Who is the Catalyst programme for?
provides innovative support and tailored training to small businesses and sole traders throughout the Highlands & Islands.
The programme is designed for the leaders of these businesses/organisations to access meaningful training in a location/setting and at a time to suit their diverse needs.
Participants have the opportunity to work through tailor-made modules
either through a 100% classroom programme
(face-to-face) or a 100% online programme
What can it do for me?
offers accessible training that suits your needs and preferences.
Developed with your needs in mind, Catalyst
offers a choice of delivery formats, and ensures broad input from many small business innovators.
Through shared experience across all sectors, including social enterprises, you have the opportunity to unlock the growth potential of your enterprise.
Through the course you will:
- increase your personal, entrepreneurial ambition and understanding;
- increase your levels of leadership skills/practice;
- become more productive.
Each of the Catalyst
modules are designed and delivered in a manner that ensures course content is relevant to each individual learner; and encourages them to connect learning with their own business practice.
In response to the learning undertaken, each participant is supported by a coach, (known as a study buddy
), and encouraged to:
- identify areas of their business which they might develop or change;
- consider specific challenges/questions to relation to their own context.
, who have built successful businesses in the Highlands & Islands, act as role models – either by sharing their stories on film, or by engaging with learners through chaired Q&A sessions.
How will my small business benefit?
programme will allow you to grow in confidence and support you to identify barriers, and develop ways to overcome them. Likewise, you will be better placed to identify opportunities and confidently follow them up.
Participants have shown that their change in mind-set, as a result of the course, has made their businesses:
Click here to view the Catalyst programme leaflet.
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- more innovative
- more proactive
- better able to influence others
- plan strategically
- initiate and plan for change.