The call for leadership in Scottish businesses has never been more prominent. With major issues emerging in sectors such as Energy and public spending under substantial pressure, there is a pressing need for private and third sector leaders to push harder in pursuit of jobs and growth. Ambitious and empowered leaders are needed to drive a step change in business competitiveness and in the pursuit of sustainable growth.
Well-trained people are more productive, able to identify and correct inefficiencies, and keep up to date with best practice. With a highly trained workforce, businesses are able to focus attention on growth and innovation.
HIE often works in partnership with business support organisations and academic institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - to offer businesses access to programmes, schemes, workshops, courses and events to stimulate and develop leadership and entrepreneurship development. These programmes provide high quality support for existing and emerging leaders in the Highlands and Islands.
View our current support programmes on the left of this page or