Specialist Programmes

Oxford Summer School - Specialist Programmes 2017

OSS develops and delivers a range of short programmes which focus on specific functions in retail including Digital Transformation and Retail Property. Please see below for details of our upcoming programmes.

"Fantastic experience learning from digital change leaders and bouncing
ideas off so many talented and knowledgeable people. I rated all of the speakers
very positively, especially Mike Durbridge, Fantastic."

Jodie Bennett - The Disney Store

Digital Influence - Transforming Retail

Oxford Summer School (OSS) has partnered with digital consultancy Practicology and solutions provider Fujitsu to deliver Digital Influence – Transforming Retail, a two-day training programme taking place in September 2017 in London.
Technology and customer expectations are moving so fast it is hard for retailers to keep up. As customer behaviour changes, so must the skills and knowledge required to compete.


  • Technology and customer expectations are moving so fast it is hard for retailers to keep up. As customer behaviour changes, so must the skills and knowledge required to compete. The course aims to equip retailers with the tools required to succeed on that journey through immersive training that will include:

    • Key speakers covering real life situations and solutions to digital challenges faced by all retailers;
    • Five interactive learning sessions on key issues effecting digital retailing; from the importance of content, to the customer journey, to best practice online trading;
    • A comprehensive case study and group activities.


  • designed for delegates working in head office retail roles, at manager level or above

Date: 27-28 September, Venue: Baker Street, London 

Two-day intensive programme: Fee £1495 + VAT per person

The Place of Retail - Retail Property Programme

Retail Property Programme is a new programme developed for retail and property professionals to enhance effective partnerships and commercial viability.

Programme Objectives 

  • Develop insight into the drivers of retail property performance for the future l  Understand the use of customer journey mapping as a vehicle to drive customer focused change
  • Discover and be inspired by global design innovation in retail stores, malls and associated technology
  • Gain a greater awareness of the property investment market and how retail can drive value for money from their property portfolio
  • Understand how to build and maximise the value of retailer/property management relationships

Who should attend? 

The Retail Property programme is open to retail managers and property professionals who wish to develop their ability to maximise retailer and property partnerships

Date: 11-12 October Venue: Old Broad Street, London

 The Place in Retail is a two-day intensive programme: Fee £1495 + VAT per person

Bespoke Programmes

The bespoke service offers retailers looking to develop their in-house learning and development a tailor-made solution from Oxford Summer School. Each solution provides high quality, retail specific learning and development, focused on the knowledge and skills retail leaders and managers need to deliver enhanced performance.

The benefit of working with OSS on the delivery of the bespoke training for the Fenwick Group Graduate Programme:
“Having sent delegates to the Oxford Summer School for many years and having received excellent feedback. I approached OSS to design and deliver a two day training programme concentrating on people management as part of the Fenwick Group Graduate Training Course. We were delighted with the professional delivery and the excellent feedback received from our graduates, who awarded this training the highest score. The OSS team took time to understand our required objectives and culture, delivering a bespoke programme which was very practical and retail focused. I would have no hesitation in recommending the training and we are looking forward to working with OSS again this year. “ Liz Cook, Group HR Manager,  Fenwick

Who should attend?
Retailers looking to enhance their in-house training. Oxford Summer School will work with you to design and deliver learning solutions to develop your organisation’s leading management talent.

Date / venue TBC

Call Neil Moss on 01295 713391 to discuss your bespoke programme requirements

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