Not really just a little bit busy. Over the last six months Andrew Thomas from the green field has been involved in a variety of coaching, mentoring and training engagements right across the country. Quite apart from working directly with a number of digital businesses, he has supported a number of organisations.
Working with the BBC Media Academy, Andrew has delivered another two commercial models for producers on their MA in Production Management programme in conjunction with the Media School at Bournemouth University. In September he assisted Moira Kean in the delivery of the Aim Higher programme – a two-week digital bootcamp coming out of the media industry in Ireland – at BBC Wood Norton.
He has delivered his Managing Digital Teams one-day course in London for Econsultancy twice, to growing audiences each time. The good news is it is planned to come to Manchester in 2012. Which will coincide with the Graduate certificates Econsultancy has launched with MMU of the back of their increasingly successful Masters programmes in digital topics. Andrew will be delivering on the Leading a Digital Team and Leading a Digital Business modules of the Digital Business Managment Certificate.
With new associate Lynne McCadden, Andrew has helped develop the Accidental Leader programme on behalf of Salford University. This is an evolution of a programme developed under the guise of Vision+Media and will be running in Mediacity UK at the University Media School in the new year. Continuing on the University theme, working with The White Room, Andrew has just run a Business of Mobile two-day workshop at Ravensbourne in Greenwich. Great feedback from the group of entrepreneurs and business owners has led to a new group being established upon Linkedin, which will hopefully become the focus for ongoing collaboration.
So with more business development masterclasses planned with Michele Bentham and Nancy Dykins of The Launchpad in November, it just leaves room for one more initiative in 2011 before the yearend. How about generating high octane peak performance? This a new concept being developed by Andrew and Jeannette Jackson – biochemist, stress expert and TV nutritionist. The plan is to offer companies high-octane one-day programmes to super-charge their managers for the festive period and are in the final planning stages. If you would like to book one in before Christmas, please do not hesitate to contact us.