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Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Rutherford Business Institute provides workshops, specialised programmes, and consulting services that are designed for business leaders working in a complex and exponentially changing world.

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Welcome to Rutherford Business Institute

We empower people to be critical thinkers who embrace disruption and exponential change. 


We run single and multiple day workshops on a wide range of topics, perfect for those who want to develop their skills in a short space of time.

Specialised Programmes

Our specialised programmes cover more topics than our workshops, and include our highly-regarded Mini-MBA programme. 

Consulting & Private Solutions

We also work directly with organisations to provide tailored solutions, including in-house workshops and Blackroom foresighting sessions. 

Workshops & Programmes

Rutherford Business Institute creates learning experiences for keen thinkers in a highly-interactive workshop-based format, ranging from small to large groups. Topics include leadership, critical thinking, sensemaking, strategic foresighting and futures studies, marketing and storytelling, engineering, sustainability, resilience, and more. 

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Looking for an in-house solution? 
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High Level Consulting

Consultation and high level discussions with key members of your organisation

Strategic Planning & Visioning

An outside-in approach to foresight for your organisation


An internal, structured process for strategic foresight (futures)


Tailored Solutions

Our management consulting services focus on our clients’ most critical issues and opportunities, providing solutions using foresight, backcasting and scenario planning, enabling you to embrace the radical innovation and improvements essential for long-term business survival. We aim to provide leaders and organisations with the skills, abilities, and mindset to positively deal with the increasing challenges of exponential change and disruption across all industries and geographies. We bring deep, functional expertise and sensemaking for leaders and organisations.

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