Training and professional development

Develop skills for the future of work

CHQ Professional Development Training Services

Our training and professional development programmes help people approach projects in new ways, increase productivity and learn problem-solving skills – preparing them for the future of work. 

How our training and professional development programmes work
CHQ offers training and professional development programmes to individuals looking to upgrade their future skills, as well as corporates and government agencies looking to unlock their team’s potential.  

Professional Development-Training Course - NanoDegree in Innovation

T1: Problem Discovery

This micro-credential gives people the confidence and drive to implement problem discovery processes in their workplace.

T1: Problem Discovery is the first tier of our T7 Masterclass in Innovation. It is able to be completed in small groups, or completely remotely and is a great way to upskill yourself, or your staff, during this time of uncertainty.

The CHQ Nano Degree in Innovation is the professional development benchmark for those in business and the public sector who want to learn about innovation.

Participants learn the basics of innovation methodology – including lean, agile, design thinking principles and problem discovery tools – in an immersive environment and gain practical experience applying these methodologies to real-world projects.

What we offer

Our training and professional development services range in duration and scope – from 1-day workshops to Nano Degrees.

Explore innovation mindsets and basic tools

Spend a day learning about how a structured innovation methodologies can help your team plan and manage projects, gather and use customer feedback effectively, and develop a culture of innovation. Relevant for government, corporate and individuals.


Increase your team's efficiency and impact

This 1-day workshop will introduce teams to collaborative problem solving, at pace. Excellent for significantly increasing efficiencies in teamwork and shortening meetings and project delivery times.


Our premier qualification for people positioning themselves as practitioners and facilitators of innovation.

The T7 Masterclass equips participants with the tools and techniques of innovation necessary to solve complex problems in a structured, confident and efficient manner, applicable across multiple contexts.

Assess innovation skills – see where strengths lie and where to focus development

Based on over 15 years of experience of successful innovation, Future Skills gives a snapshot of where strengths lie and areas to develop. It can be used by individuals to plan professional development or by companies looking to bring together a high-performing innovation team.

"Your workshop in August allowed us to really pull together and work differently this summer." 

Ciara Craig, Real Journeys

“The CHQ Nano Degree provided me with the best return on time of any course I have been on. I have now had hands-on experience of how to apply a really useful set of innovation tools to help solve problems both fast and effectively and with the customer front and centre." 

Simeon Berry, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Who we've worked with

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