As you start your journey to business success on the MentorsWork programme, you will have unlimited access to a range of over 50x masterclasses and workshops, each focused on a unique and critical driver of business productivity.
Each masterclass and workshop session is filtered under four thematic business pillars: People, Finance & Growth, Digital & Automation, and Business Processes.
Please scroll down to view upcoming masterclasses and workshops, but remember to check back regularly as these are continuously updated.
Masterclasses are 1 hour in duration and delivered by thought-leaders within their field. Participants will be taken through industry best-practice case studies to help tackle the ongoing challenges faced by SMEs. The masterclasses are practical in nature with opportunities for Q&A at the end.
SME Talent Leadership in a Covid World
This masterclass will focus on managing and leading talent in challenging times. Creating and maintaining a motivational environment, inspiring a shared vision and celebrating different types of success. Using the new ‘Covid World’ as an opportunity to create/facilitate innovation in your team, identifying new or bolt-on services, dealing with your customers differently and keeping your team engaged.
Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Change is Hard, but Embracing it Brings Progress
Change is constant, driven by a diverse range of disrupters from technology to financial and customer market fluctuations. How will you embrace change? Our Change Masterclass will focus on: Preparing for Change, your objectives, dealing with resistance & unplanned change. Manage Change, exploring tactics and bringing the team with you and Reinforce Change, creating sustainable initiatives.
Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Finance & Growth
Accelerate your Growth – Double the Value of Your Business
Grow your business in 2021 and beyond by finding out how to develop the export potential of your business. We will help you explore the option of growing your business through exporting whether you are currently exporting or not. Learn where to begin and how to strategically develop an export plan and find out what supports are available.
Tue, 28 Sep, 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Finance & Growth
SBCI: Demystifying Government Financial Supports for SMEs
Join SBCI for this insightful masterclass which will clearly outline the government grants and supports available to SMEs. It will include supports for all types of SMEs, the amount of grants/loans available under each scheme, the application process involved and next steps to get started.
If your business could benefit from financial assistance, get the information you need to navigate available funding.
Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Maximise Your Profits – Optimise Your Processes
Every company is losing profits today because there is waste in their processes. Here is how to RECLAIM them! This dedicated Masterclass will show you how to use simple process mapping techniques to identify, quantify, eliminate, or reduce these wastes resulting in incremental profits and improved cash flow to your business. Turn everyday process waste into Euros.
Wed, 22 Sep, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Responding to Business Risks in Times of Uncertainty
Understand how to identify the tangible risks in your business, and how to assess, and respond to those risks in the current climate (including Covid-19 and Brexit). This interactive, concept-driven masterclass will enable you to evaluate the impact of external and internal risk to your business and provide practical tips and recommendations on how to mitigate risk.
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Workshops are 2 hours in duration each and limited to 15 participants. A subject-matter expert will lead a highly interactive session, including breakouts and peer-to-peer shared learning. You will discuss challenges currently faced by SMEs and discover relevant, practical tools and techniques you can immediately apply within your business.
Make time for Planning in your Business
We all need to have a business plan and its particularly important in times of constant change. Are there changes you need to make in your business? How will you plan, communicate, track and evaluate how successful you and your teams are in achieving these business goals? This highly interactive strategic planning workshop will support you in this key people focused activity.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Driving business outcomes by developing stronger stakeholder relationships
Stakeholder management is the process of defining and maintaining good relationships with the people who have the most impact on your business. We’ll take you on a journey to identify your key stakeholders, create a stakeholder management plan, and to anticipate and manage expectations. You'll learn how to communicate clearly, run effective stakeholder meetings and manage conflicting interests in key business decisions
Tue, 12 Oct, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Finance & Growth
Drive your Finances – understanding your financial drivers
What are they key financial indicators that drive and best represent performance in your business? In this workshop we will examine how you can improve performance through understanding financial metrics and KPIs and building these into your reporting and dashboards. We will look at how you can read the financial statements of customers, suppliers and competitors and the importance of risk assessment in financial and business decision making.
Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Digitalisation & Automation
Why Customer Experience (CX) is vital to your SMEs success & how to create a winning one!
With over 86% of customers willing to pay more for a better experience, investing in good customer experience (CX) has become a top priority for all businesses. This deep-dive Workshop will explain the meaning and importance of customer experience, what it involves, how it impacts all areas of your business, and how to create a winning experience.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2021 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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