Leadership Training


Leadership training

We work with industry to make sure people across sectors have the opportunity to gain the skills they need to apply ground breaking data science in the real world. 

From our engagement with industry and the public sector in Scotland, we know that many organisations don’t know where to start when it comes to driving value from data and A.I. Our leadership training programme aims to equip those individuals who are directly or indirectly accountable for driving value in their organisations with the tools and knowledge to do so.

Leadership training courses

The Data Lab’s leadership training offering includes our full day workshops and half day workshops, covering topics such as maturity assessments, panel discussions, strategy and case studies, as well as upskilling and reskilling. All of these sessions have been adapted to be run virtually through platforms such as Teams and Zoom if required.

Driving Value from Data

Designed for business leaders, this interactive one day workshop takes you beyond the hype surrounding data and AI. The course demonstrates how you can drive value for your business through the better use of data by focusing on the practicalities of achieving business outcomes.

We ran an all-day Driving Value from Data and AI workshop with senior stakeholders and influencers so that they could see for themselves the opportunity that data provides to drive greater business value. They left feeling enthused, informed, engaged and actively supporting our work to drive business value from data and develop a data science capability in Heineken.

Ged Walls, Head of Data Science, Heineken

People Power Data

This course is designed for leaders and managers to help develop understanding of their own data skills needs, including how to define and source these requirements, and how to develop or source employees with the right mix of sector and specialist knowledge to meet their future data skills requirements to help them thrive in a data-driven economy.

The content and presenter kept me engaged and enthusiastic throughout. The most impactful part was providing the definition and clarity around skills and requirements, which encourages thinking around capability and future needs.

Resourcing & Talent Management Professional

**New for 2022** The Data Lab Data Leaders Programme

Our vision is to build a community of data leaders in Scotland that are equipped with the skills and knowledge to lead Scotland’s businesses to economic success. The TDL Data Leaders Programme will support your journey to becoming a data leader within your organisation and within the wider community in Scotland. Throughout the programme we hope to challenge your preconceptions of what the opportunities of Data and AI are for your organisation and build a close group able to support each through this journey and beyond. Participants will be guided through a programme of learning including themed workshops with inspiring speakers, facilitated peer discussion roundtables and fireside chats.

To express your interest in our professional development courses or to find out more, please email us at cpd@thedatalab.com.

In-house customised programmes are also available on request.

We are always looking for data scientists and data leaders from our Scottish wide community to participate as mentors and/or panel members. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

Free online course: Introduction to Data for Business Leaders

Sign up for our free online learning course: ‘Introduction to Data for Business Leaders’.
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • describe how organisations use data and AI to drive value
  • identify and classify data and AI opportunities within your own organisation.
  • summarise the main challenges organisations face.
  • begin to justify the investment required within your own organisation.

We will help you to learn, quickly and easily, how to understand the importance of data to your business. 


To express your interest or to find out more about any of our training programmes, please contact us. 
In-house customised programmes are also available on request.