Iain Davidson educational training and consultancy


“I just wanted to thank you for your great course last week, and particularly for the extra help you gave me regarding the presentation last weekend.  I felt much more confident after the course and your helpful advice. The feedback has been really positive."

Fiona Cooke, Aberdeen University


What courses do I offer?

In a nutshell; training, coaching and development. I believe life is a journey. I begin client journeys discussing, considering and identifying the organizational and individual critical pathways to success.

Each course is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the client. The following are a selection of recent courses and an example of what I can design and offer:

- communication and presentation skills (from early career to advanced conference)
- networking for portfolio careers and sustainable business relationships
- leading the modern team (indoors and outdoors)
- team working and role clarity in university research
- building creativity and innovation into research and work
- goal setting and finding purpose (the ‘supertask’) for research and business
- managing your time, managing your self
- managing self and groups in an outdoor environment
- client and customer service skills for group travel leaders overseas
- preparing and presenting the three-minute thesis
- preparing for ‘fame lab’ and other presentation competitions
- project management for social sciences and humanities
- mentoring and coaching skills for higher education

Please contact me if you would like to discuss the design and delivery of a specific course. First meetings and consultations are always free of charge.


From troubleshooting training needs in university departments to health and safety advice on outdoor events. My consultancy service is wide in scope and broad in outlook. Recent consultancies have included:

- University departmental change and teaching strategies in response to student feedback
- Personal mentoring of early career research and teaching staff at universities
- People management and customer service techniques for activity holiday providers
- Health and safety advice for a large public outdoor project at the Edinburgh Festival
- Activity and safety for older clients with a national public health and exercise partnership

Facilitation and Conference Presenter

I am an experienced facilitator with a broad experience of institutions across the public and private sectors. Please contact me if you would like someone who can help you facilitate change within your organisation whether at conference or retreat.

I am also an experienced public speaker and enjoy engaging large audiences to challenge, inspire and motivate them with anecdote, honesty and humour. Please contact me if you would like a different ‘twist’ at your next dinner or conference.