Digital Leadership Accelerator

Understand how a new generation of companies innovate, take risks, develop prototypes and promote themselves – and learn how you can do the same in this digital workshop for business leaders.

Digital Leadership Accelerator

Understand how a new generation of companies innovate, take risks, develop prototypes and promote themselves – and learn how you can do the same.

“I discovered the bridge between different languages – I’m a CEO and now I understand what my CTO is talking about”

Priya Lakhani – OBE

“I discovered the bridge between different languages – I’m a CEO and now I understand what my CTO is talking about”

Priya Lakhani – OBE

What you’ll learn and gain

What you’ll learn and gain

Strategic perspective

Gain a clear grasp of fundamental digital technologies

Language

Gain understanding and vocabulary that can help you collaborate with digital teams

New ways of working

Understand how Lean and Agile techniques can help you innovate faster

Security

Be aware of cyber risks and how to minimise them

Empowerment

Identify new ways to empower and challenge your teams to take advantage of digital

Insight

See the world through the eyes of Generation Y with our talented, young trainers

Get into the detail of the day’s agenda

Get into the detail of the day’s agenda

What we Freeformers say about this workshop

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“We give leaders the strategic context for digital so you can make more informed decisions for your business”

Emma

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“If you want to have a innovative mindset built into your leadership team, this is the one.``

Lewie

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“There’s no faster way to get an understanding of what’s driving start-ups and innovators in the market today“

James

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“Today’s leaders need to understand the core areas of digital and what they can offer - and this day covers them all”

Marta

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Why do you need this?

The massive increase in digital services and products means that flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global trade of goods. And today’s incumbents face new threats from smaller, leaner startups aiming to disrupt their industries. 

Our Digital Leadership Accelerator is designed to give you the knowledge and insight to tackle this opportunity from the top down. So whether we bring this one-day or three-hour workshop to your HQ, you will learn how to transform your own business or organisation from the top down, with a more confident and fluent approach to digital leadership.

From critical skills to coding, social media strategy to cyber security and apps to approaching innovation differently, we’ll open your mind to all the possibilities of the digital economy.

After attending this session, you’ll be able to put your ideas into practice faster. And by grounding ideas for your business in digital, you can future-proof and think ahead to new generations of customers and employees. Best of all, you can activate your people to play a part. You’ll leave with a new confidence to react faster, develop thoughts more deeply, and get digital ideas off the ground without delay.

The Freeforming doesn’t end in the workshop. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest digital developments – and for every business person we train, we train a young person for free. So your place will fuel the digital ambition of an aspiring young person. Check out this video to find out more about our unique onefor_1 model, and hear what clients like Vodafone, Virgin, and Barclays say about our workshops.

Explore our hands-on learning agenda

Innovate

  1. Introduction to Innovation and Lean methodology
  2. Explore different types of innovation and the impact they have on your organisation
  3. Find out how to use the build-measure-learn cycle and minimum viable product (MVP) to develop products and services in a more effective way
  4. Foster an innovation mindset

Ideate

  1. Introduction to APIs & the process of ideating
  2. Learn about APIs as the building blocks of digital products in our remix card game

Prototype

  • Wireframing and prototyping
    1. Understand the design process and how to use free online prototyping tools to turn sketches into digital prototypes
    2. Turn your idea into an MVP
  • Pitch and present
    1. Formulate a pitch to complement your product and present to the rest of the group
    2. Gather feedback and learn about next steps

Code

  1. How the web works – Introduction to the web and open source – 10% of the web
  2. A platform to build your website – On-boarding to Freeformers Online
  3. Content building – CSS, HTML, responsive design, templates, themes and frameworks
  4. The world of apps – Turn your website into a mobile app, App landscape and design extras
  5. Discussion – Guided discussion to embed the learning and discuss next steps

Promote

  1. Introduction to social media – Understand paid vs. organic marketing
  2. SEO – Understand the core difference of on-page and off-page SEO
  3. Social media iceberg – Introduction to different social media platforms beyond Facebook and Twitter
  4. Social media card game – Hands on activity to learn more about the different platforms
  5. The three cardinal sins of social media
  6. Social media campaign challenge – Create a social media campaign and pitch your idea to the rest of the group

Cyber security

  1. Open Wifi – Demonstrate the insecurities of the web over open Wifi
  2. Encryption – Explore HTTPS encryption and why it’s needed
  3. Passwords – Discover the importance of a strong password and password protection. Live demo of password management tool.

Adapt

  • The Future – Discover the latest technologies that are set to disrupt the world as we know it; including the internet of things, big data and mobile (video based)

We offer 12 person workshops for £9k & individual places for £750 (+ VAT)

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