Supporting professional development

Continuous learning gives people the skills and knowledge to perform at a high level throughout their careers. It keeps them engaged and motivated and more likely to stay with an organisation that supports them.


Our focused short programmes develop knowledge and practical skills to extend delegates’ capabilities and have an immediate impact in the workplace. They introduce delegates to the IfM’s tools and techniques and show them how they can be put into practice in highly interactive, hands-on, workshop-style courses.


We run these as open courses in Cambridge, giving delegates the opportunity to share ideas and network with people from different sectors. Many of these can also be run in-house, tailored to your particular organisation’s needs.



I’m now much clearer on how we can take practical steps to ensure we achieve our aims in this area [servitization]. The IfM team were clearly experts in the field and did a great job of taking us on the servitization ‘journey’.

Domino Printing delegate


Who is it for?

Companies looking to improve their performance in an area of IfM expertise.


What is it?

Focused short programmes run as open courses, usually for one or two days. Most of them can also be run in-company.



Global supply chains

Global supply chains: Achieving competitive advantage through network transformation.

Making the shift to service

Making the shift to service: how to design new services and improve existing ones.


The Cambridge Tribology course: Intensive three-day programme offering an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the field of tribology.

Visual approaches

Visual approaches for strategy and innovation management: Explore and apply principles of visual design for presenting management information

Technology projects

Evaluating and selecting technology-based projects: applying tools and techniques to help you choose the right technology projects.

Technology and innovation management

Technology and innovation management: maximising the potential of new technologies.

Technology Intelligence

Technology intelligence: identifying technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future of your business.

Strategic Roadmapping

Strategic Roadmapping: aligning your organisation’s strategic and technology objectives visual approaches for strategy and innovation management.

Potential of early stage technologies

Realising the potential of early-stage technologies: fundamental issues associated with the management of early stage technology and innovation.

Manufacturing analytics

Strategic performance management: Driving strategic alignment: This two-day workshop will cover a host of practical issues to help you design and deploy a successful strategic performance management system. 

Manufacturing and operations strategies

Develop sucessful manufacturing & operations strategies: Learn about the tools and techniques to help you develop an effective operations strategy to deliver your overall business strategy.

Product design

Product design to transform your business: A thought-provoking and practical two-day workshop considering how to make a step change in the approach to designing products.

Design for Assembly: tried and tested principles to give you an objective appraisal of where you currently are and how you can get where you want to be. 



Wholly relevant and recognisable with useful tips and reminders of differences in mindsets/practices between corporates and start-ups.

Scott Bader Company delegate



Very engaging and grounded in reality.

Ricardo UK Delegate






The course overall presented some real food for thought and I shall certainly use the tools to more rigorously prioritise our current projects. It was very worthwhile for me.

de Beers delegate


Supporting professional development


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