training and practioner events

Welcome to the Transformation Hub training and practitioner events

Access an extensive transformation training portfolio. There is a choice of in house and onsite courses, accredited and non-accredited courses, workshops and events and access to some free past event materials. Download your copy here.

"All our courses will help practitioners with developing the essential commercial and behavioural skills necessary to tackle the transformation challenge."


Accredited Courses

Better Business Cases

If you develop or review business cases, HM Treasury is recommending that you are accredited on the ‘Better Business Cases’ programme which has been jointly developed by HM Treasury and the Welsh Government.

Contract management

Effective contract management is essential in a commercial environment, and as shown by high profile governance failures in managing contracts by some local public bodies, there is a clear need to improve the skills of those who are responsible for managing contracts with external organisations.

Future Leaders Academy

This training programme forms an integral part of CIPFA’s wider management and leadership pathway and focuses on how to manage individuals and teams, improve performance, communicate effectively and influence colleagues and senior managers.

PRINCE2® for the public sector

The PRINCE2® project management methodology is the accepted standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide. It covers the management, control and organisation of a project. Many transformation projects involve an element of project management, and our Prince2 e-learning qualification is an ideal way to upskill for this and manage the project effectively.

In house and onsite transformation training

Transformation requires a new set of skills from many staff. These may be ‘softer’ skills around communication and business partnering, or more commercial practical skills such as contract management and business case development.
Our experts can deliver tailored training at your office, saving you time and cutting travel and accommodation costs.
Our in-house training packages are flexible, but to give you an idea of the types of training we offer take a look at the themes below. Or view our in-house training packages leaflet (PDF, 91 KB) for a fuller list of training available across the themes below.

  • Commercial skills
    • Better Business Cases
    • Business Partnering
    • Commissioning in a commercial environment
    • Contract management
    • Effective service costing and financial modelling
    • Governance, audit, risk and fraud
    • Finance Skills for non-finance professionals
    • Leadership and management development skills

Alternatively, you may need our help in identifying any skills gaps in your transformation journey. In which case, our Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Service will help you better identify the skills gaps in your team, department and organisation. And through that TNA we will be able to offer economic training solutions that allow those gaps to be closed.

If you do not see the themes or courses that you are looking for, then perhaps you need a bespoke course. Contact our team to find out more.

Events and workshops


All of CIPFA’s ‘live’ training events and workshops that are linked to supporting you with ‘transformation’ can be accessed here