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School for Scaleups [Annual Review 2020]

Leadership Capacity

Key sectors

Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Building & Construction Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Creative, digital, film, games & media Professional services Defence & security Technology & Communications Engineering / Advanced Engineering Transport & Logistics Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare

The School for Scaleups Programme has been designed to support entrepreneurs scale effectively by growing and developing their teams. The core programme is delivered by experienced business trainers who have supported Cambridge Network members successfully through scaling.

Cohorts of 12 delegates take 11 modules focusing on different aspects of leadership skills over 15 months but can add other modules to the basic programme to broaden their understanding and practical skills.  Subjects include personal leadership, effective communication, project management, managing performance and picking a winning team.

Participants benefit from collaborative learning with peers and mentors inside and outside their own company, accelerating their learning by exchanging ideas and experiences with companies experiencing similar management challenges and opportunities.

During the Covid pandemic nearly all training was moved online.  Cambridge Network ran over 60 well-attended events during lockdown and added e-learning to its broad portfolio.


School for Scaleups [Annual Review 2020] website