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Waterstons AcademyLITE

Flexible, relevant and enjoyable learning that you can apply day-to-day.

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.

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Stewart Hogg

Business Resiliency

50 mins

We believe that business resilience can help you to survive and thrive during uncertain times - this course outlines how to start your resilience journey.

Dan O'Hara, Andrew Quinn

The Cloud

15 mins - 1 hr 15 mins

When something is in the cloud, where is it and what does that mean? This short course answers those questions and provides a basic understanding of the world of cloud computing.

Rob Colclough

IT Management and Governance

20 mins

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.

Fiona Ward

Life on the digital home front

30 mins - 1 hr 30 mins

How has technology helped and hindered us, as individuals, during COVID 19?

Helen McMillan

Customer Journey

45 mins

Learn how to walk in your customers shoes as they engage with your business.

David Hooper

Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture

45 mins

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.

Andrew Gill, Ricky Milliken

Lessons for business from a submariner

25 mins

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.

John Airey

Trusted Advisor

25 mins

A set of skills and practices to help you utilise the concept of 'Trusted Advisor'

Andrew Gill, Martin Simmons

Deliver Engaging Remote Workshops

38 mins

Deliver engaging remote workshops

Neelam Lodhia

Remote Project Management

10 mins

How to manage project teams remotely

Sally Waterston

Culture of Kindness

45 mins

Sally Waterston is a guest on the Culture of Kindness podcast with Nahla Summers.

James Bell

Power BI: Getting Started

15 minutes

This short course gives you an introduction to harnessing the power of Power BI.

Fred Holmes


35 mins

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.

Maggie Mutkovicova

The Power of LinkedIn

25 mins

Build your personal brand and a professional network with some simple steps in this course.

Andrew Quinn

Artificial Intelligence

10 mins

This course will walk you through the basics of what artificial intelligence means for you today.


Business Leadership

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.

Stewart Hogg, Kieran Fowler

De-mystifying Cyber Security

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.

Steve Williams, Helen Fawcett

Digital Pedagogy

25 mins

What will Universities look like in Autumn 2020 and beyond?

Andrew Gill

Time Management

1 hr

How to get stuff done without sinking under the weight of a million emails. Techniques for managing your time and workload.

Christopher Grosberg

Communication in Microsoft Teams

30 mins

This short course covers the basics of using Microsoft Teams as a communication platform with a particular focus on interacting with your team.

Helen McMillan

Risk Management

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.

Steve Williams

Build a better business case

30 mins

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.

Mark Lawson


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.