Masterclasses & Workshops Available Through MentorsWork

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.



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.

Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

Thu, 4 Nov, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finance & Growth

Innovation – 14 Rules for success

For many people Innovation = technology. But innovation involves far more than technological innovation. Innovation is doing something different that adds value. And, whilst it has become fashionable to think that innovators are born rather than made, we can show you that innovation can be learned. In this masterclass we’ll introduce you to the mindset, process and some of the pitfalls to get you started on your innovation journey. We’ll help to set your business up for growth and success.

Tue, 9 Nov, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Digitalisation & Automation

How to Win New Customers in an All-Digital World

We live in a noisy digital world, so how can you stand out from the crowd to attract and win new customers? This deep dive practical masterclass is for business owners looking to find cost-effective ways to win new clients digitally through popular social media platforms. Attendees will leave buzzing with tangible takeaways they can instantly implement in their business.

Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Digitalisation & Automation

Cybersecurity and your SME: Why and how to protect your business from today's cyber threats

Hackers are increasingly turning to smaller, softer targets, and as smaller businesses increasingly fall prey to cyber attacks, the consequences can be devastating. This practical masterclass will provide business owners with the critical knowledge, insights and recommended methods by which to protect their business from email-phishing scams, social-media hijackings, ransomware, viruses and malware attacks.. a must for all businesses today.

Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Business Processes

Sustainability : Why Business as Usual Is No Longer an Option

Sustainability is the key topic informing international best practice for business in the 21st Century. But what is it? And what does it mean for SMEs? Businesses must adapt to include People, Planet and Prosperity as part of their business ecosystem through new sustainability strategies and design thinking business models. This masterclass will raise awareness of the Sustainability Agenda for SME businesses.

Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Business Processes

Using Best Practice Standards can Add Value to your Business

Adding value to your business means improving your business processes and productivity to meet your customer expectations. Availing of best practice principles and methods from national and international standards supports you in striving for excellence in delivering your products and services. This masterclass will focus on customer centric best practice methodologies that can improve your productivity and competitiveness.

Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 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.



Embrace Employee Wellbeing in Remote, Onsite and Hybrid Working Models

SME’s have operated a range of working models from fully remote or onsite, to a mix of both. As these models are likely to continue leaders must manage them while putting employee wellbeing at the centre of each model. This workshop provides guidance for leaders bringing employees back to the workplace, those continuing to work remotely or in a hybrid model, focusing on maintaining employee health and wellbeing.

Thu, 11 Nov, 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Finance & Growth

Winning business strategies in the post Covid world

It’s a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world, bringing with it opportunities and threats, and it’s clear post Covid-19 that the world will not be the same. What can business leaders do now to plan for dealing with the new reality? This workshop will explore some of the things that should be on your agenda

Wed, 3 Nov, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Finance & Growth

Winning & Competing for New Business – Sharpen Your Sales Skills

Are you and your team still employing out dated sales techniques in your business? Do you fully understand the difference between the old and the new way of selling? Learn how to identify your ideal customers, so that you can sell them more and turn them into referral sources using the knowledge learned from building a ladder of loyal customers.

Wed, 10 Nov, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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