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Masterclass: Leadership Qualities of Successful Business Owners

Become a more effective leader; explore new ways to engage, inspire and motivate others.

This masterclass takes place over two full days. Please note that it is necessary to attend both days. The dates are:

Wednesday, 28 February, 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday, 14 March, 09:30 - 16:30

This two day programme will help you to:

  • Understand your role as a leader within your business;
  • Engage and motivate others to achieve your business goals and objectives;
  • Prioritise your time and energy in order to be a more effective leader; 
  • Improve your communication skills in the workplace;
  • Build your skills to develop and mentor others.
  • Understand what a ‘leader as a coach’ looks like 

Your facilitators: Lorraine Goodhand and David Bassett

Lorraine Goodhand
Lorraine Goodhand is a skilled facilitator providing innovative development to enable participants to return to the workplace with the skills and knowledge they need to do their jobs and the confidence to put what they have learned into practice. Lorraine designs and delivers a range of learning interventions utilising action-oriented approaches that engage learners and make learning relevant to their situation.

David Bassett
David Bassett has over a decade’s experience providing education and training in the UK, Australia and India. David’s passion is helping leaders and teams to discover their strengths and perform at their highest level. David designs and delivers programmes in a way that excites and motivates participants to develop their skills and change their behaviours. He has worked with leaders and managers in a variety of industries as well as non-profit organisations.


The AD:VENTURE programme provides funded business support and expertise to develop eligible young businesses with an ambition to grow.  The support programme includes a series of business masterclasses, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, business diagnostic assessment and one-to-one advice from academics to help you achieve your goals.


Leeds Beckett University is a partner in the AD:VENTURE programme, an ERDF-funded project which brings together Universities from across the Leeds City Region with local Councils, Chambers and private sector partners. The AD:VENTURE partners offer a diverse range of expertise and services to support young businesses to grow.

Find out more at: or email the team

Am I eligible?
The AD:VENTURE project is aimed at providing support to young and growing businesses with an eligibility focus on:

  • SMEs under 3 years old
  • Based in the Leeds City Region
  • Trading in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality)
  • Commitment and plans for achieving growth in turnover and creation of jobs

Event Details

28 February & 14 March 2018 -
14 March 2018
09.30 - 16.30
Leeds Digital Hub, No.1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE