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Education and Training

Get your team thinking together with guidance from our expert trainers.

We offer education and training for global corporations down to SMEs.

Our courses cover a range of topics and can be tailored to your specific sector, industry or strategic needs. 

Using a hybrid mix of online and in-person sessions, our courses are suited to all teams - remote and office-based. 

Subject Areas

Design thinking – Strategy – Innovation Management – Sustainability for Corporations – Systems Thinking – Leadership Challenges (including matrix management) – Integrating Sustainability and Digital Transformation – High Performing Organisations.

How we Teach


Academic Papers


Breakout Sessions

F2F Workshops

Carrie Lomas

Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Founder - Ex Corporate Partner | Sales | Consulting Lead | Tech | Product Dev | Practice Lead

Before starting her own ventures in Sustainability, Carrie had a 25yr + career at Intel and as a Partner at IBM in the Cognitive Solutions Group and latterly IBM Consulting as Practice Leader. Within Intel she led an Embedded Technology Sales, Engineering, Marketing and Events P&L of $400m, across EMEA, prior to this she ran teams across Supply Chain, led a team to deliver e-commerce capabilities in 1998, taking over a $1bn in 1999 in orders, delivered Quote to Cash automation & digital transformation inc document libraries. Carrie also Chaired the EMEA Intel Parent Network, and ideated, planned and launched Intels IoT Ignition Labs. Her roles were often cross sector giving her a wide appreciation for different needs challenges and type of clients. She is a practised Keynote Speaker and panelist. She lives with Andy in the Cotswolds, and Annecy in France, with their teen boy . She is passionate about how technology can improve outcomes.


As an Associate Fellow Carrie teaches, tutors and coaches at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, where she completed her own postgrad. Her areas of expertise cover strategy, innovation and leading sustainable corporations.

Trainers and Educators

We use our knowledge and our network to bring in experts from Oxford and beyond to deliver masterclasses and share insights.

Nigel Greenhill

Founder, Insta Associates

Nigel has spent the last 15 years helping private and public organisations navigate through emerging,
collapsing and evolving markets. His clients have included blue chips to start ups, and niche domestic
companies to global institutions. His breadth of experience sets him apart as an innovator and strategist where diversity is prized. He uses a combination of strategy, innovation, corporate diplomacy, systems, and design thinking, and has worked with companies across finance, health, built environment, agriculture, space, defence, tech, government and E-NGOs. Nigel’s formal education includes a postgraduate in Strategy and Innovation from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Officer Cadet Training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.


Stephanie Gnissios

Co-Founder & COO of Climate Risk Services, Associate Fellow at Said Business School

Stephanie works at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and sustainability; leading and supporting organizations to embed these topics into organizational culture and processes for improved business outcomes. Stephanie co-founded and runs a climate risk advisory & data solutions provider, working with a global client base on embedding climate into strategic decision-making and risk management for financial institutions and corporates. Active in innovation ecosystems, Stephanie has designed, built, and run mentorship programmes for women in STEM, female founders, and early-stage entrepreneurs. She is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School, where she lectures, coaches, and tutors on Strategy & Innovation and Climate & Finance. She completed her Executive MBA with distinction at the Said Business School in 2020, and is a certified Project Management Professional and Professional Engineer.

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Charlie Curtis

Independent advisor on Accelerators, Incubators & Open Innovation. Entrepreneur and Fellow at Said Business School.

Charlie is a founder, director and advisor to corporate innovations and start-up ventures. He specialises in
impact-led corporate innovation: how to create and sustain innovation within a big business environment, as well as
customer-led innovation, commercial business model design, technology transfer, go-to-market strategy and the
power or Storytelling to mobilise action. Since 1999 he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, as well as intrapreneurs in organisations such as BMW, Barclays, BP, Shell, Centrica, RBS, Disney, Pearson, Amcor in UK, USA, India, Africa, and Australia. He also works with innovation teams in not-for-profits including Carbon Trust, Which? Young Foundation and Scope. He was lead innovation advisor to The Intrapreneur Lab 2014-2018, he lectures on the Rethinking Business course at Saïd Business School, is a steering group member for Yunus Social Business, and a UBS Young Academy Fund investment committee member. Charlie is a Co-founder of two award-winning start-ups: DryGro: grows crops using 99% less water; and Origen Power: technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the air.


Professor Marc Ventresca

Economic sociologist in the Strategy, Innovation and Marketing Faculty at Saïd Business School and a Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College.

Marc's areas of expertise include market and network formation, entrepreneurship, governance, and innovation and technology strategy. His research and teaching focus on the formation of markets and networks in business and social settings. Specifically, he researches how markets are built and the actors who build them. He is also an expert in the areas of governance, innovation and technology and how they interact with markets and networks. Marc has held research affiliations at the Oxford Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, the Global Public Policy Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Center for Organizational Research at the University of California, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and the Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication

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