Organisational Development

We provide transformational learning and development to support people and organisations that are helping to address Scotland’s most challenging social and environmental issues.

We work across the third, public and private sectors to support any organisation that wants the type of learning and development that will help them to attract high-quality staff and focus on values, engagement, people development and growth.


What we offer

"The Academy team have taken time to get to know us and our work. They have helped us to find the right fit of a programme which will help us grow as an organisation.”

The programmes we deliver support the Scottish Government’s ambition to achieve Inclusive Economic Growth, supporting organisations to deliver for their people and communities, motivated by purpose and driven by values.

We recognise that every organisation has unique needs - we will work in partnership with you to develop a tailored learning experience to meet your specific requirements. Our programmes focus on supporting:


Themes we focus on:

  • Leadership and management at all levels
  • Developing a coaching approach and culture
  • Succession planning and talent management 
  • Enterprising leadership 
  • Measuring social impact
  • Board development 
  • Courageous conversations 
  • Facilitation skills

 View examples of programmes we deliver

Our experienced Global Learning Lab works in partnership with organisations to advise and help build their internal capacity and support talent development.

Whether you’re looking to develop or review your learning and development strategy to become a learning organisation that is fit for the future, or are undertaking organisational development projects for culture and behaviour change, the Learning Lab can support and guide you along the way.

This work can be delivered alongside our learning programmes or as a standalone offer and reinforces our system-wide approach to supporting organisations to learn and develop, whatever stage you are at in your development journey.

To explore how the Global Learning Lab can work with you, please contact Claire Wilson at


Our Impact

We design programmes to have impact on three distinct levels: Impact for Learners, Impact for the Organisation and Impact for Society.

Some of our previous clients and partners include:

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Get Involved

To find out how we can support your organisation with its learning and development needs:

Get in touch

Charlotte Lawley-Powell

0131 243 2684