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

Carbon in Business workshop series

  • Introductory workshop
    Gain awareness and knowledge of the global low emission transition and what it means for your business

  • Baseline calculation workshop
    Establish a baseline of your businesses' current emissions to inform future strategic decision making

  • Emissions reductions strategy workshop
    Set targets, and create a strategic plan to help you achieve them

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:

For further information and to register your interest contact:

Fore more information about Great South's Carbon Neutral Advantage Programme visit: 

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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