School for Scale-Ups

The School for Scale-Ups Programme has been designed to help brilliant leaders 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.

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

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School for Scale-Ups welcome dinner
Previous attendees include:
Raspberry PiIeso Digital HealthHorizon DiscoveryRepositiveAudio AnalyticSpectral EdgeBabraham BiosciencesAstexJDR CablesUndoPunk AcademyHealx, OwlstoneRealVNC, ARC3 GmbH, Danube Advisory, EAHSNCapital CellThe Wand CompanyCambridge Healthcare Research, Florischescu, Wickey GmbH...

The School for Scale-Ups Programme

Delegates take eleven modules to make up their basic programme, adding others as options to broaden their understanding and practical skills. A dinner and talk on leadership and scaling up will kick off module 1, with the core modules to follow over a 15 month period.

Modules include: Personal Leadership (roles and responsibilities), Effective Communication, Project Management, Managing Performance (Encouraging High Performance + Dealing With Poor Performance), Effective Influencing, Picking a Winning Team, Negotiation, Effective Appraisals and Succession Planning, Coaching for Managers, Managing Change. 

Additional modules depending on development needs and interests.

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Wrap Up

We hold a debriefing session for delegates at the end of the programme to recap some of the learning and review lessons learned during the year. We will support each cohort to join an ongoing peer group.

" School for Scale Ups has made a substantive difference in the way that I work and I'm very, very pleased that it has done." Liz Upton, Co-Founder, Raspberry Pi

Programme details:

  • 11 day programme over a 15 month period
  • Optional additional sessions and coaching can be interspersed with the basic programme or used to bring forward some elements of the course
  • We expect an average of 10 participants per cohort or 12 maximum per cohort
  • The School for Scale-Ups programme is CPD accredited 
  • Cost is £4,800 +VAT per person

School for Scale-ups Programme

To find out more:

Please contact  or the Cambridge Network team on 01223 760131.

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