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Short Courses and Executive Development

If you are interested in enhancing your skills on a certain subject, or simply want to learn about a new topic then one of our range of short courses could be the perfect answer. Short courses are an excellent alternative for busy professionals who cannot commit to full or part-time study, and in many cases can count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We run a range of courses across a variety of business and law disciplines, enabling you to gain the knowledge you need over a short period of time. Most courses run over a 1-3 day period.

If you have a group of employees who need training in a certain business discipline, or perhaps even want to undertake a short course for CPD purposes then we can help. Courses can be constructed according to your needs and run from half a day to several weeks.  We always try to ensure an element of practical exercises that can be implemented directly into the workplace.

Current Courses

Mediation training

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution which can eliminate the need to go to court. It aims to assist two parties who are in disagreement to reach a mutually acceptable solution. The process is more time efficient and cost effective than other forms of dispute resolution such as litigation or arbitration and it provides parties with a safe non-threatening environment in which the issues concerned can be openly discussed.

This course provides basic techniques needed to mediate disputes.The training focuses on the skills used by mediators when helping parties in a dispute. These skills include:

  • Handling emotionally charged situations
  • Problem solving, active listening
  • Effective questioning

Date: Tuesday 29th July 2014

Time: 9.30am -4.30pm

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £325

Location: Kingston University, Kingston Business School, Room BS324,Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


Supervision for coaching

This course is a short course which explores the history of supervision and its relevance and value in the 21st century. Drawing on a variety of supervision theories and models, it will enable participants to develop their own integrative approach to supervision and provide them with tools to develop their supervision practice. This course is run in collaboration with Coaching Supervision Consultancy Limited.

Date: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th September 2014

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Duration: 2 days

Cost: TBC

Location: Kingston University,  Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


Example Courses

  • Board effectiveness: Enhancing your contribution
  • Employment Law
  • Finance for non Financial Managers
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Mediation
  • Bargaining and Negotiation skills
  • Psychometric Testing – Test User Levels A and B

For more information please contact Kathryn Elliott on 020 8417 5632 or

Spring-Summer 2014 Short Course Brochure

The Spring-Summer 2014 Kingston short course brochure offers great value courses including art and design; surveying and planning; business, HR and law; languages; education; enterprise, entrepreneurship and science.

See the short course brochure guide on line at  or request a hard copy from Martin Sargeant

Upcoming Events

  • 29 July 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
  • 29 July 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB