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These workshops are for students registered on the Work Based and Integrative Studies programmes.

CPED offers a strong portfolio of options for you to negotiate as part of your degree pathway. Some are delivered in powerfully practical workshops held in Chester, and others are facilitated at a distance in the form of online learning or work-based projects.

Our modules cover an array of topics such as communication skills, digital skills, coaching skills, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence to enable you to develop and enhance your skills in the workplace. For the full range of modules, review our module catalogue below and speak with your tutor to integrate those which will have greatest impact in your context.

Module Catalogue

To benefit from one of our workshops, please review the schedule below and book using the following Booking Form, at least 4 weeks before the workshop is held. If you have any other queries, contact CPED on If you wish to attend a workshop, please book early. If there are insufficient numbers on the workshop, it may be cancelled. If you would like to see a particular workshop run, please let your Personal Academic Tutor know or contact us via email.


Due to restrictions relating to Covid-19, adjustments have had to be made in the way workshops are taken. It is expected that students will have some face-to-face contact supported by online materials and virtual interactions. The mode of delivery will change with government guidelines and students booking on a workshop will be informed of the details nearer the time.

Unless specified, modules are available at all levels.



September 2022

Skills and Approaches for Work-Based Learning
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 
Transition & Change Management
Delivering Results 
Designing Practitioner Research (Levels 6 & 7 only)
7th September 2022 Managing & Leading People

October 2022

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

14th October 2022

Principles, Practices & Skills of Coaching

17th October 2022

Academic Skills for Work Related Studies (These workshops can be taken as attendance only or for credit)

November 2022

Digital Business & New Technology 
Managing & Leading People 

2nd November 2022

Communication Skills
3rd/4th November 2022 Self-Review & Negotiation of Learning
21st/22nd November 2022 Designing Practitioner Research (only available at Levels 6 & 7)

December 2022

Project and Programme Management

January 2023

Business Strategy & Planning

Finance for Non-Finance Managers

11th January 2023

Conflict Transformation

February 2023

Delivering Results

27th February 2023 Effective Workplace Teams

March 2023

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

20th March 2023

Academic Skills for Work Related Studies (These workshops can be taken as attendance only or for credit)

27th March 2023

Negotiation Skills

April 2023

Project and Programme Management 
Transition & Change Management 

May 2023

Managing & Leading People 

3rd May 2023

Designing Practitioner Research (Levels 6 & 7 only)

17th May 2023

Stress & Stress Management 

June 2023

Emotional Intelligence

26th June 2023

Academic Skills for Work Related Studies (These workshops can be taken as attendance only or for credit)

July 2023

Delivering Results 

Digital Business & New Technology

Please contact for further information.

Writing Days

This is your opportunity to book some time in your diary to work on something YOU need to write. This could be, for example, a module assignment, a Triple NELM, a doctorate or a journal article. This idea is that we will all be writing at the same time and the day will run in short bursts of writing so it isn’t overwhelming. This isn’t a tutorial session and we won’t be asking you to show us what you have written and you won’t get feedback on it. It’s simply a time for us to come together and write.

These will be online only, not face-to-face. However, if you want to come to campus and work in one of the libraries, you could book yourself a space and join in via your phone/laptop/tablet.

Writing Days will be led by Sandra Hopkins or Jan Jones on these dates (do pop them in your diary):

  • 16th August 2022
  • 20th September 2022
  • 19th October 2022
  • 22nd November 2022
  • 14th December 2022

The schedule for each day will be strict and as follows

  • 10:00 - 10:10 a.m. Introduction and expectations of the day
  • 10:10 - 10:30 a.m. A quick exercise to get you in the mood for writing
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Writing time
  • 11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Writing time
  • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Writing time
  • 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Writing time
  • 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Reflection

If you can only come to part of it, that's fine, simply use the Teams links below and just join in as you can.

We look forward to a successful writing day, whether you achieve 500 or 5,000 words, you'll still be making progress!

To join the Teams meeting, please click here.

Contact Information

Centre for Professional and Economic Development