Tailored Training for Companies
The Research Society offers a range of bespoke training solutions for the research, analytics and insights sectors. Featuring world class subject matter experts and facilitators, our training solutions can be customised to meet your organisation’s specific requirements. Research Society Company & Partner organisations are eligible for discounted rates.
Facilitators and topics include:
David VL Smith
Storytelling, The High Performance Insight Professional
Training, coaching and consultancy for insight and business professionals.
David founded DVL Smith Ltd over 25 years ago and the agency became a Top 10 UK market research agency, evolving to become Illuminas Global.
David is the author of 'Inside Information – Making Sense of Marketing Data' and also 'The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence', both published by John Wiley. His latest book is The High Performance Customer Insight Professional: How to make sense of the evidence, build the story and turn insights into action.
He is a former Vice President of ESOMAR and also a former Vice President and Chairman of the UK Market Research Society (MRS). David is a Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. He is a Fellow of the Market Research Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and also a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants.
UX, Usability and Research
Designer, Researcher, Educator, Founder.
Michele Ronsen has deep expertise in design and user research, user-centered design, UX strategy, and innovation acceleration. Michele is the founder of Curiosity Tank, a consulting and education firm that conducts and teaches design and user research to people and corporations around the world. Michele's classes, corporate training sessions and workshops, are inspired by working with Fortune 500s and start-ups for more than twenty years.
Online and Mobile Qualitative
Founder at Feeling Mutual. Insight & Strategy consultancy, specialists in global online and mobile qualitative research.
Tom is an award winning strategist and researcher with expertise in online and mobile qualitative research. He ran his first online qual project back in 2007 and today, his consultancy Feeling Mutual, specialises in online qualitative methods. He runs training for leading research and digital agencies and has been a digital skills trainer for the AQR (Association of Qualitative Researchers). Clients include Sony, BBC and a number of other global brands.
Researcher | Trainer | Writer
Els Dragt is an independent trend researcher with over twenty years of experience in spotting and analysing seeds of change. She has worked at several agencies and for various (inter)national clients, ranging from non-profit to commercial ones. Els currently focuses on training people how to research trend themselves. A sample of clients include KPN telecom, Manchester City Football Group, HIVOS (an NGO), the Dutch government and Viacom. Els is an author of several research publications, such as ‘How to Research Trends’ and ‘Dare to Ask’ (BIS Publishers). She is a guest lecturer at various universities in Europe where they use her 3-phased trend method in their study programs.
Finding the Story in the Data
Ray has spent the last 40 years at the intersection of research, technology and discovery. During that time Ray has been at the forefront of innovation in market research, from the introduction of personal computers in the late 1970s through to the use of Automation and Smartphones in recent years.
Ray is an author of research textbooks and blogs, a workshop facilitator, consultant, lecturer and trainer.
His passions include blending the best of the new with the best of the old. Key topics that Ray has championed include: research methodology, the art and science of story finding, innovations in communication, and the sharing of ideas and approaches. These passions have led him to write chapters, university courses, blogs, and books on topics such as: social media research, online research, analysis and advanced analysis, trends in market research, finding the story in the data, automation, and discourse analysis.
Insight sense making, Facilitating Action.
Founder & Director at Insight Narrator Ltd.
Caroline Florence is a trainer, coach and consultant who helps business professionals communicate effectively with data.
Caroline helps professionals move from information overload to delivering compelling commercial stories that lead to action and to understand how to mobilise stakeholders to take action from insight.
She works with Strategy, Sales, Customer Experience, HR and Marketing teams and Insight, BI, R&D and Analytics technical specialists, helping professionals who have to communicate data as part of their role.
The Research Society also offers bespoke in-house training in research fundamentals for your graduates and entry level research and insight professionals.
Tailored Training Cost
Fees for customised training courses start at $5,000* and can include:
- Customised sessions
- Interactive live sessions, with Q & A and discussions with experts
- Flexible delivery modes and options
- Scheduling at a time to suit your organisation
- Workshop notes and other materials
*Research Society Company & Client Partners qualify for 20% OFF this organisational training. Not a Partner? Talk to us about how to become one.