Learning for Organisations & Teams

The Academy has worked for many years to help develop organisations and teams, strengthening organisational cultures, leadership, innovation and values.  

We understand and recognise the difficulties many organisations and teams are currently experiencing, from loss of services, furloughing staff, leading and managing remotely, dealing with uncertainty and, of course, the personal toll Covid-19 has on us and those close to us.

The Academy is here to help support you through these uncertain times and navigate the present, and forge a positive future.

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Supporting individuals and furloughed staff

Developing personal resilience – supporting staff to understand the neuroscience of how the current crisis has impacted on their resilience and use simple tools and techniques to develop their resilience

Supporting furloughed staff – an opportunity to engage with furloughed staff and offer meaningful CPD opportunities during this period.

Supporting teams

Facilitated session to help teams get to grips with the changes that have occurred and continue to deliver, stay healthy, motivated and ready to innovate.

The support for teams includes;

Developing an enterprising mindset for the new reality – supporting teams to understand what it means for them and how they can begin to explore the possibilities and opportunities this challenge can offer

Working remotely and staying connected – supporting teams to explore how remote working has impacted them personally and their ability to communicate and undertake their duties.

Team Coaching - flexible facilitated sessions for small teams to build understanding of each other’s reaction to the crisis, how to support each other and manage change

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Supporting senior leaders and boards

Facilitated sessions to help senior Leaders and boards to maintain strategic thinking, identify opportunities and focus on the long-term.

Key areas that these sessions could focus on include:

Innovation during times of crisis

Leading and Working together through crisis

Managing change through crisis

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Beyond Covid 19 

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.

"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

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Our Impact

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

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Impact & Quality

Learners and the impact of their learning are at the centre of everything we do.

We evaluate all our programmes and are independently reviewed every few years to understand the change that takes place over time.

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97 %
would recommend our programmes to a friend
80 %
felt it improved their ability to lead change
learners since 2004
95 %
felt they had enhanced their performance

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