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CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Law; war and human rights

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This training will be held on a Monday evening over a 7 week period from February 6 – March 20 2017. This training is relevant not only to those who need to be able to apply the international human rights law framework to the law of war in their work; but also to those who are interested in the added value of human rights and in discussing and analysing all of these issues. It will be of will be of great strategic value for those involved in developing government policy and practice. Military lawyers will be able to update their knowledge. Equally it will be highly beneficial for those who hold government to account; including journalists; campaigners; politicians and those acting for victims of conflict. It will be highly rewarding to academics and students and those with a general interest in war and conflict and how it is being regulated.

  • Understanding Children's Human Rights

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The training is designed for professional participants involved in either developing policy and practice in relation to children; or working in child rights and child protection. Lawyers working in child law will be able to update and develop their knowledge in this crucial area of their work. It will be highly beneficial for those who campaign for children’s rights and those who are interested in the added value of human rights and in discussing and analysing these issues.

  • Finance for Executives

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This course is an in-depth introduction to the frameworks and tools of modern corporate finance. These tools include; but are not limited to; corporate financial analysis and forecasting; capital budgeting; and project and company valuation. This course is designed to break down barriers faced by managers and directors and to equip participants with practical tools that are immediately applicable in any organization

  • Global Macroeconomic Challenges

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The objective of this course is to examine the relevant policy debates and to provide the analytical tools to understand the logic and the implications of policy choices. For example; we plan to address some of the following issues: Are global imbalances sustainable and what are the implications for the US dollar and foreign exchange markets? What are the implications of normalization of monetary policy in the US for emerging market economies? How do we access external sustainability of emerging market economies? How should we conduct monetary policy when interest rates have reached the zero lower bound? Do large deficit lead to sovereign defaults? What determines the risk of sovereign debt and the perceived likelihood of default? What is the role of China in the global economy and what is the impact of Chinese policies on the rest of the world? Is China’s exchange rate policy prone to bubble-creation? Are there similarities between current China’s experience and the Japanese’s one? Do we live in a new normal with low interest rates and low growth?

  • Achieving Leadership Excellence

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    There are major challenges facing the leaders of today who seek to shape organisations for tomorrow. New models of leadership are emerging to address these challenges; and these developments require a different approach to thinking about effective leadership. There is also an increasing demand for ethical and engaging leadership that enhances the performance and well-being of employees; as well as the performance of the organisation. This course will provide you with insights into the foundations for leadership; how leadership skills can be developed; and how you can create optimum environments for effective leadership and performance.

  • Designing Strategy for Competitive Advantage

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This course is designed to introduce the most fundamental concepts in strategy and use them as a springboard to advanced scenarios. For that purpose; topics are sequenced as a method for the analysis of the drivers of differences in profitability across firms; from their short-term competition to their innovative and transformational ability in the long term. Applications range from understanding the impact of a competitor’s new patent to understanding the impact of a disruptive technology; including examples from low and high-tech products (e.g.; wine; home video games); services (e.g.; retail; online services) and experience goods (e.g.; theatre production).

  • Strategic Decision Making for Management

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The course has two main aims: in the first part of the course; led by Dr Montibeller; we will develop tools and skills that allow you to implement successful decision making processes in your organisation; with a better appraisal of strategic options. Such processes will favour decision-making groups to reach a joint agreement about the strategy to be followed and greater commitment to the implementation of this strategic choice. In the second part of the course; led by Dr Fasolo; you will develop your intuitive decision abilities and learn more about your decision style; so you can better understand how you and others normally decide. We will then examine aspects that make strategic decisions challenging and learn ways around these obstacles.

  • Effective Asset Management

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Asset management plays an important role in the economy – facilitating effective saving for retirement; making financial markets more efficient; and allocating capital to firms and entrepreneurs with valuable ideas. This course develops a deep understanding of effective asset management for those entering or progressing in their careers within the field. For an asset management firm to be successful; three things are required. First; the company must have an effective investment strategy. Second; the investment strategy must be implemented efficiently. Third; the company must successfully handle the non-investment elements of the business; such as marketing and compliance. This course covers these elements; taking the perspectives of both asset managers and those who provide capital to them.

  • Corporate Finance

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science
    The course is designed to provide an applied and practical approach to finance; enabling you to address topical issues that modern corporations face. This is a fast paced interactive course; using contemporary case studies; realistic valuation exercises; and interactive learning. It will enhance your understanding of Corporate Finance as a tool for making strategic decisions. You will learn how to apply basic capital structure and valuation techniques to the analysis of strategic decisions; such as mergers and acquisitions; reorganizations; and raising capital. The course will then take you beyond the analysis of capital structure and valuation techniques; by focusing on interactions between financial and strategic decisions in corporations.
  • London and Global Cities: Governance; Planning and Design

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science
    The course will explore the longer-term development of London in the context of other global cities so as to provide students with an understanding of the key challenges facing both mature and rapidly-developing metropolitan areas. It will locate the key challenges of large cities; notably the management of services; resource-raising; the management & planning of land; infrastructure development; migration; housing and the quality of the public realm. The key purpose of the course will be to give participants a comprehensive framework for considering the challenges posed for those who run major cities.
  • Negotiation and Decision-Making

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science
    This course is designed to improve your ability to conduct negotiations; not only by sharing current knowledge and research; but also by providing opportunities to practice and reflect on your skills. Programme benefits: Understand the strategic; interpersonal and psychological aspects of negotiations; Learn important concepts and practical tips gleaned from negotiation research; Engage in a variety of negotiation simulations and receive immediate feedback; Gain awareness into your own strengths and weaknesses; Develop a personal development plan with the guidance of the instructors to aid continuous improvement as a negotiator.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Age of Change

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science
    In this course; we will ask a series of cross-cutting questions that are at the core of what you; as entrepreneurs; need to know and be able to do. We motivate you to think about how you as entrepreneurs can: identify; evaluate; and innovate around opportunities; experiment and test the assumptions and hypotheses underlying your new ventures; build social and institutional ecosystems that support your end-goals.
  • Managing Risk in Organisations

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Drawing on an interdisciplinary approach to understanding risk; participants will be given the opportunity to apply new insights to risk management practices within their organisations. This executive course enables participants to better understand the individual; group and organisational influences on risk-taking and to structure risk management practices accordingly. The course is interactive; and participants will engage in a range of activities and case discussions designed to enhance their understanding of risk. There will also be opportunities for participants to examine risk management in their own organisations; and to plan for future development; with the benefit of personalised feedback from LSE faculty.

  • Fixed Income: Markets; Securities and Institutions

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science
    This unique intensive course covers the key concepts and institutional knowledge necessary to navigate modern fixed income markets successfully. It is aimed at professionals who are not yet experts in fixed income markets but would gain from a deeper understanding of the world’s largest; most complex financial market.
  • Climate Change: Economics and Governance

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics and governance of climate change; and the risks and opportunities they present for a range of organisations. The course begins with an intensive introduction to climate change as a scientific and particularly as a social-scientific issue; intended to bring students up to speed with the key concepts. The scientific evidence on climate change will be outlined and well-known controversies will be covered. Then the key concepts of climate-change economics and governance will be introduced; such as market failure; pricing carbon; and the tragedy of the commons. Building on this common base; the course will then cover four main; but interlinked; topics: Climate-change mitigation: the relationship between economic growth; competitiveness and carbon emissions; technologies to reduce emissions and their costs; policy instruments; including emissions trading and carbon markets; Adaptation: using information from climate models and science to adapt to climate change; understanding vulnerability and resilience to climate change; including the links between adaptation; economic growth and poverty reduction; the role of public policy in promoting adaptation; including financing adaptation; Politics; governance and institutional development: the international institutional architecture for climate change; international law; political bargaining at the international and national levels; policy-making and policy implementation by governments; non-governmental organisations; businesses and communities; Risks and opportunities: the risks and opportunities created by climate change for different organisations.

  • Behavioural Economics and the Modern Economy

    Training Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Behavioural economics has revolutionised economics in the past thirty years by challenging economists’ maintained assumptions of perfect rationality and unbridled self-interest. The trouble with prevailing views; according to behavioural economics; is simply stated: they assume that humans are smarter and meaner than they actually are. This course brings participants up to date with modern developments in behavioural economics by examining the evidence behind these innovations and basic policy implications of behavioural contributions to economic thought. The course will draw heavily on psychological/experimental research as well as formal behavioural economic models. It will appeal to professionals in the business and financial sector as well as policy practitioners interested in applying behavioural insights to public policy.

  • Business; International Relations and the Political Economy online certificate course

    Online Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This course focuses on the core concepts for understanding globalisation and global change; from the disciplines of international relations; political science; political economy and macroeconomics. It addresses real world problems using historical reflection; conceptual discussion and in-depth case studies. Students will explore key events that have shaped the evolution of globalisation; from the 19th century until today. The structure and nature of the course will be shaped by the LSE’s approach to critical thinking and decision making; allowing students to engage with the analytical and problem-solving techniques that characterise the disciplines of international relations; politics; and macroeconomics.

  • MBA Essentials

    Online Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This course provides an intensive introduction to the core aspects of business management. It is designed to deliver a broad spectrum of business administration knowledge and theory; to provide students with the practical skills needed to succeed at their place of work. The primary aim of this course is to enable students to confidently step into a management role; perform better in their current business function; or gain a solid understanding of the skills necessary for the daily running of a successful business.

  • Managerial Finance

    Online Course | The London School of Economics and Political Science

    The London School of Economics and Political Science

    This Managerial Finance course; in essence a “Finance for non-Financial Managers” course; will provide students with a grounding and practical understanding in key financial areas; equipping students with the knowledge and tools to not only understand financial statements; corporate finance and fundamentals like the time value of money; but to also apply these to their own working situations through forecasting methods; project evaluation; realistic performance plans and the monitoring of financial outcomes.

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