BRC Summer School

Fulfil your potential by becoming the catalyst of change in your organisation

Feel the difference conscious leadership can have on your organisation. 

Zara Taylor 

BRC Summer School | Interflora
I cannot recommend it highly enough. This course educates you, challenges you, breaks you down a bit, and then helps you to rebuild.

Max Shinh

BRC Summer School | Furniture Village
To be given an opportunity for self-development and growth is always humbling but to do it in an environment that challenges, provokes and creates new thoughts just WOW! 

Pippa Kirk

BRC Summer School | New Look
The information I have been gifted is only complimented by the amazing people I met there - Lessons, bonds, and relationships that will stand the test of time. If you have the chance to become a delegate, grab it with both hands and jump in feet first!

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Retail focused leadership development where delegates will unlearn to learn by...

Attending future focused sessions

covering critical trends and topics within the four lenses, from sustainability to conscious leadership, so that they stay informed, prepared and inspired as a leader 

Having exposure to exclusive sessions

from expert speakers which are designed to disrupt delegates thinking, so that they become part of the latest retail movement of changemakers 

Connecting and collaborating

with like-minded professionals within the industry, so they can grow their network whilst learning from people who are going through the same challenges as them 

Receiving coaching  and mentorship

from our passionate alumni, so that they can learn from their success post-completion and truly put themselves into their shoes 

Participating in workshops and social learning

activities, so they can discuss their business challenges with confidence and walk away with clarity on the next steps 

Learning leadership tools and techniques

through a retail lens, so that they feel confident and clear on how to implement them within their organisation 

Accessing the ongoing alumni network

their learning doesn’t stop here, the alumni will support in keeping those conversations ongoing 

Participating in a Neurotech survey

to become more self-aware of their individual distance between explicit behaviours demonstrated verses their intrinsic feelings, providing a clear map of development to become a more Conscious Leader. 

Programme Details

Summer 2025

Ashridge House,

Early Bird, Member and Non-Member Pricing Available 

Residential One

  • Deep dive into the 4 programme themes with our expert speakers & workshops
    Programme themes brought to life at our inspiration expo, where delegates meet and hear from innovative and inspiring businesses
  • Develop personal leadership style, understanding what it means to be a Conscious Leader
  • Group Project set up & expectations of the virtual bridge
  • Meet with the group & dedicated Group Coach to fully start the learning experience
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Digital Learning

  • Rich content accessible via the BRC learning platform and app, learn anytime, anywhere
  • Learning markers to check individual progress, providing opportunities to reflect on the depth & understanding of the content
  • Self-led learning to bring back to the organisation & group coaching sessions
  • 9 months access to content post programme
  • A digital badge of recognition upon completion of all of the modules
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Interactive Live Sessions

  • Immersive online live events with inspirational guest speakers & experts
  • Linked to the core learning outcomes & team project work to build into the final presentations
  • Bringing the content to life to explore safely within the Group Coaching sessions
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Group Coaching

  • Close coaching support and peer mentorship provided to delegates throughout by former alumni
  • Build on the Social Learning aspect of the programme, debate, discuss & disrupt individual thinking
  • Explore learnings from the live sessions, e-learning content & individual experience in an inclusive environment
  • Nurturing relationships & working collaboratively to strengthen the team
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Residential Two

A final regroup, in person, to pull the thread of the School together
Final projects shared with expert panels to expand their knowledge
Individual development commitments & final reflective space
Closing ceremony & celebrations
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4.6 Stars
2023 Overall Programme Rating
"Once in a lifetime experience, I've found who I am as a person."
Diane Begbie | AllSaints
+85 NPS Score
85% of 2023 graduates are promoters and would recommend this programme to a friend. 
0 detractors.

Leadership training exists. 
Retail-focused leadership development is rare.

No year is the same
The four themes will be refreshed every year to include current retail trends & new speakers.
Strong connections 
Each delegate is placed in a small group with like-minded retail leaders. Come together, learn, debate, & grow lasting friendships.
Out-of-the-box thinking
A retail case study to stretch your problem solving skills. Find the best solution to a real-life problem affecting a UK retailer.

Introducing our four programme themes.
Owned and curated by leaders in their fields.





Meet our 2024 contributors

Mary Portas
Business woman, author and activist

Nic Ryan

Paul Anderson-Walsh
Enolla Consulting

Evelina Dzimanaviciute
Elite Mind

Erinch Sahan
Doughnut Economics Action Lab

Q’S About the Programme

Here’s a few A’s.