Workshops and Training Programmes

Local opportunities to increase skills, knowledge and capability in your business

Great South can connect your business with training workshops and opportunities that will build capability and increase the pace of innovation. 

Upcoming workshops

Great South workshops and events calendar

No workshops listed? You can find out about the kinds of workshops we offer below.

Carbon in Business workshop series

Carbon in Business workshops 

  • Workshop 1: Introduction - awareness and motivations
    Gain an understanding of where your emissions come from and how they impact climate change; how climate change will impact Southland; consumer and market trends; ways to reduce carbon

  • Workshop 2: Emissions baseline calculation
    Learn how to identify organisational boundaries; define scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, use the MFE 2020 carbon calculator, enter your 2020-21 financial year data and measure your current emissions

  • Workshop 3: Decarbonisation strategy
    Learn how to create a strategic plan to guide day-to-day activity, identify creative solutions to lower emissions, build a unified vision to engage your team to take action

Great South also facilitates a Carbon in Business alumni group where Southland businesses on the low-emission journey can share knowledge, find accountability, and solve common problems collaboratively.

Register your interest in attending a future workshop with:

Paul Lopez. Email:

Training Programmes

From improving performance and eliminating inefficiencies, through to accelerating software and product development we can connect you with suitable training programmes including:

  • Better by Lean 
    Eliminate waste in your business and improve your customer’s experience  
  • Digital Lean
    Digital Lean is a capability-building programme that will boost your business’s competitiveness and performance. It uses proven Lean thinking methods to implement Industry 4.0 technologies. You will have access to a Digital Lean service provider to help you build capability over a maximum 12-month period
  • Capital Education
    Resources to help businesses understand the equity capital raising process in New Zealand. No matter what age or stage your company or innovation is at, these resources offer expert advice on how to raise the capital needed to build a thriving business - even in a COVID-19 impacted environment.
  • Innovation IP
    Identify your IP assets, manage them strategically and maximise their value 

Many of these programmes are subsidised or are eligible for funding. For more information, please contact the Great South Business Growth Advisors at

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