us

To find out more about our Master Classes and Professional Development Events, contact us:

T: +44 (0)116 207 8517


Web links

Department of Corporate Development