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University of Bath

Productivity through People

Learn about our leadership development programme for small and medium-sized enterprises and book places for people in your organisation.

Three engineers on site in hard hats and hi-vis clothing
Participants will visit the four world-class sponsor organisations to see their leading practices in action

Productivity through People is an innovative programme designed by the School of Management and be the business, part of the Productivity Leadership Group.

We have designed the programme to support and invest in the business leaders of the future by:

  • giving them access to the latest techniques, thinking and research
  • giving them a framework to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of their business, developing leadership and management capability to transform working practices
  • helping them increase productivity through the empowerment of their workforce

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Take masterclasses and workshops

Led by some of our top faculty, the masterclasses combine leading-edge thinking with practical application to stimulate and challenge.

Key topics include:

  • empowering leadership
  • process innovation and improvement
  • working in partnerships
  • empowerment
  • aligning the business and communications

Read about the staff and speakers for programme

Learn from case studies

During the programme, you can learn from case studies which demonstrate how some of our sponsor organisations improve productivity through people.

The case studies are connected to each masterclass and provide a platform to test new ideas through dialogue and discussion. They also provide:

  • practical application of subject area
  • a clear focus on the key aspects and issues raised in each masterclass
  • a bridge and introduction between each masterclass and the organisational visits
  • a further opportunity to discuss key issues
  • support for each masterclass and workshop

Find out about the costs and dates of programme

Visit our sponsor organisations

Productivity through People is a unique collaboration between the University's School of Management and five world-class companies. These are:

  • Babcock International
  • BAE Systems
  • EDF Energy
  • Leonardo
  • Rolls-Royce plc

Each of our sponsor organisations has kindly agreed to host a visit for all participants in a facility located, as far as possible, in the South West of England.

This will provide an opportunity to:

  • apply learning from the preceding masterclass
  • provide another perspective from a large organisation
  • listen to and meet with a senior leader in the sponsoring organisation
  • discuss key issues relevant to the masterclass and accompanying case study
  • build awareness and relationships with the host organisation
  • provide a basis for action learning

Read more about the sponsors

Get online support

We use a variety of e-learning platforms which enable virtual connection between programme participants. These platforms are simple and intuitive and create a safe learning environment. Key features include:

  • deliver joining instructions/pre-reading
  • selected reading during the programme
  • case study dissemination
  • learning journal
  • support information
  • discussion groups
  • inter-module discussion
  • queries and expert advice/response
  • focus learning on key issues

Take part in alumni events

Following the programme, participants will also be eligible to join the Productivity through People alumni events which not only support on-going learning but are also a valuable way to maintain and grow your network.

Case Studies

Productivity through People is helping build the next generation of business leaders in the UK. Find out what recent participants think:

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