In response to the current pandemic, we’ve turned our internal corporate university – external!
Through Waterstons Academy Lite we’ll be sharing courses on a wide range of topics, from risk management through to building a compelling business case.
Our courses are developed by our people and focus on providing relevant and enjoyable learning that we can apply in our daily roles and beyond. We’ve lightened the courses to enable flexible, bite-size learning; with optional interactive sessions too.
New courses will be added weekly so stay tuned by joining our mailing list.
This short course aims to give you an introduction to the COBIT framework and how you can use its Goals Cascade to assist you when aligning your business objectives with your IT.
30 mins - 1 hr 30 mins
How has technology helped and hindered us, as individuals, during COVID 19?
Learn how to walk in your customers shoes as they engage with your business.
This course explains what ‘Enterprise Architecture’ is and why you might consider using it to improve the performance of your organisation. EA has an expensive reputation, but we run through a more pragmatic approach that will deliver results.
Learn from Ricky, who spent many years serving on a submarine, about the things he has brought into business from his time there and what we can all learn from the Forces.
A set of skills and practices to help you utilise the concept of 'Trusted Advisor'
Deliver engaging remote workshops
How to manage project teams remotely
Sally Waterston is a guest on the Culture of Kindness podcast with Nahla Summers.
This short course gives you an introduction to harnessing the power of Power BI.
What is Mindfulness and how does it work? This course gives a basic overview of the concept and access to a simple 15 minute mindfulness exercise.
Build your personal brand and a professional network with some simple steps in this course.
This course will walk you through the basics of what artificial intelligence means for you today.
30 mins - 1 hr 5 mins
This short course shares an insight into the Waterstons’ way of working. It will explore our values of people first, honesty, collaboration, trust, empowerment, quality and innovation and how these have contributed to building a successful business.
20 mins - 1.5 hrs
This course equips you with the information required to protect yourself and your organisation, by outlining the current cyber threat landscape, providing a demonstration of a common cyber-attack and highlighting the basic steps you can take to mitigate cyber threats.
What will Universities look like in Autumn 2020 and beyond?
How to get stuff done without sinking under the weight of a million emails. Techniques for managing your time and workload.
This short course covers the basics of using Microsoft Teams as a communication platform with a particular focus on interacting with your team.
45 min - 1.5 hrs
How to identify where the risks in your business are right now and use them to make your business safer and more resilient in unprecedented times.
This short video and simple handout arm you with techniques to help you frame and manage desired outcomes in a way that makes sense to your audience.
2 hrs - 2.5 hrs
The innovation course provides a structured yet creative approach to generating a list of innovation ideas that tackle current problems & unlock future opportunities.