The Yurt Academy’s lean masterclasses and workshops unlock brilliance from the inside out.

Your passion for lifelong learning will be awakened. We bring new thinking to the whole concept of learning and development. Our training model is modern and innovative, our thinking fresh and our engagement unique. We supply a new set of meta tools that are transferable across teams, sectors and borders.

We boost your ability to conceive new ideas, new ways of being and working, to imagine change, by arousing curiosity, fostering emotional intelligence and encouraging social and environmental awareness.


Tried and tested content or bespoke for your organisation.

No two organisations are the same, so training content needn’t be either. We spend time getting to know your culture, objectives and requirements. Then we set about creating great content that is relevant, engaging and fit for your specific organisation’s needs.

Whatever your industry sector, we can design content for you. Education, logistics, built environment, corporate, charity, owner-managed…we are flexible, quick to learn and inquisitive.

We can design a 2-hour interactive workshop (online or face-to-face) to introduce techniques to solve specific challenges. Or we can design entire processes of learning and problem solving to resolve specific issues. And everything in between.

Recent projects include:

  • Reducing carbon footprint – individual and organisation-level
  • Carbon literacy accreditation
  • Masters programme in organisational behaviour
  • Undergraduate and MBA modules on project management
  • Business programmes in design thinking
  • Design Thinking for coaches
  • Bite size workshops to build creative problem solving and resonant leadership



Having the right facilitator for your event makes a world of difference

Be your event a conference, summit, company off-site, forum, panel discussion, important meeting or team lunch & learn, we control the process of the occasion. We act as master of ceremony, deliverer of content, interviewer of keynote speaker or deviser of activity. Or all of it.

If you need, we can also design the content, bespoke for your organisation, sector and situation. Our decades of working with people from all walks of life enable us to read the room, shape the focus and coalesce divergent viewpoints.

We have worked with private and public sector organisations, from small start-ups to large multinationals. Recent projects have seen us facilitating wide-ranging events in environmental, academic, health and professional services. No two occasions are the same and we are good at thinking on our feet.

Organisations we have worked with include:


American Express, Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, BASF, BP, CNOOC, Deutsche Telekom, Ford Motors, Ikea, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Li Ning, Louis Vuitton, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, Shell, Volkswagen Group

Public Sector

Ford Foundation, Frontline AIDS, Irish Embassy, Canadian Embassy, British Embassy, British Council, UNDP, EU, DFID, Handicap International, Ministry of Commerce (China)

Education Sector

University of Sussex, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications,, China Youth Political Institute, Fuzhou University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Huazhong Science and Technology University (Wuhan), Nanjing University, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Zhejiang University, Zhengzhou University, Zhongshan University


What our clients are saying

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This was a thoroughly fascinating, engaging and thought-provoking session, expertly delivered and facilitated; a great learning experience that will go on resonating for a long time to come, thank you!

Alison, Audio Describer Brighton

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Very well directed session from Alex, and visual way of seeing a problem from all angles. The reflection time during the session has helped thank you! Great to have the opportunity to think of examples and how to apply them in work and in life. I'd be interested to look up more about the different hats.

Apprentice, London Six Thinking Hats

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