Professional Development Day with Manchester Digital

4 February 2020 10:00 - 15:00

The professional development day is for individuals who want to up-skill in their current roles or who want to take the next step on the career  ladder. Alternatively, the workshops are suitable for those considering a career move, or are returning or retraining. 

There will be a number of workshops, short-courses and taster sessions taking place over the course of the day on Tuesday 4th February, covering topics such as leadership, diversity, google cloud, cyber resilience and much more. If you want to hone your skills, knowledge share and learn from your peers and industry experts, then book a place on our free workshops. 


•    9:30am-10am Registration and breakfast

•    10am-12pm - Digital marketing masterclass

•    10am-12pm – Digital project management masterclass

•    10am-12pm – Cyber resilience for business owners

•    12:30pm-1pm – Registration and afternoon tea

•    1pm-3pm – Digital switch: exploring non-traditional routes

•    1pm-3pm – We’re not bad, we’re human

Details of the workshops are included in each ticket type and also below.

Digital Marketing Masterclass: 10am-12pm

Details TBC


Digital Project Management Masterclass: 10am-12pm

Learn from Digital Delivery expert Kevin Murray about what it takes to manage a team, the skills you need and the pillars of project management.  Kev will be running a practical workshop with the focus on “How to build the right thing”. In the workshop we will work together in small teams, where we will run the assumption mapping exercise and create out hypotheses to validate, finishing by working together to apply product visioning techniques.

Intended audience

The people who would find this valuable are people who are (or want to be) Project Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, UXers, and User Researchers.

Who is giving the talk

Kev Murray, Regional Director, Zuhlke 


Cyber Resilience for Business Owners: 10am-12pm

If you own your own business and want to make sure your data is safe online, but don’t know where to start or are worried about the costs then this is the workshop for you. Join our experts and start 2020 with a practical and pragmatic plan for making sure your business is cyber resilient.

Intended audience

Small business owners 

Who is giving the talk?

Robert Briggs, Director, Cyber Security Partnership


Digital Switch: Exploring non-traditional routes: 1pm-3pm

Are you thinking of switching to a tech career but don’t know where to start? Or looking to return to a career in tech following a break, only to find the landscape completely changed? Then please join Experis as we explore how you can use your life skills, transferable skills and capabilities, as well as any previous commercial experience to secure yourself a great new role in the UK’s fastest growth industry. The skills gap is growing rapidly, and the tech industry needs you to ensure it’s exponential growth continues.

Who is giving the talk (person - lead) 

Sarah Doyle – Tech Practice Lead, Experis, supported by: Nick Dickinson – Principal Software Development Consultant, Bobby Blaney – Software Development Consultant, James Spence-Evans – Principal Infrastructure and DevOps Consultant 

And other guest speakers. 

Intended audience:

Anyone thinking of changing to or returning to a career in digital technology.


We're not bad, we're human : 1pm-3pm

A workshop aimed at building awareness and challenging our unconscious bias  

Intended audience

Everyone is welcome

Who is giving the talk (person - lead)

Head Resourcing - Sarah Prasad and Jon Musgrave, Regional Director (North)


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4 February 2020 10:00 - 15:00
etc.venues Manchester, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

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