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Leadership Academy

Each season, ALL Gold Level members of the Business Development Programme will be invited to our ‘must attend’ Leadership Academy – a business enhancing, inspiring and fun two day event, led by our Business and Leadership Development team, Sue Pittman and Becky Budd and Managing Director, Mark Franklin. This very special free trip away will provide an opportunity to develop your core skills and also your confidence, alongside other Organisers at all levels of the business. There will also be a chance to celebrate your success with Usborne and enjoy an overnight stay in twin accommodation, to be shared with another Organiser.

What's in it for me?Hinckley Island Spa

This event will focus around the key components of ‘Your Usborne You’. Feedback from past attendees stated that being with their peers is crucial in increasing their business competency and confidence. This event focuses entirely on giving you the opportunities to work together on key leadership skills and action plans to maximise the growth of your business. Take a look at this tool, Your Usborne You, which gives you the eight qualities that any Organiser needs to develop to be the best Organiser that they can be.

Following on from the successful workshops from the 'Art of Brilliance' team at Leadership Academy events in 2017, we are thrilled to continue our relationship with them, and will be having a guest speaker from the 'Art of Brilliance' at each of our 2018 Leadership Academy Events. Find out more about the 'Art of Brilliance' here and check out our blog for more information about our forthcoming guest speakers.

Join us at Heythrop Park

In an effort to support you in your business planning, we are very pleased to announce that all Leadership Academy events in 2018 will take place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on the following dates:

Wednesday 21st - Thursday 22nd February 2018 (January-April membership season)
Wednesday 20th - Thursday 21st June 2018 (May-August membership season)
Wednesday 24th - Thursday 25th October 2018 (September-December membership season)

Dating back to 1710, this quintessentially British hotel is situated in 440 acres of gorgeous countryside, with an 18 hole golf course, luxury health club and spa and modern conference facilities – the perfect location for two days of Usborne business building.

Why not combine attending Leadership Academy with a Team Meeting at Head Office?Hinckley Island Spa

Due to the close proximity of Heythrop Park to the Usborne Books at Home Head Office, attending one (or all!) of our Leadership Academies will provide a great opportunity to get your team together for a training session and meet the Usborne Books at Home staff too.
As the option of using the meeting room is one of the many benefits of being in the Business Development Programme, simply give the office a call on 01865 883731 to book.

To qualify…

The Business Development Programme operates across three seasons:
January to April
May to August
September to December

Each season acts as a qualification period and a reward period. You qualify in one season for membership into the next.

Where next?

"Attending the Leadership Academy was an inspiring experience and it was fabulous to meet other Organisers who had the same passion for Usborne. It was such a luxury to dedicate quality time to my business. I learnt so much in those two days and it has really changed the way I run my business for the better".

Keely Horn, Independent Usborne Organiser