Enscite Learning Lab Workshops

Our learning lab workshops will support your business in gaining the tools and techniques needed to drive productivity, efficiency and growth. The sessions are delivered online and are suitable for all levels of employee.

A series of funded workshops for SMEs

Enscite is a partnership between the University of Derby and Aston University. The programme supports Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) within the aerospace, rail or automotive supply chain. Enscite is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

What are the workshops about?

This series of online learning lab workshops has been specifically designed for the challenges you may face as a business within the aerospace, rail or automotive sector or as a supplier to these industries. Experts from the University will share with you the tools and techniques you may need to develop your knowledge in the following areas.

Small to medium-size businesses are increasingly recognising the role and contribution of marketing in achieving their performance targets. These sessions provide an overview of fundamental topics, such as:

  • Marketing strategy and tactics
  • Delivering differentiated value propositions
  • Developing and communicating your brand
  • Creating copy and content that delivers impact and results

Why are these workshops useful?

  • Understand the four key disciplines of B2B marketing that will support your competitive strategy and achievement of your future growth targets
  • Enhance your ability to understand and effectively target your customer with relevant and timely content throughout their buying journey
  • Implement processes to gather customer insight and develop differentiated propositions that deliver value to your customers
  • Encourage a whole business outlook and approach to marketing rather than view marketing as a separate function of the business

Workshop dates and times

All workshops are delivered online from 10am - 12pm. We are currently planning dates for our autumn series of B2B marketing workshops.

To register your interest in our upcoming sessions please email enscite@derby.ac.uk and you will receive further information as soon as dates are available.


Behind every great company is an efficient operations team, and effective supply chain management is a crucial aspect of operational performance. Together the two functions can develop coherent strategies and make data-driven decisions to improve organisational performance and subsequently, improve profitability. Join our workshops to find out more about this crucial business function.

Workshop dates and times

All workshops are delivered online from 10am - 11.30am.  Follow the links where available to find out more and book your place.

Business strategy and planning are crucial components in developing a successful organisation. The tools and techniques you will learn from these workshops will help you respond to the rapidly evolving, modern business environment. This workshop will help you to create a solid strategy for the future direction of your organisation.

Workshop dates and times

Follow the links below where available to find out more and book your place on a workshop.

In the current economic climate, an understanding of accounting and finance principles is important for all managers. These courses will offer you an overview of the various aspects of business finance, so that you can identify the risks and opportunities that will help you make informed decisions.

Workshop dates and times

All workshops will be delivered online from 10am - 12pm. Follow the links where available to find out more and book your place.

This series of workshops is designed to provide valuable insights into modern and inclusive leadership. You will learn how to develop positive engagement throughout the fabric of your organisation and recognise the unique value that your staff can contribute.  The series will provide an opportunity for sharing tools and techniques, best practice case studies and learning from one another through interactive peer activities.  


These sessions are suitable to anyone who is interested in leadership (whether in a leadership role or not) and who is keen to learn how to develop positive relationships with others in an organisation.


Workshop dates and times


All workshops will be delivered online and will take place from 11am - 12.30pm. 

  • Inclusive leadership, 21 September
  • Setting your vision and getting people on board, 28 September
  • Developing engaged and high-performance teams, 5 October
  • Empowerment, trust and the art of delegation, 12 October
  • Developing talent, 19 October
  • Strategic workforce planning, 26 October

Find out more and book your place

This series provides a unique opportunity for graduates and professionals in the early stages of their career, to learn the fundamental business skills needed to excel, whilst developing a network of contacts within their industry.

The Growing Tomorrows’ Leader series has been designed specifically for those within the aerospace, automotive or rail sectors. Participants will join a series of eight workshops alongside facilitated discussion groups with their peers. This offers the opportunity to learn practical tools and techniques that can be applied within the workplace, whilst also establishing a network of contacts.

Each workshop will take place online from 10am until 12pm. The first workshop is on Tuesday 14 September.

Find out more about the series

What does it cost to attend?

The workshops are part of our Enscite programme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This means the workshop is fully funded and offered without any cost to your organisation.

Is my business eligible?

To qualify for this ERDF-funded support, your business needs to meet this criteria:

How to book

We're just finalising delivery dates for some of the Learning Labs but you can register your interest and find out more by contacting the Enscite team:

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